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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
Hobas supports economic relationships between Germany and Russia KURSK/RUSSIA, July 20, 2017 – Hobas, the Austrian-based supplier of GRP pipe systems, is aiming for a future collaboration with Russian companies in the fields of public water and wastewater management and iron ore production. In 2016 the German-Russian Center for Economic Cooperation and Development was established in the Russian region of Kursk on the initiative of the ASG Spremberg AG. >more
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
BKT develops specific Tires for Transport Operations SEREGNO/ITALY, July 3, 2017 – The tire ranges specifically designed for transport operations in the segments of agricultural, construction and industrial vehicles by the Indian based off-highway tire manufacturer BKT are suitable for both road use and combined use on the road and in the fields. Developed to reduce soil compaction, if necessary, these tires are able to carry heavy loads even at high speeds. >more
Bauer Resources wins Soil Remediation Contract in the "Schwarze Pumpe" Industrial Area SPREMBERG/GERMANY, June 27, 2017 – The soil of the former grounds of a gas combination plant in the "Schwarze Pumpe" industrial area is highly contaminated which has led to groundwater pollution. Bauer Resources GmbH has been commissioned with the contract to remove this contamination by building and operating a vacuum treatment plant as well as replacing or decontaminating the soil. The work is scheduled to be completed by 2022. >more
Tunnel Vision: MC exhibits tunnel-related Expertise at the WTC BERGEN/NORWAY, June 26, 2017 – MC-Bauchemie took part in the 2017 World Tunnel Congress (WTC) in Bergen, one of the leading events for the tunnelling community from industry, professional associations and science and technology. Visitors were invited to gather information on MC's Tunnelling FoE (Field of Expertise) product systems, e.g. concrete replacement systems, steel fibre-reinforced shotcrete or soil conditioning agents. >more
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
Case exhibiting at Steinexpo HOMBERG/GERMANY, June 13, 2017 – As in previous years construction equipment manufacturer Case will once again be exhibiting at Steinexpo which takes place at Europe’s biggest basalt quarry near Homberg in Germany, from the 30th August to 2nd September. Consequently the focus will be on machines suited for mining and quarry 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
4th Edition of MB Crusher Screening Bucket improves on-site Separation FARA VICENTINO/ITALY, May 31, 2017 – MB Crusher launches its 4th edition of the MB-S14 screening bucket which is designed to work with excavators from 9 to 20 tonnes. It weighs 1.10 tonnes and has a loading capacity of 1.10 cubic metres. Problems of space and accumulated debris should become a thing of the past according to the Italian manufacturer of crushing, demolition and recycling solutions. >more
Remediation of the Kesslergrube Landfill: Bauer finishes large-diameter Boreholes GRENZACH-WYHLEN/GERMANY, May 29, 2017 – The German-based special civil engineering expert Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH has been carrying out drilling works as part of the remediation project on the former site of the Kesslergrube landfill since July 2016. The task was to drill the large-diameter boreholes for the construction of a secant pile wall – the project is nearly completed. Extensive safety measures are vital during the remediation project. >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
BKT's Solutions: Tires for Spreaders SEREGNO/ITALY, May 19, 2017 – BKT, Indian-based Off-Highway tire manufacturer, offers tire ranges that are specifically designed for vehicles operating in the agricultural, industrial and OTR sector. Distinguishing traits like stability, load and flotation capacity want to make operations both productive and comfortable. The tires are suited for various types of vehicles, including spreaders working on the most fragile soil. >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
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
Wacker Neuson battery-powered Rammers last longer MUNICH/GERMANY, April 5, 2017 – The running time of the AS50e and AS30e battery-powered rammers from Wacker Neuson, manufacturer of construction and compact equipment, has increased by 50 percent, thanks to the state-of-the-art battery cells used. The practical application of the rammer stays the same: customers can switch to the new battery at any time and work with their existing AS30e and AS50e rammers. >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
Wasser Berlin International 2017: A Wealth of Innovations BERLIN/GERMANY, March 21, 2017 – In one week’s time Wasser Berlin International 2017 will open its doors. Numerous new products await visitors from Germany and abroad to the trade fair which is Germany’s international marketing platform for water. Messe Berlin has put together a representative selection under the heading of ‘Innovations’ where 55 exhibitors from six countries have described their exhibits. >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
Trimble and Caterpillar to deliver Connected On-Highway Telematics Solutions LAS VEGAS/USA, March 13, 2017 – Trimble and Caterpillar announced at ConExpo that they are partnering to bring on-highway telematics to construction operations. The collaboration extends Caterpillar's Cat Connect solutions to include Trimble's real-time, truck fleet visibility and monitoring capabilities to now enable both on-highway and off-highway fleet management. >more
New Cat Dozer with fully automatic Transmission PEORIA/USA, March 9, 2017 – Caterpillar produces its new Cat D6T Dozer with a fully automatic transmission aiming at optimizing performance and achieving fuel savings of up to 20 percent in heavy work and 30 percent in light work and finish grading applications. The fully automatic bulldozer is easier to operate by setting the desired ground speed – and the four-speed transmission will set the powertrain for optimum efficiency. >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
From Wood Waste to Biomass Fuel with Volvo Penta Engines and Arjes Machinery SAVANNAH/USA, March 3, 2017 – Volvo Penta, manufacturer of engines and power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications, supports the recycling of waste wood in Savannah, Georgia. A 16-liter Volvo Penta diesel engine powering an Arjes VZ 850 DK primary shredder helps to recycle wood waste to produce biomass fuel as a renewable energy source. >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
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
Prime Horizontal launches MudVis System BEVERWIJK/THE NETHERLANDS, February 2, 2017 – Dutch-based Prime Horizontal, supplier for HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling), is launching a newly developed, automated mud viscosity and specific gravity measuring and logging system called MudVis. Designed for the HDD industry, MudVis takes samples of stock or mixing tank bentonite at preset intervals. >more
Hobas Cooling Water Pipeline for Austrian Steel Plant DONAWITZ/AUSTRIA, January 27, 2017 – For the steel manufacturer voestalpine AG in Donawitz, a more than 100 m long Hobas GRP Pressure Pipeline De 1720 has been installed by means of curved jacking. Despite challenging circumstances, the installation was successfully completed within only two months. >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
Exemplary Pipeline Crossing using Herrenknecht Technology WIERZCHOWICE/CZESZÓW/POLAND, January 24, 2017 – In the fall of 2016, drilling contractor PPI Chrobok S.A. installed two new gas pipelines in Poland. The alignment runs along existing gas lines and through geologically challenging terrain. With the laying of the 700 and 464-meter-long pipelines, Herrenknecht's Direct Pipe technology was used in Poland for the first time. >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
Volvo CE Headquarters move from Belgium to Sweden GOTHENBURG/SWEDEN, January 17, 2017 – Volvo Construction Equipment has announced that its headquarters will move from Brussels, Belgium to Gothenburg, Sweden – the company's origin country. The CE headquarters' move to Sweden does not only bring the Volvo businesses closer together physically but is also expected to add to their cooperation. The Brussels location has been up and running since the 1980s. >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
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
Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Hobas and Amiantit combine European Businesses DAMMAM/SAUDI ARABIA, KLAGENFURT/AUSTRIA, December 19, 2016 – WIG Wietersdorfer Holding GmbH and Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company announced their plans to merge their European pipe businesses Hobas Europe and Amiantit Europe including Flowtite Technology. Both companies are specialized in the production of high performance plastic pipe systems and plan to operate as one unit under a 50:50 ownership structure. >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
Paving a Dragstrip in Norway with Vögele and Hamm Equipment JESSHEIM/NORWAY, December 9, 2016 – Drivers in dragster races do not solely rely on technology for reaching extreme speeds but also on perfectly even and gripping tracks. For the rehabilitation of Gardermoen Raceway – the only permanent dragstrip in Norway – asphalt paving equipment by Vögele and Hamm was used. >more
Powerscreen enters the Chinese Market at bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, December 8, 2016 – The mobile crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Powerscreen announced their intention to enter to the Chinese market at bauma China, Shanghai. In 2016 Powerscreen, based in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, marks half a century of supplying the crushing and screening industry around the world. >more
IFAT Eurasia: Billion Euro Investments to improve environmental Standards in Turkey ISTANBUL/TURKEY, November 28, 2016 – In February 2017, the international trade fair IFAT Eurasia will take place in Istanbul, welcoming the Eurasian environmental technology industry. The host country alone offers extensive market opportunities: To meet European standards in the areas of drinking water, wastewater and waste, Turkey will have to invest well in excess of 23 billion euro by 2023. >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
Caterpillar offers new flat-floor Bucket for Wheel Loaders PEORIA/USA, November 17, 2016 – Caterpillar Attachments now offers a Performance Series flat-floor bucket designed specifically for Cat M and K Series small wheel loaders. For light-grading and back-dragging applications Caterpillar claims superior results based on new characteristics of the Performance Series. >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
Volvo's Construction Climate Challenge funds new environmental Research BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, November 10, 2016 – Two new research projects that aim to reduce CO2 emissions have been selected to receive funding from the Construction Climate Challenge initiative, hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment. The chosen projects are the Implementation of Procurement Requirements for Sustainable Collaboration in Infrastructure (Impres) and the Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT). >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
ProKasro cures a 280 m long Liner under Vistula River KRAKOW/POLAND, October 31, 2016 – A culvert running under the Vistula river in Poland was in need of renovation, which involved curing of a 280 metres long liner. The German-based contractor Akwa, liner manufacturer Brandenburger and UV provider ProKasro worked together on this underground project in Krakow. >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
MB Crusher at bauma China 2016 SHANGHAI/CHINA, October 25, 2016 – MB Shanghai, Chinese branch office of MB Crusher, will be on stage at bauma China 2016, Asia‘s most important event for the construction industry. The event will be held at the New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China (22nd – 25th November). >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
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
Polymer Resin Concrete Pipes for Miami's Sewage System MIAMI/USA, September 30, 2016 – A demanding building project: In the second largest city of Florida it was necessary to install a new, more powerful pumping station including the required pipelines. The German-based company meyer-Polycrete supplied its innovative polymer resin concrete pipes for the job. >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
Scene for future Ideas: Debut for Innovation Plaza at Wasser Berlin International 2017 BERLIN/GERMANY, September 20, 2016 – Innovations are key to ensuring growth and employment. That is why the Innovation Plaza will be celebrating its debut at Wasser Berlin International 2017. As a place for holding creative meetings and exchanging new ideas it will be the focus of a dedicated area in Hall 3. >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
Wasser Berlin International: Congress highlights future Challenges for the Water Industry BERLIN/GERMANY, September 8, 2016 – In the years to come the water industry will face huge challenges both at national and international level, particularly where the environment and sustainability are concerned. At the Congress of Wasser Berlin International – taking place in the German capital from 28 to 31 March 2017 – the latest issues and developments around the topic of water will be discussed. Trade visitors can find products, services and solutions from every part of the water industry. >more
Atlas Copco Middle East wins breakthrough Order for World’s largest serial hydraulic Breaker DAMMAM/SAUDI ARABIA, September 6, 2016 – The Middle East`s first Atlas Copco HB 10000 hydraulic breaker has recently been commissioned in Saudi Arabia. Eastern Province Cement Company (EPCC) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia are the first to benefit from the world’s largest commercially available hydraulic breaker, Atlas Copco’s HB 10000. >more
New Herrenknecht TBM: Europe’s largest all set for Tunnelling Job in Italy SCHWANAU/GERMANY, September 5, 2016 – The new titan among European tunnel boring machines has been completed: the Herrenknecht TBM for the Santa Lucia Tunnel in the Apennines has a diameter of 15.87 meters. It towers above the previous European record holder by more than 20 centimeters and is the largest machine ever made at the Schwanau plant. >more
Wacker Neuson and Caterpillar to end strategic Alliance for mini hydraulic Excavators in 2018 HÖRSCHING/AUSTRIA, September 1, 2016 – In 2010, Wacker Neuson and Caterpillar entered into a strategic alliance which saw Wacker Neuson developing and producing mini hydraulic excavators under three tons operating weight exclusively for Caterpillar at its production plant in Hörsching, Austria. Initiated by Caterpillar, both parties have now agreed to end their strategic alliance as of May 31, 2018. >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
Asphalt Removal by Wirtgen in record-breaking Time: New Runway for Sardinia ALGHERO/ITALY, August 15, 2016 – Located roughly 8 km northwest of the city of Alghero, Alghero-Fertilia Airport is one of three commercial airports on the Italian island, along with Cagliari Elmas and Olbia. Maintenance works of the runway surface course over a length of 2.1 km were due –this is where three Wirtgen cold milling machines and two Wirtgen soil stabilizers demonstrated their productivity and reliability. >more
New Cat Motor Grader has larger Engine and increased Fuel Efficiency PEORIA/USA, August 12, 2016 – A new addition to the range: The Cat 14M3 motor grader builds on the solid design of predecessor models with a larger engine, increased fuel efficiency, improved machine balance, enhanced transmission performance, advanced electro-hydraulic steering, more powerful telematics, and added operator-safety/convenience features. >more
Kögel wins the “Logistra best practice: Innovations 2016“ Award BURTENBACH/GERMANY, August 10, 2016 – With the "best practice: Innovations 2016" award, the trade journal Logistra acknowledges innovations in intralogistics and the commercial vehicle sector. The side-protection net by the joint project “DoKEP Side-protection net” of Dolezych, Kögel and TÜV Nord succeeded in the transport security category. Trailer manufacturer Kögel uses the side-protection net as a replacement for aluminium and wooden slats. >more
ZF Group to set-up Technology Center in India PUNE/INDIA, August 8, 2016 – Automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG is setting up its first ever India Technology Center in Hyderabad which will be dedicated to software and mechanical engineering. The new Technology Center will support ZF’s global development teams while enabling the company to accelerate local product development. >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
1st Trenchless Romania Conference & Exhibition 2016 created an Impact for a future No-Dig Region BUCHAREST/ROMANIA, July 27, 2016 – Trenchless Romania is the region's most important event dedicated to trenchless technologies, that aims to present all innovations in the latest technologies for installation and refurbishment of underground utilities. The event in Bucharest was supported by RoSTT (Romanian Society for Trenchless Technologies) and GSTT (German Society for Trenchless Technologies). >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
CLdN Cargo BV orders 100 Kögel Cargo Rail with RoRo Equipment BURTENBACH/GERMANY, July 22, 2016 – CLdN Cargo BV from Rotterdam /Netherlands is capitalising on 100 new Kögel Cargo Rails in its vehicle fleet. CLdN Cargo BV offers door-to-door transport using their own trailers via short sea shipping, to and from Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal and Scandinavia. It also provides forwarding and logistics services via all modes of transport within Europe. >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
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
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
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
Gotthard Base Tunnel: Bauer Expertise for the longest and deepest Railway Tunnel in the World GOTTHARD MASSIF/SWITZERLAND, June 14, 2016 – The Gotthard Base Tunnel in the Swiss Alps – the longest and deepest railway tunnel in the world – was ceremonially opened in the presence of state guests from across Europe. The tunnel is 57 kilometers long and runs up to 2,300 meters below the Alps. The Swiss subsidiary of Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH and Bauer Umwelt GmbH were also involved in the construction project of the century. >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
50 years of IFAT: A look back at the beginnings MUNICH/GERMANY, May 11, 2016 – From May 30 to June 3 the IFAT will take place at the Messe München exhibition center, 50 years after the international trade fair was held for the first time. A lot has changed since then. >more
Terex Minerals Processing Systems launches two new portable Plants CEDAR RAPIDS/USA, May 6, 2016 – Terex Minerals Processing Systems announces two additions to its product range of crushing and screening equipment – the CRC1150 portable cone plant and the CRH1313R portable impactor and screen plant. >more
Manitowoc Cranes help build one of Europe’s most expensive Roads in La Réunion LA RÉUNION/FRANCE, May 4, 2016 – A team of 16 Manitowoc, Grove and Potain cranes are working together to help build a 1.7 billion Euros coastal road around France’s Reunion Island. The 12.3 km highway will have three lanes in each direction. The cranes will remain on the project for two years. >more
Borehole creation with the new full face hole opener SCHWANAU/GERMANY, May 4, 2016 – Borehole creation in rock used to be a time and equipment consuming process. This is supposed to change now, as Herrenknecht released its new full face hole opener. How does this new rock cutting tool work and why is it supposed to revolutionize the HDD cutting tool market? >more
Pirtek gloves: Protection against hydraulic fluid COLOGNE/GERMANY, April 28, 2016 – Special caution is necessary while working at hydraulic hoses: In the case of tiny brakes in the conduit, hydraulic fluid is ejected at a high velocity, possibly causing severe injuries. The new protection gloves from Pirtek are supposed to prevent this. >more
Terex Trucks going after one of the world´s richest clay deposits MOTHERWELL/SCOTLAND, April 13, 2016 – Right next to an ancient coastline whose layers of rock record some 185 million years of history, nine Terex trucks help to uncover one of the world´s richest clay deposits. Peter Andrews, the owner of the mining site just outside Wareham, Dorset, points out the benefits of his trucks. >more
Bauer Maschinen GmbH: price for safety concept WILLINGEN/GERMANY, April 6, 2016 – The Bauer Maschinen GmbH from Germany was awarded a price for a new safety concept for drilling rigs. Furthermore, they received a price for innovation in the construction and construction machinery industry. What is the concept about, which makes the drilling rigs award winning? >more
Annual CECE Economic Report 2016 BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, March 30, 2016 – According to the Annual CECE Economic Report 2016, the European construction equipment market performs relatively well in global comparison. But what is the forecast for the future like? >more
Liebherr XPower Wheel Loaders receive iF Design Award 2016 BIBERACH AN DER RISS/GERMANY, MARCH 23, 2016 – Liebherr recently received the iF Design Award 2016 for their XPower Wheel Loaders. The german producer of construction equipment emphasizes the improved design of the new wheel Loaders L 550 to L 586. Under the hood Liebherr uses technology from the agriculture industry from 1973. >more
SDLG returns to bauma to highlight ongoing international Expansion MUNICH/GERMANY, March 16, 2016 – SDLG will return to the world’s largest construction equipment fair, bauma, announcing an expanded product line, a stronger global sales network and much bigger customer base. On display at bauma will be a range of SDLG’s best sellers, plus a number of new launches – all designed to meet the company’s core principles of reliable performance, robust design and better value for customers. >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
Zoomlion: The roaring Lion is hungry MILAN/ITALY, March 8, 2016 – In English, Zoomlion means roaring Lion. Since 2011, the Boston Consulting group lists Zoomlion – as the only construction equipment manufacturer in China – in its ranking of the „Global Challengers“. The company is growing faster than the competition and the consultants believe Zoomlion may master the challenging ascend towards a global market leader. >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
LiuGong takes the next step ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, March 1, 2016 – Wheel-loader specialist LiuGong from Southwest China advances further and further in its internationalization drive. As market shares in Balkan countries touch 30% and news of increasing UK sales make the headlines, LiuGong says they’re just about to be ready for Germany, which they consider the ultimate challenge. >more
Chicago Pneumatic introduces lightweight forward plate compactor CHICAGO/USA, February 29, 2016 – Chicago Pneumatic has expanded its compaction equipment range with the launch of a lightweight, powerful and robust forward plate compactor. The MV58 is easy to operate, manoeuvre and maintain, and promises fast and highly efficient compaction performance in a unit weighing less than 70 kg. >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
Wirtgen's Mobile Machines with Integrated "S-Pack" Spreader Module at bauma 2016 MUNICH/GERMANY, February 22, 2016 – Construction machinery manufacturer Wirtgen provides a range of mobile machines and systems for a variety of applications in its recycling and soil stabilisation product division. The "S-Pack" (spreader pack) allows binding agent to be spread without generating clouds of dust. The spreader module will be making its bauma debut in Munich, installed in the Wirtgen WR 250. >more
Wacker Neuson Group Expands its Executive Board MUNICH/GERMANY, February 11, 2016 – As of April 1, 2016, the Dutch Jan Willem Jongert (51) will join the Executive Board of Wacker Neuson SE. In his new role as Chief Sales Officer (CSO), Jongert will be responsible for the global sales, service, logistics and marketing activities of the Wacker Neuson Group. >more
THINK BIG! Live at bauma 2016 MUNICH/GERMANY, February 8, 2016 – Following its successful launch at bauma in 2013, the second “THINK BIG!” initiative is being held at bauma 2016 in Munich. On 3,000 square meters of space, “THINK BIG!” will feature a programme focusing on technical training, educational and career opportunities in the construction and building materials machinery industry. >more
MC-Bauchemie Develops New Biodegradable Concrete Release Agents BOTTROP/GERMANY, February 1, 2016 – MC-Bauchemie, producer of building chemical products and technologies, has developed two new products – Ortolan Bio 780 and 780 KS – for fair-face concrete finishing. >more
Komatsu Europe Launches New Wheel Loader VILVOORDE/BELGIUM, January 26, 2016 – Komatsu Europe presents the WA470-8 wheel loader, a utility performer with an EU Stage IV engine and fuel consumption up to 8 % lower than for the WA470-7. Based on the qualities of its predecessor, the new Komatsu WA470-8 offers stability, breakout power and tractive effort and is suitable for moving, transport or loading jobs. Machine attachments for waste handling or quarry applications are available. >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
"Built For It" – Caterpillar Exhibiting at bauma 2016 MUNICH/GERMANY, January 22, 2016 – Caterpillar and its German dealer, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, will exhibit a suite of technologies, services and equipment at bauma 2016 under the theme “Built for It.” On a display space of roughly 8200 square metres, the company will showcase safety, productivity and equipment management solutions, as well as about 60 Cat products, work tools and dealer-delivered support services. >more
bauma Open Innovation – New Service Platform for the Sector MUNICH/GERMANY, January 19, 2016 – In time for bauma 2016 Messe München is launching a new service for the sector: the “bauma Open Innovation”-online platform. bauma participants and other professionals interested in the sector can use this platform to search for a solution for innovation-related challenges, by turning to Messe München’s cross-disciplinary network of contacts. >more
New Genie Rotating Telehandler Helps Build Tunnel in Italy CAPOSELE/ITALY, January 15, 2016 – A rotating telehandler – the new Genie GTH-5021 R – supports the complex drilling and consolidation of a water tunnel near Caposele in southern Italy. The tunnel, named the Pavoncelli Bis, is being built to replace the original early 20th century Pavoncelli Tunnel. The latter was closed following damage caused by an earthquake that affected the Campania region surrounding Naples in 1980. >more
Armacell launches own production facility in Russia LOBNYA/RUSSIA, January 8, 2016 – Armacell, a manufacturer of flexible insulation foams for the equipment insulation market and a provider of engineered foams, launches a new production facility in Russia. The plant is located in Lobnya, north of Moscow. >more
Sany: Chinese Entrepreneurial Spirit Goes Global BEDBURG/GERMANY, December 17, 2015 – Sany, who spectacularly acquired Putzmeister in 2012, is one of China’s largest four construction machinery equipment manufacturers besides Zoomlion, XCMG and LiuGong. It was long silent around Sany in Europe. But now the foundation is laid and Sany is ready for the European market. >more
How to: Setting Up a 14m Christmas Tree ZWEIBRÜCKEN/GERMANY, December 15, 2015 – For the Blüggel company, it has long become a routine job: This year as well, the Eslohe-based crane service provider has once again set up the Christmas tree for the town of Winterberg. To take the difficult to access tree from forest to marketplace, the company decided to use a Terex Challenger 3180 all terrain crane. >more
Kone Opens 236m Elevator Test Tower in China KUNSHAN/CHINA, December 14, 2015 – Kone, one of the global players in the elevator and escalator industry, has opened one of the world's tallest elevator test towers. The new 36-floor tower is located in Eastern China and can accommodate single and double-decker elevators for testing. >more
Construction of World’s Largest Fusion Energy Facility in Full Swing MARSEILLE/FRANCE, December 11, 2015 – In Southern France, nothing less but the future of clean energy is being researched at ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor). The construction of the complex structure to host the Tokamak-shaped fusion reactor requires a massive amount of material, which is to be handled by six Potain tower cranes on site. >more
Kobelco Europe Launches Redesigned Website ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, December 10, 2015 – Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe launched its new website in a responsive design, which works well on desktop computers, tablets and smartphones alike. Easily accessible information and regular updates with further spectacular imagery and quality video content where relevant add to the relaunch. >more
Schaeff Transverse Cutting Units "Made in Germany" GANDERKEESE/GERMANY, December 3, 2015 – Atlas Maschinen GmbH have relocated their complete production of Schaeff transverse cutting units to their factory in Vechta, Northern Germany, and continue to distribute these cutting units under the Schaeff name. >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, www.kobelco-europe.com. 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
Earth Moving Safety: Uncertainty among manufacturers after Warning on visibility FRANKFURT/GERMANY, November 23, 2015 – Ever since the EU Commission issued a warning relating to the standard in which the provisions covering visibility requirements for earth-moving machinery are set out, there has been widespread uncertainty among manufacturers and operators alike. A position paper by Germany’s machine makers is intended to help clarify the situation. >more
Komatsu Europe Buys Lehnhoff BADEN-BADEN/GERMANY, November 19, 2015 – The owner family Lehnhoff has decided to sell all its shares of the Lehnhoff group to Komatsu’s European subsidiary. A corresponding agreement was signed in early November, subject to the approvals of the relevant merger control authorities. >more
Germany: Massive Autobahn-Bridge torn down overnight ULM/GERMANY, November 12, 2015 – A reinforced concrete bridge over the Autobahn 8 between Merklingen and Nellingen in Southern Germany was successfully demolished overnight. There is now nothing to stop the widening of the A 8 to 6 lanes or construction of the parallel high-speed Wendlingen-to-Ulm railway link. >more
Trelleborg Increases Production Capacity TAURAGE/LITHUANIA, November 11, 2015 – Trelleborg, known for its no-dig pipe rehabilitation solutions, is about to open a new production line in Lithuania for a new pipe liner product. It will enable Trelleborg to service the entire pipe cycle with its solutions, technical support and expertise more effectively. >more
French-Belgian Gas Pipeline Progressing DUNKIRK/FRANCE, November 9, 2015 – In northern France, just south of the port of Dunkirk, work on a new natural gas pipeline from France to Belgium is in full swing. The construction is helped by a Volvo PL4809D rotating pipelayer, which proved its worth in the international project. >more
New Website for used Liebherr Earthmoving Machines KIRCHDORF(ILLER)/GERMANY, November 6, 2015 – Liebherr has given its online used machine portal for earthmoving machines a major revamp. The new site http://used.liebherr.com is now online. All used machines from the Liebherr Earth Moving Division will be available for sale on this internet platform. >more
Berlin’s New U-Bahn: East-West Gap Closed BERLIN/GERMANY, November 4, 2015 – The tunnel boring machine (TBM) “Bärlinde”, a Herrenknecht Mixshield, has successfully reached its target at Berlin’s touristic Brandenburg gate. The undercutting of the river Spree and the Spree Canal with overburdens of sometimes only five meters was a challenge. Thanks to modifications to the machine, elaborate ballasting of the river and canal beds with steel plates was not required. >more
All you need to know about hydraulic attachments in one informative guide ESSEN/GERMANY, October 30, 2015 – Recently published by Atlas Copco is an extensive guide to hydraulic attachments, comprising more than 100 pages of useful information about the machinery and methods of use. The guide was written for the company's own beginners, new distributors, and others. It is available free of charge to customers and anyone with an interest in the subject. >more
Crushing without Crusher FARA VICENTINO/ITALY, October 28, 2015 - Rising costs for disposal and increasingly strict environmental regulations make construction waste and excavated material an ever growing problem. Hence, why not re-use the material on-site? MB Crusher, the inventor of the crushing bucket for excavators, has widened and completed its product portfolio and is all lined up to fundamentally challenge mobile crushers. >more
LiuGong Enters France ROUEN/FRANCE, October 27, 2015 – LuiGong officially enters the French market and signs its new dealer DiviMat. The Chinese earth moving experts introduce their “Value for Money (VfM)” machines to the saturated French market, where they expect a bright future nonetheless. >more
At their UK open Day Terex Finlay introduced new crushing and screening models WESTPORT (CT)/USA, October 23, 2015 - Terex Finlay hosted a UK customer open day in Doncaster,