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Liebherr Drilling Rig begins Work on Kuala Lumpur Project KUALA LUMPUR/MALAYSIA, September 20, 2017 – A new Liebherr rotary drilling rig, namely the LB 44-510, is part of a fleet of specialist foundation engineering machinery, that has been put to work on the Sentral Suites project in Kuala Lumpur. Sentral Suites is a trendsetting project in the Sentral district and is supposed to be the last building project of a comparable size in this very popular central area. >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
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
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
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
Kobelco's Lithium-Ion Battery powered Hybrid Excavator coming to Europe ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, June 23, 2017 – Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. has announced the arrival of the new SK210HLC-10 – the first true hybrid specialist excavator in the 20-tonne operating class with Stage 4 (Tier IV) compliance. Considering environmental impact, Kobelco's hybrid can call itself one of the best in class in terms of CO2 emission along with a significant fuel reduction and without compromising on power and efficiency. >more
Bauer supporting Resort Hotel Project in Sydney Harbor SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA, June 14, 2017 – Yet another distinctive building will soon adorn the skyline of the largest city in Australia: The new Crown Sydney Hotel Resort is currently being built in the Barangaroo South district. With 69 floors and a height of 275 m, the hotel will be the tallest habitable building in the city. Bauer Foundations Australia Pty Ltd and joint venture partner Piling Contractors execute the foundation work. >more
Fast high-rise Construction Progress with Peri Formwork Concept TALLINN/ESTONIA, June 9, 2017 – A total of seven buildings characterize the Maakri-Kvartal complex which is currently being built in the Estonian capital. The project comprises new high-rise buildings as well as restored architectural monuments and connects the city's historical heart with the newer district. Peri delivered corresponding formwork solutions – in particular climbing technology for a building with a height of more than 100 m. >more
LiuGong Wheel Loader Sales exceed 350,000 Units LIUZHOU/CHINA, June 2, 2017– LiuGong has very recently celebrated selling over 350,000 wheel loaders worldwide. More than 300 people including representatives from the government and industry associates, founding members of LiuGong, customers of LiuGong’s first generation products, dealers, partners, key accounts and media attended the ceremony to witness the historical moment. >more
Uponor inaugurates Factory and Sales Office in China TAICANG/CHINA, May 26, 2017 – Uponor, a Finland-based system provider for drinking water delivery, energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling and infrastructure, is set for growth in the Asian markets. The first manufacturing facility in Asia has been officially opened in Taicang. Uponor Asia will provide plumbing solutions and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems for the new residential and commercial building markets in China. >more
Kobelco’s smallest Excavator arrives in Europe ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, May 17, 2017 – Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) has announced the arrival of its smallest excavator to the European market. The SK08, which has an operating weight of just 1,035kg, is a super-compact mini excavator that is suited for working in confined areas such as on residential job sites, or assisting larger machines with the demolition of buildings from the inside. >more
Fleet of Potain Cranes helping to build massive Hospital Complex AALBORG/DENMARK, May 11, 2017 – 15 Manitowoc Potain tower cranes are currently supporting a large-scale construction project in Denmark: The construction company MT Højgaard is using eight Potain GTMR 386 B self-erecting cranes, six Potain MDT 178 tower cranes and one Potain MDT 218 A J10 to help build a new hospital project for Aalborg University. >more
Case introduces new Minimum-Swing Radius Excavator TURIN/ITALY, May 9, 2017 – Case Construction Equipment has introduced the CX245D SR minimum-swing radius excavator to its D Series line-up, designed for confined work areas. The CX245D SR features a compact counterweight and modified boom placement which results in a productive and manoeuvrable excavator that’s suited for restricted conditions, such as road and bridge work, residential projects and urban construction. >more
LiuGong honored with Organizational Excellence Award for China Polar Expedition BEIJING/CHINA, April 28, 2017 – LiuGong has received an organizational excellence award for its China Polar Expedition from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, PRC and the State Oceanic Administration. Currently, 4 LiuGong machines are working in the Antarctic: one wheel loader, one excavator and one crane at the Zhongshan Station and one crane at the Great Wall Station. >more
Doka-formworking Power for mega-scale Hydro in Canada WINNIPEG/CANADA, April 27, 2017 – Formwork manufacturer Doka has closed its biggest ever power-plant deal in North America: for the construction of the Keeyask Generating Station 300,000 sq ft of Doka formwork are in use. Doka’s services on this site range from engineering and consulting, up to pre-assembly and instructions for a safe use of the formwork systems. Completion is scheduled for 2021. >more
Maurer designed Expansion Joints for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau-Bridge ZHUHAI/CHINA, April 26, 2017 – Presently, the 35 km long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is being constructed over the Pearl River Delta. One of many technical challenges is the Jianghai Bridge, a cable stayed bridge of 700 m main span. Maurer designed expansion joints that could be inserted into the prefabricated recesses in the end steel girder and connected to the bridge deck. >more
New Bauer Rotary Drilling Rig performs first Job in Toronto TORONTO/CANADA, April 20, 2017 – For "Parkside Square", a multi-story apartment-house construction project, the Canadian Bauer Maschinen client Deep Foundations Contractors Inc. is carrying out the foundation work. To install the 28 m deep secant pile wall and 20 m deep single piles the new Bauer BG 46 rotary drilling rig is put to work in Canada's biggest city. >more
Milestone Anniversary: Liebherr delivers 50,000th Wheel Loader BISCHOFSHOFEN/AUSTRIA, April 19, 2017 – The 50,000th Liebherr wheel loader has rolled off the production line at Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH. The anniversary machine, an L 566 XPower, will be delivered to long-standing Liebherr customer Geiger, whose Managing Partner and Managing Director travelled to Bischofshofen to pick up the anniversary wheel loader in person. >more
Terex Cranes gets big Order from Bigge at Conexpo-Con/AGG SAN LEANDRO/USA, April 11, 2017 – Terex Cranes distributor and heavy end-user, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co., made a substantial equipment investment at Conexpo-Con/AGG with a 27 unit order with Terex Cranes that includes 8 rough terrain cranes, two boom truck cranes, nine truck cranes, two all terrain cranes and six tower cranes. >more
Volvo amphibious Excavator helps with Restoration in Chesapeake Bay BALTIMORE/USA, April 10, 2017 – Maryland Environmental Service is using a Volvo amphibious excavator to restore Poplar Island, a once diminishing remote island habitat in the Chesapeake Bay, North America. For the restoration and construction of habitats, heavy-duty work on wetlands and even below sea-level is necessary – enter the modified Volvo EC300E excavator with custom flotation pads. >more
Vätterbygdens Kran AB expands Services with Demag All Terrain Crane JÖNKÖPING/SWEDEN, April 4, 2017 – The Swedish Vätterbygdens Kran AB, based out of Jönköping, adds a newly commissioned all terrain crane – the Demag AC 250-5 – to its range. The crane by the Terex brand Demag has a main boom length of 70 m (229.7 ft) and a 21-m (68.9 ft) folding swing away jib. The AC 250-5 crane is now the largest model in Vätterbygdens Kran’s fleet and enables the company to take on larger projects. >more
European Construction Equipment Market performs well BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, March 29, 2017 – CECE, the Committee for European Construction Equipment, has released the Annual Economic Report 2017 which contains an overview of the macro economic situation in Europe and focuses on the construction equipment industry in particular. According to the report, Europe was among the top growth regions in 2016 and the forecast given for 2017 expects a slight upward tendency. >more
Maurer develops Earthquake Proof Pendulum Bearings for Taro-Bridge PARMA/ITALY, March 17, 2017 – For a new highway bridge near Parma, Maurer – a German-based specialist in mechanical engineering and steel construction – has developed a tailor made concept of pendulum bearings, lead rubber bearings and modular expansion joints. The bearings transfer vertical loads of up to 4,000 t, facilitate horizontal displacements in all directions, dissipate energies caused by earthquake and center the bridge after a seismic event. >more
Bauer involved in Foundation of Offshore Wind Farm off Scotland MORAY FIRTH/UK, March 7, 2017 – Wind energy is one of the most important renewable energy sources. The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project off the northeastern coast of Scotland is scheduled to be up and running by 2019. The foundation work is supported by Bauer Renewables Ltd. with an underwater drilling rig suitable for use on the high seas. >more
German Construction Equipment Industry increased Turnover in 2016 FRANKFURT/GERMANY, March 3, 2017 – In 2016, German manufacturers of construction equipment achieved a turnover of 9.3 billion euros which is an increase of 3 percent compared to 2015. Within the same period world sales of construction equipment declined by 1 percent. Thus, German companies performed slightly better than the world market. In 2017, they expect another increase in sales by 3 percent. >more
Manitowoc Grove unveils new Truck Crane MANITOWOC/USA, March 1, 2017 – Lighter, longer, stronger. This was the mantra as Manitowoc Grove developed the TMS9000-2, its next-generation truck crane, which has recently been unveiled. The new 100 tonnes (115 USt) capacity truck crane offers a number of improvements over previous models that want to enable owners to increase their utilization and lifting capabilities. >more
New Luffing-Jib Crane from Linden Comansa HUARTE/SPAIN, February 23, 2017 – With the new LCL700 luffing-jib crane, with maximum load capacity of 64 tonnes, Linden Comansa expands its range of products and responds to the growing demand for high-tonnage luffers. Two versions of the LCL700 tower crane aim for large cities where space constraints make for challenging construction projects. >more
New CombiCutter by Atlas Copco for heavy Demolition ESSEN/GERMANY, February 21, 2017 – Atlas Copco Construction Tools has released a new cutter – the CombiCutter CC 7000 – for steel and concrete demolition. The CombiCutter CC 7000 is a multi-purpose tool with changeable jaws, suitable for excavators of 58 – 85 tonnes. >more
Liebherr Concrete Mixing Plant used to expand Russian Airport MOSCOW/RUSSIA, February 17, 2017 – A Liebherr concrete mixing plant is currently being used to expand an airport in Moscow and is supplying concrete for a new runway. The Liebherr Betomix 4.5 DW works with the new generation of double-shaft mixer and has an output of up to 190 m³ per hour. A complete airport city is being constructed at the rapidly growing Domodedovo airport as part of the "Aerotropolis DME" project. >more
Lambertsson Kran pairs Samson's K-100 synthetic Rope with Grove Crane MALMÖ/SWEDEN, February 15, 2017 – The Swedish tower crane lessor Lambertsson Kran is the world’s first company to pair K-100 synthetic rope with a Grove all-terrain crane. The company anticipates increased efficiency and return on investment by combining the Grove GMK4100L-1 with Samson K-100 synthetic rope. >more
Formwork System Peri Duo collects Awards WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, February 3, 2017 – The Peri Duo Universal Formwork system by German-based formwork scaffolding Engineer Peri continues to attract positive response. Two more bodies – one in Angola, another in India – have awarded the new technopolymer-based formwork with corresponding innovation prizes. >more
New Dates for ConMin West Africa ABUJA/NIGERIA, January 31, 2017 – The ConMin West Africa, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Mining and Building Materials, has changed dates to June 2017. Due to runway renovations, the Abuja airport in Nigeria will be closed down during March/April – the ConMin West Africa 2017 is now scheduled to take place from 13 to 15 June 2017 in Abuja. >more
Kobelco enters Italian Market VICENZA/ITALY, January 26, 2017 – Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) adds four Italian dealers to its European network. The appointment of Sergio Bassan SRL, BSM Brescia Macchine SRL, SMIA SRL and Arnus SRL is significant for the Japanese manufacturer as it marks its entry into the Italian market. With the expansion Kobelco reacts to an increased demand for mini excavators and heavy machinery in Italy. >more
Electric Wheel Loader by Kramer wins Swedish Award PFULLENDORF/GERMANY, January 20, 2017 – The German manufacturer Kramer adds a fully electric wheel loader to its product range. Following the bauma Innovation Award 2016, the machine has now been awarded with the “Maskinentreprenörens Teknikpris 2017”. The 5055e offers zero emissions, off-road capability and low service costs. >more
A Kobelco Generation 10 Excavator with green Credentials ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, January 19, 2017 – Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. announces a new version of its 50-tonne earthmoving and construction excavator SK500LC-10. This Generation 10 machine incorporates detail changes but particularly claims to provide exceptional low emissions and increased performance. The SK500LC-10 is also the latest Kobelco excavator to comply with the Stage 4 (Tier IV) exhaust emissions regulations. >more
14 Groves perform Multi-Crane Lift ANTWERP/BELGIUM, January 11, 2017 – A total of 14 Manitowoc Grove cranes were used to simultaneously lift a pipeline in the course of an industrial plant project in Antwerp. Each of the GMK all-terrain cranes lifted a 6.1 tonnes section of the pipeline. The job posed a new – and successfully completed – challenge for the Belgian company Aertssen Kranen. >more
Terex completes Sale of Material Handling and Port Solutions Business WESTPORT/USA, January 6, 2017 – Terex, manufacturer of lifting and material processing products, has sold its Material Handling and Port Solutions brand to Konecranes, a manufacturer of cranes and lifting equipment, headquartered in Hyvinkää, Finland. Intentions to merge were first expressed in August 2015. Terex will own 25 % class B shares of Konecranes. >more
Caterpillar rolls out new Machines and Technology at Conexpo-Con/AGG 2017 LAS VEGAS/USA, January 4, 2017 – The Conexpo-Con/AGG, an international trade show for the construction industries will be held in Las Vegas from 7 to 11 March 2017. Caterpillar will present its line of machines and technology and its customer support capabilities. 40 machines will be on display in two different exhibit areas, along with Cat Connect Technologies for machine control and monitoring – ranging from a skid steer loader to a 96-ton excavator. >more
bauma Conexpo India underlines economical Recovery GURGAON/INDIA, December 22, 2016 – Business transactions, high-quality trade visitors and more participants than in 2014: bauma Conexpo India, which took place at Huda Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi from December 12 to 15, 2016, underscored the fact that there are signs of a turnaround in the Indian market for construction machinery. >more
Linden Comansa to exhibit Luffing Jib Crane at ConExpo Las Vegas LAS VEGAS/USA, December 21, 2016 – Spanish manufacturer Linden Comansa will participate at the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg trade show, which takes place from March 7-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. As in previous editions, Linden Comansa will exhibit along with Linden Comansa America (LCA), the manufacturer’s North American distribution and service company. ConExpo is one of the world’s significant construction trade shows with more than 2,500 exhibitors and 230,000 square metres. >more
MC-Bauchemie celebrates 20th Anniversary in Russia MOSCOW/RUSSIA, December 13, 2016 – Building chemicals producer MC-Bauchemie has been present on the Russian market since 1996. Today MC Russia, the company of German origin, boasts 350 employees, headquarters and operations in St Petersburg as well as four other sites in Russia: Krasnodar, Moscow, Samara and Tjumen. 20 years of successful development were celebrated in Moscow. >more
Luffing Jib Crane by Comansa CM launched at bauma China SHANGHAI/HANGZHOU/CHINA, December 6, 2016 – With more than 170.000 visitors, Shanghai’s bauma China is Asia’s most important trade show for construction machinery. Comansa CM chose it as the place to launch its first luffing jib tower crane, named CML190. With this new model, Comansa CM releases the CML Series of luffing jib cranes, which will be completed in the following months with more cranes. >more
bauma China 2016: New Opportunities against the Odds SHANGHAI/CHINA, December 1, 2016 – bauma China 2016, the 8th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, was successfully held between November 22 and 25 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The number of international audiences remains high – over 170,000 visitors from 149 countries and regions attended the show. >more
Conferences and live Demonstrations at bauma Conexpo India GURGAON/INDIA, November 29, 2016 – Lectures, conferences, award ceremonies and live demonstrations: This year the participants in bauma Conexpo India can again look forward to a diverse program of supporting events. The fourth edition of the show takes place from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon, Delhi. >more
Manitou Group exhibiting at bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, November 24, 2016 – The Manitou group, all-terrain handling equipment manufacturer, is attending the bauma China international trade fair. The event, which is dedicated to the construction industry, and welcomed 190,000 visitors in 2014, enables Manitou to reaffirm its ambitions in the Asia region with an offer of products and services that the company considers increasingly tailored to the needs of this market. >more
LiuGong launches Vertical Lift Loader at 13th Global Dealer Conference LIUZHOU/CHINA, November 24, 2016 – At LiuGong’s 13th Global Dealer Conference the company launched the Vertical Lift wheel loader. The construction equipment manufacturer considers this new technology an important milestone for LiuGong and for the Chinese construction equipment industry. The key innovations of the product are the vertical lift loader arms on an articulating frame and the mechanical self-leveling Z-bar bucket linkage on a vertical lift loader – both industry firsts. >more
Compact Earth-moving Machinery Sales growing in Italy VERONA/ITALY, November 21, 2016 – The "compact" sector of earth-moving machinery is growing in Italy: The sales of mini-excavators between January and July went up by +24%. During the run-up to the earth-moving, site and building machinery show SaMoTer 2017 at Veronafiere a number of specialists have already confirmed attendance: Eurocomach-Sampierana, Ihimer, Kubota, Takeuchi and Yanmar. >more
Bauer Maschinen Group at bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, November 17, 2016 – bauma China will be taking place from November 22 to 25. Over 2,400 exhibitors have registered for the eighth edition of the international exhibition for construction machinery at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The organizers are expecting around 180,000 visitors. The Bauer Maschinen Group will again be participating – having been present in the Chinese market for 25 years. >more
Liebherr presents new rough-terrain Cranes EHINGEN/GERMANY, November 14, 2016 – Liebherr has extended its mobile crane product range with an additional series of rough-terrain cranes in the 90-tonne (100 USt) and 100-tonne (110 USt) classes. The Liebherr rough-terrain cranes LRT 1090-2.1 and LRT 1100-2.1 will be unveiled to the public at the Conexpo construction machinery trade show in Las Vegas in March 2017. >more
Potain Cranes help CMB reshape Milan’s Skyline MILAN/ITALY, November 7, 2016 – Potain MDT 308 A cranes have been chosen to work on the Libeskind Tower, part of the CityLife Milano development, which comprises three high-rise towers. The building’s curved design presented Manitowoc engineers with a challenge in designing anchorages to attach the cranes to the building as it rises. The Italian construction company CMB is the main contractor and owner of the cranes. >more
Mecalac launches its commercialization in the USA ANNECY-LE-VIEUX/FRANCE, November 2, 2016 – Present in Europe and Australia, the construction machinery manufacturer Mecalac Group now opens the doors of the US market thanks to its recent collaboration with a dealer based just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Aiming to support the commercial launching of Mecalac excavators and loaders in the American continent, Mecalac will exhibit its machines at Conexpo fair in Las Vegas in March 2017. >more
Irving announced as new Atlas Cranes Importer for USA TIFFIN/USA, October 26, 2016 – German loader crane manufacturer Atlas has appointed Irving Equipment, located in Ohio, as its exclusive crane importer and distributor for the USA. All products will be sold through authorized Atlas representatives. This deal will allow for full distribution of Atlas Crane products through dealers as well as some direct sales. >more
New Wacker Neuson Wheel Loader is a compact Powerhouse MUNICH/GERMANY, October 24, 2016 – No matter if soil, sand or plants: The new WL28 wheel loader from Wacker Neuson tackles the rigours of construction sites as a versatile transportation helper. With the WL28 Wacker Neuson proves again that the compact construction and high load capacity of the machine can go hand in hand with a flexible handling. >more
Positive Market Signals for bauma Conexpo India GURGAON/INDIA, October 21, 2016 – India is currently the only national market in Asia experiencing growing construction machinery sales. And growth is forecast for the next few years as well: Good leading indicators for bauma Conexpo India, which will be held from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi. >more
Connecting Scotland: Wacker Neuson Equipment for new Queensferry Crossing SOUTH QUEENSFERRY/UK, October 18, 2016 – The Queensferry Crossing in the east of Scotland is a construction project of great importance for the Scottish traffic planning. For the work in high altitudes – 207 metres above water level – also equipment from Wacker Neuson is used. The bridge will carry the M90 motorway across the Firth of Forth between the regions Lothian and Fife. >more
Timber and 3M Dyneon Film Cushions for Canary Wharf Underground Station LONDON/UK, October 17, 2016 – The new underground station in Canary Wharf has adopted an unusual look: Elegant timber constructions evoking memories of the wooden sailing ships in Great Britain's splendid maritime past. Lightweight film cushions made from the high performance material 3M Dyneon Fluoroplastic ETFE now cover the roof construction rising above the former East India Dock. >more
Manitowoc launches new Potain Hup Tower Crane in Italy NIELLA TANARO/ITALY, October 12, 2016 – Manitowoc welcomed more than 320 guests to its factory in Niella Tanaro, Italy, to celebrate the launch of the new Potain Hup 40-30 self-erecting tower crane. The Hup 40-30 is the second model from the new Potain Hup range, after the Hup 32-27, which was launched at bauma 2016. >more
CECE Congress 2016: European Construction Machinery Sector embraces digital Transformation PRAGUE/CZECH REPUBLIC, October 10, 2016 – The European construction machinery sector embraces digital transformation as a driver of success. Leaders from the industry gathered at the CECE Congress 2016 in Prague to discuss trends and challenges concerning the future of the sector's technology. Furthermore, CECE expects full-year growth of the European market of between 5% and 10% in 2016. >more
40 Years of Bauer Rotary Drilling Technology SCHROBENHAUSEN/GERMANY, October 7, 2016 – Bauer foundation piles support the glass dome of the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany; the 828-meter-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai stands on Bauer foundation piles – the company has influenced specialist foundation engineering since the mid 20th century. 40 years ago, the Bauer BG 7 rotary drilling rig arrived on construction sites. >more
bauma China 2016: Patchy Upward Trend SHANGHAI/CHINA, October 6, 2016 – The Chinese construction industry continues to find the going tough. Against this backdrop, what technical equipment will be especially in demand in China in the years ahead? The eighth edition of bauma China will be taking place in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 22 to 25 this year. >more
Innovations for a sustainable Future: Volvo CE reveals Prototype autonomous Machines ESKILSTUNA/SWEDEN, September 28, 2016 – Volvo Construction Equipment showcased a range of futuristic concepts and innovations from electromobility to intelligent machines and total site solutions at the company’s Xploration Forum. Prototypes of the electric hybrid wheel loader LX1, the L120 autonomous wheel loader, the A25F articulated hauler as well as the HX1 autonomous battery electric load carrier were shown in action. >more
New Flat-Top Tower Cranes from Comansa CM HANGZHOU/CHINA, September 23, 2016 – Tower crane manufacturer Comansa CM, part of the Linden Comansa group, announced the launch of a new series of flat-top tower cranes. Four new models with maximum load capacity of 10 and 12 tonnes are already available for the market, while two more will be arriving soon, before the end of the year. >more
Genie Equipment in Pole Position at FIA Formula E Championship LONDON/UK, September 21, 2016 – “Building the Future” has been in the genes of Genie, a Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) brand, since the company was created 50 years ago. Genie equipment now played a key role in the television broadcasting of the FIA Formula E Championship in London: An electric Genie boom and a lift assisted the cameramen – without any impact on the environment. >more
New Terex Tower Crane makes a compelling Case as an All-Rounder WALDSHUT/GERMANY, September 15, 2016 – The Terex CTT 161 tower crane had proven its worth during the first stage of the new construction for a nursing home in Waldshut, Germany, so the construction company Schleith insisted on using a Terex crane for the second stage of construction as well. A Terex CTT 162-8 tower crane was ordered, the successor to the CTT 161. >more
MB supplying Screening Buckets for Caucasus Pipeline Project BAKU/AZERBAIJAN, September 14, 2016 – The 692 km South Caucasus Pipeline has been designed to transport gas from the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea, through Georgia and on to the Georgia-Turkey border. Italian-based crushing, demolition and recycling equipment manufacturer MB is supplying 13 screening buckets to work on the pipeline project. >more
400 Billion US Dollars worth of Construction Projects ongoing in Dubai DUBAI/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, September 12, 2016 – Dubai’s construction industry knows no standstill. According to BNC’s “Dubai Construction Market 2016” report commissioned by The Big 5, the largest construction industry event in the Middle East, over 3,700 projects are currently ongoing across the Emirate. Their total value is estimated around 400 billion US dollars. >more
The Equipment Rack System of the Future: Kiesel Multi Carrier BAIENFURT/GERMANY, August 29, 2016 – Excavators have passed the stage of being machines with a single purpose. The Kiesel engineers turned the multifunctional machine into a versatile jack-of-all-trades. The Kiesel Multi Carrier (KMC) has shaken up the sector of construction excavators and material handling machines ever since its presentation at the bauma 2013. >more
VDMA Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery: Great Differences across Markets FRANKFURT/GERMANY, August 22, 2016 – The global outlook in the construction equipment and building material machinery markets differs significantly. For construction equipment the forecast for 2016 remains at plus 3%, while the prospects for building material are subdued – the sector lacks growth markets. >more
Battersea Power Station: Bauer Technologies is carrying out Foundation Works at iconic London industrial Complex LONDON/UK, August 19, 2016 – The Battersea Power Station on the south bank of the river Thames supplied Britain's capital with energy until the early 1980s. Today, a new urban district is growing around the empty industrial landmark. Several hundred thousand square meters of residential, office and commercial space are to be built. Bauer Technologies Ltd. is carrying out the specialist foundation engineering works under the main building. >more
Triflex Waterproofing Systems in Versailles VERSAILLES/FRANCE, August 17, 2016 – Over three centuries after it was built, the Latona Fountain – probably the most famous masterpiece in the gardens of Versailles – was in urgent need of restoration. The German-based construction chemicals company Triflex was awarded responsibility for the waterproofing systems in the course of restoration work. >more
The latest Generation of Excavator Tuning: Kiesel Lift Star BAIENFURT/GERMANY, August 4, 2016 – The Kiesel Lift Star (KLS) combines a basic machine in three different tonnage classes ranging from 30 to 50 tonnes with either a mono-block or a multi-use boom. The result: up to 50 percent more lift power and pulling force compared to other machines of the same tonnage. The Kiesel technology and development company K-TEG has developed this system solution to deliver lift power for civil engineering and canal construction. >more
Bauer starts drilling large Diameter Boreholes for the Kesslergrube Remediation Project GRENZACH-WYHLEN/GERMANY, August 3, 2016 – The remediation project of the former Kesslergrube landfill in southwest Germany has been worked on by the responsible companies BASF and Roche since spring 2014. In summer 2015, Bauer Resources GmbH was assigned with the remediation of perimeter 1/3 NW of the former landfill by Roche Pharma AG. The primary task is to excavate and collect 280,000 tonnes of soil in safety containers. >more
Four Sennebogen Cranes in Use in Algeria ALGIERS/ALGERIA, August 1, 2016 – Algerian customer Sapta, a specialist in bridge construction, is currently using four Sennebogen cranes near Algiers. The crawler and telescopic cranes lift heavy construction parts weighing up to 60 tonnes. The latest of these cranes is a Sennebogen 6113 telescopic crawler crane with a capacity for 120 tonnes. >more
Expansion of the Panama Canal completed: Peri contributed with innovative Climbing Technology PANAMA CANAL/PANAMA, July 29, 2016 – The expansion of the second most important waterway in the world is finished. Since the end of June 2016, large container ships can now also pass through the around 80 km long Panama Canal which connects the Pacific with the Atlantic. For Peri formwork and scaffolding technology, it meant that the largest individual order in the 47-year history of the company had finally been completed. >more
Hitachi launches new Excavator AMSTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, July 25, 2016 – Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has launched the new ZX530LCH-6 large excavator. Designed and engineered to meet the demands of large-scale construction projects and quarries, it offers durability without compromising on efficiency. >more
Terex Trucks adds Muscle to Wind Energy in Scotland MOTHERWELL/SCOTLAND, UK, July 21, 2016 – Malcolm Construction has purchased a Terex TA300 articulated hauler for use in its plant hire division. The 28-tonne capacity hauler has been put to the test alongside excavators at a windfarm project in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. >more
Fassi becomes Majority Owner of Crane Manufacturer Cranab VINDELN/SWEDEN, July 15, 2016 – Fassi, one of the world's largest manufacturers of cranes for trucks, becomes the majority owner of the Cranab group with the subsidiaries Vimek, Bracke Forest and Slagkraft, through the acquisition of Z-forestab´s ownership stake in the company. Cranab manufactures cranes for forestry equipment and is located in Vindeln outside Umeå, Sweden. >more
Lifting Equipment Manufacturer Haulotte supports the biggest Railway Projects in the Middle East RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA, July 13, 2016 – Recently around 150 units of Haulotte high booms supplied by Roots Group Arabia (RGA) are working onsite in the largest subway project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabian government is investing more than 22 billion dollars into this mega project. Its backbone is a fully automated Metro driverless system with a total length of close to 176 km across 6 lines with 85 stations. >more
Wacker Neuson and “The Treasure of the Silver Lake”: Track Dumper used in a Croatian National Park ZAGREB/CROATIA, July 12, 2016 – Compact dimensions, easy use, strong in the matter of material handling: For the restoration of the trails around the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia the management of the national park relies on the track dumper DT08 from Wacker Neuson. >more
Herrenknecht Rig helps building a speedy Pipeline Connection in Australia ANGLESEA/AUSTRALIA, July 8, 2016 – In just three months Australian drilling contractor Dunstans Construction Group installed a 700-meter-long pipeline in Anglesea (Victoria). A 250 tonnes HDD Rig from Herrenknecht played a key role in the achievement. Within a very short time the construction crew built a sea outfall with the machine, as well as pulling in the pipeline all the way back to the local water treatment plant. >more
20 Years of BWB Surface Protection for Steel Pipes VELTEN/GERMANY, July 6, 2016 – The introduction of the GRP coating for steel pipes 20 years ago marketed as the BWB system was a story of success for BKP Berolina. Meanwhile more than 110,000 meters of gas pipes have been coated with this highly resistant GRP coating. >more
Powerscreen: Celebrating 50 Years of Power DUNGANNON/NORTHERN IRELAND, June 27, 2016 – In 2016 Powerscreen, one of the world’s leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment, marks half a century of supplying the crushing and screening industry around the world. Established in 1966, Powerscreen has achieved its five-decade presence through industry leadership, customer input and innovation. >more
A new Airport for Mongolia: Wirtgen Slipform Pavers face the Challenge ULAANBAATAR/MONGOLIA, June 24, 2016 – The growing Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar is getting ready for a new airport. The New Ulaanbataar International Airport, or NUBIA for short, will increase passenger capacity by three times and cargo handling ten-fold. High-performance pavers from Wirtgen were chosen to guarantee a high-quality concrete paving result and to meet the tight project deadline. >more
Wacker Neuson plans to open new Factory in China PINGHU/CHINA, June 22, 2016 – The Wacker Neuson Group is planning to open a new plant near Shanghai in China. Initially compact excavators will be produced for the local market, further products will follow. It is planned that the first compact excavator should roll off the production line at the beginning of 2018. >more
Doka Formwork at hydroelectric Plant in icy North MUSKRAT FALLS/CANADA, June 20, 2016 – In the construction of the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric power station in Labrador, Canada, extreme cold is a particular challenge. Temperatures as low as -40° C are not uncommon at the site. These conditions require accuracy and expertise in terms of planning and implementation. To meet these challenges, Doka is providing the formwork solutions and aims at setting new standards with its innovative Concremote system. >more
More than 2,400 Companies already signed up for bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, June 17, 2016 – The economic conditions in China, especially in the construction sector, remain volatile. Nevertheless, bauma China, being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 22 to 25, will continue to be used as a presentation platform by many of the big names on the local and international stage. >more
Dragages Hongkong connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao with Help of a Nicolas heavy-duty Vehicle HONG KONG (SAR), June 13, 2016 – The construction company Dragages Hongkong is – as part of the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge project – working on a 9.4 km-long viaduct section from the Hong Kong Boundary to Scenic Hill on the Airport Island. The pre-cast bridge elements are transported by Nicolas MHD G2 SPE modules which face tough conditions on the site. >more
LiuGong drives continued Growth in European Market ALMERE/NETHERLANDS, June 10, 2016 – Chinese construction equipment manufacturer LiuGong keeps focusing on the well-established European markets, where product offerings and distribution channels are geared up for expansion – despite tough times for the global construction equipment industry. The brand's dealerships are based in 23 European countries. >more
Komatsu Europe Launches new Wheel Loader with Auto Digging Function VILVOORDE/BELGIUM, June 6, 2016 – Komatsu Europe presents the WA500-8 wheel loader, a utility performer with an EU Stage IV engine and fuel consumption up to 7 % lower than for the WA500-7. Built on the recognised benefits of its predecessor, the new Komatsu WA500-8 offers an outstanding combination of stability, breakout power and tractive effort to customers and is suited for any moving, transport or loading job. >more
Putzmeister showcasing at IFAT 2016: Turning Waste into Fuels using efficient, environmentally friendly System Solutions AICHTAL/GERMANY, May 24, 2016 – Putzmeister Holding – operator in the field of concrete, mortar, solids pumps and underground concreting – will exhibit solutions for environmental technology at IFAT 2016. The trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management will take place at the Messe München exhibition center from May 30 to June 3. >more
Strategic Partnership Agreement signed in Verona: Federcostruzioni and SaMoTer join Forces in the Italian Construction Sector VERONA/ITALY, May 18, 2016 – Joint initiatives during the run-up to the 30th edition of the earth moving and building machinery exhibition scheduled at Veronafiere 22-25 February 2017 alongside Asphaltica and Transpotec Logitec: Federcostruzioni and SaMoTer sign Partnership Agreement. >more
Wacker Neuson Group confident for 2016 – despite a difficult Start to the Year MUNICH/GERMANY, May 17, 2016 – During the first quarter of 2016, international light and compact equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson continued to feel the impact of difficult conditions across many of its markets. Although Wacker Neuson managed to maintain revenue at almost the same level as the prior-year quarter, it reported lower profit figures for the period. Company management has confirmed its forecast for fiscal 2016. >more
Bauer constructs Excavation Pit in the Heart of Frankfurt for the Patio-City-West FRANKFURT AM MAIN/GERMANY, March 16, 2016 – Specialist foundation engineering for Patio-City-West: Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH constructs an excavation pit in the middle of Frankfurt. >more
Manitowoc launches new Grove all-terrain Taxi Crane MANITOWOC/USA, March 3, 2016 – Multi-industry manufacturer Manitowoc has introduced the new Grove GMK4100L-1 taxi crane for the global market. The crane claims unique innovations and class-leading capabilities in the taxi (road travelling) category. >more
All-in-one and ready-to-use Mortar: Ergelit-SBM SCHWERTE/GERMANY, March 2, 2016 – Hermes Technology, manufacturer for sewer repair and renovation, presents an addition to the Ergelit Dry mortar range: the Ergelit-SBM all-in-one cement based mortar, with organic and inorganic additives and high early strength. >more
Putzmeister Calls for Support to Become the National ‘Public’ Champion for Germany in the European Business Awards AICHTAL/GERMANY, February 22, 2016 – Putzmeister, a solution provider for pumping, mixing and placing concrete, mortar and industrial solids from Germany will compete for the title of ‘National Public Champion’ in this year’s European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, as the public vote opens for the first time. >more
MC-Bauchemie Acquires Bautek in Chile BOTTROP/GERMANY, February 15, 2016 – MC-Bauchemie Chile has acquired Bautek: The companies were merged into MC Bautek Chile at the end of 2015. This fusion has carried MC-Bauchemie's expanding market position in Chile further following the purchase of PK Chile in 2014. >more
bauma Innovation Award: Nominations Announced MUNICH/GERMANY, January 25, 2016 – The nominations for the bauma Innovation Award 2016 have been made. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, announced the fifteen nominated companies and their innovations on the occasion of the bauma Media Dialog in Munich. The winners will be honored on the evening before bauma starts, in a ceremony at the Allerheiligen Hofkirche (Court Church of All Saints) in the Munich Residenz. >more
Brazil's first Potain MCT 205 tower crane works for two SÃO PAULO/BRAZIL, January 6, 2016 – The Potain MCT 205 topless tower crane is being used in Brazil for the first time. Sinco Engineering constructs a 16-story commercial development in the suburb of Barueri. Engineers on the project state that two cranes were previously needed for similar constructions, but the new Potain MCT 205 has reduced the need to one crane. >more
New prefabricated joint profiles from MC-Bauchemie BOTTROP/GERMANY, December 2, 2015 - Conventional floor joint profiles of steel are deployed to resist high wheel loads on concrete floors - as encountered, for example, in car parks, production and storage buildings and in retail facilities. You cannot see them, but you frequently hear them as contact from wheeled traffic invariably gives rise to noise and vibration. Industrial trucks such as forklifts often shake as they pass over such joints, increasing noise levels and even sometimes causing damage to fragile goods on board. Sooner or later, the forklifts and the floor itself experience attrition, with operative health also a concern. >more
Kobelco unveils redesigned Website ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, November 30, 2015 - Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) announced the launch of its all-new website, Key features of the redesigned site include optimised access. Responsive design elements built into the new website allows user-friendly interaction on all media portals (smartphone, tablet and desktop). >more
Raimondi completes the installation of cranes at Istanbul Marina ISTANBUL/TURKEY, October 16, 2015 - The Italian crane builder Raimondi has recently completed the installation of ten tower cranes used at the ISTANBUL Marina Project construction site. >more
58 Liebherr Tower Cranes for the New Airport in Istanbul BIBERACH/GERMANY, October 13, 2015 – The new Istanbul Airport will be the largest airport in the world with around 150 million passengers passing through it every year from 2020 onwards. A total of 58 Liebherr EC-H series cranes will be used to build the "Istanbul Yeni Havalimani", which makes it the largest single order in the history of the Liebherr Tower Cranes division. >more
American government strives for speeding up infrastructure Projects WASHINGTON (DC)/USA, October 12, 2015 - As reported by the approval process for infrastructure projects in the USA costs more than twice as much as it would to only fix the infrastructure itself. >more
JCB extends Midi Excavator Range with 9 Tonne Zero Tailswing BIRMINGHAM/UK, July 23, 2015 - JCB has added a 9 tonne zero tailswing midi excavator to its rapidly expanding midi excavator range, to meet growing demand from customers across Europe. The 90Z-1 boasts a more powerful engine than the recently released 8.6 tonne 86C-1, with a larger dig end and increased hydraulic capacity to further boost performance. >more
CECE-CEMA Summit puts disruptive technology in the Spotlight BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, July 16, 2015 - Digital technologies and new business models are transforming traditional value chains in the construction equipment industry. The implications this has for the whole sector and its people, companies, construction processes, for Europe as a manufacturing location, and for the design of suitable EU regulations will be discussed at the CECE CEMA Summit, held in Brussels on the 23rd and 24th September. >more
Large-scale Project on Minuscule Footprint AACHEN/GERMANY, July 15, 2015 – Aquis Plaza shopping centre is to be built in the heart of Aachen’s historic city centre, where it carefully integrates into the surrounding architecture. As there is virtually no space by the site, the 290 million Euros project is extra challenging – also in terms of formwork. >more
India needs to invest more in smart building technology: Survey NEW DELHI/INDIA- June 29, 2015 – Dotted by a huge number of existing and upcoming buildings, the Indian construction industry is marred by widespread usage of poor technologies. A recent survey carried out by Honeywell pin-points the lacunas. >more
Liquid Second Skin for Monuments MINDEN/GERMANY, June 15, 2015 – Historic monuments are often exposed to the elements and require regular restoration work. German chemistry specialist Triflex has now developed a waterproofing and coating solution which eliminates the need for structural changes. Instead, it acts as a second skin. >more
Renovation of Historic Buildings Challenge Scaffolding and Formwork WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, June 8, 2015 – Renovation or construction work on existing buildings offers great challenges for the stakeholders. Formwork and scaffolding technology provider Peri offers unique solutions for different situations in order to address these challenges. >more
Background Knowledge: Building Information Modeling Q&A EXTON (PA)/USA, June 1, 2015 – What is Building information modeling (BIM)? And how is it different from CAD? Andy Smith, Solutions Executive at Bentley systems, talks to bi-ConstructionNews about the benefits of BIM and how it helps to solve problems even before they occur. >more
Double pendulum with splitted cables BAKU/AZERBAIJAN, May 16, 2015 – How does one build a skyscraper in a seismic area in the shape of two burning flames? And how do you fit a 10m pendulum in a 7m space? The Munich expert of structural protection systems devised a unique solution. >more
Peri Scaffolding Holds New Airbus A350 ERDING/GERMANY, May 12, 2015 – Before a new aircraft model receives its approval for commercial use, the manufacturer needs to simulate the forces of an entire aircraft life cycle. The scaffolding solution for the test rack needed to be flexible to adapt to different working levels for fuselage and wings. >more
Wacker Neuson: New Rammers are Emission-Free MUNICH/GERMANY, April 30, 2015 - Wacker Neuson is taking a step towards the future with its new battery-powered rammer. Work is thus free of emissions and free of power cables. >more
Cranes Work on Europe’s Top Roof BERGAMO/ITALY, April 28,2015 – Europe’s highest mountain, the Mont Blanc, receives a new Cable-Car System. This €105m project has taken four years to construct and connects a departure station at Pontal d'Entrèves, close to the motorway, with the arrival station at Punta Helbronner at an altitude of 3,466 meters up in the mountains. >more
No Shadow Towers: British Architects Fight Dark City Spaces LONDON/UK, March 30, 2015 – Wouldn’t it be great if the space between tall office and residential towers was light and welcoming when you move in or out of the building instead of dark and dusky? A British team of architects has come up with a solution to tackle the dark side of skyscrapers, by creating a design which redirects the sun’s beam to the base of the buildings. >more
Egypt Aims at New Capital City Built from Scratch SHARM EL-SHEIKH/EGYPT, March 25, 2015 – Egypt’s president Al-Sisi has announced the country will build a new capital city in the desert east of Cairo. While the dimensions and aspirations with regards to quality of life are ambitious, serious questions concerning the feasibility of the project stay unanswered. Funding and sustainable economic success remain doubtful. >more
“Doka Concremote”: Machine-To-Machine Innovation Wins Multiple Awards AMSTETTEN/AUSTRIA, March 24, 2015 - “Concremote” determines fresh concrete-strength development on the structural element. The result are accelerated construction processes and increased safety. Recently this innovative measuring method received its second award in the United Arab Emirates. Subsequently it was nominated for the "State Prize for Multimedia and e-Business 2015" in Austria. >more
New “City Centre” for Miami MIAMI/USA, March 19, 2015 – Miami’s coastline and financial district are being transformed by Swire Properties’ latest creation, Brickell City Centre. The $1.05 billion mixed-use development includes a number of high-rise buildings skirting the Miami River just off the coast. >more
The "spectecular" Oscar goes to Doka AMSTETTEN/AUSTRIA, March 6, 2015 - Ahead of the awards for the best movies of the year just ended, trade and industry has staged a prestigious awards ceremony of its own. The US Business Oscar is awarded for outstanding achievement by companies active in the US market. This year, the prize in the "Spectacular" category was carried back to Austria by the Doka Group. >more
Kobelco Cranes G-Series CKE2500G and CKE1350G shown at the INTERMAT 2015 in Paris ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, February 25, 2015 - The japanese manufacturer Kobelco specialised on the construction of crawler cranes will be showcasing two of its G-series models at the INTERMAT 2015 in Paris-Nord Villepinte, France. >more
New Life for Kolkata’s Sewers KOLKATA/INDIA, February 23, 2015 - Once a pioneer in the development of sewer systems, the Indian city of Kolkata has struggled in recent decades to maintain its collection system network. Rapid population growth and inadequate maintenance led to chronic sanitation and drainage problems. >more
Peri India won EPC World Media, Ernst & Young and Zee Business Group Award 2014 NEW DELHI/INDIA, February 5, 2015 - Peri India has been honoured with the EPC World, Ernst & Young and Zee Business Group Awards 2014 being an “Outstanding Company in Formwork and Scaffolding Sector”. The award was handed over in New Delhi. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part THREE DELHI/INDIA, January 28, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part TWO DELHI/INDIA, January 26, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part ONE DELHI/INDIA, January 23, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
Efficient Concrete Formwork for Climbers SUESSEN/GERMANY, January 11, 2015 - Europe's largest climbing centre is due to open in early 2015 in Munich. The works included 15 m high fair-faced concrete walls cast in one pour. This was possible by using NOEtop, thewall formwork system manufactured by NOE-Schaltechnik, Süssen, Germany. >more
Woven Sun Protection for new Headquarter of Turkish Contractors Association ANKARA/TURKEY, December 22, 2014 - As an independent, non-profit making association, the Turkish Contractors Association (TCA) represents the interests of the tradition-steeped Turkish construction industry. Turkish building contractors are well-known far beyond national borders and the TCA is one of the world’s most powerful associations in this area. >more
India’s Infrastructure & Construction Equipment Industry – an Overview DELHI/INDIA, December 2, 2014 - A well-developed infrastructure is a foundation for growth in any country, paving the way for a better quality of life and a rapid rise in gross domestic product (GDP), especially for developing countries such as India. Construction sector in India is considered to be the second largest employer and contributor to economic activity, after agriculture sector. >more
How to make new Precast Companies succeed in India DORMETTINGEN/GERMANY, December 1, 2014 - When entering precast for the first time, new precast companies already in the planning phase get to feel that precast is much more about industrialized planning and processing than traditional construction. Many questions and challenges are raised already before and during the project implementation, questions new companies often cannot answer by themselves due to a lack of internal know-how and experience. >more
Formwork Giant Peri at bC India MUMBAI/INDIA, November 27, 2014 - The continous support and patronage received from clients has helped Peri grow from strength to strength in India. The company is proud to mention that it has been honoured with the `Sarvottam Manufacturer of Formwork Systems` award by the Builders Association of India at the BAI`s ode to the service providers of the Indian construction Industry during their Annual Convention in Dubai in February 2014. >more
Liebherr at the bC India 2014 Trade Fair BIBERACH/GERMANY, November 24, 2014 –Tailor made solutions for the construction industry of the Indian market are the focus of the Liebherr showcase at bC India 2014. The trade fair is held from December 15-18, 2014 in the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida / Delhi. >more
Cat 825K combines Strength with Intelligence and Efficiency DESFORD(UK), November 17, 2014 - The new four-drum Cat® 825K compactor incorporates Caterpillar’s Machine Drive Power (MDP) system—an exclusive feature that enables operators to consistently attain compaction specifications with minimal passes, yielding low operating costs by saving time, fuel, rework expense, and machine hours. >more
Automation boosts World’s best selling Backhoe Loader BIRMINGHAM/UK, October 17, 2014 - JCB, the world’s number one manufacturer of backhoe loaders, is improving fuel efficiency, improving productivity and boosting operator control through the use of automation on its 3CX and 4CX models. >more
Potain Tower Cranes erecting third tallest Building in France LYON/FRANCE, October 13, 2014 - Two Potain tower cranes are building an ambitious commercial development in the heart of Lyon, France. The 200 m tall Tour Incity will be the tallest building in the city and the third tallest in France. The Potain cranes are working 14 hours a day for 30 months to build one floor per week at the congested job site. >more
H&S Autokrane relies on Terex Challenger 3160 for hoisting Pipelines ZWEIBRÜCKEN/GERMANY, October 6, 2014 - A decisive criterion when choosing a crane model is the intended area of operation, which, for the H & S Autokrane mobile crane company of Hesse, Germany, is particularly demanding. The enterprise is a contracting party for the German fertilizer and salt producer Kali- und Salzwerke. >more
Fair-faced Concrete to highlight a Diamond ANTWERP/BELGIUM, September 1, 2014 - Soon the Antwerp cityscape will be enriched by an architectural jewel. With its light reflections, the new head office of the port authority, the “New Port House” designed by Zaha Hadid Architects pays homage to Antwerp as the centre of the diamond trade. The steel structure is supported by a column with the most beautiful fair-faced concrete look - a special challenge for the Doka Competence Center Fair-Faced Concrete. >more
Bauma Conexpo Africa to move to a 3-year Cycle after 2015 JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, August 27, 2014 - Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 15 to 18, 2015. >more
bC India on firm Ground despite difficult Market DELHI/INDIA, August 21, 2014 - Following the economic crisis of the past few years, now that India has formed a new government, once again its economy is characterized by an atmosphere of guarded optimism that is increasingly influencing India's construction and construction-machinery sector. >more
Quickly and Safely to the Top with adapted Climbing Technology WARSAW/POLAND, August 11, 2014 - The Warsaw Spire office complex is currently being constructed. The 220 m high, waist like office tower complete with elliptical ground plan characterizes the appearance of the building ensemble; the tower is flanked by a 55 m high building on each side. >more
Telescopic Crawler Crane in special underground construction Implementation in Singapore STRAUBING/GERMANY, August 7, 2014 - Telescopic cranes from Sennebogen are to find anywhere in the world. It is likely that there is nowhere on earth where the density of these cranes is as high as it is in the huge metropolis of Singapore. For example this is where the firm, Guan Chuan Engineering & Construction relies on a Sennebogen 683 R-HD for sheet pile wall construction. >more
steinexpo 2014: The final Phase has begun NIEDER-OFLEIDEN/GERMANY, July 28, 2014 - 245 exhibitors with 315 trademarks. These are the key data when taking stock of steinexpo 2014 in June. Compared to the previous event at the same time, this represents an increase of 15%.There is also not much more that the grounds available for the trade fair can offer. >more
World Cup Final with MC-Bauchemie BOTTROP/GERMANY, July 22, 2014 - The Maracanã in Rio is one of the most famous football stadiums in the world. Last Sunday it again took centre stage as it hosted the FIFA 2014 World Cup Final. It was extensively refurbished specifically for this huge event, with the clients and planning engineers opting for product systems from MC-Bauchemie as part of the solution. >more
New Terex Boom Booster increases CC 880-1 Crane Lift Capacities ZWEIBRUECKEN/GERMANY, July 8, 2014 - The new Terex Boom Booster kit for the Terex CC 8800-1 crawler crane boosts performance particularly when working with steep and long boom configurations. The kit is a must-have for heavy lifting applications with long-boom configurations such as petrochemical, wind turbine erection and power plant installation. >more
Arena da Amazônia in Manaus: Kick-Off at the Equator MANAUS/BRAZIL, July 2, 2014 - The final stage of the FIFA World Cup has never before been held as close to the equator as it will be in 2014. The latitude of the venue in Manaus is a mere 3 degrees south. Making use of lightweight textile architecture, the newly constructed Arena da Amazônia provides the best possible protection from the sun and optimum ventilation. >more
Melodious Première for DokaShape HELSINKI/FINLAND, June 19, 2014 - The Sibelius Academy has created more space for students in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. An additional building at the Academy of Music will soon shine in renewed splendour after renovation. A special feature is the entrance to the cafeteria, formed in a dome shape made from architectural concrete. >more
A Comansa Jie Tower Crane in the Pool HONGKONG/CHINA, June 11, 2014 - Luxury hotel "The Royal Garden" in Hong Kong is located in Kowloon, an urban and modern district with one of the highest densities of population of the world. This 5-star hotel is a haven of peace in a full-of-life atmosphere, with narrow streets crowded of people and traffic. >more
Züblin Scandinavia AB in Joint Venture is awarded Contract for Marieholmstunnel in Gothenburg GOTHENBURG/SWEDEN, June 10, 2014 - Züblin Scandinavia AB, a Swedish subsidiary of the publicly listed construction group Strabag SE, has been awarded as leader and main shareholder in joint venture to build the Marieholmstunnel project, an immersed tunnel passing under the river Göta älv in the city of Gothenburg. >more
Sonae Sierra will develop Zenata Shopping Centre LISBON/PORTUGAL, May 21, 2014 - Sonae Sierra, the international shopping centre specialist, in a partnership with Marjane, Al Futtaim and Société d'Amenagement de Zenata (Groupe CDG), will develop Zenata shopping centre, a €100 million investment located in Mohammedia, Casablanca. >more
New Stadium races toward Super Bowl 50 SANTA CLARA (CA)/USA, May 12, 2014 - The race is on at the new Levi’s Stadium under construction in Santa Clara, California. After breaking ground in April 2012, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers was awarded the Super Bowl for 2016 – the 50th anniversary of the NFL’s biggest game. >more
Two Liebherr cranes involved in remarkable Construction Project on Saint Helena NENZING/AUSTRIA, May 5, 2014 - Two Liebherr machines, one LR 1200 crawler crane and one HS 895 HD duty cycle crawler crane, are currently employed in the construction of an international airport on Saint Helena. The island’s seclusion poses a particular challenge for this project. >more
bauma China attracts strong Interest MUNICH/GERMANY, April 30, 2014 - Although the pace of growth on the Chinese market is slower than previous years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is still predicting GDP there to expand by 7.3 percent in 2014. This positive picture is not without impact on the situation as regards applications to exhibit at bauma China, which takes place from November 25 to 28, 2014 in Shanghai. >more
New legislative Period holds Promise of new Projects for bc India MUNICH/GERMANY, April 14, 2014 - Even before the parliamentary elections which are currently taking place in India, the Indian government was talking about plans to make funding available for a wide range of projects. Things are definitely moving in this market, all of which spells good prospects for the exhibitors at the bauma Conexpo Show - bC India, which takes place from December 15 to 18, 2014, in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, near Delhi. >more
SMOPYC endures, waiting for Industry to recover ZARAGOZA/SPAIN, April 14, 2014 - The 16th edition of SMOPYC, the International Trade Fair for Public Works Construction and Mining Machinery, that ended last April 5 fulfilled the expectations of exhibitors. The number of undertakings that took part (720, from 28 different countries) and of visitors (48,000 professionals) confirmed that the leading fair for the industry in Southern Europe is still going strong. >more
Los Angeles: Guinness World Records for largest continuous Concrete Pour AICHTAL/GERMANY, March 28, 2014 - At 73 stories and 335m in height, the new Wilshire Grand project in downtown Los Angeles will be the tallest structure west of the Mississippi when its doors open in 2017. Following deconstruction of the existing Wilshire Grand Hotel in 2013, construction of the new mixed-use building, designed by AC Martin Partners, Inc., commenced in February 2014 with the world’s largest continuous concrete pour. >more
New Holland Machines at work in Storm battered Europe TURIN/ITALY, March 25, 2014 - A wide range of new Holland machines from large excavators to small compact machines, have been hard at works in across Europe as they repair and clean-up towns and cities affected by the recent storms and floods. >more
Sanjay Puri wins MIPIM AR Future Project Awards for Mumbai’s Sky Courts CANNES/FRANCE, March 25, 2014 - Sanjay Puri has triumphed as the Overall Winner at the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2014, scooping the prize for Mumbai’s Sky Courts apartment tower.The award was announced at a special awards ceremony and gala dinner in Cannes, France, where all category winners and highly commended projects were also recognised. >more
Build Ural – Ekaterinburg’s first International Building Exhibition EKATERINBURG/RUSSIA, March 21, 2014 - The inaugural edition of Ekaterinburg’s first international building and interiors exhibition, Build Ural, opened recently and will run from 18 to 21 March 2014 at the city’s IEC “Ekaterinburg Expo”. Organised by international exhibition organiser ITE Group plc, the exhibition will provide a much needed platform for Russian and International companies looking to expand their business in the rapidly growing construction market of the Sverdlovsk region. >more
LiuGong unveiled its large Tonnage Excavator 950E at Conexpo LAS VEGAS(NEVADA)/USA – March 20, 2014 – LiuGong, a global leader in manufacturing a full line of extreme duty equipment, has unveiled one of its largest crawler excavators, the 950E, at this year’s Conexpo-show. >more
Busy ConExpo for Linden Comansa HUARTE(NAVARRA)/SPAIN, March 17, 2014 - On March 8th finished another edition of the ConExpo-Con/Agg tradeshow, 2014’s most important appointment for the construction machinery sector in the entire American continent. With no time to rest, now it’s time to continue working after a fair in which there hasn’t been even a second of respite for tower crane manufacturer like Linden Comansa. >more
Wacker Neuson: Product Strategy for North America MUNICH/GERMANY, March 14, 2014 - At the Conexpo in Las Vegas, USA, Wacker Neuson introduced a wide variety of new products in the fields of compaction, worksite technology, and compact equipment. The focus of the show was the introduction of the company’s new line of skid steer and compact track loaders, which has been designed specifically for the needs of the North American market. >more
Carbon instead of Steel – Textiles revolutionize the Construction Sector BERLIN/GERMANY, March 5, 2014 - Ailing Bridges, buildings in need of rehabilitation and aged optics are due to weather and time. Relentlessly, both are gnawing at concrete and steel until they crumble, rust or become unstable. While searching for alternative construction materials for reconstruction and maintenance, more and more attention is drawn towards the textile industry, which, with their materials, has already shaken up the aircraft and automotive industries. >more
Largest Liebherr Concrete Mixing Tower installed at Alfons Greten GmbH & Co. KG BAD SCHUSSENRIED/GERMANY, March 4, 2014 – A Liebherr Betomat V 1010 mixing tower has recently been commissioned at Alfons Greten GmbH & Co. KG in Essen/ Oldenburg, Germany. Featuring a diameter of 10.5m and an overall height of 32 m, the Betomat V 1010 is Liebherr's largest concrete mixing tower. >more
Banner Contracts choose Case CX700B ME Crawler Excavator TURIN/ITALY, March 3, 2014 - Banner Contracts has added to its fleet of Case Construction Equipment machines with the purchase of a CX700B Mass Excavation model, which is helping them to increase productivity and reduce costs. >more
Hydraulic Attachment Tool Manufacturers join Forces BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, February 26, 2014 - CECE, the European Construction Equipment Committee has broadened its portfolio. The recently established new product group “hydraulic attachment tools” serves as a communication and information platform for companies operating in this field of business. Companies active include Arden Equipment, Atlas Copco, Caterpillar, FRD, Indeco, Montabert, NPK, Okada, Sandvik, Simex, Socomec, Soosan, Tabe, Toku and VTN. >more
VDMA Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery: Optimistic for 2014 FRANKFURT(MAIN)/GERMANY, February 25, 2014 – Compared to the previous year, turnover in the German construction equipment and building material machinery industry declined slightly in 2013 by six percent to the current figure of 11.7 billion Euro. Nevertheless, the industry is entering 2014 in an optimistic mood. Incoming orders for construction equipment are currently up by seven percent. >more
Kubota and Volvo CE sign up for International Rental Exhibition AMSTERDAM/THE NETHERLANDS, February 20, 2014 - Volvo Construction Equipment and Kubota have confirmed their attendance at the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) taking place at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam on 24-26 June. >more
Eko Atlantic – An ingenious Engineering Thing LAGOS/NIGERIA, February 19, 2014 - An ultra futuristic city is being built on the shores of Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. Under the project management of David Frame, the British lead engineer and Managing Director of South Energyx Nigeria Ltd., a subsidiary of Chagoury Group, Eko Atlantic City is being constructed on 9 million square metres of reclaimed land from the sea and protruding 2.5 kilometres into the Atlantic Ocean. >more
Cummins starts Production of Tier 4 Final 6-Cylinder Engines COLUMBUS,IND./USA, February 14, 2014 - Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has started production of 6-cylinder engines certified to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final regulations, equivalent standards in Canada and Stage IV in Europe. Engine production across a broad 190 hp to 675 hp (142-503 kW) output will increase during the course of the year as off-highway equipment manufacturers release machines ready to meet the near-zero emissions standards, that took effect Jan.1, 2014. >more
Liquid applied Waterproofing gives Condominio Costa Verde a new Look BORGOSESIA/ITALY, February 13, 2014 - At the recommendation of the waterproofing company, D&F Impermeabilizzazioni, and the waterproofing specialist, Triflex, the management of the Condominio opted for the balcony coating system Triflex BFS in combination with the surface finish Triflex Creative Design. >more
Terex showcases at Conexpo 2014 LAS VEGAS/USA, February 13, 2014 – Terex will showcase a comprehensive range of products and services at Conexpo 2014 in a spacious outdoor exhibit located in the outdoor Gold Lot, booth number 1047. >more
Wacker Neuson launches new Products for North America at Conexpo 2014 MUNICH, February 12, 2014 - Wacker Neuson will introduce a wide variety of new products at the Conexpo in Las Vegas, USA, at the beginning of March 2014. Included are some innovations that further enhance the product portfolio for the North American market. The highlight of the show is the unveiling of the new Wacker Neuson skid steer loader series, which has been designed specifically for the needs of the North American market. >more
SMOPYC 2014 – Preview and Diagnosis of the Sector ZARAGOZA/SPAIN, February 11, 2014 - The preparations are well underway for the SMOPYC 2014, which is to take place at the Zaragoza Exhibition Center from 1st to 5th April. The main associations in the sector are to attend the show, completing the agenda of parallel activities, including the organization of reverse trade missions from international markets such as the United Arab Emirates, India, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Turkey and Iran, among others. >more
Over 6,000 Slab Tables in use at the Midfield Terminal Project ABU DHABI/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, February 7, 2014 - Peri has provided yet another performance by the construction of the Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport, delivering enormous amounts of materials at short notice as well as competent engineering for the related formwork and scaffolding planning. >more
Caterpillar is “Built For It” at Conexpo PEORIA, ILLINOIS/USA, February 5, 2014 - At Conexpo-CON/AGG 2014 Caterpillar will present its unmatched lineup of machines, technology and services designed with the primary goal of helping customers succeed. The Caterpillar organization and Cat products are “Built For It” —built to work for contractors of all types, aggregates miners, construction materials suppliers and specialty trades. >more
Liebherr at Conexpo 2014 BIBERACH/GERMANY, February 4, 2014 - During Conexpo Con/Agg 2014, Liebherr will present an extensive selection of its Earthmoving, Material Handling and Construction Equipment product range. The Liebherr outdoor stand will be located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Gold Lot 2155. >more
First Grove GMK6400 arrives in Germany KEHL/GERMANY, January 28, 2014 - MSG Krandienst GmbH has taken delivery of the first Grove GMK6400 all-terrain crane to arrive in Germany. The 400 t capacity GMK6400, which is the strongest six-axle crane on the market, has been in near-constant use since its delivery in September last year. >more
Caterpillar rolls out new M Wheel Loaders Series PEORIA, ILLINOIS/USA, January 27, 2014 – Caterpillar recently launched its new Wheel Loaders, which represent latest technology levels of the company’s market leading quality. The new 980M and 982M Wheel Loaders have EU Stage IV Acert engines equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and after-treatment components. >more
BAU goes to China MUNICH, January 22, 2014 - BAU, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, is now positioning itself in China, the world ́s biggest construction market. On July 8 and 9, 2014, the first "BAU Congress China" will be taking place in Beijing. >more
Light at the End of the Tunnel – Impressions of Excon India BANGALORE/INDIA, December 18, 2013 - The Indian construction industry met under dark economic clouds at this year’s Excon trade fair in Bangalore, but spots an upcoming bright spot: 2014’s general elections spark new hope for greater growth and a more intensive infrastructure development. It is necessary after all, as is mutually agreed. >more
Building Houses from Plastic Waste STUTTGART/GERMANY, December 16, 2013 - Low-cost dwellings made from a wire mesh framework filled with recycling material are the latest project to be developed by international installation artist, Markus Heinsdorff, as a vision for developing countries. His new concept is currently on show at the Haus der Architektur in Munich as part of the "Low Cost Houses and Pavilions” exhibition. >more
Major Investment in China's Transport Infrastructure SHANGHAI/CHINA, December 9, 2013 - Taking place between November 25 and 28, 2014, in Shanghai is bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment. Although currently challenging, the market in China still offers significant potential, not least because the state is investing heavily in infrastructure – and this is just one of the drivers behind an acceleration in growth in the Chinese construction sector. >more
Getting Special: Sennebogen Duty Cycle Crane 6100 XLR-2 STRAUBING/GERMANY, November 29, 2013 - Special tasks require special machines: this is the motto of the Dutch BAM. With its own developed Sennebogen 6100 XLR-2, the underground construction company performs challenging foundation work worldwide. >more
Potain’s new self-erecting Tower Crane makes its Mark in Europe MANITOWOC(WISCONSIN)/USA, November 28, 2013 - Manitowoc’s self-erecting tower crane, the Potain Igo M 14, was introduced at Batimat 2013 in Paris, France. The 1.8 t capacity crane took center stage on the company’s booth and was praised for its flexible configurations and class-leading 19 m lifting height. Batimat is this year’s largest construction equipment trade show in France and took place November 4 through 8. >more
Neo-Involvement of European Companies in Africa KIEL/GERMANY, November 14, 2013 - The initial reluctance of being frontrunners put up by European companies towards the emerging markets of Africa seem to be subsiding. Wacker Neuson, Herrenknecht, Sandvik, Doka, Geda, Goldhofer or Bauer – European construction companies are gaining grounds on the African Continent. >more
EXCON Special: Goldhofer presents its Transport Solutions in Bangalore BANGALORE/INDIA, November 14, 2013 - “Made in Germany” quality for the transport of construction equipment and other heavyweights in India: when the construction machinery industry gets together from November 20 to 24 at Excon Bangalore, the sector’s most important tradeshow in India, then Goldhofer, the leader on the world market, is certain to be in on it. The company will present itself as a part of the German group stand in Pavilion 1. >more
EXCON Special: Liebherr going strong at Excon 2013 BIBERACH/GERMANY, November 13, 2013 - Liebherr shows an excerpt of its construction and mining machines programme including wheel loaders and a flat-top tower crane at this year’s Excon exhibition in Bangalore, India. >more
EXCON Special: Delivery of 22 Tilting Tables to Bangalore in India EILENBURG/GERMANY, November 13, 2013 - BCV Developers from Bangalore in India has opened a new production plant with 22 tecnocom tilting tables. They are used for the manufacture of filigree slabs, solid slabs and wall panels for the erection of apartments and mansions. >more
Saudi Readymix launches Academy AL KHOBAR/KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA, November 6, 2013 - In its pursuit of excellence through talent development, Saudi Readymix launches a virtual academy, with plans of creating a physical location for it in the near future. The Academy offers training and development programs of all sorts for employees, a scholarship program for students of vocational institutes and a mini-MBA program. >more
Pat Olney leaves Volvo Construction Equipment ESKILSTUNA/SWEDEN, November 5, 2013 - Pat Olney, currently President of Volvo Construction Equipment, has decided to leave his position to take up a new challenge in a non-competing, large engineering company based in the U.S.A. Pat Olney will remain in his present position until year end. >more
Grove GMK5220 gets to Play(mobil) at first Job in Germany HERRIEDEN/GERMANY, October 30, 2013 - German crane operator Rachinger has completed its first job using its new Grove GMK5220 all-terrain crane. The 220 t capacity crane, which arrived in June, built a new warehouse in Herrieden for German toymaker Playmobil. >more
bauma Africa opens new Doors for Linden Comansa and Tower Crane Services JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, October 25, 2013 - Linden Comansa has closed the first edition of the bauma Africa tradeshow with a good feeling. "The quality and quantity of the visitors have been better than expected, and we have made many new contacts with African companies and contractors. It has been our first participation in a tradeshow with our distributor Tower Crane Services and the experience has been very positive, as it allowed us to strengthen ties with our customers in the area as well as to meet new potential customers", said Martín Echevarría, Linden Comansa’s Sales Director after his return from Johannesburg, South Africa. >more
Outstanding Innovation: Peri Up Shoring Tower MDS WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, October 24, 2013 - At the Préventica in Lyon – a trade fair which focuses on all aspects relating to occupational safety – a jury awarded the Peri Up Shoring Tower MDS the innovation prize in the category "Working at Heights". The shoring tower is characterized by the fact that a totally safe erection procedure is fully integrated throughout. >more
SMOPYC and the Construction Crisis: An Interview with Josè Antonio Vicente ZARAGOZA/SPAIN, October 23, 2013 - The International Show of Public Works, Construction and Mining Machinery (SMOPYC) will hold its 16th show from 1 to 5 April 2014 at Zaragoza Exhibition Centre. To give an overview of the sector and its expectations regarding this year's show, Alarcon & Harris agency interviewed José Antonio Vicente, director of Zaragoza Exhibition Centre. Mr Vicente is an authority in trade show circles as well as chairing the Spanish trade show association (AFE). He also has expertise in public works machinery thanks to his close ties with this sector. >more
New Cat D Series Compact Track Loaders feature Cab with enhanced Operator Environment and Controls PEORIA(ILLINOIS)/USA, October 22, 2013 - Caterpillar is introducing three new Cat® D Series Compact Track Loaders and three new Cat D Series Multi Terrain Loaders as well as two updated D Series Compact Track Loaders. The new and updated machines feature a completely new cab with first-in-class designs that enhance operator comfort and control, new lift arm design for improved sight lines, and increased engine performance for greater productivity. The six new D Series models are replacements for their B3, C and C2 Series predecessors. >more
Palfinger Sany Mobile Cranes establishes Liaison Office in Turkey SALZBURG/AUSTRIA, October 18, 2013 – Palfinger Sany established its new liaison office in Istanbul. The entry into the Turkish market is a big chance for the international operating company to use the opportunities of the strong economic growth in this promising market. Palfinger Sany Mobile Cranes sets a major step in the broader market structure, as well as the development and further expansion of its Mobile Cranes models in Turkey and related interesting growth markets. >more
LiuGong demonstrates 17 Extreme-Duty Machines at BICES BEIJING/CHINA, October 16, 2013– LiuGong is one of the world’s construction equipment manufacturers offering a full line of machines backed by global support. At 2013 BICES, LiuGong is bringing a full range of 17 machines to the show in Beijing, including wheel loaders, excavators, rollers, motor graders, skid steer loaders, backhoes, bulldozers and mining equipment. >more
bauma Africa: A Construction Industry Trade Fair of international Standard JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, OCTOBER 10, 2013 - “Yes, we can!” This must have been the attitude with which the Messe München International decided to organise the first International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles in Africa. 14,700 registered trade visitors from more than 110 countries came to this year’s premiere the trade fair, which took place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from September 18 to 21, 2013. All in all, 754 exhibitors – 123 from South Africa and 631 that are headquartered abroad – from 38 countries attended bauma Africa. >more
Tata Steel announces realigned European Distribution Service at Blechexpo 2013 LONDON/ENGLAND, October 7, 2013: Tata Steel will be at Blechexpo in November to outline how major changes to its distribution and service centre network in continental Europe will improve its customer offering. Europe’s second largest steelmaker will use the major sheet metal processing exhibition, which runs from 5-8 November in Stuttgart, Germany, to demonstrate how its realigned organisation is even better focused on delivering customer value. The transformation of its distribution network will enhance the service offering and give European customers local access to Tata Steel’s comprehensive product range. >more
Development of Rijnhaven Area in Rotterdam about to Start ROTTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, October 2, 2013 - One of the harbors of Rotterdam, the Rijnhaven, is available for re-development. The municipality of Rotterdam is putting out a tender to realize this development in a unique way: the party with the best plan can redesign the Rijnhaven for a period of thirty years. A professional jury, including the German scientist Michael Braungart, will evaluate the submitted innovative plans for a reuse. >more
Intermat 2015 presents new Show Layout and Product Segmentation PARIS/FRANCE, October 1, 2013 - Intermat 2015 is the professionally-backed trade show that builds on its achievements, with a clearly asserted position on EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) markets, representing 82% of its visitors, and offering unparalleled access to the French construction market which is worth €206.6 billion in annual sales*. >more
bauma Africa delights the Industry JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, September 26, 2013 - bauma Africa has impressively entered the African market: The first edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles took up 60,000 square meters of exhibition space – 40,100 square meters net – which makes it the biggest industry event for the sector in Africa. >more
Atlas Copco handheld Breaker performs with Regard to hand-arm Vibration and impact Energy KALMAR/SWEDEN, September 26, 2013 - Atlas Copco Sweden recently conducted a comparative study on the comfort and safety of handheld breakers under the supervision of TÜV Nord. Within the study 3 tests were done: a 3-axis vibration measurement on Dynaload absorber (according ISO 28927 – 10:2011), a real work 3-axis vibration test on concrete performed by 3 operators (according ISO 5349 – 2:2001) and a real impact energy measurement on Dynaload (according ISO 2787). >more
Rockwheel launches Innovation Campaign LANGENBURG/GERMANY, September 25, 2013 -British engineer Ian Webster is well-known in the industry for being an innovative designer and developer of cutting technology. Rokla GmbH has recently started the exclusive production of the latest generation of Webster Hydraulic Cutting Units with high-quality components from Germany. Startup Rokla GmbH and Ian Webster have launched an innovation campaign under the brand name Rockwheel. The novel, extremely powerful transverse cutting units are robust, reliable and versatile, available in various sizes and will be launched on the world market at competitive prices. >more
Meva Formwork help build Social Housing on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast HAITERBACH/GERMANY, September 24, 2013 - Colombia’s economic is growing fast and with it, the building industry is booming. Bridges, tunnels, high-rise buildings, shopping centres – the South Americans are building, renovating and rejuvenating their infrastructure and catching up to create mass housing so badly needed for the population. At Barranquilla on the Caribbean coast, the national housing ministry is building a new quarter called “Las Gardenias” with a total of 5,000 apartments for the poor. Traditionally, residential construction in Colombia has to do without a crane. In addition, walls and slabs are poured in one go to save time. And instead of plastering the walls, they are left as is. >more
Paschal Modular Formwork for Residential Area in Hyderabad HYDERABAD/INDIA, September 18, 2013 - One of the most important locations of the globally active Indian IT and software industry is Hyderabad, the city with 8 million residents in the south east of India. The largest concentration of IT companies is in the district of Madhapur. This is where the residential park Abhra is currently being built, initially with 387 upper class apartments in five residential blocks. >more
BASF opens Production Facility for concrete Admixtures in Kazan LUDWIGSHAFEN/GERMANY, September 18, 2013 - BASF opened a new production plant for concrete admixtures in Kazan, Russia. Together with the facility inaugurated in Podolsk near Moscow in 2012, BASF now supplies the Russian construction sector with a broad range of concrete admixtures from two production sites. This enables BASF to even better meet the specific requirements of its customers in the growing Russian market. >more
X-Seed 4000 Tower could house a whole Metropolis TOKYO/JAPAN, August 27, 2013 – Discussions around the world about what the tallest tower might be are well known. Some mention the Taipei 101, at 1671 ft to the tip of it’s spire, whereas others might argue that the Sears Tower, at a whopping 1731 ft (and 110 stories), wins the race. However, if the enormous, 13,000 ft X-Seed 4000 structure ever gets built in Tokyo it will win the worlds-tallest-building competition hands down and leave its puny competitors far behind. If. >more
Palfinger continues to profit from Internationalization SALZBURG/AUSTRIA, August 28, 2013 - In the first half of the 2013 financial year, the Palfinger Group managed to further expand its business despite the difficult economic environment, especially in Europe. With a moderate plus in revenue, the company performed well in comparison with other market players and managed to solidify its leading market position. This was based on the constantly positive development of the areas outside Europe as well as the strong performance of the Marine business area. Earnings also rose slightly above the satisfactory level recorded in 2012. >more
25 Tonne Terex Crane for Australia’s first indigenous Lifting Company PERTH/WESTERN AUSTRALIA, August 26, 2013 – Established in May 2012, Koodaideri Contracting Services is Western Australia's first fully indigenous owned lifting company. The company specializes in lifting, but also carries out other contracting work within the region’s rail and construction industries. >more
Applications to exhibit at bC India 2014 are now invited DELHI/INDIA, August 21, 2013 - Although the next Bauma Conexpo Show- bC India doesn´t actually take place until the end of 2014 (December 15-18), already preparations are in full swing: Companies can now sign up to exhibit at this third edition of this "International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles". Application documents are available for download as a PDF from: The deadline for receipt of applications is February 28, 2014. >more
Construction Equipment Industry meets Members of the European Parliament BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, August 13, 2013 - “Towards a competitive industrial production for Europe” is the title of the conference of the construction equipment and agricultural machinery industry in Brussels on October 16, 2013. Every two years the CECE- CEMA Summit provides a platform for business leaders of the sector to meet and discuss industry matters with representatives of the European institutions. This year’s event will take place in the political heart of the EU, directly within the European Parliament. >more
Renovation of Monument Woudestein at Rotterdam Erasmus University ROTTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, August 13, 2013 - Erasmus University Rotterdam is a research University and internationally recognised for its high quality teaching. In 2007 the University launched a master plan to modernise and increase the capacity of the Woudestein campus. This master plan was drawn up to re-organise the layout of the University and separate the built up zone of the University from a greener zone with open spaces for students to enjoy. >more
Novelis Aluminium forms Architecture for Copenhagen`s Aquarium "The Blue Planet” COPENHAGEN/DENMARK, August 12, 2013 - From above it looks like a gigantic vortex: The Blue Planet, Northern Europe's largest and most modern aquarium is situated at the island of Amager, right at the coast of the Øresund and near the Copenhagen Airport. Even in the choice of cladding, the architects focused on quality materials with durability. They decided for Novelis pre-painted aluminum since it had proven itself for decades in extreme climates through features such as the seawater and corrosion resistant alloy C4S. The 1,2 mm thick facade sheet with a natural aluminum look is protected with a weathering clear lacquer coat and, thus ideal for forming, transport and installation. >more
Returning into the Spotlight: Kögel’s Extended Euro Trailer BURTENBACH/GERMANY, August 9, 2013 - The Kögel Euro Trailer, extended by 1.3 metres, has returned into the spotlight in the current debate concerning moderate extensions in trailers. The EU Commission is currently reporting on the modification of the relevant Guideline 96/53/EU. This confirms the Kögel Euro Trailer concept. >more
Hyundai introduces HL757-9A VOSSENDAAL/NETHERLANDS, August 8, 2013 - In the 15-ton wheel loader class Hyundai Heavy Industries presents the new wheel loader HL757-9A. 15,000 kg operating weight and standard shovel volume of 2.7 m3 are features of the new machine that will be offered in three versions. >more
OMA appointed to masterplan Morden Wharf on Greenwich Peninsula LONDON/ENGLAND, ROTTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, August 1, 2013 - OMA has been appointed by specialist mixed-use developer Cathedral Group PLC and joint venture partner Development Securities PLC as masterplanner and lead architect on the mixed-use development of Morden Wharf, a 19 acre regeneration site on London’s Greenwich Peninsula. OMA will now start work on plans for the site, which was acquired as a corporate transaction by the joint venture in March 2012 and has the potential to produce a £950 million, 2 million sq ft mixed-used scheme. >more
Thousandth Kamag K24 Axle Line delivered to the Sarens Group ULM/GERMANY, July 29, 2013 - The Sarens Group, based in Wolvertem, Belgium, has a workforce of around 4,000 employees and is recognized as one of the giants of the special transportation industry. "Better safe than sorry" is one of the maxims of this globally operating company. In order to meet this requirement, the enterprise needs safe and reliable equipment. Sarens therefore relies on the K24 modular transporter from Kamag. With the delivery of the thousandth axle line on 27th June 2013, the focus was not on looking back but instead on the future. >more
Housing construction Project for Civil War Veterans in Angola ESSEN/GERMANY, July 26, 2013 - A supplier contract between CCC Machinery, an affiliated company of Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions GmbH, and the Angolan engineering company Construções Associadas S.A. has entered into force. The order volume amounts to 52.6 million euros. The contract includes the supply of machines and structural elements for the construction of pre-fabricated houses as part of a housing project initiated by the Angolan Government. The contract also covers the structuring of investment financing via an export financing arrangement. >more
New Record for Socage with 28 Meters Working Platform SORBARA/ITALY, July 23, 2013 - Another achievement for Socage as a 28 meters working platform mounted on 3.5T chassis will shortly be revealed. After being one of the pioneers in the industry and having mounted one of the first 24 meters double articulated platforms on 3.5T truck, Socage will again try to beat any record with the 28 meters. >more
New Products from MC for Screed Installers BOTTROP/GERMANY, July 19, 2013 - MC-Bauchemie has launched two innovations within its Screed Products segment: Powerscreed 980, a setting accelerator with high water reduction capabilities for the placement of cement screeds to allow for early overworking and foot traffic, and Easyscreed RS, an admixture designed to minimise re-moistening effects and improve workability in one. >more
Construction Machineries Demand decreases after bauma FRANKFURT AM MAIN/GERMANY, July 16, 2013 – A weak start to the year followed by a gradual improvement throughout the following months: This forecast for the year 2013 on the economic development of its industry by VDMA’s association on construction equipment and building material machinery made in February seems to become even more true – although there are differences when looking at all the divisions the industry comprises. >more
Preprufe Waterproofing System protects Dublin’s €410 million Aviva Stadium DUBLIN/IRELAND, July 15, 2013 - At the €410 million Aviva Stadium in Dublin, more than 8,000m2 of Grace’s Preprufe waterproofing membrane was chosen to deliver outstanding levels of watertightness – enhancing the company’s reputation and proven track record for delivering waterproof protection at the world’s most important structures. >more
100th Warrior 2400 delivered and making a Difference in Oman DUNGANNON, Co.TYRONE/NORTHERN IRELAND, July 14, 2013 - Powerscreen has delivered its 100th Warrior 2400 mobile screen to distributor General Engineering Services (Genserv) in Oman. One of Oman’s leading infrastructure companies, Galfar Engineering SAOG, originally requested a scalping plant from Genserv. The customer required machines capable of providing output capacities ranging from 700 - 900 tph and more importantly that were mobile as they planned to use them for roads and building projects all over Oman. The experienced team at Genserv recommended the Warrior 2400 scalping screen and Galfar Engineering ordered two of them to meet their requirements of the job. >more
Mission Possible: Terex Crane Superlift 3800 erects wind turbine GÖDENROTH/GERMANY, July 12 , 2013 - The crawler crane Superlift 3800, newest member of the Terex Cranes family, was able to demonstrate its performance characteristics while erecting an Enercon E101 turbine at the Gödenroth wind farm in the Hunsrück mountain range. >more
Process-optimized Ways by Variolock Quick-Change System BADEN-BADEN/GERMANY, July 10, 2013 - Excavators have evolved more and more into multi-tasking machines in recent years. This has been made possible through the rapid development of quickcoupler systems, like the fully hydraulic Variolock system from Lehnhoff Hartstahl located in Baden-Baden/Germany. Thus, the processes on construction sites may be optimized, preventing the need for several excavators on a construction site. >more
Grove Cranes Support demand in Turkey’s booming Construction Industry ISTANBUL/TURKEY, July 9, 2013 - Rental companies and contractors in Turkey added almost 30 new Grove all-terrain and rough-terrain cranes in response to a rising construction industry. Demand is high for versatile and innovative cranes in Turkey where the economy is booming. >more
Alco Iron & Metal relies on two new Sennebogen 825 Material Handlers STRAUBING/GERMANY, July 9, 2013 - It all started with just a quarter-acre site in San Leandro, CA in 1953. Now, in its 60th year Alco Iron & Metal Company runs a network of four scrap-processing locations throughout the greater San Francisco region. The newest machines in the Alco recycling yards are two Sennebogen 825 M rubber-tired scrap handlers. Still owned by the same family, Alco Iron & Metal is spread out over 35 acres in 4 separate locations in Northern California and currently employs more than 200 employees. >more
Construction time savings for Vienna's North Station Residential Project VIENNA/AUSTRIA, July 4, 2013 - On the former North Station area of Vienna, the "Schwarzatal" non-profit real estate developer is currently realizing a very special housing project. Under the title "A residence with everything!", a total of 91 residential units are scheduled to be completed by autumn 2013 – located in a rental apartment facility along with a residential home for the "Association for a Sustainable Way of Life." The use of modern and efficient formwork systems for the walls and slabs ensured that the very tight completion deadline of only 10 months for the building shell could be met. >more
Highline Tours & Travel offer special packages for bauma Africa JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, June 26, 2013 - As the first bauma Africa, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, is to take place from 18 to 21 September this year, the organizer and its travel partner, Highline Tours & Travel, have put together several tailor made packages for attendees travelling to Johannesburg for the event. >more
Triflex Towersafe protects Wind Turbines in Poland MINDEN/GERMANY, June 25, 2013 - In the wind energy sector, Poland is the leading market in Eastern Europe. Every year, investment goes into numerous new wind farms – one such farm is located at Dygowo, where 25 new wind turbines have been constructed in the last year. >more
Trimble Acquires Actronic Technologies SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA / USA, June 24, 2013 – Trimble announced recently that it has acquired privately-held Actronic Holdings Limited of Auckland, New Zealand. Actronic Technologies is a leading provider of weighing technology and payload information systems for construction, aggregates, mining and waste markets. Financial terms were not disclosed. >more
Architects restructure Bonneuil-sur-Marne's Urbanity PARIS/FRANCE, June 20, 2013 – Margot-Duclot architectes associés concluded in 2013 a 5 years project in the city of Bonneuil-sur-Marne.The TCSP, a major public transport project connecting the Pompadour place with the Sucy station, initiated a strong renewal in the Bonneuil City entrance. The land retrieved from the railways made possible the conversion of the IUFM crossroad into a friendly urban scale. >more
MC-Bauchemie establishes Singapore subsidiary BOTTROP/GERMANY, June 20, 2013 - In May 2013, the MC-Bauchemie Group extended its involvement in South-East Asia with the acquisition of WAK Technologies Pte. Ltd., previously MC’s representative in Singapore for more than 15 years. The take-over and renaming of the acquiree as MC-Bauchemie Singapore Pte. Ltd. takes the globally engaged company, family-run from its HQ in Bottrop, Germany, another step forward in the implementation of its growth strategy. >more
OMA and Oscar Properties win Tors Torn competition in Stockholm ROTTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, STOCKHOLM/SWEDEN, June 18, 2013 - OMA has won the design competition for Tors Torn in Stockholm. The project, led by OMA Partner Reinier de Graaf and OMA Associate Alex de Jong, and designed as the third tallest twin skyscrapers in Sweden, was selected from entries by four competing practices. >more
Intermat Middle East 2014 aims to obtain greater Exposure for Exhibitors and Visitors PARIS/FRANCE, June 18, 2013 – Having established itself as the MENA (Middle East and North Africa), building machinery and conregion’s leading exhibition and conference for construction infrastructure project materials, the next edition of Intermat Middle East will take place in 2014 providing exhibitors with greater exposure to key senior level executives and decision makers from leading construction companies across the region. >more
Kamag delivers a total of eighteen Industrial Lift transporters to Baosteel ULM/GERMANY, June 17, 2013 - The long-established Ulm-based company Kamag Transporttechnik GmbH recently delivered a total of 18 industrial lift transporters to Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., more commonly-known as Baosteel, in Shanghai, China. Baosteel is the second largest Chinese iron and steel company conglomerate with an annual turnover of over 30 billion US dollars and has around 100,000 employees, being a customer of Kamag and Scheuerle for more than 20 years. >more
JCB marks Millionth Machine Milestone in Style ROCESTER/ENGLAND, June 13, 2013 - Hundreds of JCB employees have joined in the celebrations to mark the production of the company’s one millionth machine – enough diggers to stretch from the UK to Australia. >more
Slowdown in Europe’s Construction Equipment Market MOSCOW/RUSSIA, June 13, 2013 - "Compared to other markets in Europe, Russia is doing fairly well for the European construction equipment industry”, says Ralf Wezel, Secretary General of CECE, the European Construction Equipment Association at CTT. The major construction equipment trade show in Russia took place from June 4 to 7 in Moscow. >more
Nine Terex CTT Flat Top Tower Cranes For One Nation CLAYES SOUS BOIS/FRANCE, June 13, 2013 – Tower crane rental and service provider Loga is currently operating nine Terex CTT Flat Top Tower Cranes as part of the construction of the One Nation Paris project - in response to the needs of general construction company Spie SCGPM (Spie Batignolles Group). >more
MS & Africa Middle East 2013 CAIRO/EGYPT, June 10, 2013 - MS Africa & Middle East – The International Trade Fair for Stone Design, Technology, Earthmoving and Building Machinery, is the start-up event launched by Veronafiere and scheduled in the Egyptian capital 9-12 December 2013. The event "merges" Marmomacc and Samoter, Veronafiere's best known brands in the construction sector. The aim is to strengthen internationalisation and improve penetration into neighbouring markets in Africa and the Middle East. >more
Dow Corning’s Call for Tall Building Conference in London MIDLAND/MICHIGAN/USA, June 03, 2013 - Addressing the unique challenges of building tall in historic cities, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat will host “Height and Heritage,” a conference and networking event scheduled for June 11 through 13 in London. >more
Endless Stair to new Heights for the London Design Festival LONDON/ENGLAND, June 03, 2013 - Londoners and visitors will have a chance to experience the city in a new way this autumn, with the construction of the Endless Stair, a highlight of the London Design Festival which will see a series of interlocking timber staircases rising to a height of several storeys outside St Paul’s Cathedral, overlooking the Millennium Bridge and across to Tate Modern. >more
Central American Countries are Looking for German Technological Know-How ESSEN/GERMANY, June 03, 2013 - The hunger for energy is growing. In this respect, Cenral America’s governments in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama are focusing more and more on sustainable energy production: Not only solar energy, water power, wind energy and biomass but also geothermics in particular. >more
Brand new but proven technology – Putzmeister’s 38-5 AICHTAL/GERMANY, June 04, 2013 – Putzmeister used bauma 2013 in April to present its new generation of truck-mounted concrete pumps. The model 38-5 contains many redeveloped features, e.g. ESC (Ergonic Setup Control), the new system for One-Side-Support, the environmentally friendly fluid management system, and a reduced gross weight of under 26 t, which makes the 38-5 the lightest truck-mounted concrete pump in its class. This results in weight reserve, which provides good loading opportunities. >more
Sennebogen presents the 8130 EQ: 75% more energy efficient thanks to its technology STRAUBING / GERMANY, May 29, 2013 - A new dimension in energy efficiency – the SENNEBOGEN 8130 EQ demonstrates its credentials as a balance material handling machine through its energy efficiency and excellent value for money. The latest product development from Sennebogen is consistently balanced in any situation and guarantees minimal energy and running costs in daily use, both on the scrapyard and in port material handling, thanks to the classic lever principle behaviour. The first machine will be delivered in 2013 to a costumer in Germany. >more
Cutting-Edge Technology and Ergonomic Operation – The New Extending Screeds from Vögele LUDWIGSHAFEN AM RHEIN / GERMANY, May 27, 2013 - At bauma 2013 in Munich, Joseph Vögele AG presented a total of eleven world firsts in the field of pavers and extending screeds to the trade public. Together with the tractor units, Vögele have also improved their screed technology and developed new AB 500 and AB 600 extending screeds. >more
Visitor pre-registration opens for fully booked bauma Africa MUNICH/GERMANY, May 27, 2013 - The rising importance of Africa in the world's construction and mining markets is taking center stage at this year's bauma Africa – the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles which will take place from September 18 to 21 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. >more
Potain launches topless MCT crane for Russian market PORTO/PORTUGAL, May 13, 2013 - Manitowoc introduced the latest Potain topless tower crane built at its facility in Porto, Portugal. The 8 t capacity Potain MCT 178 was introduced to customers during an event at the Manitowoc facility in Porto. The event highlighted the crane’s major benefits, which include improved transport, fast assembly and impressive load charts. >more
Comer Industries axles featured in the new 2CM mobile concrete mixer for Indian market REGGIOLO(RE)/ITALY, May 08, 2013 The new mobile concrete mixer Argo 2000 was presented last February at the International Exhibition BC India in Mumbai for construction machinery, building materials and mining industry. >more
SMOPYC 2014 SMOPYC, May 07,2013 The International trade fair for Public Works, Construction and Mining Machinery, will be staged at Zaragoza Exhibition Centre, Spain from 1 to 5 April 2014. >more
Airport construction in Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, May 07, 2013 - The business and tourism location Abu Dhabi is to be enlarged significantly until 2030. This also includes the drastic expansion of the Abu Dhabi International Airport. >more
Evolution Tower, Moscow - Twisted floors in weekly cycles MOSCOW/RUSSIA, May 06, 2013 Every week, Moscow´s new landmark is gaining 4.30 m in height – with each completed floor twisted 3° in relation to the preceding one. For this, PERI engineers developed a crane-independent formwork concept on the basis of the RCS and ACS self-climbing technology. >more
Grove crane beats strong competition to win innovation award MUNICH/GERMANY, April 29, 2013 One of the newest all-terrain cranes from Grove, the GMK6400, earned Manitowoc the “Innovation Manufacturer” award from Europe’s leading lifting and transportation trade association. >more
Fitting to Tier 4 Final standards: New 8-tonners by Case MUNICH/GERMANY, May 07, 2013 - Case Construction Equipment has showed new crawler excavators of the 8-tonne-class at bauma 2013, which comply with latest emission standard. In addition new features provide more safety and comfort. >more
LiuGong Excavators go big at bauma MUNICH/GERMANY, April 23, 2013 – LiuGong Machinery Corp. has been building a solid reputation around the world as a full-line manufacturer, and now they’re taking it to the next level by adding to the top end of their popular crawler excavator line. >more
bC India moves to Delhi Following two successful events held in Mumbai the BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW – bC India is moving to Greater Noida, near to India’s capital of Delhi. The upcoming third edition of this "International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles" is scheduled for December 15 to 18, 2014 in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, near Delhi, with total 170,000 square meters of exhibition space. >more
bauma 2013 - Closing report Bauma calls… and they all come: An impressive 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center between April 15 and 21. Not only did this edition of bauma break all previous records for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space, it also attracted the highest number of visitors ever. >more
bauma 2013 - Exhibitor testimonials MUNICH/GERMANY, April 21, 2013 - With over half a million visitors from 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center between April 15 and 21, bauma 2013 was impressive as ever. Previous records concerning numbers of exhibitors, visitors and exhibition space were broken, making bauma 2013 its biggest success so far. Here are some testimonials by various exhibitors who took part in the event. >more
PAK 13 H: A smash hit among skiploaders ZITZERS/SWITZERLAND, April 17, 2013 A special range of skiploaders is offered on the German market. The extensive product range includes units from 2.5 to 18 tonnes lifting power for all available commercial vehicle models, container designs and areas of use. The units stand out due to their optimum power/weight ratios, high stability and ease of maintenance. >more
Sennebogen 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane STRAUBING/GERMANY, April 15, 2013 Sennebogen presents the 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane: a new machine for universal deployment in a wide range of heavy-duty tasks on construction sites and in the extractive industry. Whether it is used with a dragline bucket or in foundation construction, the strengths of this new 55-ton machine are clear to see. At Meier Bau, in Pocking in Lower Bavaria, the machine was able to put its capacity to the test for the first time. >more
The new Liebherr A 910 Compact Mobile Excavator BIBERACH/GERMANY, April 15, 2013 With the new A 910 Compact Litronic, Liebherr is presenting an additional model in its wheeled excavator series at the 2013 Bauma. Design features and the attractive appearance of this new 11.5-tonne machine continue the concept introduced with the A 914 Compact and A 918 Compact Litronic, models that have already achieved market success. >more
Liebherr - The new 150 EC-B Flat-Top Crane Liebherr will be presenting the new, modular design 150 EC B 8 Litronic Flat-Top Crane at Bauma 2013. The basic 150 EC-B machine is available either in FR.tronic or Litronic versions. The new 150 EC-B Litronic version features a programmable logic control PLC, whereas FR.tronic machines are operated via the traditional contactor control. >more
Zech Group pushes ahead with Internationalisation BREMEN/GERMANY, January 3, 2013 - On the 5th of December 2013, all required parties signed the contracts of sale for the takeover of Alpine Mayreder Construction Co., Ltd. (AMCC) in China. The takeover became possible within the context of the insolvency proceedings of the parent company Alpine Bau GmbH in Austria. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality regarding the purchase price. >more