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IPAF’s new CEO Peter Douglas in discussion

In his first interview in the role, Douglas speaks to Euan Youdale about his past and plans


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    Industry pioneers

    Niftylift has been at the forefront of safety and innovation since its inception in 1985. Lindsey Anderson visited the company’s South Carolina facility recently to learn what’s in store for the coming years.

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    Changing shape

    Known for their up-and-over clearance and jobsite adaptability, articulating booms have long been a mainstay for a range of applications. Lindsey Anderson reports on the market.

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    Talking tracked platforms

    AI delves into the tracked platform market and the global demand for this product type 

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    Telematics and the data sharing economy

    Sam Hassan, CEO and president of telematics provider ZTR Control Systems, is trail blazing the data brokerage scene

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    Vertical masts

    The use of vertical masts is becoming more commonplace, partly thanks to a growth in the types of applications that suit it most

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    Truck mounted platforms

    Much of the recent truck mounted platform has been around the lower end of the working height spectrum, specifically 3.5 tonnes




Interview – Julie Rainville, co-President of Fraco

As the co-President of Fraco, Julie Rainville says a buoyant market, product innovation and competition are fueling company growth.


Forward focus

Lindsey Anderson interviews Danielle Edberg and Lauren Masser about Procore’s Women in Construction 

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Advanced power

Engine manufacturers have been busy debuting new units this year. From hybrid solutions to turbo-charged options, there’s plenty of ground to cover. ALH rounds up the latest.

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A man of many hats

Lindsey Anderson sat down with the President of Skyjack during Bauma to discuss the North American market as well as his recent appointment as IPAF President

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Construction hoists: capacity, speed, control

Hoists in the construction industry are getting bigger and faster and are taking into consideration the modern logistical worksite


Electric & hybrid power in access

The emergence of electric and hybrid-powered booms and vehicle mounts continues at pace

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Interview: Terex AWP

There are changes afoot at Genie following Terex’s sale of its crane products. President Matt Fearon explains 

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MEWP rental market report

Each year IPAF publishes its Global Powered Access Rental Market Report. Here’s a snapshot of the 2019 edition 


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Tim Whiteman heads up Sinoboom in Europe

Whiteman is CEO of the new European subsidiary of Sinoboom, based in Rotterdam

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Ashtead grows Canadian footprint

Acquisition of William F White announced, while headwinds continue in UK market

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IPAF’s new CEO Peter Douglas in discussion

In his first interview in the role, Douglas speaks to Euan Youdale about his past and plans


Skyjack’s Ken McDougall confirmed as IRC 2020 speaker

McDougall jpined by Peter Schrader (Zeppelin Rental) and Tim Nuttall (Access Hire) in IRC line-up

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Ramirent applies for delisting from Nasdaq Helsinki

Board of directors decides to apply for termination of public trading in company’s shares


New board members at IPAF

Horizon’s Ben Hirst and Lolex’s Julie Houston Smyth join Riwal CEO Pedro Torres

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AFI appoints subsidiary managing director

UK-based access specialist AFI Group creates new role for Hampshire Plant & Access

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Nishio to build hi-tech research facility

Japanese rental firm to build R&D centre for developing IoT and AI technologies

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All Aerials provides 50 Hy-Brid units

Rental company supplies a total of 87 machines as part of Integrated Project Delivery strategy



Slim profile, major reach

Track-based, compact aerials continue to garner interest from the industry. Lindsey Anderson reports.

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Compact telescopic handler dimensions

A number of super-small compact telehandlers have been debuted over the last 24 months. Lindsey Anderson rounds-up the latest.