All South America Articles

Alo trains up IPAF instructors
Alo Training, based in Chile, has trained four IPAF instructors from Argentina, Chile and Panama
Support for M&T postponement
Many equipment manufacturers due to attend M&T Expo have backed the decision to postpone the show
Proing expands Platform Basket fleet
Platform Basket is expanding its presence in Colombia with further sales to distributor Proing
Earthmoving machines up 16% in Italy
Samoter highlights replacement of vehicle fleets and new investments in building and construction
Positive start for Mills
Mills revenue was up 9% in its first quarter 2018, while EBITA rose 141%
Mills wins wind power contract
Brazil-based Mills has signed a year-long contract to supply lifts to wind power plants in the country
Mills changes structure
Brazil-based Mills has made changes to its organisational structure, with Daniel Bruggioni taking control of the Rental segment 
Acquisitions boost Loxam revenues to €1.37 billion
Like-for-like growth of 8.5% plus major acquisitions give Loxam a 48% revenue boost in 2017.
Comet launches compact tractor mount
Italy-based Comet has installed its Xiraffe platform on a small 4x4 11 HP articulated tractor, designed to “go where no other platform can”
New 2017/2018 president for ALEC
Brazilian rental association elects Ronaldo Max Ertel as its new president, replacing Paulo Carvalho
Himoinsa opens new Argentina factory
New factory in Santa Fe will see an extra 3,000 generator sets produced each year
Big increases for Finning
Revenues up 16% and EBITDA grows 26% during third quarter of 2017 for Canadian Cat distributor
Uruguay distributor for Klubb
Klubb has announced that Manger will distribute and maintain its full line of its products in Uruguay. They include van and truck mounts from 9m to 26m working height   
Construction equipment markets bounce back
Worldwide sales of construction equipment to grow 16%, driven by buoyancy in Asia – Off-Highway Research
Mills’ glimmer of hope
Major year-on-year decreases softened by quarter-on-quarter increases for Brazilian company
Wacker’s record figures
Wacker Neuson raises revenue forecast after good second quarter, and reports improved profitability
JCB sales rise
UK-based machinery manufacturer’s earnings grew by more than 34% in 2016, with sales turnover rising by nearly 12%
Power rental rising in Americas
Compound annual growth rate of 3.4% from 2017 to 2021 expected in the Americas power rental market, says Research and Markets
Chile and Colombia distributors for Ruthmann Bluelift
Ruthmann Italia’s Bluelift brand of tracked platforms are being distributed in Chile by Grupo Vertikal (VertiTek) and Lumus in Colombia under  new sales and service agreements 
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