Atlas divests concrete, compact division

 Joe Malone22 December 2017 @KHL.com

Atlas Copco has announced it has agreed to divest its concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group’s Construction division. The purchase price has not been disclosed.

Atlas copco plate compactor
Atlas Copco’s LF75 plate compactor.

Atlas’ concrete and compaction business achieved revenues of around €57 million in 2016. Husqvarna Group will retain the division’s 200 members of staff, Atlas Copco has confirmed.

The company said that the Continue reading “Atlas divests concrete, compact division”

First battery LHD in Timmins delivered by Artisan

by Paul Moore, 21st December 2017, on IM-Mining

Artisan A4

Artisan Vehicles has delivered the first battery powered underground loader to the Kirkland Lake Gold Taylor Mine. The A4 (4 t) LHD is the first underground battery loader in the Timmins underground mining camp. “We are extremely proud to be a part of Kirkland Lake Gold’s future,” said the statement. Continue reading “First battery LHD in Timmins delivered by Artisan”

Kobelco merges cranes and machinery

15 December 2017 @KHL.com

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Kobelco excavator SK210HD

Kobelco Construction Machinery (KCM) and Kobelco Cranes are set to merge in Europe as part of a global reorganisation that followed the consolidation of KCM with Kobelco Cranes Co in 2016.

As part of this, KCM will implement a reorganisation of the business structure in Europe with the aim of improving efficiency, strengthening product development capabilities and using management resources effectively. Continue reading “Kobelco merges cranes and machinery”

Hitachi launch new wheel loader model

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – 12:05 @AGG-NET

USING their extensive knowledge of the high-performing ZW-5 range and ongoing research of the European market, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) have fine-tuned the new ZW150-6 wheel loader to better satisfy the needs of operators. Continue reading “Hitachi launch new wheel loader model”

International acquisitions for Atlas Copco

Agg-NET, December 12, 2017

Atlas Copco drill rig

ATLAS Copco are to acquire Utah-based Cate Drilling Solutions LLC for an undisclosed sum. The company, which distributes and services Atlas Copco drilling equipment, is active in the US states of Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Idaho. Continue reading “International acquisitions for Atlas Copco”

Perkins appoints global rental manager

By Joe Malone for KHL.com
12 December 2017

Perkins Engines Company has announced it has promoted Andy Zuckerman to the newly-created position of global rental manager. Continue reading “Perkins appoints global rental manager”

Deere complete acquisition of Wirtgen Group

John DeereDEERE Company (John Deere) have completed their €4.6 billion acquisition of the Wirtgen Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of road construction equipment.
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OnGrade rebrand to SiteZone Safety

Brand name change follows successful UK-wide application of SiteZone proximity warning system

SiteZoneINSPIRED by the growing popularity of their SiteZone proximity warning system, anti-collision health and safety experts OnGrade have decided to use SiteZone Safety as their public-facing brand.
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