Germany: Construction Equipment Industry – Can the boom last?

  A report for the VDMA said that the German construction equipment industry ended 2017 with turnover of 10.8 billion euros – an increase of 15% compared to the previous year. It is the fourth consecutive year of growth for the sector. Incoming orders were 19% higher by the end of the year. 2018 is

UK: TfL Appoints Contractor to replace two bridges in London

  Morgan Sindall will commence work in summer 2018 Joint project to replace two bridges will deliver cost and time savings Addiscombe Park footbridge will incorporate new cycle lane Plans to replace two bridges in Croydon progressed today as Transport for London (TfL), in partnership with the London Borough of Croydon, appointed Morgan Sindall as

United Kingdom: Tata Steel and Swansea University open new research institute

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, today opened the Steel & Metals Institute, a long-term research and innovation collaboration between Tata Steel and Swansea University. The opening marks a new approach to Tata Steel’s UK R&D, with facilities now based at Swansea University and the University of Warwick. Engineers and researchers at the Institute will

United Kingdom: Manitou has announced the appointment of Mark Ormond as Managing Director for the UK

The Manitou Group,   a global market leader in rough-terrain handling has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director for the UK operations – Manitou UK Ltd – established in 1972 The company designs, manufactures, distributes and services equipment for construction, agriculture and industry.  Products include all-terrain fixed, rotating and heavy-duty telehandlers, all-terrain, semi-industrial and

United Kingdom: First Volvo loading shovel for Patersons Quarries Ltd

Making a break from tradition, Patersons Quarries Ltd has opted for a Volvo L110H loading shovel which has gone to work at the company’s Burrowine Moor Quarry situated at Bogside near Alloa in the Kingdom of Fife. Whilst the new nineteen-tonne L110H is the first Volvo loading shovel to join Paterson’s fleet of mobile equipment,