Vertikal Days opens its doors !

The Vertikal Days opens its doors at the Donington Park in the East Midlands, one of the famous grounds of British motorsport. This two day event, which takes place on May 15th and 16th, gathers the biggest actors of lifting, handling and access platforms. A number of new products made their way over from Bauma in Munich to be shown for the first time in the UK. Visitors can be prepared for several product launches from crane, access and telehandler manufacturers as well as component and ancillary service companies. We wish a very successful edition to our colleagues from Vertikal !

ESTA and FEM look into safety in on-shore wind farm construction

On March 6, 2018, the third Summit organized by ESTA (European association for abnormal transport and mobile crane industry) and FEM (European materials handling federation) will take place in the Bucerius Law School of Hamburg. Gathering most of the major actors of the Industry, it will deal with safety and standards in on-shore wind farm construction. The themes covered will be risk management, crane design, on-site delivery and transportation standards, accident analyses, productivity and supply chain relationships. According to the last subject quoted, organizers « aim to improve communication (…) from developers and turbine manufacturers to transport manufacturers and rental companies ». The Summit will last a single day and will be supported by VDMA Power Systems, a German association gathering wind turbines manufacturers. To book your place, go to the website or contact the events team.

The first 32 meters high Palazzani XTJ 32/C ECO spider with lithium batteries delivered in Italy

In Italy, the Deca S.r.l company, specialized among others in rental equipment for green areas maintenance with public and private companies, just owned a Palazzani access platform of 32 meters high, the XTJ 32/C ECO spider, which is the first one powered with lithium batteries. Delivered in the Lazio region in Italy, this investment has been made thanks to the official dealer of the Italian manufacturer, N.G Air S.r.l, and done for two reasons. According to the Technical Manager of D.E.C.A Emilio Campoli, batteries make the XTJ 32/C ECO « unique and innovative on the market ». The ECO mode ensures a functioning mode « completely electric, without diesel engine, with zero emissions in the air ». The after-sale service is also an argument because thanks to the « Lift Service, with whom I have been collaborating for at least 20 years, I am sure I get a sharp and effective support service », explained the Technical Manager.

Aertssen Group plans to buy the crane rental company Michielsens

Aertssen group, based in Stabroek in Belgium, has shown its willingness to take over the activities and the staff from the crane rental company Michielsens. This acquisition is part of the group growth strategy which is to maximise the strengths of both companies. In this way the group wishes to strengthen its own position in the market, as a heavy transport operator offering complete solutions and as a crane rental company for all the customer segments. « The acquisition of Michielsens is an important strategic step and underscores the healthy ambitions of our family business for growth, both in Belgium and internationally », declared Greg Aertssen, Chief Executive Officer of the company. « The idea is for Michielsens to be run as an independent business unit within Aertssen Group with retention of the current employees and its own identity and customers, which very much complement those of Aertssen ». As the firm says, « the takeover is expected to be in place by mid-February 2018, once the standard legal procedure has been completed ».

HIAB draws its large capacity Multilift Futura 18

The new heavy duty skiploader was introduced to the marketplace at a launch event in Fulda, Germany.

The Multilift Futura 18 completes the Multilift Futura product range, that now consists of equipment with 8, 12 and 18-tonne capacity.

This model, like all models in the range, has many safety options such as hydraulic side stops, hydraulic container lock and controls associated with safety locks.

“The launch of MULTILIFT Futura 18 and the completion of the range makes us a strong player on the global skiploader market. We have taken into account our customers wishes with our unique features and benefits, service offers and safety focus. We have taken the lead in skiploaders and continue to be the pioneer of this industry,”concludes Henri Janhonen, Director Sales and Product Business Management for Demountables.