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G7 leaders reveal US$600bn infrastructure plan
Partnership for Global Infrastructure has been viewed as an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative 
Kobelco restructures due to changing Chinese market
Major OEM integrates two excavator plants due to changing market conditions
Epiroc to move production to China
Relocation will see the current production facility in Yokohama close by 2023
China starts to adopt electric wheeled loaders
Electric wheeled loader adoption picks up pace, but diesel will remain by far most popular option 
Komatsu launches electric excavator in Japan
Developed with Honda, the PC01E-1 micro excavator features swappable, mobile batteries 
China to increase infrastructure construction spending
According to Chinese state TV the country will increase infrastructure construction spending to provide a boost to its economy 
North America strong for Caterpillar
First quarter saw high revenue growth in North American construction and resource industries
Tadano suspends crane production
Component shortages precipitate temporary production stoppage at four crane factories in Germany and Japan
The future of MEWP batteries
Interview: Noble Zhang, C&D Trojan general manager, discusses battery options for aerial platforms 
Skyjack president discusses new facilities in China
Interview: Ken McDougall on how Skyjack will serve the Asia Pacific region
Volvo CE’s first commerical electric machine in Asia
The ECR25 electric excavator by Volvo Construction Equipment is now available to order for customers in South Korea
LiuGong lays global plans
Interview: Phil Graysmark, Access Division director, reveals European and N.American expansion details 
Record construction equipment sales in 2021
Global construction equipment sales grew 10% last year with demand expected to remain high in 2022
Hitachi-Deere joint venture officially dissolved
Deere acquires three former Hitachi-Deere factories as OEMs set to compete in same markets
XCMG to reduce carbon footprint of ‘key products’ by 32%
OEM says that by 2035 carbon footprint of key products, including excavators and cranes, will be reduced by 32% 
Tadano launches 16 tonne RT crane
Japanese manufacturer announces latest G5 version of 16 tonne capacity “mini roughter” crane for the home market
Hitachi sells controlling share of construction equipment business
Japanese trading company Itochu and private equity firm Japan International Partners together now own 26% of Hitachi Construction Machinery
Electric focus for XCMG in 2022
New emissions standard in China from December 2022 will add to electric equipment uptake
New and updated HSC crawler cranes
Three updated models in 80, 100 and 180 tonne capacities, plus a new 100 tonne HD model are now available
Date for Bauma Conexpo India announced
Show to be held in early 2023 after last event was cancelled due to Covid-19
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