Equipment News

Record construction equipment sales in 2021
Global construction equipment sales grew 10% last year with demand expected to remain high in 2022
Volvo CE’s new head of brand marketing for Asia and China
New appointment will see Doris Gong drive Volvo CE’s marketing in Asia and China
Hitachi-Deere joint venture officially dissolved
Deere acquires three former Hitachi-Deere factories as OEMs set to compete in same markets
XCMG to reduce carbon footprint of ‘key products’ by 32%
OEM says that by 2035 carbon footprint of key products, including excavators and cranes, will be reduced by 32% 
Samoter confirms dates in 2023
The Italy-based construction equipment trade fair will take place between 3 and 7 May
Cummins buying Meritor
$3.7 billion deal aims to strengthen Cummins’ range of powertrain components and accelerate development of electrified power solutions
Video interview: construction’s digital transformation
Donna Laquidara-Carr from Dodge talks to Andy Brown about how owners are driving the digital transformation 
Inmesol releases re-designed genset
Inmesol says new gensets are quieter, more robust, and more versatile than previous offerings
IAPA award shortlist in summary
Read a summary of each of the shortlisted 2022 IAPA awards entries 
Himoinsa launches new EHR battery power generators
The new gen sets can be standalone or hybridised with diesel or gas gen sets
Executive Hire Show 2022 sold out
154 rental industry suppliers to exhibit at the construction equipment trade show
Topcon brings portable machine control for compact equipment
Topcon’s MC-Mobile platform is ‘simplified, yet comprehensive’ machine control
Liebherr updates compact loader offering
Upgrades include improved cab visibility and comfort, along with safety features 
CNH Industrial begins trading as ‘pure’ construction and agriculture firm
CNH has been working to separate its On and Off Highway businesses since 2019
Lifting Gear sold to Axel
The UK-based company will be sold to the lifting solutions arm of Axel Johnson International
Electric focus for XCMG in 2022
New emissions standard in China from December 2022 will add to electric equipment uptake
XCMG starts access push in Europe
Chinese OEM appoints Hans Aarse and Edwin Van der Laar to head the European project
How new site dumpers are meeting growing demand
New site dumper releases are meeting demand for lower emission, compact options and all-important safety upgrades.
Appleton Column: Fond farewells and the rental evolution
As IRN columnist Kevin Appleton bids us farewell to move on to the next chapter, he reflects on the ongoing and often inspiring evolution of the rental sector.
How Zeppelin Rental is collaborating on e-procurement
Zeppelin Rental is working on a project to integrate its fleet offering into its rental customers’ e-procurement platforms. 
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