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Time pushes on: Time Export is developing new ranges and new markets.
Maria Hadlow talks to Per Torp of Time Export about how the company serves its world markets and the suite of new products it is rolling out.
Custom Equipment is growing globally. Lindsey Anderson reports
Custom Equipment is growing globally. Lindsey Anderson talks to the business about what people can expect next.
Innovation with traditional twist: Italy's Blue Lift talks past, present and future
The Italian manufacturer, Blue Lift combines traditional values with innovation, Maria Hadlow talks to Gianpiero and Giani Marti about product development and where they are taking the company.
Crawler plans
Crawlers remain a small part of Multitel Pagliero's overall business - it will make less than 50 this year - but they give the company access to a growing market and allow it to leverage its existing boom designs.
100 up: Murray Pollok talks to Multitel Pagliero at its 100th anniversary event
Maultitel Pagliero celebrated its centenary with a major event at its Manta headquarters in Italy at the end of September. Murray Pollok reports.
Terex hoping for access & rental take-off in China
Terex China president Ken Lousberg thinks the Chinese access and rental markets are close to taking off.
Mantall shows off aerials at BICES show
Mantall Heavy Industry, a privately owned aerial platform manufacturer based in Jiangsu, China, used the BICES show in Beijing to promote its range of booms, scissors, personnel lifts and material lifts.
Good service saves stress: IAPA winner IPS shares its aftermarket strategies
IPS, the winners of Access International's 2011 IAPAs (International Awards for Powered Access) for outstanding aftersales service, shares some of the strategies, which has added to its own and its customers effectiveness.
The Long View: Italy's GSR explains its long term apprach to customer care
GSR has over 100 years history in access, Maria Hadlow finds out a longterm view translates into product innovation and customer service.
IPAF to continue its push in North America says president Wayne Lawson
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) looks to continue its push in North America and its new president, JLG’s Wayne Lawson, already has on his thinking hat. Lindsey Anderson spoke with Lawson recently and reports
50000 machine at Reims plant
Having opened in 2000, Haulotte's factory in Reims, France has just produced its 50000 machine. The plant specialises in the Star vertical mast machines which are available in 6, 8 and 10m working heights, Optima 6 and 8 (6 and 8m scissor) and the Compact range of narrow electric scissors in 8, 10, 12 and 14m working heights.
Strategy with design: Haulotte's new product development strategy
Ongoing customer research is the key to Haulotte's new product development aimed at serving the new order of the powered access market, Maria Hadlow reports.
Universal Shanghai opens second Chinese rental branch
US operated access rental and sales company Shanghai Universal Equipment Co is playing a key role in developing access rental in China.
Andy Wright takes on the Middle East
At the end of last year Andy Wright was appointed to the newly-created position of chief executive, international operations, Mr Wright's decision to focus full-time on developing an expanded international business for Lavendon was made in July this year, although he was initially given responsibility in April 2010 for the oversight of its Middle East business, which he performed alongside his existing UK responsibilities.
The value of service: Mike Potts, CEO at Lavendon Access Services (UK)
Maria Hadlow talks to Mike Potts the new chief executive at Lavendon Access Services (UK) about his plans for the company.
Potts targets higher prices at Lavendon
Mike Potts, the new chief executive of Lavendon Access Services, is committed to raising rental rates in 2011 but plans only modest spending on new equipment.
Latin American construction magazine launched
Construcción Latinoamericana/Construçâo Latino-Americana (CLA) is the new magazine from KHL Group for the Latin American market, available in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Challenges of production increase
Alan Lofurno is the global general manager of aerial booms and joined Terex AWP in April 2008. At the time of AI's visit, Mr Lofurno said, "We are currently ramping up production but at its height it was ten time the current amount.
Cross cultures for quality: How Terex AWP maintains continual improvement
Is it possible for a US company to successfully adopt manufacturing cultures developed in Japan. In the second part of her report on Terex AWP Maria Harding looks at how the company integrates design, production and quality control
Hydro Mobile is looking forward to a period of growth despite the current recession
North American mast climbing specialist, Hydro Mobile, says it is looking forward to a period of growth despite the current recession.
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