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Greschner of Wacker Neuson: "Focus on continued Growth" MUNICH/GERMANY, August 10, 2017 – Since January 2017, Alexander Greschner (46), Chief Sales Officer of the Wacker Neuson Group, has been responsible for global sales, service, logistics and marketing in the executive board of Wacker Neuson SE. In an interview, Mr. Greschner talks about key themes and market potentials for the three brands Wacker Neuson, Weidemann and Kramer. >more
Cat Excavator appears in new Movie “Transformers: The Last Knight” PEORIA/USA, July 7, 2017 – A Cat excavator is next in line to carry on the tradition of Cat equipment appearing on the big screen when it joins the team of hero robots in the highly anticipated film “Transformers: The Last Knight,” directed by Michael Bay having opened in cinemas now. Audiences will spot the Cat excavator among vehicles hiding in an auto salvage yard along with Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) and a group of the heroic Autobots. >more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SDLG Grader launches at bauma Conexpo India GURGAON/INDIA, December 15, 2016 – This year’s bC India – taking place at the HUDA Ground near Delhi from December 12 to 15 – marks the official launch in the country of the G9138 motor grader from SDLG. The new unit is aiming to help India meet fast-rising demand for road building equipment, offering a lighter and more economical option to contractors. >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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Far from the madding crowd – Volvo Machines working at a Madagascan Chromite Mine BRIEVILLE/MADAGASCAR, March 8, 2016 – Rich in natural resources, but poor in the infrastructure needed to extract, refine and export them, Madagascar’s resurgent resource sector is helping to power its economic growth and future prosperity – with Volvo Construction Equipment playing a key role. >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
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
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
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
Construction at the Pan Borneo Highway project supposed to start next year KOTA KINABALU/MALAYSIA, October 15, 2015 - As reported on constructions on the Pan Borneo Highway project will start within the first quarter of 2016. >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
India to Spend USD 3 billion on Upgrading National Highways to Expressways NEW DELHI/INDIA, September 8, 2015 – In order to address the problems of its shoddy infrastructure, the Indian government has approved approximately USD 3 billion to upgrade the country’s national highways. >more
Chinese Company Supplies Road Building Machines in Ethiopian Road Project ADDIS ABABA/ETHOPIA, August 24, 2015 – Ethiopia is undergoing a massive construction spree in the infrastructure space. Construction equipment providers are making a beeline to take advantage of the massive construction exercise in the rapidly developing country. >more
A precise Base Grade is half the Battle - Telescopic Screeding System TAS-UNI ERDMANNHAUSEN/GERMANY, July 30, 2015 - Preparing the base grade is essential before installing pavement or slabs. In addition to a thoroughly compacted sub grade, a properly installed base grade at the right height is the most important requirement to ensure that pavement lasts many years, even under heavy loads and difficult weather conditions. >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
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
Volvo assists in Portugal’s largest road tunnel project PORTO/PORTUGAL, June 19, 2015 - Volvo construction equipment is working at the Túnel do Marão project – one of the largest road tunnels in the Iberian Penninsula. >more
United Kingdom: SP 25i Slipform Paver masters a special job CANNOCK/UK, June 4, 2015 - Wirtgen SP 25i was used on the M6 motorway near Cannock together with a Wirtgen ISF 25i (independent side feeder) in order to pave a concrete slab under difficult conditions. >more
Japanese Government to Develop Eleven Industrial Townships in India NEW DELHI/INDIA, June 2, 2015 – Under the reins of its new prime minister, rapidly industrializing India has been witnessing loads of investments in its infrastructure sector for some time. Japan is helping one of the fastest growing Asian economies to develop eleven industrial townships across the country. >more
Volvo paver used in Kiruna almost two kilometers below the ground KIRUNA/SWEDEN, March 5, 2015 - A Volvo paver was adapted to suit conditions nearly two kilometres below the ground in the world’s largest iron ore mine. >more
Ammann introducing the new pivot-steered tandem roller ARP 95 LANGENTHAL/SWITZERLAND, February 26, 2015 - Ammann, the swiss manufacturer of road construction equipment and machines recently introduced its new pivot-steered tandem roller ARP 95. >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
Vibrations under Control? TIRSCHENREUTH/GERMANY, December 9, 2014 - When it comes to compaction in city areas Hamm completely relies on its VIO- drum. Compactors are also considered a good thing at Hamm – if they are mounted on a Hamm drum roller. >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
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
Strabag Consortium building €300 million Undercrossing for Brenner Base Tunnel VIENNA/AUSTRIA, November 6, 2014 - The construction group Strabag, in a consortium with the Italian construction companies Salini Impregilo, Consorzio Cooperative Costruzioni CCC and Collini Lavori, signed the € 300 million contract to build the Eisack Undercrossing section of the Brenner Base Tunnel. >more
Wirtgen Road Technology Days – New solutions for Road Construction WINDHAGEN/GERMANY, October 28, 2014 - The Technology Days organized by the Wirtgen Group are an international industry rendezvous at which the Group presents its extensive range of products and services, as well as application technologies meeting practical needs and gives an exclusive preview of the latest machine highlights. >more
How to build a Tunnel to Sky Larvik/Norway, October 23, 2014 - Famous for its fjords, vast supply of oil and being a great place to watch the Aurora Borealis – more commonly known as the Northern lights – Norway also has an impressive network of tunnels. Close to Larvik in the Vestfold County, around 80 km south of Drammen, two tunnels are currently under construction as part of a state funded infrastructure development program. >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
Revolution or Flop? SCHWALMTAL/GERMANY, October 15, 2014 - With their mounted compactor SBV 240/02 Stehr Special Machines have begun another chapter in the never ending story of „accessory equipment versus special machine“ - with the promising title: Revolution of base course compaction. Once again the prospects of mounted equipment do not look so bad. >more
Highest Concrete Bridge Pier in the World with Peri ACS self-climbing Formwork ISTANBUL/TURKEY, October 8, 2014 - In the north of the Turkish metropolis, the third and largest bridge is currently being built across the Bosphorus. The suspension bridge is supported by two A-shaped pylons and reaches a height of around 330 m thus making it one of the highest in the world. >more
Wirtgen integrated "S-Pack" Spreader Module in Recycling Machinery WINDHAGEN/GERMANY, October 2, 2014 - In its recycling and soil stabilization product division, Wirtgen provides an unrivaled range of mobile machines and systems for a whole variety of applications. The "S-Pack" (spreader pack) allows binding agent to be spread without generating clouds of dust; this addition to the construction machinery manufacturer's product range creates new opportunities for optimizing the range of applications and cost-efficiency. >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
German Manufacturer supplies special Pumps for draining Hongkong Railway Track HONGKONG/CHINA, August 19, 2014 - The MTR Corporation is currently building a new overground and underground high-speed rail network to improve the infrastructure linking up Hong Kong’s outlying districts and connect the center with the New Territories. >more
Road Construction in Minnesota: Quality Control with Pave-IR Scan LIMBURG/GERMANY, August 15, 2014 - During resurfacing of Highway 29 near Alexandria, Minnesota, the road surface was repaved over a distance of about 30 miles. The company that performed the work, Central Specialities Inc., used the Pave-IR™ Scan quality control system for the first time. >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
Premiere in the Baltics TARTU/ESTONIA, July 14, 2014 - The bypass round the city of Tartu is a large-scale infrastructure project now under construction. In terms of formwork engineering, bridging the Emajõgi River is one of the project's biggest chall >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
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
Volvo plays Lead in German Ring Cycle BÖSINGEN/GERMANY, May 28, 2014 - Gebrüder Bantle GmbH is working on a large congestion-busting ring road project in Bösingen, Germany, excavating and building six kilometres of highway and nine bridges. >more
Bentley Civil Software powers Foth’s Design of Multi-Lane Roundabouts in Iowa JOHNSTON(IOWA)/USA, May 14, 2014 - DuPont Pioneer retained Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, to secure funding for widening and reconstructing nearly 1.5 miles of NW 62nd Avenue in Johnston, Iowa, where the company’s world headquarters is expanding.The initiative led to design and construction of a series of four multi-lane roundabouts—the first in the state—to address challenging traffic conditions. >more
Trick of Demolition Crew removed Bridge in Hours ESSEN/GERMANY, May 12, 2014 - When the Colorado Department of Transportation needed to improve operations at Denver’s Pecos Street and Interstate 70 interchange, it chose an Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) approach to minimize interference with traffic flow. A replacement bridge was built near the site to be moved into place on tracked carriers as soon as the existing bridge was down. >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
Terex Finlay introduce 893 Tracked Mobile Heavy Duty Screener OMAGH, CO.TYRONE/NORTHERN IRELAND, April 22, 2014 - The new Terex Finlay 893 is a highly versatile and aggressive machine engineered and built for working in quarrying, mining, construction and demolition debris, topsoil, recycling, sand, gravel, coal, ore and aggregate applications. >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
Cleaning the Cleaners with Flexco ROSENFELD/GERMANY, April 8, 2014 - When it comes to the aggregates business, where equipment is subjected to harsh materials and weather, Flexco belt cleaners are an important part of keeping systems clear and running. But while the cleaners are busy maintaining the belt, what could you do keeping cleaners running smoothly? >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
Cat 834K Wheel Dozer enhanced with new Features PEORIA(ILLINOIS)/USA, March 21, 2014 - The Cat® 834, introduced in the mid-1960s, has set the standard for wheel-dozer design and performance for almost 50 years. The new 834K now builds on the strengths of its predecessors with engine choices that tailor it for use worldwide, a completely new cab, drive-train refinement, new monitoring and diagnostic features, new safety features and structural enhancements. >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
Surface Heater HSH: Available in two new Model Versions MUNICH/GERMANY, March 7, 2014 - Thaw frozen soil or treat concrete with extremely high heat efficiency: Wacker Neuson has offered the only hydronic surface heater available on the market since 2006. >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
Joint Venture between Metso and LiuGong to develop Chinese track-mounted Crushing and Screening Business SHANGHAI/CHINA, February 27, 2014 - Metso and Guangxi Liugong Group Co., Ltd. (LiuGong) have obtained all necessary approvals from the Chinese authorities and the 50%-50% joint venture between the two companies has been officially established. >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
Kleemann at Conexpo 2014: World and American Premiere in Contractor Class GÖPPINGEN/GERMANY, February 18, 2014 - Kleemann presents its completely new generation of Mobicat EVO mobile jaw crushers to the American public for the first time at the Conexpo trade fair in Las Vegas. The radical redesign of the successful EVO mobile impact crusher series is also celebrating its world premiere. >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
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
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
Lebanese Road Project provides Path for Investment LONDON/UK, January 30, 2014 - NAH is undertaking two extensive infrastructure projects in Mount Lebanon Province using Volvo construction equipment to improve tourism and middle-eastern investment. >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
Driving a Highway through the Desert RUB’ AL KHALI DESERT/SAUDI ARABIA, January 7, 2014 - Saudi Arabia has built the first ever highway through the world’s largest and most barren desert – the Empty Quarter – built with the help of a fleet of 95 Volvo machines. >more
Full Speed ahead for the Volvo Express LONDON/ENGLAND, December 30, 2013 - About 400 Volvo machines are being used at the South Europe Atlantic high-speed rail (SEA HSR) development in France, that will run for 188 miles from Tours to Bordeaux. >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
Atlas Copco LP6500 Duplex Roller combines Power with Operator Comfort ESSEN/GERMANY, December 11, 2013 - The high level of operator comfort offered by the LP6500 Duplex Roller is a direct result of Atlas Copco’s focus on ergonomic design. Recently, in a test* performed by the independent technical inspection organization TÜV Nord, the LP6500 was compared with two similar duplex roller models from other manufacturers. The test confirmed that the LP6500 has lower vibrations in the handle and lower machine noise than the other machines tested. >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
OMA completes De Rotterdam ROTTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, December 5, 2013 – OMA these days marked the completion of De Rotterdam, a mixed-use, 160,000m2 slab-tower conceived as a ‘vertical city’ on the river Maas. >more
FIEC welcomes the Connecting Europe Package BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, December 3, 2013 - FIEC takes note of the opportunities created by the Connecting Europe Facility and the new TEN-T Guidelines in realizing a real transport network across the EU. Now, the ball is in the court of the Member States who have to commit themselves to make these projects a reality. >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: WR2400 rehabilitates Motorway in „Golden Quadrilateral“ NEW DELHI/INDIA, November 12, 2013 - The “Golden Quadrilateral” is a gigantic motorway network. Stretching 5,846 km, it connects the Indian metropolises of New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Calcutta. The four-lane sections are currently being rehabilitated and extended to six lanes. Indian construction company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is carrying out this work as part of a PPP project on the south-eastern section, the NH-5 near Chennai. >more
EXCON Special: High-Quality Compression with Stehr Machines SCHWALMTAL/GERMANY, November 12, 2013 - At the Bauma show in 1989, on what was then the Gehl stand, a few people looked astonished as Jürgen Stehr revealed his first SBV 55 H1 hydraulic plate compactor as a mounted device on a small skid steer loader. What was then regarded as a novelty was also the start of the Stehr Story. >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
Optimum Result on sub-optimum Subgrade: Big Sonic-Ski now with four Sensors LIMBURG/GERMANY, November 4, 2013 - Unevenness and road waves pose a hazard to road users. They are also one reason why asphalt roads need to be repaired or resurfaced after just a few years, which is expensive and leads to traffic jams. >more
New Earthmax SR 41 Tire with Power and Performance SEREGNO/ITALY, November 1, 2013 – BKT already launched Earthmax SR 41, the new OTR tire, on the market. Specially designed for articulated dumper applications, the tire is able to ensure efficiency and high long-lasting performance during complex operations on construction sites. >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
Bomag articulated Tandem Rollers: The new 5th Generation BOPPARD/GERMANY, October 18, 2013 – At Bomag Asphalt Days 2013, being held at the main plant in Boppard at the beginning of September, Bomag also marked other machine premières. The company presented the new 5th generation articulated tandem rollers in the 10-11 t class as the new BW 161 ADO, BW 161 AD-5 and BW 190 models. With these 5th generation tandems the company becomes the only manufacturer on the market offering machines that use all three compaction systems - double vibration, oscillation and Asphalt Manager 2. >more
Ammann’s Asphalt Mixing Plant for demanding Projects LANGENTHAL/SWITZERLAND, October 17, 2013 - Ammann is focused on driving the further development of process engineering and process technology to meet the ever-growing demands from markets in various regions with regard to the use of reclaimed asphalt, emission reductions and plant mobility. Today, the world market leader is the only manufacturer with the plant technology to produce new asphalt from 100% recycled asphalt. Ammann also offers appropriate recycling upgrades for every specific demand raised by customers and the 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
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
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
LiuGong Showcases its Logistics Equipment at Materials Handling Middle East 2013 DUBAI/INDIA, September 17, 2013 – One of Asia’s leading construction and logistic equipment manufacturers, LiuGong Machinery Corp., presents 3 forklifts at Materials Handling Middle East 2013, the only exhibition in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) area focused on materials handling, logistics and supply chain, demonstrating its ambitions in the region. >more
Premières from Bomag: The new BF 600-2 and BF 700-2 Pavers BOPPARD/GERMANY, September 11, 2013 - At this year’s BOMAG Asphalt Days which took place over several days in the first week of September, BOMAG presented its new BF 600-2 and BF 700-2 paver generation. These ergonomic, fuel-saving finishers are equipped with Tier 4 engines, underlining the company’s growing position as a reliable choice on the market in the 17-20 t class. >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
Volvo Penta: Charting the Off Road to Success GOTHENBORG/SWEDEN, September 5, 2013 - After more than a year at the helm of Volvo Penta, Björn Ingemanson says the Volvo group’s diesel engine company has what it takes to become a bigger player in the off-road business. >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
New construction of High Speed Railway Line from Tours to Bordeaux BORDEAUX/FRANCE, August 20, 2013 - The new railway line for France’s express train TGV between Tours and Bordeaux is one of the largest infrastructure construction sites in France. It will connect the Atlantic metropolis with the capital city in a 2.5 hours’ drive. >more
Equipment Demonstration at Terex Finlay Open Event in Scotland ABERDEEN/SCOTLAND, August 5, 2013 - Terex Finlay held its largest ever Customer Open Event, at Jim Jamieson’s Quarry, Ellon near Aberdeen in Scotland. It was a demonstration on crushing and screening equipment of all of their new models for both Quarrying and Recycling applications. >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
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
Start of Production for Rammax 1575 CI articulated Trench Roller LANGENTHAL/SWITZERLAND, July 25, 2013 - Following its introduction at the Bauma 2013, the latest generation of the articulated Rammax 1575 CI trench roller will go into production at Ammann’s Langenthal site in Switzerland. >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
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
Car swallowed by Sinkhole TOLEDO, OHIO/USA, July 8, 2013 – Pamela Knox, 60 years of age, had to be rescued from her vehicle after it plunged into a 10-feet deep sinkhole that suddenly appeared in one of Toledo’s main roads in the Northwest. >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
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
Expansion of the Hamm H series: New compactors in the 11 – 16 t range TIRSCHENREUTH/GERMANY, 06.06.2013 - At bauma 2013, the Bavarian manufacturer Hamm has doubled its offering of H series compactors: new models weighing between 11 and 16 t have joined the series to complement the machines in the 18 - 25 t range from spring 2013. >more
Wheel Loaders of Excellence – and a new Brand Name WILDESHAUSEN/GERMANY, June 04, 2013 - German wheel loader specialist Atlas Weyhausen GmbH has presented at bauma a complete line of innovative machines that do not only surpass the new legal exigencies of waste gas grade III B (TIER IV Interim) but also offers a perceiving up-graded value for the user. >more
Fliegl innovations concerning asphalt construction MÜHLDORF / GERMANY, May 27, 2013 Asphalt construction is a science in itself. However scientific research is rarely carried out on it. A mutual investigation by the Cologne Laboratory for construction machines (KLB) together with the Technical University of Darmstadt has changed all this. >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
Wirtgen Slipform Paver: New SP 80 series offers variety and high quality in concrete paving WINDHAGEN / GERMANY, May 27, 2013 - Right on time for bauma Wirtgen GmbH has unveiled its new specialist concrete paving machines – the SP 81 / SP 81i, the SP 82 / SP 82i and the SP 84 / SP 84i. All models offer a maximum range of applications, high-precision paving results, intuitive handling and superb ease of use. >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
MCA-2000 roller system facilitates controlled compaction LIMBURG/GERMANY, May 22, 2013 The MCA-2000 roller system from MOBA Mobile Automation AG facilitates controlled compaction during asphalt paving. The compaction data of each project can now also be called up directly from the office via a web server. >more
New tandem roller ARX 90 LANGENTHAL/SWITZERLAND, May 13, 2013 - Ammann is presenting its first ever 9-tonne roller with pivot steering within the scope of the new product range concept. The new development rounds off the most comprehensive program on the asphalt roller market and launches the most important product with regard to volume in global applications. >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
New trench roller with pivot steering LANGENTHAL/SWITZERLAND, May 6, 2013 - The new Rammax 1575 CI is the pivot-steering counterpart to the skid-steered Rammax 1515 trench roller. It underscores Ammann's position as a specialist for trench rollers and rounds off the world's most comprehensive program offering both steering concepts available on the market. >more
Dynapac MF2500CS mobile feeder The Dynapac MF2500CS mobile feeder features a high performance conveying system that can empty a truck in less than 35 seconds. What’s more, an optional swingable conveyor makes this an unusually flexible and versatile machine. >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
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
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
Kramer is focusing on three key aspects at bauma 2013 PFULLENDORF/GERMANY, April 11, 2013 - With its finely tuned machine product range of wheel loaders, tele wheel loaders and telehandlers, the European market leader for compact wheel loaders up to 120 hp is putting in focus its customized solutions for applications in road and highway construction, civil engineering, horticulture and landscaping as well as in tele-technology at the international trade fair. >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
Bauma debut for fuel saving Tier 4 JCB Ecomax powered machines COLOGNE/GERMANY, March 27, 2013 JCB’s innovative solution to EU Stage IIIB/US Tier 4 emissions legislation will be on show for the first time at Bauma as machines powered by the JCB Ecomax engine make their debut. >more
From Skåne to Hamburg by alternative Fuel BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, January 7, 2013 - As part of a green growth strategy, String* is working for the expansion of sustainable infrastructure between Skåne in Sweden and Hamburg in Germany. Access to alternative fuels for a range of vehicles is part of this strategy and work. >more