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The changing landscape of scissors

The US and China are having a major effect on the scissor lift market, both for different reasons



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Far and wide: access in Africa

AI takes a look at the African market for access and the opportunities this huge land mass is offering.


Interview: AFI Group

AFI acquired Kimberly Access earlier this year, making it the biggest specialist access equipment rental company in the UK. Shareholder and recently inaugurated IPAF president Nick Selley talks to AI about the company’s plans globally and his view of consolidation in the access market


Positivity in Amsterdam

Following a successful three days at the International Rental Exhibition (IRE), Joe Malone reviews the Amsterdam show.

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Digital experience is the key

A new online marketplace, where renters can actively manage the contract throughout, has surfaced in France. Joe Malone caught up with its managing director, Sophie Hulin, about its beginning and its future.

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New wave of UK rental investors

Kevin Appleton reviews the UK market and the attractiveness for investors upon entering.

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Easing the path

AI rounds up a range of operator aids, control systems and safety-inspired devices.

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Access M20: On the up

It’s been a good year for the AccessM20 listing of the world’s biggest access equipment manufacturers.

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Access 50: Buying and booming

It’s been a dramatic year for the access50, thanks to a raft of acquisitions and a strong showing in the sector overall.


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Riwal confirms €88m fleet investment

75% of investment to go towards fleet expansion, and 25% on fleet renewal

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Lorentsens to retire from Omme

The owners of Denmark-based Omme Lift announe their gradual retirement and a new managing director is named

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United grows once more

First-quarter revenues increase 27.8% year-on-year to US$1.73 billion for US rental company

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Palfinger CEO announced

Andreas Klauser has been named CEO of Palfinger. He takes over from Herbert Ortner, who stepped down in December

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Quebec dealer for Palazzani

Palazzani has appointed a new dealer for its tracked platforms in Quebec, Canada. SOSLocation is based in Montreal

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Unimog approves Klubb

Klubb becomes first truck mounted lift specialist in France to be certified Mercedes Unimog Partner

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Kubota UK appoints business development manager

Glen Hampson takes up role with 15 years’ experience in construction equipment sector


Byrne Group under new ownership

Tamar VPower Energy Fund, a collaboration of investment companies, buys Byrne for €220 million

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Write-down on Deutz JV books

Review of accounts of German engine manufacturer’s Chinese joint venture to impact results


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All Duetz 75hp TCD engines can provide high levels of torque that compensate for their lower horsepower, according to the company

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IPAF promotes VR at Intermat

Visitors to stand can try virtual reality MEWP simulator as part of consultation on the technology

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CTE adds to Zed range

CTE has launched the 24.6m working height CTE Zed 25 truck mount at its annual dealer meeting this month

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Dieci announces telehandler pair

Italy-based Dieci is launching two telehandler models at Intermat, the Icarus 50.18 and Pegasus 50.26

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Cat vendor prize for Genie

Genie has been named as the first Cat Rental Store 2017 Vendor of the Year

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Perkins wins Edison Award for SmartCap

The company took home a Gold Edison Award for its innovative oil filler cap



Region Report China: Raising the stakes

Euan Youdale met with the heads of Sany Palfinger, XCMG and LGMG, in China, to find out about their new access divisions and their global ambitions.

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ICUEE Preview: Record breaker

ICUEE 2017 has surpassed its previous exhibitor size record, jumping up three acres this year to 28 for the event in Kentucky, USA, during October.