Category: Europe

UK: Is Your Fleet Ready To Avoid Severe Fines As Cities Introduce Strict Vehicle Emissions Zones?

Across the UK, cities are following the standards being demanded by London to restrict access to vehicles not meeting extremely low emissions standards. Such is the air quality in certain areas of London, it fails the World Health Organisation’s standards.…

CASE will be showcasing at IRE 2017

CASE Construction Equipment will be showcasing the new range of C Series mini excavators at the 4th International Rental Exhibition (IRE) which takes place in Amsterdam, from the 2nd to the 4th May 2017. The line-up will include 3 of the 6 recently launched models: a CASE CX18C, a CX26C and a CX60C.

New C Series, especially suited to the Rental Industry

The C Series mini excavators have been designed to meet the specific needs of rental fleets offering a wide range of advantages for this specific target group.

CASE Appoints New Business Director for the UK and Ireland

CASE announces the appointment of Leigh Harris as Business Director for the UK and Republic of Ireland

Previously Director of Network Development EMEA at CASE Construction Equipment for the past three years, Leigh also brings 10 years of experience in the construction equipment industry to his new position with CASE.

Magni Telescopic Handlers Sells 20% to Zhejlang Dingli Machinery

Magni Telescopic Handlers sell 20% to Zhejlang Dingli Machinery.

The Magni family has a long tradition in the design and construction of machines that started after the second world war . The experience of more of 30 years of Riccardo Magni, president of the company, in the telescopic handler design and construction, has made Magni Telescopic Handler the manufacturer of the widest range of rotating and heavy telescopic handlers with the highest technology.

Zehjiang Dingli Machinery Company was founded by Mr. Xu Sughen in 1997, is, today, the largest producer of AWP products in China

CASE Construction Equipment expands its network in Iceland

Gröfuþjónusta Steins ehf, a contractor based in southern Iceland has taken delivery of a CASE 695ST backhoe loader, from the newly appointed sub-dealer, Vélaborg Vörumeðhöndlun ehf, in collaboration with the Danish dealer, S.D. Kjærsgaard A/S.

The two companies have signed an agreement which gives Vélaborg Vörumeðhöndlun ehf direct access to CASE equipment, service support and parts backup offered by S.D. Kjærsgaard A/S. Under this agreement, Vélaborg Vörumeðhöndlun ehf is now the sole distributor for CASE equipment in Iceland and will offer after-sales services and complete parts supply to the Icelandic customers.

Hitachi Construction Machinery announces new dealer in Slovakia

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV has appointed a new dealer for customers in Slovakia. EURO stroj Slovakia is based in Bratislava and offers the complete range of Hitachi construction equipment. This includes mini, medium and large Zaxis excavators, rigid dump trucks and ZW wheel loaders. It also distributes special application machines, light compaction equipment and Hitachi Sumitomo crawler cranes.

The company was founded by Peter Majoroš in May 2010 as Austro BMH s.r.o. It was renamed EURO stroj Slovakia in March this year, shortly after it became the official Hitachi dealer for the country.

LOXAM completes acquisition of France and Spain businesses of Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation

The LOXAM Group ( LOXAM) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the France and Spain businesses of Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) from Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ) through the transfer of the entire share capital of Hertz Equipement France SAS and Hertz Alquiler de Maquinaria, SLU. The transaction includes 60 locations in France and two in Spain.

HERC is a leading North American equipment rental company with operations in the Middle East and China along with a presence in eight other countries through franchise partnerships. The business remains on course with plans to separate from Hertz Global Holdings and become an independent company by mid-2016.

Case Crowns its Best Operators at the 2015 Rodeo International Final

For the second year running, Janne Ensio Leppånen from Finland was Overall Winner at the 2015 Case Rodeo International Final, the annual competition for the best construction equipment operators.

The event was held from October 16th to 18th at the Case Customer Centre in Monthyon, near Paris. Leppånen emerged victorious over 43 highly skilled operators representing 18 countries, including Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Baltic countries, the Netherlands, Finland and UK which took the ‘Winning Team’ award based on the excellent results of its drivers. All the finalists who took part were the winners of the national Rodeo competitions.

LiuGong Strengthens its Presence in France

LiuGong, the Chinese construction machine manufacturer, officially enters the French market in Oct., 2015 and signs its new dealer DiviMat as well as introducing its range of machines to French customers at a demo event.

The demo event took place in Le Grand Quevilly, outside of Rouen, France, October 15th to 17th and a total of 9 machines were displayed; including LiuGong excavators: CLG904D, CLG906D, CLG908D, CLG915D, CLG922E, CLG925E; LiuGong wheel loaders: CLG816G, CLG856H and a Dressta bulldozer, the TD-15R. All the machines meet EU Tier IV emission regulations.

Walsemann & Sommer purchases first Grove crane

German rental company, Walsemann & Sommer GmbH, has taken delivery of its first Grove all-terrain crane – a 400 t capacity, six-axle GMK6400.

The company already has a large rental fleet but Björn Sommer, general manager of Walsemann & Sommer, specifically wanted the GMK6400 not only for its flexibility, but for its compact design.
Operators can drive the GMK6400 at any time of day and on to virtually any job site as its design satisfies road permit laws across Europe, while its compact shape means it can work on projects more usually suited to five-axle mobile cranes.