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Volvo CE Trains Technicians in Transition to Electric Machines

The shift to electrification requires more than switching to zero exhaust machines — the whole supply chain needs to be empowered to optimize these game-changing construction solutions. To ease the transition, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is going above and beyond in supporting equipment rental company Loxam to make the most of its new electric acquisitions....


Volvo Group Begins Customer Deliveries of All-Electric Products

Dec. 17 saw the first delivery of a Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machine and the first all-electric Volvo FE truck in France. The recipient of the new products – an electric Volvo FE truck, with electrically powered crane, and a Volvo ECR25 Electric compact excavator – was leading French contractor and long-term Volvo customer Eiffage....


Demag CC 3800-1 Lifts New Stand at Saint Symphorien Stadium of FC Metz

It was certainly a great moment for the fans of FC Metz when the enormous steel structures, weighing up to 266 tons, of the new south stand in the club's stadium were lifted and assembled. A job that the construction company responsible, Demathieu Bard, together with Costantini, entrusted to Martifer the manufacturer of the structure....


Manitou Inaugurates New Training Center in France

The Manitou Group, a worldwide leader in rough-terrain handling, is inaugurating its new "Training Center" at its Ancenis site in France. This new structure offers a training environment specifically designed for the machines' clearance that will more effectively address dealers' growing demand for training....


First Stone Laid at New Platform Factory

The Manitou Group, a world leader in rough-terrain handling, has started construction of a new factory dedicated to aerial work platforms. Michel Denis, Group president and CEO, and Jacqueline Himsworth, chair of the board of directors, laid the first stone in the presence of a number of elected representatives....


Manitowoc Sells and Ships 1,000th Igo T 85

Manitowoc's manufacturing facility in Charlieu, France, has shipped its 1,000th Igo T 85. The landmark self-erecting crane has been sold to a customer in Benelux. The Igo T 85 was launched in 2008 and immediately rose in popularity across Europe, particularly in Germany and France....


Metso Celebrates Milestone of 10,000 HP Series Cone Crushers Sold

Metso has reached the significant milestone of 10,000 Nordberg HP cone crushers sold globally. The HP Series celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and the 10,000th HP cone crusher unit was handed over to the French aggregates and asphalt producer and urban infrastructure development company Eurovia in a ceremony held at Metso's Mâcon facility in France....


Demag CC 3800-1 Crawler Crane Dismantles Viaduc De La Siagne Railroad Bridge Near Cannes

Crane service provider Vernazza Autogru only had 130 hours to dismantle an old railroad bridge, owned by French railway company SNCF, in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, west of Cannes. In order to tackle the job, in which time was of the essence, the company relied on its brand new Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane, which was in turn assisted by a Demag AC 120 all-terrain crane....


Manitowoc Pledges to Help Reconstruct Notre-Dame

Following the fire that caused large-scale damage to Notre-Dame de Paris, Potain — Manitowoc's manufacturer of tower cranes — has pledged to support reconstruction efforts of the historic French cathedral....


Notre Dame Rector: 'Computer Glitch' Possible Fire Culprit

PARIS (AP) — A "computer glitch" may have been behind the fast-spreading fire that ravaged Notre Dame, the cathedral's rector said Apirl 19, as architects and construction workers tried to figure out how to stabilize the damaged structure and protect it from the elements....






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