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G7 leaders reveal US$600bn infrastructure plan
Partnership for Global Infrastructure has been viewed as an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative 
Kobelco restructures due to changing Chinese market
Major OEM integrates two excavator plants due to changing market conditions
World’s top 10 construction equipment manufacturers
World’s biggest construction equipment manufacturers revealed 
Altrad bolstered by M&A activity
A total of 11 M&A deals adds €1.3 billion in half year results
LGMG to show tracked scissor
Initially available in Japan, the SC0407E will hit European and American markets ‘soon’
Pumps: the latest models on the market
IRN explores the rising trend for pump sets designed for versatility, durability and low emissions
Aktio adds Silent Piler via Giken deal
Alliance will see Aktio add Silent Piler, a hydraulic pile jacking machine that intsals piles with no noise or vibration.
Genie reinstates Z boom
The Z-45/25J RT articulated lift, phased out in 2019, returns to Europe, the Middle East and India
Mixed outlook for Japanese rental market
Japanese rental market appears to be continuing a steady recovery despite some setbacks, writes Belinda Smart
China starts to adopt electric wheeled loaders
Electric wheeled loader adoption picks up pace, but diesel will remain by far most popular option 
JLG combined in-person/online customer event
New Perspective event to bring international dealers and customers together in-person and online
Komatsu launches electric excavator in Japan
Developed with Honda, the PC01E-1 micro excavator features swappable, mobile batteries 
China to increase infrastructure construction spending
According to Chinese state TV the country will increase infrastructure construction spending to provide a boost to its economy 
Kobelco expands mini excavator production capacity
Kobelco will expand the production capacity of its Ogaki Plant, which produces mini-excavators
Haulotte appoints RentEase in Bangladesh
India-based rental company will distribute Haulotte’s MEWPs in Bangladesh
North America strong for Caterpillar
First quarter saw high revenue growth in North American construction and resource industries
Record-breaking year for equipment sales
Demand for equipment was maintained throughout 2021, although some areas have seen a drop in sales
Tadano suspends crane production
Component shortages precipitate temporary production stoppage at four crane factories in Germany and Japan
Falling sales in China impacts Volvo CE’s Q1 results
Sales drop in China but rise in the rest of the world – with one region up by 62%
Pressure on supply chains could ease as Shanghai factories open
The lockdown in China has caused issues for already stretched supply chains 
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