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Managing the machines behind Australia's infrastructure

Managing the machines behind Australia’s infrastructure

Kobelco sits in the leading three brands for Australian construction excavator sales, with retail sales of Kobelco excavators during 2017 reaching over 1,000 units across Australia and New Zealand. This is significant for a construction machinery brand that exclusively specialises in excavators. In July 2017, Kobelco welcomed new managing director Paul Torrington,who said that the …

Trimble to acquire Viewpoint

Trimble to acquire Viewpoint

The acquisition of the construction management software provider will expand the company’s addressable market and enhance revenue growth. Trimble recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Viewpoint from Bain Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.2 billion. Viewpoint is highly complementary to Trimble’s e-Builder business, and will extend Trimble’s …

International law firm comments on the 2018 Federal infrastructure budget

International law firm comments on the 2018 Federal infrastructure budget

“Despite the political backlash, and irrespective of whether the budget represents a decrease in spending on previous years, in absolute terms Australia’s Federal budget for 2018-19 is a healthy infrastructure budget,” Karasavidis said. Coupled with strong state government appetite for, and commitments to, infrastructure spend, we see no slowing down in activity in the sector …

Ensuring best practice and standards for lifting equipment engineers: LEEA

Ensuring best practice and standards for lifting equipment engineers: LEEA

LEEA CEO Dr Ross Moloney, who recently visited Australia to meet with members and industry representatives, told Inside Waste he is in the country to promote LEEA initiatives and guidance, as well as convey to end users of lifting equipment in all industrial sectors why it is important to be working with LEEA members. According Moloney, LEEA …

Which compact excavator tail swing is right for you?

Which compact excavator tail swing is right for you?

“The compact excavator tail-swing display has certainly created plenty of interest and conversation during the expo,” said Withell. “End users of excavators generally know about performance and the advantages of the different tail-swing options and JCB’s value centres around insights into the basics of physics and machine application. We find that customers want the suppliers …

Earthmoving and construction takes centre stage at DDT Expo 2018

Earthmoving and construction takes centre stage at DDT Expo 2018

The 2018 National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo is a premier opportunity for manufacturers, distributors and service providers to introduce, show and demonstrate their innovations in one convenient location. Established in 2015, the National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo is a family-friendly event, managed by representatives of the Australian earthmoving equipment industry, with the aims …

Growing demand pushing up Australian construction costs

International cost and consultancy practice WT Partnership’s Construction Market Conditions 2018 report reveals that the infrastructure boom will drive construction activity nationally, with major projects already underway in NSW and Victoria in road, rail, water, ports, airports and telecommunications. The report states that the rising infrastructure boom has intensified cost pressures in the building sectors and is …

Twice the accuracy and twice as fast

Twice the accuracy and twice as fast

Trimble teamed up with its partner SEE Civil for the test, which focused on the productivity gains automatic machinery might deliver. SEE Civil’s CAT 325 F excavator was fitted the new Trimble Earthworks System (with automatics) and put it side by side with the guidance only system. A 100m common batter pull application was set …

Hastings Deering has largest intake of apprentices in four years

Hastings Deering has largest intake of apprentices in four years

Within 24 hours of opening 2018 online applications, more than 1000 people had applied, with Hastings Deering receiving 1800 by the time submissions closed. More than 200 females applied for apprenticeships for auto electricians, boilermakers, diesel fitters, fitter machinists, mechanical fitters and electrical fitters, giving further evidence that gender diversifications has indeed made inroads to …

     

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