On Thursday, 28 September, Montabert USA celebrated the launch of its new in house repair and remanufacturing capabilities at the company’s North American Operations facility in Nashville, Illinois. Attendees included all of Montabert USA sales and service personnel, as well as representatives from Montabert’s home office in Saint Priest, France, and members of the industry trade press and local media.
‘Smart Construction 3D Machine Guidance’ aims to provide customers with a simple and accessible 3D GNSS system and dynamic payload metering. This launch aligns with Komatsu’s continuous commitment to provide customers with intuitive technological solutions that improve safety, enhance productivity and efficiency, and reduce carbon emissions in construction operations.
The DX20ZE-7 mini excavator is the first mass produced electric powered excavator manufactured by Develon. The 2t excavator has been designed to combine low noise and zero emissions with the features and performance enhancements found on the DX-7 Series family of mini excavators.
If Europe and several other countries in the world, including China, are struggling with high inflation and the threat of a recession, India is going the other way, full steam ahead! A good example of the country’s economic confidence and performance was the second edition or the IDA convention and Demtech 2023 tradeshow held at the end of September.
At 186m, the W.A.C. Bennett Dam on the Peace River in northern British Columbia is one of the world’s highest earth filled dams. The BC Hydro owned hydroelectric facility has the capacity to generate more than 13,000GWh annually, supplying more than a third of the province’s power demand.
At the Komatsu Demo Days in Cartersville, Georgia, the manufacturer showed the latest developments in construction machinery for its US customers together with other partners, including Lehnhoff from Germany.
The Fort McHenry Tunnel connects the Locust Point and Canton areas of Baltimore. It stands out because it crosses under the Patapsco River just south of Fort McHenry. The four tube tunnel is a vital link in Interstate 95 spanning eight lanes and sees more than 100,000 vehicles pass through each day.
Aquajet, a leading manufacturer and supplier globally of innovative hydrodemolition technology, has welcomed Brian Gaede as an application specialist. Gaede, who has more than 12 years of hydrodemolition experience, will aid Aquajet customers throughout North America.
On the 18 and 19 October, I had the pleasure of attending one of the biggest events of the demolition industry: the World Demolition Summit 2023. Celebrated in Toronto, it was quite a flight for the European Demolition Association.
The Hilti Group has announced that it has increased sales by 11.3% in local currencies over the first eight months of the year. Growth amounted to 5.0% (€4,487M). At €485M, the operating result was 18.9% higher than during the same period last year.