Industry news — List

  • The Insider Article – My kind of people

    I have a lot of conversations with fellow business owners and managers here in Sydney and wider Australia. It’s fascinating to compare notes with peers who are experiencing the same challenges and notable that similar issues impact us all. Near the top of the list, especially for those of us in a niche sector, like

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  • The Insider Article – Safety starts at home

    Even before the occasion when it is used for the first time, a single item of rigging gear passes through many hands. It is manufactured, shipped, stored, distributed, probably stored again, and then used to connect a hook to a load. By the time it has been used below-the-hook on multiple occasions, many more would

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  • Under Construction

    It is a big step for a business to setup in a new territory or open a satellite office—and it’s not for the faint-hearted. Let’s relive our journey over the past year-and-a-half in the hope that there are lessons our audiences can learn from our experiences and apply them to their own growth strategies.

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  • The Insider Article – Still Rising Up

    Six years ago, I was interviewed by this magazine’s sister title. I was still in my twenties and had recently been named the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association’s (LEEA) youngest ever board member. I was modest about the achievement but I think it inspired the editor’s choice of headline for the article, “Rising Up”. It chimed

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  • The Insider

    Trade media covers all industries of note. Most sectors don’t use these magazines, websites, and related platforms to their advantage. Only a minority of vendors advertise and editors can find it difficult to gather or generate meaningful content. It’s a missed opportunity because a quality trade magazine can serve as an effective route to market

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  • Partners in Climb

    There are many theories about how to expand a company. A lot of the science about metrics, budget, resources, cash flow, marketing, branding, etc, but the importance of selecting the right business partners to oversee expansion is too readily overlooked. You might have the best company in the world with the most robust systems and

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  • Lift & Hoist Australasia (LHA) soon to be launched

    Trade media covers all industries of note. Most sectors don’t use these magazines, websites, and related platforms to their advantage. Only a minority of vendors advertise and editors can find it difficult to gather or generate meaningful content. It’s a missed opportunity because a quality trade magazine can serve as an effective route to market

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  • Ranger welcomes William Essey

    Will stepped into the role last month but resumes in earnest as the New Year gathers pace. Will brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Ranger team, derived from 13 years in the marketplace, including a decade at Gunnebo Industries, a chain and component manufacturer. Recent roles include internal sales and purchasing in addition

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  • Ranger reflect on the lessons of 2018

    What a year that was. Where shall I start? We moved into our new facilities, opened in another state, increased staff numbers, won one of the most coveted awards in the industry, and marked our 20th anniversary with a party that nobody will forget in a hurry! It’s been 12 months notable for change and

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  • Service through knowledge – Ranger team prepare to offer Magnetic Rope Testing (MRT)

    Diversifying often makes business sense. However, it’s important that expansion is preceded by proper training, particularly when dealing with safety critical products and related activity, such as inspection and maintenance. The component centric and multifaceted nature of the lifting and rigging sector has long whet the appetites of entrepreneurs and finance professionals from inside the

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