Cranes in Top 50 manufacturer list

08 May 2008

As many as 15 crane manufacturers feature in International Construction (ICon) magazine's annual Yellow Table survey of the largest 50 construction equipment manufacturers. Terex and Liebherr are in the top five, and other crane suppliers in the list include companies as diverse as Kobelco, Manitowoc, Hiab, Tadano, Palfinger and Kato.

The survey - published in the April issue of ICon, which is a sister magazine to IC - shows that sales from the top 50 manufacturers grew by 32 % in 2004, reaching US$ 86.9 billion. Top of the list was Caterpillar, followed by Komatsu, Terex, Liebherr and Volvo.

For more information, contact KHL Group (Tel: +44 (0)1892 784088 www.khl.com).

A Vanson VC15 self-erecting tower crane lifted into place in the Triangle Shopping Centre in Machester, England the factory-built sections of a new, multi-storey, steel and glass cafe structure. Vanson lists key features of the VC15 as: compact size and small operating envelope, speed and ease of erection, folding jib, and electronic control of all major motions.

Two Demag AC 50-1 all terrains proved their air portability when a giant, super lift Russian Antonov transport aircraft recently delivered them for duty in Kuwait.

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