Articles by Maria Hadlow

Compact van mounts from Movex
Published on: 05 October, 2012
Spanish truck mounted lift manufacturer Movex has launched two new models designed for work in city centres in applications such as traffic light maintenance, phone maintenance and CCTV maintenance. These machines can be mounted on small 2.8t GVW vans and don’t have outriggers.
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Published on: 04 October, 2012
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New Editor for Access International
Published on: 02 October, 2012
Access International will have a new editor from the beginning of November. Euan Youdale, currently deputy editor of Access International’s sister title International Cranes and Specialised Transport, will take over from Maria Hadlow who is leaving to edit a magazine in the engineering sector.
MEC sets up first European facility
Published on: 28 September, 2012
US based aerial work platform manufacturer, MEC Aerial Work Platforms, is expanding its operations in Europe. A new facility, located in De Lier, The Netherlands, will store machines and parts, perform pre-delivery inspections, and handle all service related matters.
CTE’s Nazzareno Zandonà: 1964 – 2012
Published on: 28 September, 2012
CTE’s technical manager Nazzareno Zandonà has died. Mr Zandonà had worked for Sequani Meccanica and CTE for 25 years, “Greatly contributing to the achievement of the leadership of our Group in the articulated aerial platforms area,” said the company.
Tanfield’s revenues creeping up
Published on: 28 September, 2012
An increase in turnover in the second quarter of 2012 has resulted in Tanfield reporting higher revenues for the first half of 2012 - £24.1 million than over the same period in 2011 (£23.7 million) a 1.7% increase.
Accident reporting mandatory for IPAF UK member rental companies
Published on: 28 September, 2012
From 1 January 2013, IPAF rental company members in the UK must report any known mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) accidents involving their staff at the IPAF accident database (
Ruthmann has new dealer in Turkey
Published on: 27 September, 2012
Acarlar Makine is Ruthmann’s new dealer in Turkey and will be responsible for the sales and service of the Ruthmann Steiger products in the Bosporus region.
Peter Douglas to chair IPAF UK Country Council
Published on: 27 September, 2012
Peter Douglas, executive director of operations at Nationwide Platforms, was elected chairman of the newly formed IPAF UK Country Council at its first meeting on 19 September 2012 in Edinburgh. Ben Hirst, joint managing director of Horizon Platforms, and representing the Access Alliance, was elected vice-chairman.
Nationwide brings BlueSky safety to utilities sector
Published on: 25 September, 2012
Over the last 12 months global energy sector specialists Hertel has been looking to enhance awareness and safety for its employees working at height by working closely with the UK’s Nationwide Platforms.
New ‘Tools at Height’ range from Bahco
Published on: 25 September, 2012
Tough, stringently tested equipment designed to prevent tools falling or being dropped while working at height has been introduced by international toolmaker Bahco.
51% investor in Mtandt Rentals
Published on: 25 September, 2012
Rakesh Modi the chief executive officer of Indian company Mtandt Rentals Limited has told Access International that an unnamed investor has bought 51% shares of Mtandt Rentals Limited
Smiths finds that Niftylift can cut transport costs
Published on: 25 September, 2012
UK rental company, Smiths Equipment Ltd has cut its transport costs in half by fitting two Niftylift HR21’s onto its new flat bed truck
Palfinger buys South American Tercek
Published on: 25 September, 2012
As part of a policy to increase its presence in South America, the Palfinger Group has acquired 100% shares in the Brazilian engineering company Tercek Usinagem de Precisão Ltda.
JLG founder Paul Shockey: 1923 - 2012
Published on: 25 September, 2012
One of the founders of JLG, Paul Shockey, died on 18 September at the Quincy Retirement Home near Greencastle Pennsylvania.
Great reception for lively Europlatform
Published on: 20 September, 2012
Riwal's CEO Norty Turner got this year's Europlatform conference off to a lively start with his keynote speech entitled Managing Rental Performace. He emphasised the need for strategy and communication and shared Riwal's six core components to developing its strategy.
Odebrecht site supervisors get trained to manage MEWPs
Published on: 18 September, 2012
Odebrecht, one of the largest contractors in the world and the largest in Brazil, has for the first time had 26 of its job site supervisors complete the IPAF MEWPs for Managers course. The course prepares managers for the management of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) that are used on job sites.
IPS and APS join forces to create largest UK platform distributor
Published on: 18 September, 2012
Telford-based Independent Parts and Service Ltd (IPS) and Huntingdon-based Access Platform Sales Ltd (APS) are to merge their European operations to create the largest independent full service distributor of powered access (aerial work platforms) in the UK.
Singapore's deputy Prime Minister visits IPAF stand at safety show
Published on: 18 September, 2012
Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, officially opened the Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition for Asia (OS+H Asia) last week at the Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore.
Manitou's new telehandler for agriculture
Published on: 18 September, 2012
Manitou has launched a new telehander designed specifically for the agricultural market. The MLT 840 was previewed last year at the Agritechnica trade show (Hannover - Germany) in November 2011, it has a 4t capacity and a maximum lifting height of 8m.
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