Industry News

Volvo Trucks gets largest VNR Electric order
Quality Custom Distribution in California to deploy 14 battery electric vehicles for food service logistics.
JCB “very unlikely” to be attending traditional trade shows in future
Another trade show setback following Volvo’s recent Bauma decision
Volvo to use “fossil-free steel” for vehicles and machines
Steel supplier SSAB to begin supplying material made using hydrogen starting this year.
Milestone in engine production
The 10 000th Cursor 13 NG (natural gas) engine rolled off the line of FPT Industrial’s plant in Bourbon-Lancy, France.
2021 could see ‘record high’ sales of construction equipment
Market strength such that manufacturers may not be able to keep up with demand in 2021
Volkswagen seeks damages from ex-CEO
Winterkorn and former Audi chairman cited for role in diesel scandal.
Mitsubishi develops big gen-set
2000 kVA until offers highest output in a Japanese-made system, company says
Hitachi CM invests in new autonomy tech
Breakthrough LiDAR device could take company’s mining and quarry equipment to level 4 autonomy
Sunbelt Rentals UK places €76m JCB order
UK rental company invests 2,100 new JCB machines, including 350 access platforms
Meritor Consortium for project towards UK’s low carbon future
Consortium led by Meritor in project for electric powertrain system in commercial vehicles
Smith Power new FPT distributor in western U.S.
Company has 11 locations in seven states.
Wacker Neuson ‘optimistic’ in 2021
Company announces a 15% decline in 2020 revenues to $1.9 billion and anticipates $2.1 billion
Eaton, Tenneco partner on exhaust thermal management system
Integrated system designed to meet future diesel emissions regulations.
Tackling logistics in a crisis
Cummins outlines the challenge of component and material shortages in the industry
Wabtec acquiring Nordco
Wisconsin-based company supplies maintenance of way equipment.
Volvo cites semiconductor supply shortfall
Global shortage is having “a substantial impact” on truck production, company said.
Pathfinder Power Solutions new Perkins distributor
Will cover the Southeast region of the United States.
Bonfiglioli Acquires Sampingranaggi
Bonfiglioli S.p.A. acquires Italy-based gear manufacturer Sampingranaggi for over €7 million.
Deutz reports 2020 loss as Covid-19 impacts sales
Company details sales slump but reports brighter performance in Quarter 4
JCB to create 400 new jobs
As markets rebound, manufacturer adds a further 950 permanent UK positions in second recruitment drive of year 
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