Interview: Manitou Group committed to carbon reduction

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Manitou Group’s president and CEO Michel Denis discuss low-carbon and sustainability initiatives with Access International’s Euan Youdale
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The Manitou Group officially presented its corporate social responsibility (CSR) vision through its first virtual On the Way Up! presentation in June 2021, which is set to become an annual event. The French aerial lift and Continue reading “Interview: Manitou Group committed to carbon reduction”

Wheeled loaders: Staying safe around industry giants

How advanced technologies are lowering the safety risks for loader operators and site workers

The Mick George Group, a leading construction industry supplier in the UK, recently took delivery of the country’s first new Doosan DL580 and DL420-7 wheeled loaders

In 2019, before the coronavirus, European sales of wheeled loaders with buckets over 1.0m3 hit a record high, according to specialist market research and forecasting company, Off-Highway Research (OHR). Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: Staying safe around industry giants”

Wacker Neuson hit hard by pandemic

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Wacker Neuson group Headquarters in Munich, Germany

Wacker Neuson has released its financial results for the third quarter of the year, showing a 16.5% fall in revenue, compared with the same period in 2019.

The Munich-headquartered light and compact equipment manufacturer said it was “clearly feeling the effects of Continue reading “Wacker Neuson hit hard by pandemic”

Liebherr reports steady demand in construction

liebherr-new-wheel-loader-l546-pallet-fork-96dpiThe Liebherr Group is expecting a decline in sales of between 10% and 15% in 2020, due in part to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but the global equipment manufacturer remains optimistic for the remainder of the year as they experience steady demand in the construction and mining sectors. Continue reading “Liebherr reports steady demand in construction”

UK firms urged to act now to take advantage of tax relief

Companies are being urged to act quickly to ensure they take full advantage of tax relief for the purchase of plant and equipment.

Currently the full cost of such purchases can be off set against tax through the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), up to a maximum of £1 million, following a temporary increase introduced by the Government. Continue reading “UK firms urged to act now to take advantage of tax relief”

Boels makes €24m JCB investment

Boels Rental has secured a major deal to buy more than 340 JCB machines, including load-alls and excavators, worth up to €24 million.

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JCB Boels equipment

The Netherlands-based rental company will stock out its depots across Europe, including in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Austria and Italy.

The deal strengthens the company’s long-term Continue reading “Boels makes €24m JCB investment”

Hitachi launches dealer rental initiative in Europe

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René Danielsson, Rental Manager, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe)

Hitachi has launched a rental initiative in Europe that will see its dealers offer mid-sized machines for medium and long term rentals. Hitachi will own the machines, with dealers paying a monthly fee to the manufacturer.

The target is for the rental fleet to reach 1000 units by 2020 with 50 units already Continue reading “Hitachi launches dealer rental initiative in Europe”