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AUSTRALIA: Alimak Group signs new Construction and Rental orders with Construction Company Lendlease

Alimak Group signs new Construction and Rental orders with Construction Company Lendlease worth approximately SEK 53 million in Sydney, Australia.

Alimak Group, market leader in vertical access solutions, has been awarded the contract to provide equipment and services on Crown Towers in Sydney, Australia.

The orders include high performance Construction Hoists with related services for the vertical access systems during the project. The project will run until 2020 with most of the equipment being delivered during 2017 and 2018. Alimak has been involved in previous projects with Lendlease and are very pleased to see a continued trust and interest from the company who are constructing Sydney’s first six-star luxury hotel resort.

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.

Alimak Group acquires Australian Facade Access Group

Alimak Group, the vertical access solution company, acquires the leading global BMU (Building Maintenance Unit) provider Facade Access Group.

Australian based company, Facade Access Group, has a global market leading position in permanent Building Maintenance Units, BMU solutions, based on high safety standards and with a long lifecycle. The company addresses the market via two brands; CoxGomyl and Manntech. Through this acquisition Alimak Group strengthens and broadens the product portfolio, expands the existing footprint and business into a global adjacent niche market within vertical access while benefitting from a healthy underlying growth in the BMU-market.

Alimak Group divests the US Rental operation to Bigge Crane and Rigging

Alimak Group, the global vertical access solution company, announces that it has entered into an agreement to divest its US Rental business with base in Atlanta, US, to Bigge Crane and Rigging

Alimak Group operates a small rental business in the US, whose origins predate the merger between Alimak and Hek in 1999. The US Rental business has been operated as a separate unit within the Alimak US operation. The divestment will allow a stronger focus on product sales as well as after sales services supporting Alimak´s entire product portfolio in the US and Canada.

“The divestment is a logical step in Alimak Group´s strategy of growth in its core business as it allows our US operation to fully focus on further expansion of our broad offering of products and aftersales services in North America. Bigge is one of America´s premier global crane companies and has been a long and valuable customer to Alimak. They have a vast experience of working with Alimak equipment and I feel confident that our existing rental customers will see benefits from the new owner”

KOMATSU strengthens presence in Germany

Komatsu Mining Germany GmbH based in Düsseldorf and the Komatsu Hanomag GmbH based in Hanover are to merge, keeping both locations, to form Komatsu Germany GmbH.
Düsseldorf/Hanover, September 2016 – Komatsu is one of the leading construction equipment manufacturers globally with its head office in Tokyo, Japan and employs around 47,000 employees in 140 companies worldwide. In Germany, the company is active in both the construction equipment sector and in the mining business.

Komatsu Hanomag was founded in 1835 as the “Hannoversche Maschinenbau Actiengesellschaft” (Hanover Machine Construction Corporation) (HANOMAG) and has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global corporation Komatsu Ltd since 2002. At the Hanover site, wheel loaders and mobile excavators are developed and produced. The workforce in Hanover consists of around 600 employees.

CASE announces exclusive mini-excavator relationship with Hyundai Heavy Industries

CASE Construction Equipment announces a new exclusive agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the production and development of mini-excavators.

Under the agreement, which also includes OEM supply, component and spare parts supply to CNH Industrial, CASE will be able to produce models of up to five tons at its plant in San Mauro, Italy. The two companies will also start a joint development program for new models introduction. This agreement applies globally, excluding the South Korean market, and has a ten year term with the option for renewal.

JCB Hint at Possible New World Record Attempt

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford has indicated a fresh attempt on the world diesel land speed record could be made in the future – if the one set by JCB exactly a decade ago is ever broken.

He was speaking at an event last night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the JCB Dieselmax car – powered by two JCB engines – setting a diesel land speed record of 350.092 mph on the Bonneville Salts Flats, USA on August 23rd 2006. Lord Bamford joined members of the record breaking team at the World HQ in Rocester, Staffordshire, ahead of a special dinner to mark the milestone.

Groundforce appoints European sales director

Groundforce appoints European sales director – Nigel Robbins rejoins Groundforce in a new role.

Specialist ground engineering and equipment supplier Groundforce has further stepped up its focus on Europe by appointing a new sales director for the region.

Nigel Robbins rejoins the company after almost four years in Australia setting up a new division of top-end hydraulic ground shoring solutions for a company he had also worked with previously.

As well as this, he brings to the European sales director role for Groundforce a total of more than 12 years’ experience with Vp plc in positions ranging from business development manager for ESS Safeforce, regional sales director for Hire Station, and regional sales director and national technical sales manager for Groundforce.

Caterpillar To Build Own Range of Mini-Excavators

Caterpillar has announced that following the ending of the alliance with Wacker Neuson, that the Building Construction Products Division will design and manufacture a new range of machines, building on the proven attributes of the larger Cat mini excavators.

Five of the current models (301.4C, 301.7D, 301.7D CR, 302.2D and 302.4D) manufactured by Wacker Neuson will phase out in mid-2018, and the 302.7D CR will phase out at the end of 2019. The 300.9D will also phase out at the end of 2019 or later if mutually agreed by both parties.

Wacker Neuson and Caterpillar to end strategic alliance for mini hydraulic excavators under three tons operating weight in 2018

Wacker Neuson has today announced that it has been agreed to terminate the strategic alliance for mini-hydraulic excavators that it has with Caterpillar since 2010 under a joint agreement. In 2010, Wacker Neuson and Caterpillar entered into a strategic alliance which saw Wacker Neuson developing and producing mini hydraulic excavators under three tons operating weight exclusively for Caterpillar.

They do not give any reason for the ending of the alliance. However, Roger Lindley, editor of Contractors World International has commented on what appear to identical products presented in each company’s corporate colours. However, the statement says Wacker Neuson will produce models ‘exclusively for Caterpillar’. (See article “Are Power Packs the Future for Compact Equipment?” page 46 where mini-excavators with a power pack are featured with virutally identical photographs for Caterpillar and Wacker Neuson.)