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As mergers and acquisitions go, the Terex-Konecranes deal must rank as one of the most interesting in recent times. It's been a bumpy ride, shaken somewhat by a seemingly superior - and surprise - offer from China's Zoomlion, a giant which few in the industry knew much about.
While this has made for interesting reading, it must be a very tough time for both Terex and Konecranes and for staff and investors.
However, it looks like both organisations are successfully managing the uncertainty and continue to go about their business.
And we'll continue to watch the game from the sidelines ...

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Konecranes pushes on with merger

FINLAND Konecranes and Terex Corporation have announced that their respective boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine their businesses in a merger, despite a rival offer to ... [more]

DEUTZ engines for JLG AWPs

UNITED STATES DEUTZ Corporation will provide JLG Industries with DEUTZ Xchange remanufactured engines for JLG’s aerial work platform (AWP) reconditioning program. “JLG was particularly pleased with the three-year transferable warranty that ... [more]

Kalmar wins Hamburg straddle carrier order

FINLAND Kalmar has secured an order for nine diesel-electric straddle carriers from the leading European port and transport logistics group Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA). The order was ... [more]

Konecranes Goliath for Meyer Turku

FINLAND Konecranes will deliver a new 1,200 T Goliath gantry crane to Meyer Turku Oy. The design, precision drive components, electrical installation and automation system and structural components will be supplied ... [more]

Lift Truck Center builds new facility

UNITED STATES Lift Truck Center, Inc. recently began work on a new Springfield, Missouri location. The full-service authorised Toyota Industrial Equipment dealer began its forklift operations from Wichita, Kansas in ... [more]

US rodeo season plans announced

UNITED STATES The 2016 US forklift rodeo season gets under way on June 4th, with the 19th annual Washington State Governor’s Forklift Rodeo.   The event will be held in ... [more]

Liebherr secures order from Ideal Crane Rental

GERMANY Liebherr managed to secure some lucrative orders at this year’s Bauma trade fair in Munich, Germany; among them, one from Wisconsin-based Ideal Crane Rental Inc. The American hire ... [more]

Work starts on Wacker plant

GERMANY Work will soon begin on the expansion of Wacker Neuson’s light equipment production site in Reichertshofen. The company will be investing around EUR10 million (USD11.3 million) in a new R&D ... [more]

BAP goes with Combilift

UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has landed an important new contract with transport and logistics company BAP Group. It has supplied the biggest independent on-port operation of its kind in the UK with ... [more]

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IDO increased capacity by 15 % with Rocla LogIQ

Rocla's revolutionary innovation LogIQ Route Optimizer optimizes the routes AGVs use. Traffic flow is always smooth without interruptions. [more]

MEYER Multi-pallet handlers in operation at Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bremen (Germany)

Quantum leap in pallet logistics - MEYER's closed Shaft Guiding System.
The secret of completely successful innovation. [more]

Malaysian cold store operator orders Flexi fleet

One of Asia’s leading temperature controlled storage and distribution specialists has taken delivery of a fleet of new Flexi articulated forklifts for use in its Malaysia cold store.

KAUP to set off an innovative product firework

KAUP GmbH & Co. KG will use the CeMAT 2016 to feature a firework display of innovations and will present, for the first time, three new product families. The emphasis is on Multi-Pallet Handlers T429C, Roll Clamps T458B and Telescopic Forks T180CT. [more]

Another Red Dot Award win for Cat® Lift Trucks

The involvement of customers in its design process has been crucial to the success of the NR-N2 reach truck in this year’s Red Dot Awards, according to Cat® Lift Trucks. [more]

Nimble, Safe and Green CAT Three-Wheel Electric Forklifts

The Cat Lift Trucks range of three-wheel electric lift trucks available from United Forklift and Access Solutions deliver quiet, operator-friendly handling and features for a wide range of unit loads. [more]

Strong and efficient: FTMH Reach Stackers

Strong, efficient, well finished and personalized with necessary equipment to fulfil all customers' requests, FTMH Reach Stackers are appreciated by the intermodal and terminal port operators all over the world. [more]

High Capacity Material Handling: Can Your Fleet Handle It?

When it comes to moving big loads, cutting corners can cost you. H&K Equipment specializes in high capacity lift trucks from leading manufacturers that can do the jobs and withstand the environments that other trucks can't. [more]

Cascade to exhibit at CeMAT 2016

Cascade will exhibit at CeMAT 2016 in Hannover Germany, 31 May- 3 June, 2016 showcasing a wide array of new and current products ideal for logistics and supply chain operations at Stand L30 in Hall 26. [more]

Infra Oman: one of the largest building and construction expo in the Middle East

Infra Oman - dubbed as one of the largest building and construction expo in the Middle East has been continuously defining the industry’s development for the last 5 years. [more]


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