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New conference addresses future of diesel

First Diesel Progress Summit set for Louisville on September 30, 2019 - one day before ICUEE show

Toni Kiesel, President of KTEG and Hideshi Fukumoto, Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi Construction Machinery

Hitachi in electric development deal

Japanese company in tie up with Kiesel Technologie Entwicklung for electric construction machines

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Sinoboom sets up operations in Europe

China-based aerial platform manufacturer Sinoboom has established itself in Europe as Sinoboom Europe


Volvo unveils electric compact wheeled loader

The electric machine was demonstrated at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit


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Backing for autonomous cranes

IntSite gets funding for autonomous crane development from Terra Venture Partners

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‘A special era’ says Volvo CE president

Melker Jernberg discusses his first six months in the role and the changes happening in the industry

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Global growth forecast for equipment sales

Worldwide sales expected to reach almost 1 billion units for 2018, says Off-Highway Research


Serious play

Volvo CE and Lego Technic work together to explore the future of wheeled loaders

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Cummins extends Stage V range

New power unit range launched by Cummins


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Falsework & Formwork: Taking new forms

2018-11-06T12:42:00+00:00By Thomas Allen

Falsework and formwork solutions are rising to the challenge of unusual designs and awkward projects, Thomas Allen reports


Surveying: Onwards and upwards

2018-10-24T09:21:00+01:00By Thomas Allen

With the growing trend to digitalisation, smartphones and drones are changing the face of surveying

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Foundations: Ground breaking

2018-10-01T09:57:00+01:00By Thomas Allen

Foundation works explored, from large-scale projects to digitally-driven precision operations

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Compact loaders: Smaller models

2018-09-20T10:44:00+01:00By Sandy Guthrie

When space is at a premium, the compact machine comes into its own. CE looks at developments

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Fuels & Fuel Efficiency: The power to save

2018-09-13T15:31:00+01:00By Thomas Allen

When choosing the method of powering construction machinery, there are many factors to consider

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Pumps: Flooded with choice

2018-08-08T10:28:00+01:00By Thomas Allen

From diesel or electric pumps to self-priming or vacuum-primed, one size really does not fit all

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Concrete: Hard facts

2018-07-18T10:43:00+01:00By Sandy Guthrie

However it is pumped, and wherever it is used, concrete is a crucial part of the construction site


Hybrid & Electric: Fork in the path?

2018-06-19T14:27:00+01:00By Thomas Allen

A choice between alternative approaches to power might be an opportunity to get the best of both worlds

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Haulers: Tipping point

2018-05-21T15:48:00+01:00By Thomas Allen

The European hauler market is set for a growth spurt. Construction Europe reports on the latest


Access equipment: Widening scope

2018-05-01T13:30:00+01:00By Euan Youdale

Sector expands global footprint to provide standard products for all markets, including Europe


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Ritchie Bros claims successful auction

Taking more than €35 million, Dutch sale said to be biggest auction held at that site since 2010

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Large Ritchie Bros auction

Young Caterpillar equipment promised in Netherlands at “one of the biggest” auctions of recent times

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New Cat excavator attachments

Caterpillar Work Tools has expanded its range of excavator attachments with new multi-processor models

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Yanmar expands engines range

Two new engines introduced at Intermat place Yanmar at heart of high-power market

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Mecalac enters electric race with e12

Battery powered e12 will provide 8 hours working time and will be in production by mid-2019.

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Redesign for three Cat trucks

Caterpillar’s 730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735 articulated trucks have been extensively redesigned

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JCB’s first electric excavator

Heralded as a ‘breakthrough’, JCB launches first fully-electric mini excavator

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Atlas Copco outlines its future

Focus to be on reduced carbon and noise emission products

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Dynapac announces Q2 product launches

Range of compaction equipment to be launched from Q2 onwards, the company announces

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Intermat celebrates innovation

Winners of Intermat Innovation Awards 2018 announced at ceremony in Paris, France


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Revenue rise for Boskalis

Dutch dredging, offshore contracting and marine services company maintains profit outlook

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Salini shows interest in Astaldi

Non-binding interest from Italian contractor after Astaldi filed for protection from creditors


Mace beats target

UK contractor achieves €2.3 billion turnover goal two years earlier than hoped

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Moderate growth for Ireland

October’s Irish construction rose at slowest pace since March 2015 – Ulster Bank Construction PMI

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Eiffage fares better outside France

Consolidated third quarter sales in construction at French group fell 4.0% in France, but grew abroad

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Equippo buys German start-up

Swiss online equipment marketplace also opens permanent auction yard in Zeebrugge, Belgium

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New president for global association

Turkish contractor Emre Aykar from FIEC unanimously elected president of CICA to succeed Jorge Mas

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Bauer stable

New chairman confident about future as financial results, though down, remain strong


Bam-Heijmans-TBI withdrawal

Consortium will no longer participate in contract to extend A15 highway in the Netherlands

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Record value for GB construction output

ONS figures show continued recovery of GB construction industry, reaching value of €16 billion

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Bam confirms outlook

Dutch construction company reassured by good results, helped by Construction & Property and PPP

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Positivity continues for Wacker Neuson

Outlook confirmed as revenues buoyed by growth in all regions and businesses


Toshiba pulls out of nuclear power plan

UK’s Moorside nuclear power station plan undermined by withdrawal of Japanese firm

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Italian growth

Unit sales of construction equipment rise by 22% in Italy, according to Unacea

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Heijmans performs well across the board

Positive half-year 2018 financial results for all of Dutch contractor’s business units

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Sales up for Doosan Bobcat

Healthy markets boost South Korean manufacturer’s third quarter financial results

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Komatsu feeling bold

Strong half-year results for Japanese firm prompt upward revision of targets and cash dividends

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Concrete without cement developed

Lithuanian university claims product as strong as traditional concrete and more resilient to acid


Bauma looks to add visitors

German show “well on way” to increasing number of exhibitors and wants to see more visitors in 2019


Healthy growth, big opportunity for Europe

The ERA Market Report 2018 reports 4.4% growth in 2017 in European rental market, with 3.7% rise expected this year


Healthy French earthmoving

Positive trend continues in French market for earthmoving equipment, according to CISMA

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Cautious optimism in Europe

Third-quarter ERA/IRN RentalTracker deems market conditions healthy, even if a hint of caution is becoming evident

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Good growth for Palfinger

In the first three quarters of 2018, revenue increased by 8.2% from €1,093.1 million to €1,182.6 million