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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Linden Comansa Updates Tower Cranes PAMPLONA/SPAIN, December 21, 2015 – The LC2100 series is one of the most successful of tower crane manufacturer Linden Comansa. Over the last few months, the manufacturer’s R&D team has optimised this series, resulting in enhanced load capacity for various models. These updates are now available to the market. >more
TomTom launches fleet management platform in Chile and Mexico AMSTERDAM/THE NETHERLANDS, December 18, 2015 – TomTom Telematics has launched its award-winning fleet management platform in Chile and Mexico. This may help to reduce fuel spending and even save some companies time in some of the world’s most congested cities. >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
No-Dig Moscow: The Epitome of Underground Infrastructure in Russia MOSCOW/RUSSIA, November 25, 2015 – From April 26-28, 2016, Trenchless Technology (NO-DIG Moscow) and Municipal Infrastructure (CityPipe-2016) trade fairs will once again join forces with leading infrastructure exhibitions to host professionals working in the trenchless and municipal infrastructure industries in Russia and beyond. >more
Atlas Maschinen Expands Cutter Business in South America SANTIAGO/CHILE, November 24, 2015 – Atlas Maschinen announces a new dealer for cutter units in Chile, South America: Perforock. The dealer specializes successfully in niche demolition and drilling applications. >more
Terex: New XXL-Mobile Cone Crusher OMAGH/UNITED KINGDOM, November 19, 2015 – The new C-1554 cone crusher is the latest addition to the Terex Finlay range of tracked mobile cone crushers. It is larger than any other Terex Finlay mobile cone crusher. >more
Mine in the Jungle SAINT-ELIE/FRENCH GUIANA, November 16, 2015 – When the job site is reachable only by helicopter, one needs reliable equipment on site. The efficiency and low maintenance of 15 Terex Trucks articulated haulers are proving well for working in such a remote location: A vast gold mine surrounded by Southern American jungle. >more
Ayrton Senna Highway rehabilitated with Cold Recycling SAO PAULO/BRAZIL, July 2, 2015 - The SP-070, also known as the Ayrton Senna Highway, is another motorway in Brazil where the time-saving, cost-efficient and eco-friendly benefits of the cold recycling process have been put to the test. >more
Terex Expands its Network in the Americas DURAND/USA- June 3, 2015 – Material handling equipment maker Terex expands its American operations by inducting several high ranking professionals. Global Director Simon Croker lets no doubt about Terex’ further ambitions. >more
Trimble Introduces New Control System for Dozers SUNNYVALE/USA, May 27, 2015 – Trimble, American expert for location-based solutions for machinery in various industries, claims to improve productivity and performance of dozers massively. Its sensors are much more sensitive than any human operator can be and allow up to 40% faster grading, says Trimble. >more
LiuGong is Challenging the Slowdown PARIS/FRANCE, May 21, 2015 – After three years of successive contraction of the global construction machinery markets, LiuGong is not willing to accept this as the “new normality”. Instead, the earth moving specialist proclaims a new era, which leaves one full of expectation. >more
Fourth Overseas Factory: LiuGong Invests in Brazil SAO PAULO/BRASIL, April 17, 2015 – LiuGong, one of China’s large construction machine manufacturers, announced it will spend R$ 120 million (37 million Euro) in the country during the opening ceremony of its first factory in Brazil. The plant is located in Mogi Guaçu, a city located in the countryside, 180 km from São Paulo. LiuGong plans to deliver the first equipment from April 2015. >more
Innovative Transport in Tunnels: CargoCap Presented at the United Nations GENEVA/SWITZERLAND, April 07, 2015 – Have you ever considered sending your cargo underground instead of over ground? The innovative idea of transport pipelines dates back to the 90s. >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
No Material Spillage along the Way ROSENFELD/GERMANY, August 6, 2014 - Loss of material can be expensive in the long term for operators of conveyor systems such as those used in coal mining, underground mining or in gravel plants. The energy of impact during transfer is a frequent reason for the loss. Flexco Europe GmbH supplies and installs impact beds that slow down the speed at which the bulk material falls. >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
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
Rehabilitating Roads for the World Cup in Brazil by Cold Milling WINDHAGEN/GERMANY, June 16, 2014 - The rehabilitation work must proceed speedily and economically, minimizing the obstruction to traffic. To meet these requirements, the contractor Fremix Engenharia e Comércio Ltda. elected to use a Wirtgen cold milling machine W 200 with super-fine milling drum. >more
Raise Boring Rigs for Shafts up to 2,000 Meter Depth SCHWANAU/GERMANY, May 22, 2014 - With growing demand for raw materials, mines are applying increasing effort and expense to open up deep and difficult to access resources. With this in mind, the new Herrenknecht product portfolio of Raise Boring Rigs allows the optimal drilling of shafts with larger diameters at depths of up to 2,000 meters. In the new and further development of Raise Boring Rigs, Herrenknecht draws on proven technologies and components as well as on extensive knowhow in the area of mechanized tunnelling technology. >more
IFAT more successful than ever before MUNICH/GERMANY, May 13, 2014 – IFAT 2014, five-day showcase of environmental technology in Munich, has come to an end and Eugen Egetenmeir, Managing Director of Messe München, was overwhelmed with the response: “IFAT has broken all previous records. We were able to welcome more than 135,000 visitors from all over the world to this event. That is impressive.” >more
Ritchie Bros. completes final Auctions of 2013 VANCOUVER/CANADA, January 13, 2014 - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, sold approximately $3.8 billion of equipment at 356 unreserved auctions around the world in 2013. This represents a 3% decrease in gross auction proceeds (GAP) compared to the record GAP the Company generated last year. >more
Zoomlion Cifa Brazil is already a Reality SENAGO/ITALY, January 9, 2014 - Zoomlion group has opened a production site in Brazil called Zoomlion CIFA Brazil, situated in the city of Indaiatuba about 90 km far from San Paolo and dedicated only to the production of concrete machinery, in addition to another site dedicated to other lines of machinery for construction. >more
Wacker Neuson reports highest 9M Revenue since the Merger MUNICH/GERMANY, November 13, 2013 - Despite the difficult economic climate, Munich-based light and compact equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson reported an upturn in business in the third quarter of 2013. The Group remains committed to its forecast for 2013. >more
Trenchless Pipe Rehabilitation for perfect Drinking Water Pipes SCHIEDER-SCHWALENBERG/GERMANY, October 29, 2013 – The quality and availability of water is essential for human health and the ecological system, and it is a basis for economic growth and development. Every year about 3.5 million people die as a result of poor water supply – and the world population is steadily growing. In addition to the challenges which water management faces in regard to the increasing demand for water, this year's United Nations international year of water cooperation has also pushed questions to the foreground concerning the accessibility and distribution of water, as well as water services. >more
World Cup’s Manaus Stadium under Construction with Terex Cranes MANAUS/BRAZIL, October 17, 2013 - For the construction of Manaus’s “Arena da Amazonia” stadium, three different companies - Andrade Guitierrez, Entec, and Tomiasi - combined their expertise and Terex equipment to work on one of the world’s most innovative stadiums. They used Genie aerial working platforms and Terex tower, crawler, all terrain, rough terrain and truck cranes. >more
Wacker Neuson Cabin Dumpers in Northern Chile Mining Operation MUNICH/GERMANY, October 11, 2013: Safety is a top priority in the mining industry. Safety is therefore a key factor at Wacker Neuson. Two 3001 cabin dumpers from Wacker Neuson transport material under harsh conditions from a mine in Tocopilla in the Antofagasta region in northern Chile, thereby meeting all safety requirements and comfort desires. >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
World Cup Countdown Clocks in Brazil feat. Products of MC Bauchemie BOTTROP/GERMANY, September 10, 2013 - Exactly one year before the football World Cup’s kick off in Brazil, the nation's football idol Pelé starts the official countdown clock in Rio de Janeiro. Designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer, the clock is counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to the start of the World Cup. More countdown clocks will be installed at all the other World Cup venues. For the production of these clocks also product systems of MC-Bauchemie were used. >more
Las Bambas Copper Mine: Positive Outlook for Construction Progress in the Andes AMSTETTEN/GERMANY, September 9, 2013 - The site of the new Las Bambas copper mine is in one of the remotest regions of the Andes. The work on building the ore-extraction infrastructure is currently the biggest construction project in Peru, comprising several crushing plants, tunnels and a dam. Contractors Bechtel have taken up the manifold challenges of this vast new facility located at over 4000 m above sea level, with Doka at their side as their partner for formwork technology. >more
Brazil’s World Cup Stadium takes Shape with Grove Cranes SAO PAULO/BRAZIL, September 6, 2013 - Two Grove cranes are constructing a massive soccer stadium in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. The Arena Corinthians, located on the east side of São Paulo, will host some of the tournament’s games before becoming the new home of the Brazilian Club Corinthians soccer team. The World Cup is a high-profile event, watched around the world — and it’s no surprise that Grove cranes are playing a vital role in completing this high-profile job. >more
Panama Canal – Epoch-Making Project ESSEN/GERMANY, September 2, 2013 - The 81.6 kilometer long Panama Canal, one of the world’s most important waterways, is currently undergoing extensive civil construction, widening and deepening at a cost of around four billion Euros. A key element of the Expansion Program is the construction of two new lock complexes on the Atlantic and Pacific sides, each around 1,200 meters long. >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
Volvo opens SDLG Excavator Factory in Brazil PEDERNEIRAS, SAO PAULO/BRAZIL, August 22, 2013 - Production has started in Brazil of excavators from Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co., Ltd (Lingong). The SDLG-branded machines will be built in a $10 million purpose-built assembly hall within the Volvo Group facility in Pederneiras, in the state São Paulo. >more
Emerging Markets as Chance for Valve Makers (Part II) DÜSSELDORF, August 7, 2013 – Some fear emerging markets, others place their bets on them. Competition from companies from threshold countries is growing rapidly, yet at the same time demand for machinery and plants from industrialized Western countries is high, in order to maintain the upswing. Read the second part of our view on emerging markets as opportunities for valve makers, starting with Brazil. >more
Emerging Markets as Chance for Valve Makers (Part I) DUSSELDORF/GERMANY, August 2, 2013 - Some fear emerging markets, others place their bets on them. Competition from companies from threshold countries is growing rapidly, yet at the same time demand for machinery and plants from industrialized Western countries is high, in order to maintain the upswing. One thing is certain – success has pampered emerging markets in the past years, even when other states were slightly weakened. In the end, this creates an opportunity in uncertain times for makers and exporters of industrial valves. >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
VDMA member companies off to South America FRANKFURT/MAIN, GERMANY, April 10, 2013 The association of construction equipment and building material machinery, which is part of VDMA, will hold its road show called “Cement +Minerals” from May 2nd to 10th, 2013 stopping at Peru, Chile and Brazil. >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