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Expanding in aerials: Palfinger Platforms
Palfinger Platforms has entered a growth phase with new products and new markets, Maria Hadlow spoke to managing director Stephan Kulawik at Intermat about the company's plans. The 2012 Intermat might be said to have marked the end of a period of consolidation for Austrian manufacturer Palfinger Platforms.
Omme Lift continues to invest in new markets and products.
The affects of the recession did not stop Omme Lift continuing to invest in new markets and products. Maria Hadlow talks to joint owner and director Harry Lorentsen about a company poised for the upturn.
Ruthmann emphasises price/performance and changes its fortune.
Maria Hadlow talks to Rolf Kulawik and Uwe Strotman of Ruthmann about the changes in emphasis towards price/performance, which has changed the company's fortune.
Twin Track: rental is growing in North America, but is everyone benefitting?
The North American rental industry continues to grow, and it isn’t just the big companies that are benefitting. Murray Pollok and Lindsey Anderson report.
Pierino Bravi's insight is driving development at Bravi Platforms.
The Bravi Platforms range is steadily expending and each new development is driven by a desire to improve the productivity, comfort and safety of the user. Maria Hadlow talks to Pierino Bravi, founder, designer and managing director about the company's direction.
The Time Ruthmann Cooperation
In the early part of 2011 Time announced that it would distribute the Ruthmann Steiger range of truck mounted aerial platforms as well as the Flexiloader and Cargoloader special transport vehicles in Denmark under the Time Danmark A/S name.
A Green Future
At the end of 2009 Time launched its first all-electric truck mounted platforms. The first 3.5t GVW units use the Edison chassis produced at the time by Tanfield Group's electric vehicle division, Smith Electric Vehicles (SEV).
Time pushes on: Time Export is developing new ranges and new markets.
Maria Hadlow talks to Per Torp of Time Export about how the company serves its world markets and the suite of new products it is rolling out.
Custom Equipment is growing globally. Lindsey Anderson reports
Custom Equipment is growing globally. Lindsey Anderson talks to the business about what people can expect next.
Innovation with traditional twist: Italy's Blue Lift talks past, present and future
The Italian manufacturer, Blue Lift combines traditional values with innovation, Maria Hadlow talks to Gianpiero and Giani Marti about product development and where they are taking the company.
Crawler plans
Crawlers remain a small part of Multitel Pagliero's overall business - it will make less than 50 this year - but they give the company access to a growing market and allow it to leverage its existing boom designs.
100 up: Murray Pollok talks to Multitel Pagliero at its 100th anniversary event
Maultitel Pagliero celebrated its centenary with a major event at its Manta headquarters in Italy at the end of September. Murray Pollok reports.
Mantall shows off aerials at BICES show
Mantall Heavy Industry, a privately owned aerial platform manufacturer based in Jiangsu, China, used the BICES show in Beijing to promote its range of booms, scissors, personnel lifts and material lifts.
IPAF to continue its push in North America says president Wayne Lawson
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) looks to continue its push in North America and its new president, JLG’s Wayne Lawson, already has on his thinking hat. Lindsey Anderson spoke with Lawson recently and reports
50000 machine at Reims plant
Having opened in 2000, Haulotte's factory in Reims, France has just produced its 50000 machine. The plant specialises in the Star vertical mast machines which are available in 6, 8 and 10m working heights, Optima 6 and 8 (6 and 8m scissor) and the Compact range of narrow electric scissors in 8, 10, 12 and 14m working heights.
Strategy with design: Haulotte's new product development strategy
Ongoing customer research is the key to Haulotte's new product development aimed at serving the new order of the powered access market, Maria Hadlow reports.
Universal Shanghai opens second Chinese rental branch
US operated access rental and sales company Shanghai Universal Equipment Co is playing a key role in developing access rental in China.
Latin American construction magazine launched
Construcción Latinoamericana/Construçâo Latino-Americana (CLA) is the new magazine from KHL Group for the Latin American market, available in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Challenges of production increase
Alan Lofurno is the global general manager of aerial booms and joined Terex AWP in April 2008. At the time of AI's visit, Mr Lofurno said, "We are currently ramping up production but at its height it was ten time the current amount.
Cross cultures for quality: How Terex AWP maintains continual improvement
Is it possible for a US company to successfully adopt manufacturing cultures developed in Japan. In the second part of her report on Terex AWP Maria Harding looks at how the company integrates design, production and quality control
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