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Weekly overview 13.-17.8.2018

Komatsu Europe launches WA100M-8 Compact Wheel Loader

Efficiency – Reliability – Versatility

WA100M-8 Compact Wheel Loader

The new Komatsu WA100M-8 Compact Wheel Loader proposes new and improved features. It provides effortless and low-cost operations with a powerful EU Stage IV engine and the proven Komatsu Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, a new ergonomic design, a high level of standard specifications and an array of new options. On construction sites, in the recycling industry or for agricultural jobs, with the hydraulic quick-coupler, Easy Fork kinematic and a wide range of available attachments, the Komatsu WA100M-8 is a reliable and versatile tool. Read more >>

Tractor fan, Mr. Havelka, returned to Vysočina after three weeks in Sweden covering over three thousand kilometers with his historical ZETOR tractor


Martin Havelka is a legend among Czech tractor fans. For three years he has been undertaking adventures with his nearly 70-year-old model ZETOR Z25. This year he took his longest journey to Sweden. Despite the extremely hot weather, he accomplished to finish the whole three-thousand-kilometer-long journey. Read more >>

Dewulf launches efficient transfer combi – the Field Loader 240

Field Loader 240

Dewulf, full-liner in agricultural machines for the cultivation of potatoes and root crops, launches a unique transfer combi: the Field Loader 240. This compact, stand-alone machine combines a high cleaning capacity with ease of use and product-friendliness. Aspects that make the Field Loader 240 a true stand out: suitable for road transport; a 4-piece discharge elevator with an extremely wide swing radius; and a built-in, super-silent diesel generator. The machine will be officially launched during the Aardappeldemodag ('potato demo day') on 22 August 2018 in Westmaas (NL). Read more >>

The Five Rules of Global Parts Distribution

The EMEA warehouse of spare parts in Ghent, Belgium


How do you transport one of any 100,000 spare parts across the globe at any given time? Here we look at the intricate choreography Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has perfected to ensure everything is in the right place at the right time.

If construction machines are the moving hands and feet of a contractor’s operation, then its elaborate distribution network of spare parts is its backbone. For any construction equipment owner, machine uptime is at the core of keeping their business running smoothly. So when a helping hand is needed, Volvo CE steps up to complete the seemingly impossible task of providing all the right parts at the right place at the right time.

Jannicke Serneberg, Logistics Director, EMEA, at Volvo CE, says: “Nobody has a crystal ball – you simply cannot know where in the world and when a component might break down. But at Volvo CE, we have created a virtual crystal ball and taken a proactive approach to distribution.” Read more >>

National Construction week returns to support Kenya government’s Big Four agenda

National Construction Week 2018 official launch press conference.

Organized by the National Construction Authority (NCA) and dmg events, the event series will take place from 7-9 November 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

Kenya’s second National Construction Week, at Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 7-9 November 2018, is set to enhance contribution of the construction industry towards the Big Four Agenda.


Speaking at a press conference on Aug 8th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, representatives of the National Construction Authority (NCA), the State Department of Housing and Urban Development, and dmg events presented the National Construction Week to media and highlighted how it will support the government’s ambition to enrich the local economy.

The week will incorporate the International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICoRCE) official conference organised by NCA, and The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2018, official exhibition of the week organised by dmg events. Read more >>

Kobelco to showcase smaller-capacity excavator range at GaLaBau

Kobelco excavators

The Japanese manufacturer is set to increase its share of Germany’s competitive mini and midi-excavator sectors

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) is pleased to announce its attendance at the forthcoming GaLaBau international trade fair at Nuremberg on 12-15 September. Germany is one of the important markets for Kobelco with huge potential for growth, particularly in the mini and midi excavator sector, so the manufacturer will be using the event as a strategic platform to showcase its latest models. Read more >>

Source: LECTURA GmbH Verlag