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by Daniel Searle

Manitowoc opened the doors of its Crane Care facility at Saint Pierre de Chandieu, near Lyon in France, to launch the new Crane Control System (CCS) on its Potain MDT City range of tower cranes, and two operator lift systems.

Posted on 30 June 2015 | 7:27 am

Dawn of a new epoch

Tadano launched its range-topping 600t ATF 600G-8, and new Triple Boom, in Lauf this June. Described by president and CEO Koichi Tadano as an ‘epoch-making innovation’, the crane delivers impressive lifting across the load chart without needing a guying system, potentially saving users €1.8m in transport and set up costs over the first 15 years of the crane’s use.

Posted on 29 June 2015 | 2:40 am

Long haul for 73m wind turbine blade

by Daniel Searle

Mammoet Wine Brande used its Nicolas Smdel 4-67 five-axle semi-trailer to transport a 73m-long wind turbine blade for LM Wind Power.

Posted on 16 June 2015 | 4:20 am

First Potain MCT 205 for Vietnam

by Daniel Searle

The first Potain MCT 205 topless tower crane to be used in Vietnam has been installed at FUVI International’s headquarters at Ho Chi Minh City.

Posted on 16 June 2015 | 4:16 am

GGR co-founder honoured with OBE

by Daniel Searle

Gill Riley, co-founder and managing director of crane and lifting equipment company GGR Group, has been awarded an OBE for her services to construction in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Posted on 16 June 2015 | 4:12 am

Asiagroup to work with Manitowoc and Palfinger

by Daniel Searle

Singapore-based Asiagroup has become the distributor for Palfinger in Malaysia and for Manitowoc in Myanmar, through a joint venture.

Posted on 16 June 2015 | 4:07 am

Potain tower crane building riverside development

by Daniel Searle

A 50-storey residential development on the riverfront in Chicago is being built using a Potain MD 485 B M20 tower crane.

Posted on 5 June 2015 | 2:51 am

Flat tops assist residential project in Singapore

by Daniel Searle

Sim Lian Group is using two Liebherr 280 EC-B 12 Litronic flat top cranes for heavy lifting jobs at a public housing development in Singapore.

Posted on 5 June 2015 | 2:47 am

Swedish bridge installation overseen by ALE

by Daniel Searle

ALE has installed a 1,650t ton, 140m-long bridge in Sweden, using a combination of SPMTs, barges and jacking equipment.

Posted on 5 June 2015 | 2:43 am

Was crane to blame for NYC AC unit drop?

by Daniel Searle

A crane accident has been blamed for a 23USt AC unit falling almost 30 stories into a busy New York street. However, with no official report, it remains possible that other causes may have been to blame. Cranes Today understands that the load may in fact have been removed from the crane before the unit fell.

Posted on 5 June 2015 | 2:38 am

See you at Vertikal Days!

Lifting and Access event for Europe, UK and Ireland.
Haydock Park Newton-Le-Willows Merseyside WA12 0HQ
Opening times:
May 13, 2015 (Wed) 10.00 - 17.30
May 14, 2015 (Thurs) 10.00 - 16.30

MPS is going to Vertikal Days

Put simply, cranes are our business. Together, we benefit from many years of experience in the sector from actually operating cranes to the management of operators. We are the largest specialist recruitment business providing crane operators and lifting personnel in the UK. In fact, we like to think that we really are the industry experts when it comes to the recruitment of quality crane personnel.

Established in 1989, we have one of the most comprehensive databases of operators in the UK with some 8000 people registered for work and have successfully managed around 300 operators out on site at any one time during busy periods.

No other supplier has access to such a vast and detailed database solely dedicated to crane personnel.

Working with clients locally and across the globe, we can provide any type of crane operator for any duration of hire. From heavy lift crawler cranes with luffing jib attachments to pedestrian operated tower cranes, we have and can source the right person for the job. Importantly, all are fully assessed, reference checked and managed to ensure that they have the right skills and experience to meet your needs.

Whether you are a client looking for a suitable candidate or a lifting professional looking for work, please browse our website and get in touch with us, we will be happy to help you with any enquiry you may have.

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