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Topics at IFAT Africa 2017: From Drinking Water Supply to Youth Development MUNICH/GERMANY, August 23, 2017 – The environmental industry will gather at IFAT Africa at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 12 to 14. The 2017 edition of the African Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling will be accompanied by a supporting program that aims to deliver answers to the continent’s pressing environmental problems. Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, reveals the program’s highlights. >more
Skyjack uplifts Artists to transform Sacramento SACRAMENTO/USA, August 17, 2017 – Linamar Corporation’s (TSX-LNR) Skyjack division safely lifted artists from across the U.S. and the world to transform unused public space into vibrant art scenes during the inaugural Sacramento Mural Festival in California. Some of the murals were up to four stories high, so being supported by scissor or boom lifts as well as being able to operate them was essential for the artists. >more
Ten Years of Bauer Duty-Cycle Cranes and new MC Series Middle Platform SCHROBENHAUSEN/GERMANY, August 3, 2017 – MC duty-cycle cranes from Bauer are universal machines for specialist foundation engineering. Thanks to their massive steel structure and robust booms, they are suited for a variety of mounting options, e.g. cutters or grabs. Bauer MCs are currently operating all around the world. At the bauma 2007 in Munich Bauer introduced the first MC 32 duty-cycle crane model. >more
Triflex Roof Refurbishment over Bitumen Membrane in Italy BRIXEN/ITALY, July 31, 2017 – Brixen Primary School in South Tyrol had plans to install photovoltaics on its flat roof, but first the roof waterproofing needed refurbishment. Triflex, a German-based company for construction chemicals, provided the solution: Triflex ProTect, a waterproofing system developed for flat roofs. The liquid applied waterproofing could be applied over the existing bitumen membrane, which spared the school the expense of replacing it. >more
Hobas supports economic relationships between Germany and Russia KURSK/RUSSIA, July 20, 2017 – Hobas, the Austrian-based supplier of GRP pipe systems, is aiming for a future collaboration with Russian companies in the fields of public water and wastewater management and iron ore production. In 2016 the German-Russian Center for Economic Cooperation and Development was established in the Russian region of Kursk on the initiative of the ASG Spremberg AG. >more
BKT develops specific Tires for Transport Operations SEREGNO/ITALY, July 3, 2017 – The tire ranges specifically designed for transport operations in the segments of agricultural, construction and industrial vehicles by the Indian based off-highway tire manufacturer BKT are suitable for both road use and combined use on the road and in the fields. Developed to reduce soil compaction, if necessary, these tires are able to carry heavy loads even at high speeds. >more
LiuGong Chairman hired as Board Member of Beijing Foreign Studies University BEIJING/CHINA, September 15, 2017 – Zeng Guang’an, chairman of LiuGong, was appointed to the board of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), which is one of the major Chinese Universities when it comes to cultivating talent for foreign languages and intercultural communications. The appointment connects well with LiuGong’s commitment in global expansion and high-level talent recruitment. >more
BKT to build new Carbon Black Production Plant BHUJ/INDIA, August 29, 2017 – Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), Off-Highway tire manufacturer, will build a new plant for the production of carbon black. This facility will stretch over approximately 8 hectares within the BKT production site at Bhuj, in the Indian state of Gujarat. The production forecast is about 60,000 tons/year. An initial investment of 23 million US dollars has been earmarked. >more
Changes to the Executive Board of Putzmeister Holding AICHTAL/GERMANY, August 21, 2017 – The Supervisory Board of Putzmeister, the German-based manufacturer of concrete pumps, mortar machines, mining equipment and thick matter pumps, has announced the termination of the contract with Dr. Karch by mutual consent. Mr. Martin Knötgen will take up the chairmanship of the Executive Board on a provisional basis, and will assume the role of CEO of Putzmeister Holding in addition to his role as CEO for Sany Europe. >more
Greschner of Wacker Neuson: "Focus on continued Growth" MUNICH/GERMANY, August 10, 2017 – Since January 2017, Alexander Greschner (46), Chief Sales Officer of the Wacker Neuson Group, has been responsible for global sales, service, logistics and marketing in the executive board of Wacker Neuson SE. In an interview, Mr. Greschner talks about key themes and market potentials for the three brands Wacker Neuson, Weidemann and Kramer. >more
Fleet of Potain Cranes constructing Residential Project in Regensburg REGENSBURG/GERMANY, August 1, 2017 – A new residential and commercial district, named “Das Dörnberg,” is currently being built in Regensburg, Bavaria. 13 Potain tower cranes are working on the large scale construction project, including a Potain GTMR 386, six MDT 218s, one MDT 192, three MDT 178s, one MDT 162 and one MD 120. The topless cranes were chosen for their ability to work in close proximity to one another. >more
Prince Lift buys new and refreshed Skyjack Units YONGIN/SOUTH KOREA, July 27, 2017 – Skyjack (Linamar Corporation) has announced that the Korean rental company Prince Lift is adding new and refreshed Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to their rental fleet in Yongin, following a trial purchase. Skyjack Manufacturing Southwest (Glendale, USA) provides the Refresh program – an option for rental companies to update their fleet while minimizing investments. >more
Uponor expands PEX Pipe Manufacturing in the US HUTCHINSON/USA, July 24, 2017 – Uponor North America has announced that the company has signed an agreement to purchase an existing 237,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and office space in Hutchinson, Minnesota. The 6.35 million US dollar investment is located about 70 miles west from its North American headquarters in Apple Valley. The company is acquiring the manufacturing plant to meet long-term demands. >more
GP MAT International installs six Raimondi Cranes in Parisian Suburb PARIS/FRANCE, July 21, 2017 – Italian crane manufacturer Raimondi’s exclusive agent in France, GP Mat International (GP MAT), has completed the installation of six cranes in Saclay, a southwestern suburb of Paris. Under the direction of GP MAT President Frank Torchard, 10 of the company’s employees worked on the crane erections, including those with elevators. >more
Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery well on Track FRANKFURT/GERMANY, July 19, 2017 – Following a good start to the new year, the upward trend has continued both in the construction equipment and the building material machinery industry. The sector expects to increase its total turnover by 5 percent by the end of the year to around 14.6 billion Euros. >more
Cat Excavator appears in new Movie “Transformers: The Last Knight” PEORIA/USA, July 7, 2017 – A Cat excavator is next in line to carry on the tradition of Cat equipment appearing on the big screen when it joins the team of hero robots in the highly anticipated film “Transformers: The Last Knight,” directed by Michael Bay having opened in cinemas now. Audiences will spot the Cat excavator among vehicles hiding in an auto salvage yard along with Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) and a group of the heroic Autobots. >more
Tunnel Vision: MC exhibits tunnel-related Expertise at the WTC BERGEN/NORWAY, June 26, 2017 – MC-Bauchemie took part in the 2017 World Tunnel Congress (WTC) in Bergen, one of the leading events for the tunnelling community from industry, professional associations and science and technology. Visitors were invited to gather information on MC's Tunnelling FoE (Field of Expertise) product systems, e.g. concrete replacement systems, steel fibre-reinforced shotcrete or soil conditioning agents. >more
IFAT India 2017: More Wastewater Treatment Plants for a cleaner Ganges MUMBAI/INDIA, June 20, 2017 – At IFAT India, scheduled from September 26 to 28, 2017 the environmental industry will discuss products and solutions to the subcontinent's most pressing environmental problems. With the Ganges being one of the world's most polluted rivers, the Indian Government has arranged a program for clean-up activities worth 2.8 billion Euros including the massive expansion of treatment capacities. >more

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