Author: Stephen White

The Yamazaki Mazak QUICK TURN 250MSY is the latest investment to B&B Attachments (B&B) manufacturing facility in Cramlington, Northumberland. Founded in 1980, B&B Attachments has grown to become one of the UK’s largest suppliers and manufacturers of forklift truck attachments. The company specialises in bespoke forklift truck attachment solutions, creating products for customers with specific material handling requirements. “This new Mazak machine represents a significant investment for B&B and a fantastic addition to our manufacturing technology. The CNC turning centre is for the manufacture of complex components. It is designed to meet production requirements from small batch to high volume…

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Raimondi Middle East deployed three MRT159 flat-top tower cranes in one of the Dubai’s fastest growing districts, Jumeriah Village Circle. At work for the construction of a 25-storey residential building, the cranes located in a prime zone with both residential and commercial developments. “We are excited to contribute to the city’s thriving new communities by deploying three Raimondi MRT159 flat-top tower cranes to the project contractor,” stated Wael Hasan, General Manager, Raimondi Cranes. The jobsite builds on a long-lasting partnership, Hasan explained. Installed in March, the cranes will remain onsite for approximately 18 months. Erected with jib lengths ranging between…

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We are used to seeing countless jobs carried out by mini-excavators, but a novel application in the construction industry involving a new Develon DX20Z-7 model demonstrates a new way of working for many companies in the sector. The two tonne Develon DX20Z-7 mini-excavator was recently purchased by Ciment i Estructures Costa Brava, a company located in Garrigàs (Girona) in Spain. With the DX20Z-7, the company met their need for a mini-excavator that is very compact, powerful and above all versatile. Ismael Cabrera, Manager of Ciment i Estructures Costa Brava, commented: “In the latest work we carried out with the Develon…

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Rapid Access is celebrating a series of significant achievements that recognise the powered access operator’s operational excellence, including being once again recognised as a Great Place to Work.  “These milestones underscore our dedication to aligning with client needs and maintaining operational excellence. Among the milestones, Rapid Access has been re-certified as a Great Place To Work and recognised by Bureau Veritas for achieving ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 certifications,” explained the firm. Rapid Access added that its “unwavering commitment to quality and safety has always been the foundation of our operations. Even before seeking official accreditation, our team…

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Canvas has released its new product, the 1200CX, the latest in its range of robotic drywall finishers. Years of development and customer feedback have resulted in a compact, lightweight, and easily maneuverable machine that is highly versatile across project portfolios and enables customers with smaller spaces such as multi-family and tower construction projects to leverage Canvas machines, said the US firm. “We have worked closely with our customers to build a revolutionary new platform,” said Kevin Albert, co-founder and CEO of Canvas. “The 1200CX addresses our customers’ needs by bringing them a system that can get into all of the…

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NMDC Group, an engineering, procurement, construction and marine dredging conglomerate, has been awarded a AED130m ($35.3m) contract by Jubail Island Investment Company for its Abu Dhabi Mangrove Sanctuary. In its filing to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), NMDC specified that the project scope includes channel widening works in Areas 2 & 3, within the heart of the mangrove project. The entire contract work is likely to be completed extremely quickly: slated for 180 days. A leading provider of dredging, reclamation, and marine construction projects in the Middle East, NMDC has a strong international presence, with a portfolio of upcoming…

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Al-Bahar, the authorised dealer for Cat products in the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar, has launched an exclusive promotion named “Work More. Save Big On Fuel!” aimed at providing significant savings and enhanced value for contractors and equipment fleet owners. This promotion includes substantial discounts on Cat® Excavators, Wheel Loaders, and Dozers, as well as additional support packages. The promotion offers discounts on a selection of Cat heavy-duty machines known for their power, efficiency, and reliability. The machinery includes various models of Hydraulic Excavators such as the 320, 336, 345GC, 350, and 395, as well as the 950 and…

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Palazzani Spider Lifts are renowned for their versatility, seamlessly transitioning from lifts to cranes with the simple replacement of the basket with a hydraulic winch capable of lifting up to 500 kg. This dual functionality makes them indispensable in various sectors, from construction to telecommunications. When operating in crane mode, choosing the right support for the cage is crucial for maintaining safety and efficiency. Palazzani offers two types of cage supports: the standard cage support and the new optional compact cage support. Included as part of the standard kit, the standard cage support is designed for versatility and reliability. Equipped…

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Liebherr has introduced the LTM 1400-6.1, the most powerful six-axle mobile crane on the market. Unveiled at the recent Customer Days event in Berg-Ehingen, Germany, the 400-tonne crane boasts a 70-metre telescopicboom and features an innovative yet straightforward setup process. The LTM 1400-6.1 is the successor to the LTM 1350-6.1, offering significantly higher lifting capacities. As the smallest crane equipped with Y-guying, it provides a great introduction to this advanced boom technology. The assembly process for the Y-guying system has been streamlined; with a single self-assembly lift, the system is placed on the chassis and pinned in place. The hydraulic…

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Tenderd has successfully closed a $30 million Series A funding round. The round was spearheaded by A.P. Moller Holding, a $32 billion investment company and parent company of the A.P. Moller Group, which includes A.P. Moller – Maersk. New investors in this round include Quadri Ventures and Saurya Prakash, a product leader at Stripe. Existing investors such as Wa’ed Ventures, Nakhla Ventures, SOMA Capital, and Liquid 2 Ventures have also re-invested, demonstrating their continued confidence in Tenderd’s growth trajectory. Tenderd’s impressive roster of existing backers includes notable figures like Peter Thiel, Paul Graham, and Y Combinator. The self-styled leader in…

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