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KOMATSU strengthens presence in Germany

September 15, 2016
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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...
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CASE announces exclusive mini-excavator relationship with Hyundai Heavy Industries

September 15, 2016
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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...
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Ritchie Bros. to Acquire Ironplanet

September 1, 2016
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Ritchie Bros. to Acquire Ironplanet

• Increases customer choice; enhances online offerings; provides penetration into large, additional segments •Business combination expected to significantly increase growth in revenue and earnings; effectively uses strength of Ritchie Bros.' balance sheet •Transaction expected to be accretive to earnings within first year (excluding acquisition-related costs) • Long-term alliance reached with Caterpillar With more than $US3 billion in annual...
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JCB Hint at Possible New World Record Attempt

August 25, 2016
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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 –...
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Caterpillar To Build Own Range of Mini-Excavators

August 25, 2016
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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...
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Wacker Neuson and Caterpillar to end strategic alliance for mini hydraulic excavators under three tons operating weight in 2018

August 25, 2016
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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...
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CDC and LafargeHolcim launch ‘14Trees’ – Joint venture to bring low-carbon, affordable housing materials to developing countries

June 30, 2016
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CDC and LafargeHolcim launch ‘14Trees’ – Joint venture to bring low-carbon, affordable housing materials to developing countries

14Trees will benefit from the expertise of LafargeHolcim’s R&D centre, the world’s leading building materials research centre, to help address the growing demand for affordable housing for some of the nearly 3 billion people around the world living in earth-based houses.

Many African countries face the effects of climate change as a result of widespread...
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Bronze Artwork Honours ‘Mr JCB’ on the Centenary of his Birth

June 23, 2016
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Bronze Artwork Honours ‘Mr JCB’ on the Centenary of his Birth

The centenary of the birth of JCB’s Founder has been marked with the unveiling of a specially commissioned bronze bust.

Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE was born on June 21st, 1916 at the family home, The Parks, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, the son of Cyril and Dolores Bamford. As a youngster playtime was spent building cars and boats...
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Yanmar Take Over Terex compact construction equipment

June 23, 2016
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Yanmar Take Over Terex  compact construction equipment

Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. concluded a final agreement with Terex Corporation to acquire Terex Corporation's German compact construction equipment business for approximately US $60 million. Terex carries out the production and sale of wheel loaders, midi/mini excavators, wheel excavators, and other products in Europe through this business. Included in the acquisition is the manufacturing...
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Arcadis : Global Infrastructure Investment Index 2016

June 19, 2016
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Arcadis : Global Infrastructure Investment Index 2016

Singapore remains most attractive country for investment in infrastructure, according to the latest report Arcadis.

  • Long-term political stability and economic is essential for the investment in infrastructure
  • United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands recorded an increase in rankings
  • Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Australia are among the countries that recorded a decrease
  • Poland promoted the 30th to 29th position

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