Tadano unifies its commercial approach

Lifting companies operating in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Russia will benefit from a more rational business approach which will allow them to offer the full range of Tadano and Demag crane equipment from a single source. Each crane equipment sales manager in the EMEAR territory will offer its customers the full range of …

Leoch acquires UK based battery specialist

Leoch, one of the largest battery manufacturers in the world, has announced the acquisition of a 100 per cent stake in DBS Leoch. The new company, Leoch Battery UK Ltd will become the UK subsidiary of Leoch International. The new business will be based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and will enable Leoch to grow its …

Enerpac skidding system removes large boilers in UK

Heavy lift specialist, Ritchie Services, relied on an Enerpac skidding system to remove two large 70-ton boilers from a custom-built boiler house with only 15mm headroom at Alderley Science Park in Cheshire, UK. The Enerpac LH-400 low height skidding system allowed the boilers to be removed from the building without the need for major engineering …

Alec Bell appointed to manage Tadano and Demag in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Tadano has appointed Alexander (Alec) Bell as the new Business Leader for Tadano and Demag operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This newly created position combines both business segments under a single leader. Alexander Bell is charged with managing the integration efforts for the U.K. and Ireland markets, exploit synergies between Tadano and Demag …

Collett delivers bridge sections for London’s Luton DART project

Collett has delivered 25 bridge sections as a part of the £225 million Luton DART (Direct Air-Rail Transit) project which will transport passengers from Luton Airport Parkway station to the terminal of London Luton Airport in well under four minutes. Transported from Bolton, the bridge sections, ranging in length from 16 to 42 metres, were …

Enerpac skidding system replaces transformers in the City of London

To move four 16-ton transformers in and out of the building at a City of London firm, the Lancashire-based industry moves and heavy machine lifting company, D. Turner & Son, has relied on a combination of an Enerpac LH400 skidding system and Enerpac climbing jacks. Two transformers had to be replaced in the building’s basement. …

€755 million deal for Alstom in the UK

Alstom has signed a €755 million ((£642 million) deal to refurbish and maintain 56 electric Pendolino trains deployed on the West Coast Mainline. As well as covering a €150 million (£127 million) upgrade programme of the Pendolinos, which is believed to be the biggest train upgrade programme ever undertaken in the UK, the deal will …

Mammoet takes over ALE

Mammoet confirms that the acquisition of ALE has been completed, and the businesses will now operate as one company under the Mammoet brand. Over the coming months a fully developed integration plan will be rolled out that will focus on bringing the two organizations together. The global coverage of the combined business is over 140 …

First sale of Hyundai HX900 L excavator in Europe

The British demolition company ABLE UK has made the first European acquisition of the Hyundai HX900 crawler excavator model. Distributed by the official dealer of the brand in Europe, Taylor & Braithwaite, this 90-tonne machine is currently working at ABLE Seaton Port. The HX900 L is equipped with a 10 tonne Fortress Shear for tough …

A delicate and unprecedented challenge for AMCS technologies at the Hinkley Point C site

The anti-collision and zoning solutions provider AMCS technologies was chosen to ensure the safety of tower cranes at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in UK. 20 of the 55 tower cranes expected on the site have already been installed and equipped with the devices designed by AMCS technologies. Among all these machines, the …