Deere & Company completes acquisition of the Wirtgen Group

Deere & Company has completed its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group, the leading manufacturer worldwide of road construction equipment. In June, Deere announced a definitive agreement to purchase the international privately-held company. “The Wirtgen Group will enhance the size, scale and stature of our construction equipment business and will help Deere continue its global growth,”

USA: Kobelco Further Strength Management Team

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to deliver superior product development and service support with the appointment of George Lumpkins, Product Marketing & Developing General Manager, and Ken Folden, National Service Manager in the Excavator Division. As an accomplished construction equipment sales, service, engineering and product specialist, Lumpkins brings more than 45 years of industry experience

UK: Totally Unacceptable Site Safety Breaches

The Building Safety Group (BSG) the UK’s largest construction safety group, has reported a 74% rise in ‘Traffic Management’ breaches on construction sites.  If this is correct then is shows a complete disrespect by drivers to the safety of site workers and serious disciplinary action against offenders has to be considered. BSG’s figure is based on approximately

Argentina: New Distributor For ALLU

Finnish company, ALLU,  has appointed Igarreta Maquinas is its new distributor in Argentina. The company will not only be supplying the comprehensive range of ALLU Transformer and Soil Stabilization equipment, but will also be providing full aftermarket care, spare parts and dedicated customer service. The appointment of such a professional and experienced distributor reinforces ALLU’s

Abseil Division Developed 

Clear Line, established in 1997 with a reputation in the curtain wall installation to the European market and beyond.Abseil, along with cradles and scaffolding, has been part of their selection of  access methods for a number of years. However, growth in demand has been such that the company has now estabished a Abseil Division – a specialist

Komatsu Europe Turns 50

Komatsu Europe International N.V. (KEISA) has celebrated its 50th anniversary with current and retired employees, and delegates from European distributors and suppliers. A formal ceremony was held at the company’s Vilvoorde headquarters, followed by an event at the Castle Ter Block, in Overijse, near Brussels. Named “N.V. Komatsu Europe S.A” when it was founded in Belgium

Poland: LiuGong New European Regional Headquarters & European Production Line

LiuGong, announced today the  opening of the company’s first regional headquarters in Warsaw, Poland; along with unveiling new LiuGong manufacturing capabilities in Stalowa Wola, Poland. LiuGong’s European Regional Headquarters will support the growth of LiuGong’s European business. The new office serves to strengthen LiuGong’s burgeoning presence in region by locating key staff in a central

Poland: LiuGong Opens its New European Parts Distribution Centre in Stalowa Wola

LiuGong opened its new 3,500 m2 warehouse in Stalowa Wola as the European Parts Distribution Centre (PDC). The distribution facility will supply the thousands of parts needed to support customers; everything from filters & oils to ground engaging components, to parts for drivelines & hydraulic systems. The new upgraded facility, which now incorporates the parts warehousing and logistical

USA: KOBELCO to Double Production Capacity by 2018

Kobelco USA is continuing its commitment to providing customers with quality products from its North American excavator production facility with plans to nearly double manufacturing capacity by 2018. Mass production at the Spartanburg, SC facility began in 2016 with conventional machines weighing 20-plus tons. Over the past year, Kobelco has increased production capacity by threefold