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Helen Whitman - JUNE 12, 2017
Manitou Group takes majority stake in LiftRite Hire & Sales
Manitou Group has announced an agreement to take a majority stake in the LiftRite based in Perth, the historical and exclusive distributor for Manitou and Gehl products in Western Australia.

Founded in 1983 by George Hogg, Mark Manning and Ted Hirschfeld, LiftRite Hire & Sales is a leading provider of products manufactured by Manitou, Gehl, Kobelco and Kalmar. The products are rough terrain forklift trucks, hydraulic hammers, skid steer and track loaders. The company generates 12 millions in 2016 and employs more than 65 sales.

The Manitou Group is acquiring 55% of LiftRite Hire & Sales shares with a purchasing option, which assigns Manitou to increase its stakes up to 96% in three years from now. The transaction is expected to be completed before August 1st.

“By taking over a stake in our historical dealer in Western Australia, we reinforce Manitou’s position in the mining sector, as we did several years ago in South Africa. In parallel to this long term strategic approach, we will continue to reinforce and develop all brands carried by LiftRite in all the markets served in this region” said Michel Denis, Manitou Group President and CEO.
 

Charlotte Divet - Contributing Editor - JUNE 9, 2017
New Soosan hydraulic drill on display at Intermat Asean
Soosan Heavy Industries, the Korean manufacturer is exhibiting its last model of hammer drill rig at the trade show of Bangkok.

The SDT 11M model is among the Soosan’s drilling equipment exhibited at Intermat Asean.

It is a drill rig which has been designed to provide best performance for surface blasting in the quarry and civil work environments.

The machine includes an anti-jamming system, smooth drilling system and damping system on rock drill.

It features besides undercarriage, feed, booms and power unit that are powered by a water cooled Cummins diesel engine.

The SDT 11 M drill rig is also equipped with safe and comfortable ROPS & FOPS cabin which offers wide visibility, simple rod changing system and easy operation systems by means of joysticks.

Many options are proposed with the machine such as a pre-separator (cyclone), CAT walk and CD/MP3 player.
 

Helen Whitman - Contributing Editor - JUNE 9, 2017
JCB unveils three new machines at Intermat ASEAN
At the ongoing trade show, the global manufacturer of construction equipment is showcasing its last models comprising, the JS305 tracked excavator, the JCB116 Soil Compactor and the JCB 51R compact excavator.

At Intermat ASEAN held in Bangkok, three new JCB’s machines are on display.

The JS305 tracked excavator features simple mechanics, strong design and tough parts. It has been designed to be more productive and to operate on a wide range of construction projects in an equally wide range of environments.

The JCB116 Soil Compactor is the second new machine presented by JCB at the show. It features an updated design and is particularly efficient to realize better compaction in less passes. It also provides customers with fuel savings of up to 15%.

The third unveiled model is the JCB 51R compact excavator which is perfectly recommended for highway construction. It offers a winning combination of manoeuvrability, agility and lift performance. It also contributes to good value for money.

Tom Cornell, Managing Director, JCB Southeast Asia, commented: “Thailand is our number one market in Southeast Asia and we are seeing a sharp increase in sales here. As far as we are concerned the exhibits we are bringing to INTERMAT deliver the perfect match for our ambitions in Southeast Asia. Our in-depth knowledge of the sector and unique market insights means that we can provide JCB customers in the region with superior products which fit their needs and make things easier for them.”

Others JCB’s existing world-class range of machines are also on display at Intermat ASEAN such as the 3CX backhoe loader and the 560-80 Loadall telescopic handler.
 

Helen Whitman - Contributing Editor - JUNE 8, 2017
Case showcases new machines at Intermat ASEAN
At the trade show Intermat ASEAN, held in Bangkok, Case Construction Equipment is presenting its last models among which the compactor 1107 EXD, the wheel loader 1021F and the backoe loader 580T. 


Backoe loader 580T


Compactor 1107 EXD


Wheel loader 1021F


Pascal Wayne - JUNE 8, 2017
Suez wins two waste collection contracts in Australia
The global company that delivers wastewater treatment services has been awarded contracts to be in charge of waste collection and recovery in the city of Brisbane and in Parramatta, the Sydney Metropolitan area.

Suez has signed with Brisbane City Council a €600M contract to manage the renewal of the general, recycling and green waste collection in the Australian city for sixteen years.

150 Suez’ new collection vehicles, featuring innovative on-board computing technology, are to be provided to allow the Council to access detailed service information on the services provided to residents and the real-time tracking of vehicles and collections. 

More than 125,000 waste collection services are to be realized every day.

The contract takes effect on 1st July 2018.

The second seven-year contract commits Suez to be in charge of the collection of general waste, recycling garden organics and hard waste of Parramatta’s 230,000 residents.

The company is also to provide thirty-three vehicles equipped with on-board computing system to give access to detailed information in real-time.

Besides, Suez is to process and recover garden organic waste of the Sydney’s suburb into standardized compost in order to allow the municipality to reach 70% diversion of waste from landfill by 2018.

Suez Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of the International Division, Marie-Ange Debon commented: “We are proud to support the city of Brisbane and Parramatta in their circular economy challenges. Our teams will provide innovative and efficient collection and recovery services to support the growth of two of the major cities in Australia.”
 

Charlotte Divet - Contributing Editor - JUNE 8, 2017
Case CE unveils new precision technologies and telematics at Intermat ASEAN
The global construction equipment company showcases a number of innovative machine operating solutions that are available for the first time in the ASEAN market.

Among the latest technologies on display at Intermat ASEAN, Case Construction Equipment features the excavator and motor grader machine control systems, in partnership with the leader Leica Geosystems, the next generation weigh loading technology for wheel loaders and the telematics system of SiteWatch.

Head of Marketing for CASE CE in South East Asia and Japan, Danilo Catalucci said: “CASE works with its customers to deliver tailor made solutions for their job sites, and our new technological solutions aims at further securing they can meet their projects deadlines and increase productivity. We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers to our stand inside the exhibition and to our equipment on the machinery demonstration areas.”
Case provides a suite of SiteControl machine control solutions for excavators and motor graders that use Leica Geosystems’ iCON construction software and the iXE2 2D machine guidance system. This technology enables smart, customizable machine positioning systems for road construction and civil engineering projects. Moreover, SiteControl allows to reduce time and cost on site while enhance accuracy and flexibility for the contractor.
The Loup Electronics weigh loading system used for the Case wheel loader range allows data collection through SD card or USB stick and provides the operator with live, load on the go weight information.

The SiteWatch telematics connect directly to the machine’s CAN-bus electronic control system to monitor a wide range of operating data. The technology provides remote monitoring of equipment to boost productivity and reduce downtime. Besides, with this system, the scheduling for regular maintenance improved and fleet managers are provided with fuel and operating use.
 

Helen Whitman - Contributing Editor - JUNE 8, 2017
Intermat Asean starts today in Bangkok
The first Asian edition of the trade show for construction and infrastructure has commenced today in Thailand’s capital city.

The Southeast Asian trade show, real platform for the building and construction industry, is held for the first time in Bangkok.

More than 300 leading global companies are attended the Intermat exhibition and more than 10,000 visitors are expected to come during the three days.

The exhibition presents the last innovations and machines that are destined to the Southeast region of Asia.

Many conferences and demonstration workshops are to be held at the trade show.

Supported by the Thai Contractors Association (TCA), Intermat Asean is taking place at Impact Exhibition and Convention Center until the 10th of June.
 

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