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Loxam on access
Don Kenny, CEO of Loxam’s access division, shares his views on acquisitions, rebranding and the future of the division
Reaching potential
Mike Reichert, the new president of US-based Custom Equipment, talks to AI about the company’s takeover and plans
Fast data: telematics in the access industry
The need to collect and decipher machine data quickly and effectively is becoming a vital part of our industry. AI reports 
The hybrid/electric access market
Green energy access equipment solutions are taking on a whole new level of importance
Getting serious about training
As virtual reality becomes more mainstream, companies are using it to improve our everyday lives. 
The changing landscape of scissors
The US and China are having a major effect on the scissor lift market, both for different reasons
Scanclimber aquisition: looking to the future
Euan Youdale speaks with Scanclimber managing director Eerik Nousiainen following its acquisition by Tractel Group
ANSI and CSA standards explained
The new ANSI and CSA standards for MEWPs are now closer to the European EN280. Brandon Tucker at JLG explains
Mills plans for brighter future
Euan Youdale spoke with Sérgio Kariya, the president of Brazil’s biggest rental company Mills, about the past and the future
Interview: AFI Group
AFI acquired Kimberly Access earlier this year, making it the biggest specialist access equipment rental company in the UK. Shareholder and recently inaugurated IPAF president Nick Selley talks to AI about the company’s plans globally and his view of consolidation in the access market  
Family traditions
Jennifer Lombard and Elizabeth Faruzzi grew up in the equipment rental industry. But instead of taking the reins of an already-established company, the two sisters set out to create their own empire. Lindsey Anderson spoke with the women about their company Lizzy Lift.
Steadily ‘klimbing’
Founded more than two decades ago, Klimer Platforms has gradually added to its product offerings while slowly expanding its footprint across Canada and the U.S. Lindsey Anderson spoke with founder Jay Gordon about his vision, the coming year and more.
Steady and solid business
JLG recently restructured some of its business and footprint in order to better serve the market. Lindsey Anderson sat down with President Frank Nerenhausen to discuss the industry, new products and more.
Filling a gap
Global Machinery Group, a U.S.-based company with locations in California and the Netherlands, has entered the aerial work platform industry. Euan Youdale talks to its CEO Jim Tolle.
Healthy, steady activity
Lindsey Anderson recently sat down with Terex Aerial Work Platforms’ President Matt Fearon to discuss business over the course of the next year, global plans and new products.
“Not bigger. Better.”
Lindsey Anderson speaks with John Miller about his company’s history and outlook, and where he sees the market going.
30 years and strong
Hydro Mobile is expanding its reach across North America. Lindsey Anderson spoke with Vincent Dequoy, president of AGF Access Group and Hydro Mobile, about the companies ambitions and plans.
Interview: Zavod Podiomnikov - AWP manufacturing and rental in Russia
Zavod Podiomnikov is Russia’s first AWP manufacturer, as well as being a rental company, and has major plans for growth in Russia, then abroad, plus plans for a 60m working height self propelled boom. Company director Timofeenko Sergey speaks to AI about its aspirations
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