Industry news — List

  • 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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  • Ranger Lifting Wins LEEA Customer Service Award

    The prize was accepted by Ashley Thacker, general manager at Ranger, who was present during the inaugural awards dinner, held after the opening day of LEEA’s annual flagship event. He collected the weighty silverware from Dr. Ross Moloney, CEO of the association, and celebrity guest speaker Matt Dawson, a retired England rugby union player and

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  • Train Smart

    Training is too often snarled at but at Ranger it’s one of our favourite words. We’re honoured to host Barrie Mordue, director at Tensology, this week. The steel wire rope specialist has travelled from the UK to deliver a variety of training to staff about the theory behind crane ropes. His content will be largely

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  • Ratchet Lever Hoists from Ranger Pass Tunnels Test

    The product was introduced by Ranger Lifting, a specialist supplier of lifting and rigging equipment, which stocks the 750kg and 1.5t capacity hoists at its new Prestons facility near Sydney. A key feature is its revolutionary crank handle, which is designed for optimal efficiency and safety, allowing for operation in both lifting and pulling applications.

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  • Ranger celebrate 20 years in business

    The anniversary event was the official opening of our brand new headquarters and an evening of celebrations involving staff, customers, media and representatives of industry. Ashley, Ranger General Manager said: “A very high percentage of businesses do not make it past the first year and nearly all do not make it to five years. So making

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  • Meet the Thackers! Ranger profiled in Wire Rope Exchange Magazine

    Meet the Thackers: Steve, Verity, and Ashley. The latter is general manager of Ranger, a lifting and rigging equipment company headquartered in Sydney, Australia; it recently opened a second site in Melbourne, further down the country’s east coast. It’s been 20 years since his father Steve, managing director, and his former business partners, Brian and

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