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Capital Equipment in Construction

Crane company aggressively increases its presence

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd April 2010 Mobile crane hire-service provider Target Cranes is aggressively increasing its presence in Gauteng province in response to the strong market demand. 

Capital equipment sector prepares for a construction lull

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd April 2010 Capital equipment suppliers to the construction industry, particularly those specialising in roads and earthworks, are cautious about the outlook for the second half of the year following the completion of certain major projects. The concern is that there will be less private work available,... 

Earthmoving company 
takes on new excavator

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd April 2010 Earthmoving company SA Earthworks has bought an 80-t excavator from heavy equipment supplier HPE Africa. The excavator, which is one of the few of its size in the country, was launched in 2008. 

R130-million training centre becomes a reality 

By: Darren Parker     3rd April 2009 Following capital equipment supplier Barloworld Equipment's investment into its R130-million Technical Training Centre at its Isando operations, local government has expressed a desire to increasingly partner with the private sector in key infrastructure developments and programmes designed to... 

World's largest hydraulic excavator makes its mark on African soil

By: Darren Parker     3rd April 2009 Integrated leasing and capital equipment group Eqstra has marked a milestone in its relationship with the third-largest capital equipment manufacturer in the world, Terex, through the introduction of Terex's 1 000-t RH 400 hydraulic mining shovel into South Africa. 

New articulated loaders 
enter local market

By: Darren Parker     3rd April 2009 Capital equipment importer Autumn Star Trading 758, sole importer of the Astra HD8 range of heavy-duty trucks, is now also the sole importer of the Italian Venieri new range of articulated loaders and articulated tractor backhoe loaders (TBLs). 

Capital equipment supplier confident for 2009

3rd April 2009 Construction capital equipment supplier Bobcat Equipment South Africa GM Mark Shaw is optimistic that the second quarter of 2009 will see some improvement in the local economy and subsequently to Bobcat's business, owing to signs of the start an upswing experienced by the company. 

Crane supplier sees rentals increase

3rd April 2009 Despite experiencing a steady drop in sales figures at both its Durban and Western Cape branches since the economic downturn hit in the second-half 2008, capital equipment supplier SA French CEO Quentin van Breda says that a simultaneous increase in rentals is keeping both branches performing on... 

Tower crane supplier anticipates industry demand

By: Sylvester Haskins     21st March 2008 Tower cranes and lifting solutions company SA French has taken steps to anticipate demand for tower cranes in order to curb long-delivery lead times, enabling the company to have shorter delivery times than its competitors, states SA French chairperson Quentin Van Breda. 

Civil engineering company buys tower cranes ahead of demand

21st March 2008 The current buoyancy in the construction industry has forced civil engineering and construction company Radon Projects to buy two tower cranes from international crane manufacturer, Potain, to manage future equipment requirements and project needs, reports Radon Projects CEO Willem Joubert. 

Plant and equipment-hire company adds potent light sets to product offering

21st March 2008 Local plant hire and equipment company, RandAir, part of the Atlas Copco Group, has expanded its product offering to include balloon lightsets to its equipment-for-hire in order to provide a more holistic range of capital equipment products to its clients, says RandAir GM Louwrens Erasmus. 

Capital equipment industry performing more strongly than in recent years

By: Sylvester Haskins     21st March 2008 The export of capital equipment to the international industry is performing stronger than in previous years, currently seeing growth of 18% a year, reports South African Compact Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) MD Sybil Rhomberg. 

International company targets Africa’s booming construction market 

By: Sylvester Haskins     21st March 2008 International capital equipment manufacturer New Holland Construction has placed an express focus on the Southern African market, with the view that it is a growth market and holding much promise in the future, states New Holland Construction East Europe, African and the Middle East senior... 

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