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World’s first fully electric asphalt paver
Royal BAM, Wirtgen and New Electric have converted an asphalt spreading machine to run on electric power 
Date for Bauma Conexpo India announced
Show to be held in early 2023 after last event was cancelled due to Covid-19
Atlas Copco Power Technique bows out of Bauma
Business to focus on digital marketing, small business events and local trade shows
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Comer completes Walterscheid acquisition
Comer Industries’ takeover of Walterscheid passed all regulatory steps and is now officially finalized.
Test drive: JCB 525-60E telehandler
KHL ‘Test drive’: equipment expert Dan Gilkes puts JCB’s 525-60E electric telehandler under the microscope
Why ‘The Great Resignation’ hit Construction
How firms are struggling to recruit the skills they need to capitalise on a post-pandemic boom
Volvo testing autonomous electric haulers
Collaboration with Holcim has e-haulers working in limestone quarry
Ritchie Bros completes SmartEquip acquisition
Move allows Ritchie Bros to offer parts and service support to customers on behalf of dealers and OEM partners
‘Self-learning’ wheeled loader from Volvo CE
Volvo CE unveils ‘smart and sustainable’ wheeled loader prototype
JM Recycling ups fleet efficiency with remote monitoring system
Recycling company uses Hitachi ConSite tech to analyse the efficiency and usage of its wheeled loader fleet
Perkins expands online support for rental technicians
Major overhaul of company’s online Rental Support Portal aims to streamline access, expand resources
Kobelco produces its 300,000th excavator
Japanese construction equipment reaches milestone with ‘sense of gratitude toward everyone’
Global mobile crane fleets report now available
New study by Off-Highway Research and International Cranes and Specialized Transport sheds light on the world’s largest mobile crane fleets
IRN webinar to offer cybersecurity tips as threat grows
Working from home and digitalisation mean rental companies more vulnerable 
Ritchie Bros. to acquire SmartEquip
US$175 million deal will add e-procurement tool for parts to Ritchie’s equipment auctions
Why are construction equipment fires increasing?
Insurers and fire chiefs say there has been a spike in the number of fires breaking out in off road construction equipment
Kobelco confirms Latin American takeover
Kobelco to take control of hydraulic excavator distribution in Latin America
How to reduce carbon emissions from construction materials
Can the use of “low carbon” cement prevent a climate catastrophe?
How construction workers are struggling with poor mental health
Why poor mental health is such a problem in the construction industry, and what we can do to lower suicide rates
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