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Comment: Disruption, digitalisation & new business models
New models such as ‘features-as-a-service’ (FaaS) are changing rental
Italian Fire Brigade adds new Bobcat loader
Italy’s disaster response division, the Special Operating Group, receives customised T870 compact tracked loader
Research highlights need for ‘hidden carbon’ regulations
European Union needs to adopt a common approach to the decarbonisation of buildings, says Buildings Performance Institute Europe 
Volvo opens first dedicated fuel cell lab
Lab is also the first facility in Volvo Group to be testing complete fuel cell units
Decarbonisation research project launched in UK
Ministry of Justice’s Decarbonising Precast Concrete project will see Innovate UK lead construction industry specialists in collaborative research
Former CNH executives send ‘disruptor’ warning
Carl Gustaf Göransson and Alan Berger warn construction OEMs to prepare for a disruptor to enter the market
Comment: will construction get its own Tesla?
With digitalisation, electrification and autonomy changing the industry, former CNH Industrial executives Alan Berger and Carl Gustaf Göransson ask if construction’s established manufacturers could be wrongfooted by a new market disruptor?
FIEC survey shows low BIM utilisation
BIM-SPEED survey finds 37.3% of firms have no experience with BIM projects and 33.9% do not have a digitalisation strategy
Caterpillar’s new sustainability goals
World’s biggest construction OEM to reduce greenhouse emissions by 30%
Caterpillar surpasses 3 billion tonnes hauled autonomously
Cat Command for Hauling used in wide range commodities across growing number of haul truck class sizes.
CE Barometer results for March 2021
A slight levelling off of Europe’s recovery predicted by latest survey responses
Komatsu celebrates 100th anniversary
Manufacturer marks centenary with a new community facility, employee project and a commemorative website 
JCB and Manitou patent dispute continues
JCB said it will appeal the latest ruling of Paris court, although it also won damages of €150,000
Kobelco launches short radius excavator
Manufacturer’s new 36-tonne SK380SRLC excavator is its largest short radius model in the European market
Modified JCB machines help to clear landmines
Humanitarian charity removes landmines in Afghanistan with modified armour plated JCB machines
Doosan’s ‘transparent bucket’ wheeled loader
Invention is said to allow wheeled loader operator to see previous blind spots
Volvo builds autonomous machine demo area
Manufacturer’s test and demonstration area will educate customers on how to use remote-control machines and autonomous connected systems
Attachment collaboration for Volvo and Engcon
Latest Volvo CE excavators offer integrated Engcon’s tiltrotators and safe quick hitches
Volvo CE integrates excavators with Rototilt tech
Volvo customers could purchase excavators ready to accept tiltrotator and smart functions
Time Manufacturing completes Ruthmann acquisition
Manufacturer of Versalift products completes the deal first announced in January 
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