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AFI Group invests in Montracon trailers
Delivery of 15 trailers comes as part of proposals for AFI to provide in-house MEWP transport fleet
Blackwood Engineering expands in UK
Casting and counterweight manufacturer Blackwood Engineering has purchased a second UK site to further its growth plans
AlmaCrawler sign GGR deal
The partnership aims to increase efforts towards reaching sustainability goals
Rate rises assist Sunbelt to pre-Covid revenue
Sunbelt Rentals’ first quarter revenue up 22% on 2020 and 12% on 2019, partly thanks to increasing rental rates
Booking open for IAPAs & IPAF Summit 2022
The IAPA awards are also open for entries, with the in-person event set for 10 March in London
Interview: Blackwood Engineering’s evolution
Casting and counterweight manufacturer Blackwood Engineering prepares for ever-evolving future as a total solution supply chain partner
Wraith joins IPAF Rental+ programme
Martin Wraith to oversee development, implementation and ongoing audit of the IPAF Rental+ standard 
Manitou reports ‘exceptional backlog’
Group revenue was up 27% for the first half of the year and the backlog stands at €1.8 billion
GGR’s sustainability focus
GGR introduces HVO and adds low emissions machines to fleet
JCB creates another 500 jobs
Manufacturer ‘sold out’ of newer construction models, with record demand for construction equipment ongoing
IAPA lifetime achievement award presented
Family of Roger Wickens, IAPA 2021 lifetime achievement award winner, receives trophy following virtual ceremony in March
35% increase in UK boosts Ashtead results
Ashtead’s Sunbelt Rentals business reported a 3% increase in revenues to £5.03 bn for year to 30 April
Genie appoints new UK & Nordics sales director
Will Westley to be sales director in UK and Ireland, and from September also in the Nordics, plus a new role for Arjen Snijder
IPAF launches the ePAL app
The free app features the first ever digital IPAF PAL Card, operator log book and operator safety guide
Nationwide extends Bureau Veritas LOLER contract
Bureau Veritas will carry out inspections on UK rental company’s equipment for next five years 
HSS sees big increase in digital business
22% of HSS Hire’s revenues in the final quarter of 2020 were generated through its digital platforms
Podcast: Powered Access in TV & Film
Tim Kendall, of Media Access Solutions (MAS), talks to Access International’s Euan Youdale
Speedy invests in low emissions tower lights
The new battery powered lighting towers are designed to reduce on-site emissions and offer significant fuel cost savings
Sunbelt Rentals UK places €76m JCB order
UK rental company invests 2,100 new JCB machines, including 350 access platforms
Sunbelt Rentals UK invests in ZTR telematics
Introduced across its powered access fleet, the solution addresses unauthorised use, theft and unsafe operation
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