VDMA: Construction equipment and building material machinery on right track

Jul 22, 2014

  Sales forecast of 5 per cent increase confirmed Strong decline on Russian market Frankfurt/Main, Germany, , July 22 nd, 2014 – Even at the middle of the year, the German manufacturers of construction equipment and building material machinery are still expecting to generate a growth of 5 per cent throughout 2014. In 2013, sales […]

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IFPE 2017 show co-chairs announced

Jul 21, 2014

Caterpillar Inc. & HUSCO International executives lead industry managing committee Philip McCluskey, System Product Manager for Caterpillar Inc., and Bob Mortensen, Chief Operating Officer for HUSCO International, have been named co-chairs of the 2017 IFPE exposition and will lead the triennial show’s management committee. IFPE is industry-led by volunteer business executives to ensure the greatest value […]

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£50 Million Airport Rail Project Planned for Iceland

Jul 21, 2014

Iceland is to benefit from a planned high-speed rail link connecting Keflavik International Airport to Reykjavik Central. The project is planned to cost around £50 million and it has been said it may create opportunities for British construction firms. The rail link will span the 29 miles (45 kilometres) between the two points and provide […]

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CONEXPO Latin America holds successful exhibitor-information meeting in Santiago

Jul 18, 2014

Inaugural 2015 exposition will bring world-class event to region CONEXPO Latin America conducted a well-attended and well-received exhibitor-information meeting recently in Santiago, Chile; construction equipment manufacturers and related industry companies learned details directly from show organizers about exhibiting at this world-class event that is bringing the unique CONEXPO brand of quality and value to the […]

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All-star Volvos pitch in with major league demolition

Jul 18, 2014

To make way for a new Metrodome stadium in Minneapolis, Volvo Construction Equipment has helped to demolish the old stadium in just four months. Built in 1982, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis has had a glorious career, hosting many famous events including a Super Bowl, two World Series, a major league baseball All-Star […]

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Weak China demand offsets mature market growth in Volvo CE second quarter results

Jul 18, 2014

Sales down 9% in the second quarter, as improvements in North America and Europe fail to compensate for a slide in demand from China. Market growth in the mature markets of North America and Europe failed to offset a sharp downturn in demand in China, weighing on Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) second quarter 2014 […]

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AEM elects three new directors

Jul 16, 2014

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected three new directors, to fill unexpired terms. Joining the AEM Board of Directors is Jerry Johnson, President Farm, Ranch & Agriculture Division of Blount International, Oregon, Illinois. Joining the AEM AG Sector Board are Brian McKown, Chief Operating Officer of Kinze Manufacturing, Williamsburg, Iowa, and Gene Fraser, […]

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BAUMAG 2015 – Tradefair for Construction Machinery, Equipment and Tools

Jul 16, 2014

From 22nd to 25th January 2015, the Exhibition Grounds Luzern will be the hub for the construction machinery industry. In four halls with a great infrastructure and an outdoor space the 17th BAUMAG offers copious space for all the new products of the tradefair exhibitors of the Swiss construction and civil engineering industry. 95% of […]

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Tajikistan – Pamir Highway

Jul 16, 2014

Pamir highway is a road through Central Asia between Osh (Kyrgyzstan) and Dushanbe (the capital of Tajikistan) which lies mostly in Tajikistan, but the road with length of 1.252 kilometres is also going through Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. Road also known as “The road from hell” is made through mountain Pamir which […]

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Heavy metal heats up in Germany

Jul 11, 2014

Despite temperatures of over 1,000 degrees, a fleet of modified Volvo wheel loaders is keeping its cool at Detlef Hegemann’s molten steel mill in Northern Germany. Lying 60km south of the North Sea coast, Bremen – with a major port on the River Weser – is a city in northwestern Germany known for its commercial […]

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Amsterdam success for APEX 2014

Jul 09, 2014

There was a positive response to the new Amsterdam venue for the APEX 2014 access equipment exhibition held on 24 – 26 June, with good visitor numbers and a busy feel to the event. More than 4400 people attended the eighth edition of the APEX exhibition – which was held on 24-26 June – with […]

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