Tag: France

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.

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.

Doosan Sells Montabert to Joy Global

Doosan Infracore Co Ltd has sold 100% of the shares of Montabert S.A.S. (France) to Joy Global Inc., a leading supplier of advanced equipment, systems and services for the global mining industry. Joy Global is listed on the New York stock exchange and employs 14,000 employees in 20 countries. The sum involved was approximately $123 million.

Montabert’s products and equipment fit Joy Global’s core business of designing, manufacturing, distributing and servicing high productivity mining equipment. This evolution will provide Montabert and its employees with the opportunity to work for a global mining equipment business that is active in all major mining regions in the world.

Heli Increase Investment In Maeda Mini Cranes

Following the growing success of Maeda Mini Cranes within the construction industry and emerging markets, Maeda’s Belgium and French dealer Heli has decided to increase their investment in these machines and placed an order for 11 new Mini Cranes.

The order for 11 new Mini Cranes consists of
• 3 x MC285CRME
• 3 x MC305CRME
• 4 x MC405CRME
• 1 x LC785B

A weigh better system for Volvo CE proves winner

A clever idea for Volvo F-Series articulated haulers – onboard weighing – yields a prestigious award at the Intermat 2012 Innovation Awards.

The members of the Intermat 2012 Innovation Awards jury know a bright idea when they see one. That is why, from a crowded pool of more than 80 entries, they chose the new Volvo on-board weighing (OBW) system for F-Series full-suspension articulated haulers as a top innovation in the industry last month.

The Intermat Innovation Awards honor the most innovative equipment and techniques in the industry. Winners are chosen by a jury that, under the chairmanship of the president of the French National Federation of Public Works, declared Volvo the winner to an audience of international journalists gathered for Pre-Intermat held in Paris in January.

Leading French Hirer invests in new JCB fleet

A leading French rental company has invested in a fleet of 20 new JCB Loadall telescopic handlers – all painted in their striking blue and white corporate livery.

Bleu Blanc was founded in 2003 and is one of the country’s most important regional rental companies covering Western France with a network of 20 depots.

Employing 90 people and with a fleet of more than 8,000 machines, the company’s main bases are in Brittany, Normandy and Maine et Loire Sarthe. Bleu Blanc is owned by Mr Philippe Jan, who is Chairman, The latest investment in JCB Loadalls includes ten 535-140 models, nine 540-170s and one 535-95.

SPAIN: AGS crane anti-collision systems now through AGS BTP Iberica subsidiary

One of the leading French specialists in safety devices for tower cranes, AGS, continues its international development by creating AGS BTP IBERICA.

Present for many years in Spain through a distributor, the company has installed its anti-collision systems on major projects in Spain such as Archidona prison, the VIAS Site with 18 JASO cranes equipped with anti-collision systems; the headquarters of the Banque Populaire in Madrid, a VIAS and BOVIS proejct with 5 JASO cranes and many others.

Managed by J. Eugenio RETUERTO, former manager of TEKNIKRAN, this subsidiary based in Irun is operational from April 2011. In Spain, AGS is also distributed by REYM 2000 for the Mediterranean area.