The year that was for the crane sector

2016 has been another tough year for our industry, with a reported slowing for total construction investment in 2015-16 of -9.8% versus a forecast of -2.4% given last year.

Of course, this is the figure for total construction however, there were pockets, which continued to show strong growth, namely multi-level apartment construction, which was up 18.6%. The good news is that the 2016-17 forecast is for positive growth at 4.6%, driven mainly by infrastructure-related engineering works with road and rail leading the way. Read more

HIAB expands its loader crane portfolio with new building material crane models

HIAB is launching its new building material crane models at the IAA exhibition in Hannover, Germany, which the company says offers the HIAB HiPro – an advanced remote-control system, as well as HIAB’s pioneering features, all to ensure safe and fast crane operation.

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