Rolls Royce To Supply MTU Engines for New Kato Crane

June 13, 2016
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Rolls Royce To Supply MTU Engines for New Kato Crane

Rolls-Royce is to supply MTU-branded engines to crane producer Kato for the first time. The Japanese company's SL-500Rf PREMIUM rough-terrain lifting crane, which weighs 50 tonnes, is to be powered by a 6-cylinder in-line Series 1000 engine delivering 254 kW of power. Equipped with an SCR unit, the MTU engine meets the new Japanese Heisei 26 emission level requirements which came into force in 2016. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
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BlueMAC Spreads Its Wings!

April 27, 2016
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BlueMAC Spreads Its Wings!

Since early 2014, when Blue Group and Dmac Engineering combined their expertise and resources to create bespoke MRF manufacturing specialist, BlueMAC Manufacturing, the company has gone from strength to strength and seen a remarkable level of growth. Building on this success and looking to further its expansion programme, BlueMAC is now pleased to announce that it has appointed SKALA Australasia Pty Ltd as the exclusive distributor of BlueMAC products and services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

This partnership heralds new exporting opportunities into sophisticated and discerning markets for BlueMAC in partnership with SKALA – already a well-established equipment supplier and solutions provider for the recycling, mining, bulk materials and industrial processing sectors. Even at this early stage in the relationship, BlueMAC already has two plants in build for SKALA customers and when these are commissioned later in the year they will be two of Australia’s largest C&D processing facilities.
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Liebherr celebrated anniversary of its biggest LR 1300 customer

April 26, 2016
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Liebherr celebrated anniversary of its biggest LR 1300 customer

At the Liebherr exhibition stand on the opening day of Bauma 2016, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH celebrated the 100-year anniversary of Bigge Crane & Rigging, one of its biggest crane customers. The American crane hire company ordered its first crane, a LR 1160, in 2001. The ideas from the company had a strong impact on the design the LR series in subsequent years.
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ContiTech Continues to Grow

April 26, 2016
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• Sales rise to around €5.4 billion in 2015, representing an increase of 37 percent
• Veyance contributes approximately €1.15 billion to total sales
• Fiscal 2016: successful start in a challenging environment

The international industrial and automotive supplier, ContiTech, increased its sales to around €5.4 billion in 2015. This equates to growth of 37 percent. Veyance Technologies Inc., which was acquired at the beginning of 2015, contributed roughly €1.15 billion to sales in total. This represents organic growth of 4 percent.
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Hyundai Heavy Industries Returns to Profit

April 26, 2016
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Hyundai Heavy Industries ( HHI) racked up 10.2728 trillion Korean won (US$283 million) in sales, a 7.8 % decline from the previous quarter while operating income swung to a profit of 325.2 billion won, putting an end to a nine-quarter losing streak.

An HHI officer said,

“For 1Q 2016, we have returned to the black mainly due to the following reasons; the phase-out of low-price shipbuilding contracts, stabilization of manufacturing processes for offshore and industrial plant business, reduced material costs, the weakening won and noticeable performance improvement of non-shipbuilding businesses including Engine & Machinery, Electro Electric Systems and Construction Equipment.”
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JCB Donates CX Backhoe Loader to Help Earthquake Hit Ecuadaor

April 22, 2016
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JCB Donates CX Backhoe Loader to Help Earthquake Hit Ecuadaor

B is donating a 3CX backhoe loader worth $100,000 to help rescue and clear-up operations in Ecuador, which was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, resulting in the deaths of at least 570 people and injuries to over 7,000 people. It has been reported that 25,000 people remain in shelters as a consequence of the devastating earthquake that has been described by the country’s President Rafael Correa as the biggest tragedy in Ecuador in seven decades.

JCB is supplying the versatile digger to the Provincial Council of Manabi through its Ecuadorian dealer Automekano. The machine will be put to work shortly in the province’s Pedernales Canton, where more than 90% of homes have been destroyed by the earthquake.
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Hidromek Vision Compactor – Award Winning Futuristic Concept

February 16, 2016
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Hidromek Vision Compactor – Award Winning Futuristic Concept

Designed by Hidromek, “Hidromek Vision Compactor’’ received an award from IF DESIGN 2016, one of the most prestigious design contests in “Professional Concept Discipline’’ category.

“HMK Vision Compactor”, designed for 2025, includes some of revolutionary innovations which give hints about the future products of Hidromek. A Shape- shifting Drum and rear tyres providing adaptable traction to different ground conditions, a 360 - degree rotational cabin, a seat acting independently from cabin, and “ Ground Hardness Tester (GHT)”, which analyzes ground conditions and sets the drum and tires, are just a few examples of the innovations.
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