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New President & CEO and MD at Messe Düsseldorf

At the shareholders’ meeting of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, presided over by the Chairman, Lord Mayor Thomas Geisel, appointed Wolfram N Diener as the new President and Chief Executive Officer and Erhard Wienkamp as the new Managing Director Operative Trade Fair Business. The meeting has thereby followed the recommendation ...

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IPPTA reconstitutes its management committee

Indian Private Ports and Terminals Association (IPPTA) has reconstituted its management committee and also added two new members viz., Paradip International Cargo Terminal (PICT) and Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT). IPPTA is the apex body that represents the interests of the private ports and terminals t...

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Comansa launches 21CM750 tower crane

Comansa celebrated the launch of the 21CM750 tower crane model, the largest manufactured at its plant in Hangzhou. Comansa will also start manufacturing this model at its factory in China, mainly to meet the needs of the Asian market, which increasingly demand heavier load cranes. The 21CM750 can be used f...

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Road Dryer to exhibit pavement-drying units at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020

Greenville, South-Carolina-based Road Dryer, LLC, will exhibit its truck/trailer-mounted Road Dryer RD-1200XT pavement drying unit at the Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020. The RD-1200XT quickly dries asphalt and concrete pavement, allowing crews to pave or apply surface treatments or stripin...

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Government’s coal mining plans in FY20

The Union Government has planned exploration of 37 coal blocks and 10 lignite blocks along with drilling of 121 coal blocks and one lignite block in the current fiscal in addition to exploration and drilling of coal blocks allocated to Coal India (CIL), according to  Read More


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Manitowoc to showcase cranes at Excon 2019

Manitowoc will showcase its two best-in class cranes from Potain and Grove at booth #OD69 during Excon 2019, South Asia’s largest construction equipment and technology trade fair, which takes place during December 10-14. Manitowoc will be sharing the booth with TIL, its dealer in India for Grove mobile and Manitowoc cr...

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Atlas Copco India appoints new GM of Power Technique

Atlas Copco India has appointed Tony Van Herbruggen as the General Manager of its Power Technique Customer Center, effective July 2019. He is now leading the core areas of the business - portable air, power and flow divisions in India. Speaking on his new role, Giovanni Val...

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Malaysian developer adds three Potain MCT 385 cranes

Malaysian equipment rental company Megah Sewa is adding three Potain MCT 385 cranes to its fleet for the first time. Megah Sewa is the plant and equipment subsidiary of Gamuda, the largest infrastructure development company in Malaysia, and for its most recent investments, it added three Potain topless tower cranes. Th...

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Compact track loaders

The global compact track loader market is anticipated to reach a market size of US$ 4,461 million by 2028, as per a Fact.MR research study for the forecast period of 2018 to 2028. The compact track loader market is foreseen to exploit striking opportunities from the growing construct...

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SDLG launches biggest wheel loader yet

SDLG has introduced the new Stage III L975F wheel loader to market – the OEM’s biggest wheel loader to date. SDLG has developed the wheel loader with a focus on durability, fuel efficiency and improving productivity on a job site. The L975F can be used for a range of tough applications on construction sites, as well in...

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Blastcrete Equipment Tier 4 Final products meet emission standards

Blastcrete Equipment LLC, a longtime manufacturer of shotcrete and gunite mixers and pumps, announced the completion of the transition to Tier 4 Final-compliant products for the full line of Blastcrete Equipment. This includes the RS180 and MX-10 mixer pumps. Recently finalised upgrades for Tier 4 Final compliant produ...

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Terex AWP names new Technical Director for Genie services

Focused on proactively supporting aerial equipment customers in Australia, countries in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and China, Craig Kittle has accepted the position of Genie Director of Technical Service for APAC & China, Terex AWP. In this role, Kittle has responsibility for coordinating and actively managing ...

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Elematic showcases innovations at Big 5

Elematic has introduced its newly launched Extruder E9 casting machine at The Big 5 exhibition in Dubai. Elematic Modifier E9 offers accurate, fast and flexible marking and digging of cutting lines and openings. The new, fifth generation Extruder E9 casts from 30 to 70 per cent faster than its predecessor...

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Aquajet’s Ergo System redefines industrial cleaning applications

Aquajet Systems AB, a global leader in hydrodemolition robot manufacturing, offers the Ergo System as a revolutionary alternative in industrial cleaning applications. The Ergo Controller offers four times the power of a hand lance in a compact, wireless unit. It provides the maneuverability and power to keep workers ou...

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MAJOR expands manufacturing capacity

MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screening media, is expanding the manufacturing capacity of its production plants for the company’s signature FLEX-MAT® high vibration wire screens. MAJOR’s ‘Next Generation Project’ will begin in 2020 and incorporate robotics as a means to automate producti...

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Grove RT cranes deliver smooth lifts at Middle East oil fields

Obaid Kneish and Sons General Transport Establishment (Obaid Kneish and Sons) is successfully using three Grove GRT8100 rough terrain cranes for lifting operations at oil fields in the Middle East. In August 2018, Obaid Kneish and Sons purchased its first Grove GRT8100 to work in the oil fields of the UAE....

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SDLG crowns winners of first skills competition in Asia

After six months of intense trials across Asia, SDLG has crowned the three winners of its first competition on machine service skills in the region. The inaugural SDLG Service Skills Competition challenged dealer technicians on machine knowledge, diagnostics and maintenance to boost service technicians’ skills. Read More


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Brock Rentals upgrades fleet with Brokk’s smart machines

Brokk recently finalised a deal with Brock Rentals Inc to upgrade the rental company’s fleet of remote-controlled demolition units with 12 next-generation models, including Brokk 110s, 170s, 200s and 300s. The new models feature Brokk’s signature SmartConcept™ technology, which revolutionises power management, design a...

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HAM expands network

CRISIL Research’s analysis of road projects under the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) reveals HAM has expanded its network since its launch in February 2016. Over fiscals 2017 to 2019, HAM projects accounted for a quarter of the executed road projects and 45-50 per cent of the projects awarded. Read More


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Konecranes launches Agilon material handling solution in India

Konecranes has launched its multi-award-winning Agilon materials handling system at the India Warehousing and Logistics Show 2019 in Pune. Indian companies can now enhance operations and boost their business with this automated warehouse transactions solution, according to Konecranes. Konecranes has develo...

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Govt sets up Rs 250-bn revival fund for realty

The Union Cabinet has approved constituting a Rs 250-billion alternative investment fund (AIF) for the revival of around 1,600 stalled housing projects across major cities in the country. The AIF will be a special window to provide priority debt financing for completion of projects in the affordable and middle-income c...

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thyssenkrupp bags Paradeep Phosphates contract

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has recently been awarded a contract from Paradeep Phosphates (PPL) for the expansion of their phosphoric acid plant in Paradeep, Odisha, based on the di-hydrate technology from Prayon Technologies of Belgium. PPL is a leading fertiliser company in India and part of the Adventz Group. ...

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Perkins announces leadership changes

Perkins Engines Company, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc, announced the appointment of David Nicoll as Product Manager at the Industrial Large Engine Department. He will lead global strategy, product introductions, and lifecycle management for Industrial 9.3 to 18 litre engines a...

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German cos keen on Bengal underground mines

German mining majors have evinced interest to explore underground mining in West Bengal. A 12-member team from 10 German engineering and mining companies met the representatives of the Bengal government and the West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL) in Kolkata and express...

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Govt sets up Rs 250-bn revival fund for realty

The Union Cabinet has approved constituting a Rs 250-billion alternative investment fund (AIF) for the revival of around 1,600 stalled housing projects across major cities in the country. The AIF will be a special window to provide priority debt financing for completion of projects in the affordable and middle-income c...

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Elgi Equipments wins Deming Prize in Japan

Elgi Equipments has been awarded with the Deming Prize for excellence in Total Quality Management, becoming the first globally established industrial air compressor manufacturer to win the award in over 60 years. Dr Jairam Varadaraj, Managing Director, ELGi Equipments received th...

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Manitowoc celebrates 100 Potain crane orders by Valente

Manitowoc has recognised long-term partner Valente for having completed 100 Potain crane orders. The impressive milestone was celebrated during a special ceremony at Batimat 2019. Established in 1979, Valente is a leading tower crane sales and rental company based in Belley, near Lyon. The company has represented Potai...

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SDLG showcases latest wheel loader at Philconstruct 2019

SDLG showcased its LG946L wheel loader at Philconstruct 2019, which was held from November 7 to 10 at the World Trade Center in Manila, Philippines. The SDLG LG946L wheel loader is configured to meet the Philippines’ growing infrastructure investment and ideal for the country’s general construction, utility and agricul...

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Global loader crane market to have steady growth in next 8 years

During 2018-2026, the global revenue of loader crane market is anticipated to expand at a steady CAGR of 4.6 per cent and reach a valuation of $2,083.6 million by the end of 2026, according to a report by Persistence Market Research. With more than 40 per cent value share, the building and construction segment is expec...

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NORD Drivesystems showcases new products at FMB 2019

NORD Drivesystems will once again exhibit at FMB in Bad Salzuflen. As 'The Supplier Show for Mechanical Engineering' FMB addresses the entire spectrum of machinery and plant engineering, where drive technology plays a central role. Product highlights presented by NORD include a new synchronous motor that achieves a sig...

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JCB India, CSIR-CRRI jointly develop pothole repair machine

JCB India showcased its all new pothole repair machine at the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) team in New Delhi in presence of officials from DDA, MCD, NDMC, SDMC, EDMC, NRIDA, NHAI etc. Developed jointly with inputs from the CSIR-CRRI, the JCB pothole repair machine is a one-stop solution for roads and highway ...

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Revenue growth to halve for EPC road cos through FY21: CRISIL

Road developers in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) segment could see revenue growth halve in fiscals 2020 and 2021 to ~15 per cent, compared with 30 per cent in fiscal 2019, a CRISIL study of 75 companies it rates in this sector indicates. The decline would be largely due to slower awarding of proje...

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B&B Attachments provides handling solution to Fender Steel

B&B Attachments specialises in the design and manufacture of bespoke forklift truck attachment solutions, supplied a mesh grab attachment with Fender Steel which was facing handling issues with their reinforcing steel and associated products. Fender Steel supplies reinforcement steel mesh. This product...

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Zoomlion unveils high-end mortar production units at CIIE

Zoomlion’s high-end equipment manufacturing subsidiaries m-tec, the world’s leading dry mortar technology and equipment supplier from Germany, and CIFA, an Italy-based manufacturer of concrete machinery, are debuting three localised products, the Duo-mix connect mixing pump, MR mixer, and shotcrete machine at the China...

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Manitowoc launches Potain Hup M 28-22 at Batimat 2019

Manitowoc has officially launched its new Potain Hup M 28-22 at Batimat 2019. The crane was first previewed at bauma 2019 and is now receiving orders, with first deliveries expected for early 2020. The Hup M 28-22 is the third model from the Hup self-erecting crane range but the first to prioritise mobilit...

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DOZCO, ITM form new JV

Italtractor ITM Spa (ITM) and DOZCO India announced the creation of a joint venture (JV) company called ITM DOZCO Pvt Ltd. The intention of this new JV is to create the leading manufacturer of undercarriage components in India to optimise service to local and global customers. The company will offer a full range of und...

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Escorts Q2 profit up

Escorts reported a standalone profit of Rs 1.046 billion in quarter ended September 30, 2019, up by 1.8 per cent as against a profit of Rs 1.027 billion in the corresponding period last year. Revenue from operations at Rs 13.239 billion in the quarter ended September 2019 as against Rs 13.984 billion in the correspondi...

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Austrian RMC firm opts Liebherr mixing tower

Fröschl Beton, Austria’s leading ready-mix concrete (RMC) firm has added the Liebherr Betomat-type mixing tower to fulfill customer requirements. The Fröschl Beton company has been supplying construction sites in the Innsbruck area (Austria) with ready-mixed concrete for many years. Their 45 year old mixing plant was t...

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COMANSA presents new large-capacity flat-top crane

Tower crane manufacturer COMANSA has announced the addition of a new model to its extensive range of large-capacity flat-top cranes: the new 21LC1400, a crane that is available from September 2019. The 21LC1400 is expected to be used mainly in infrastructure and prefabricated prefinished volumetric constru...

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Aquajet appoints Business Manager in N. America

Aquajet Systems AB appointed Keith Armishaw as its first North American Business Development Manager. Armishaw works closely with Aquajet’s regional sales teams to grow awareness of Aquajet’s hydro-demolition solutions in key markets across North America. Additionally, he’s focused on enhancing support for current cust...

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Allen introduces new riding trowel

Allen, a leader in concrete finishing equipment, announced the debut of the 2019 HDX600 riding trowel. The new HDX600 is a hydraulically-controlled, 8-ft class ride-on power trowel that is powered by a 50 hp Hatz liquid-cooled diesel engine. The HDX600 was designed with the high volume flatwork concrete contractor in m...

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Volvo CE to showcase future technology at Excon 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will be showcasing its future technologies at the Excon 2019, to be held during December 10-14 at BIEC, Bengaluru. “At Volvo CE, we are driven by the idea that through imagination, hard work and technological innovation we will lead the way towards developing a worl...

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Srei Equipment, United Bank to jointly offer loans

Srei Equipment Finance (Srei Equipment), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance (Srei), partnered United Bank of India to jointly offer loans to MSME sector and retail customers under a co-lending arrangement. The NBFC and the bank jointly organised Loan Utsav across 20 cities. The Loan U...

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SDLG to showcase 4-t rated wheel loader at Excon 2019

SDLG will be presenting its recently launched 4 t-rated wheel loader in India during Excon 2019. The new wheel loader strengthens SDLG’s offering of reliable machines in the region. “With the Indian government’s plans to spend $1.4 trillion on infrastructure over the next five years, the new 4 t-rated whee...

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PASCHAL to exhibit for second time at Excon

PASCHAL will be presenting the practical application possibilities and system diversity of its formwork systems to visitors at Excon 2019 at booth B23 in hall 4. The company will present and demonstrate modular formwork, e-deck, PASCHAL-Plan light 12.0 and PASCHAL AR app. The modular universal formwork is...

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Stephenson Equipment buys NTC55L crane

Stephenson Equipment Inc (SEI), a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based National Crane dealer, took delivery of its fourth new NTC55L boom truck at the 2019 International Construction and Utility Exposition (ICUEE). According to Darin D’Ascanio, Territory Manager for SEI, the new crane ...

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B&B Attachments to exhibit at ICCX Middle East 2019

B&B Attachments, the leading material handling equipment manufacturer in the UK and Ireland, will exhibit its products and services at International Concrete Conference and Exhibition (ICCX) to be held in Sharjah, UAE. B&B specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke specialist attachments, which include...

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Elgi Equipments launches oil-free piston compressors

Elgi Equipments, one of the world’s leading air-compressor manufacturers, exhibited its oil-free range of piston compressors for the railway segment at the 13th International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE), Asia’s largest rail transportation event. Also on display were ELGi’s encapsulated screw air compressor (EN ...

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Schwing Stetter launches new concrete truck mixer range

Schwing Stetter India, one of the leading concreting equipment manufacturers in India, announced the launch of its new premium variant of concrete truck mixers ‘Super® 7’, in association with Mahindra Powerol. The Stetter Super 7 concrete truck mixers were conceptualised based on the current customer need...

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Schwing Stetter displays Smartec sludge pumps at IFAT 2019

Schwing Stetter India, one of the leading concreting equipment manufacturing companies in India, participated in the IFAT Expo 2019, India’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling. At the event, the company displayed its Smartec range of sludge pump for the first time. Schwing Stetter’...

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Govt takes note of CERA’s demands

The Union Government has taken note of the request submitted by the Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA) on issues related to GST on equipment rental services. “Taking note of CERA’s letter to Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and MSME, the Minist...

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BKT inks global partnership with LaLiga

Balkrishna Industries (BKT), India’s leading manufacturer of off-highway tyres, has signed on as ‘Official Global Partner of LaLiga’. BKT aims for performance without limits – just like sport. And like Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LaLiga), it has a global presence that reaches people all around the world. These conditio...

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Putzmeister and Sany expand concrete portfolio

Starting October 2019, Putzmeister and Sany are combining forces to bring customers enhanced concrete solutions and improved after-sales coverage in India. The companies have brought together the concrete division sales and service teams of both companies. This is expected to increase efficiencies to the o...

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SDLG revamps motor graders to boost visibility and efficiency

The G9138, G9190 and G9220 motor graders from SDLG have undergone a makeover – combining improvements to the user-friendliness and reliability of the machines with a fresh new look. The new modern-looking cab provides easier entry and exit. Once inside, the larger glazed areas with thinner pillars and thin...

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VFD market in India to grow

According to 6Wresearch, India variable frequency drives (VFD) market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.1 per cent during 2019-25. In India’s VFD market, AC drive market captured the highest revenue share in 2018. Further, the segment is projected to exhibit growth during the forecast period owing to increasing use i...

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ELGi celebrates the opening of its new headquarters in Europe

Elgi Equipments, one of the world’s leading air-compressor manufacturers, with two million installations across 100 countries, announced the opening of its new European headquarters in Belgium. Situated in Brussels and spread over 400 sq m, the workplace will house over 20 people and feature training rooms and offices ...

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Brokk relocates Stanhope facility

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, recently opened the doors to their relocated Stanhope, New Jersey, distribution and service facility. The new building is in the same industrial complex as the original location but offers the company 33 per cent more space for increased ...

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ICRA sees negative outlook on CE sales

Following a sharp correction in unit sales amidst slowing economic growth and infrastructure investments, both by the public and private sector; and tight liquidity environment, ICRA has revised the outlook on the construction equipment (CE) sector to negative. Demand headwinds are likely to continue in the near-term u...

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Manitowoc introduces new National Crane boom truck

The Manitowoc Company has launched the NBT60L, the latest addition to its National Crane boom truck product line. This 60 USt product offering now features the longest boom length in its tonnage class with 151 ft of main boom and a maximum main boom height of 161 ft. It can be equipped with an optional 36 ft off-settab...

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Allen introduces all-new MSP475 riding trowel

Allen, a leader in concrete finishing equipment, announced the debut of the MSP475 riding trowel. The new power steering machine is a mechanically-driven, eight foot class ride-on power trowel that is powered by a 57 hp Kubota liquid-cooled gasoline engine. The MSP475 was designed with the high volume flat...

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