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New Initiatives Announced at Power Systems Research

New initiatives at Power Systems Research (PSR) are spelled out by Joe Zirnhelt, PSR president and CEO, in the May issue of the company's monthly PowerTALK report.

Zirnhelt discussed new programs and projects that are being developed following the retirements of long-time PSR executives, Dennis Huibregtse and Ted Hadingham, both of whom will continue to serve on the company's Board of Directors.

First, he writes, the new partnership of Power Systems Research and IHS Markit, two leaders in the global research of power equipment, is producing a series of Off-Road Equipment Market Reports focused on the construction and agricultural segments targeted to specific countries. 

Coming soon is the updated 2019 Edition of the Construction Equipment Report for India. This unique report describes, in detail, important aspects of the Indian construction market.  Zirnhelt notes that the two firms are working together on a series of country-level reports that will provide this same level of insight for the construction and agricultural segments.  With contributions and expertise from Power Systems Research and IHS Markit, these reports will serve as a valuable tool for clients to assess demand in various markets at a reasonable price point.

The initiatives at PSR also include a new website, which is scheduled to be launhced this summer. The upgrade of our popular website has a dynamic new look, and it’s much easier for visitors to quickly drill down through the large amount of useful information contained on the site to find exactly what they need. 

Visitors to the website also will find a convenient Archive of our informative PowerTALK monthly newsletter, and Asian visitors will find easy-to-use bi-lingual sections in Japanese/English and Chinese/English.  


Here are more TOP STORIES  in PowerTALK, May 2019:

• NA Crane Production Slows
• No Slowdown in NA Economy
• Y-O-Y Global Truck Production Is Flat
• Brazil Agshow Sales Up 6.4%
• China Expands NS6 Emission Regulation
• JCB Lands Record Order
• Honda Readies EV
• SoCar, Tesla Collaborate
• Malaysia Backs National Car Brand
• India Halts e-Bike Sales
• India Tractor Sales Drop
• Russia To Support GAZ Group
• Belaz Tests Driverless Truck
• Hino Truck Builds Plant in Moscow






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Significant activities at Power Systems Research (PSR) lead the news report in the April issue of the PowerTALK report. First, Joe Zirnhelt has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately. He had been serving as Chief Operating Officer. Zirnhelt replaces Dennis Huibregtse as CEO. Huibregtse retired last month after 36 years with PSR. Ted Hadingham, who had been serving as President of European Operations for PSR, also has retired. Both men will continue to serve on the company's Board of Directors.

Second, PSR announced that it has formed a partnership with IHS Markit for the purpose of producing significant and unique industry reports that are targeted by region and industry segment. The first report is the 2018 India Construction Equipment Report.  For more information contact your PSR sales representative, or email PSR

Top Stories in April 2019 PowerTALK

  • Data Point: Ag Tractors
  • PSR Management Transition
  • PSR-IHS Markit Form Partnership
  • Global Economic Report
  • Ford Brazilian Operations
  • Brazilian M/C Sales Climb
  • Brazilian Ag Credit Limits
  • China Rolls Out Fuel Cell Bus
  • Electrification Hot at Bauma 2019
  • Toyota Pushes Electrification
  • Hyundai Invests US$39 Billion
  • Ride Share Via Expands
  • India Honda Cuts M/C Production
  • VW To Double Russian Production




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Production of Rough Terrain Forklifts in the U.S. this year is expected to be about 14,400 units, according to Carol Turner, PSR Senior Analyst, Global Operations. Her report is one of the Top Stories in the March 2019 issue of the PSR PowerTALK newsletter.

Other stories include a report on the 2019 Moscow Boat Show, a report on Q4 2018 gen-set sales in North America as part of PSR's quarterly PowerTRACKER proprietary survey, plus stories from Asia, India, South America and Europe.


  • Rough Terrain Forklifts
  • EGSA Conference Report
  • NA Gen-Set Sales
  • Argentina LV Production Drops
  • Columbia LV Sales Forecast
  • China Boosts Methanol Use
  • Deutz Posts Strong Earnings
  • Kawasaki Completes India Plant
  • Doosan Wins Contracts
  • Indonesia Backs EVs
  • India Plans Tariffs
  • India Car Sales Decline
  • Moscow Boat Show Report
  • Russia Electric Car Market
  • Japanese Trucks in Moscow



PDF iconPSR_PowerTALK_February-2019.pdf

The February 2019 issue of PowerTALK includes information on Ford's plans to shut down its truck business in Brazil, a report on global Snowmobile production, and a 2019 economic forecast for North America.

Here are other Top Stories in this issue of PowerTALK:

  • Brazil Off-Hwy. Sales Up 13%
  • Michelin Expands in Brazil
  • Brazil Investment Growth
  • Beijing To Implement NS6b Rule
  • Kia Expands in India
  • SE Asia Auto Sales Soar
  • India Expands EV Measures
  • Chetra Builds Deere Components
  • VW Ups Russia Investment



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The January 2019 issue of PowerTALK includes a report on Vietnam's auto industry. This is the first of occassional reports on Vietnam business conditions that will be available in PowerTALK.

Here are other Top Stories in this issue of PowerTALK:

• Locomotive Production
• Truck Production Climbs
• Beijing To Add 5G for Vehicles
• GM May Leave SA
• Boot Show Sees Strong 2019
• Vietnam Pushes Auto Industry
• Ford May Close Russia Plants
• Hyundai To Open EV Plant
• Kubota Invests in Automation



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Two of China's giant OEMs have completed a JV agreement. At the same time, Honda announced it will build the PCX electric scooter, and Russia now is testing autonomous vehicles for its public transportation system.

You'll find this and more in the December issue of PowerTALK, the monthly report of global news and analysis from Power Systems Research.

Here are the top stories in this issue:

  • Light Tower Production
  • 2018 India Auto Report
  • European Demand For Aerial Lifts Grows
  • Brazil Truck Sales Climb
  • Power Gen International Show Report


PDF iconPowerTALK_November 2018.pdf

Global truck production dropped in Q3 2018, according to the Power Systems Research(PSR) Truck Production Index (PSR-TPI). You'll find the details in the November issue of PowerTALK, the monthly world news and analysis report from PSR. You'll find lots of other news as well, including detailed reports from the show floors of EICMA (the international motorcycle show in Milan) and GIE+Expo, the lawn and garden show held in Louisville, KY.

Top Stories

  • US Snowblower Production
  • Global Truck Production
  • Batteries Power GIE+Expo
  • Positive Signs in Brazil
  • Electrics Popular at EICMA
  • China Launches CN-6
  • Isuzu Autonomous Partnership
  • Korea Invests Abroad
  • TATA Posts Sales Increase
  • Ford Russia JV Supplies Europe



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The big news in the October issue of PowerTALK, the source global news and analysis about power equipment, covers automation, electrification, and alternative fuels. Automated mining trucks in Brazil, vehicles powered by alternative fuels in India, electrification of off-highway equipment, and new diesels from Weichai in China.

Here the top stories in the October 2018 issue of PowerTALK:

  • Data Point: 2018 NA Combine Production: 7600
  • Electrification Goes Off-Road
  • NA Economic Forecast Is Positive
  • Automated Mining Trucks in Brazil
  • Weichai Shows 6b Diesel
  • VW Group Performs
  • Piaggio Banks on Alternative Fuels
  • Russia Plans China Car JV


PSR_PowerTALK_September 2018.pdf

PDF iconPSR_PowerTALK_September 2018.pdf

It's uncertain whether or not all the talk of international trade wars will turn into economic wars, but so far that doesn't seem to be the case. The September 2018 issue of the PowerTALK report contains a discussion of this important issue as part of a Q3 2018 analysis of the global economic picture. This issue also contains information on costs of diesel power vs. battery power, a report on the Cannes Yachting Show, and an analysis of the new axle regulation in India.

Here are more top stories in the September 2018 issue of the PowerTALK report:

  • NA Grader Production
  • Mercedes Expands Exports from Brazil
  • Major Consolidation at Weichai Power, CNHTC
  • Mahindra Pickup To Be Assembled in Russia



PDF iconPowerTALK_August_2018.pdf

Here is the August 2018 issue of PowerTALK, the monthly report produced by Power Systems Research analysts around the world. 

This issue features an economic forecast for North America, a report on this year's Tiller production in North America, and information on several important events coming up in September.

There also are several reports on alternative power equipment including introductions in China, India, Brazil and Moscow. Akihiro Komuro's report about a new company based in Germany describes its plans to offer a hydrogen conversion package for diesel-powered equipment. 

Here are some of the other top stories in this issue.

  • Battery Show Notes
  • EU M/C Market Recovers
  • EU Priority: Stimulate Investment
  • Harley Targets Asia
  • Tractor Plant Takeover




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