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Balfour Beatty ‘likely’ to vote against CITB Consensus

BALFOUR Beatty is ‘likely’ to vote against the continuation of the CITB. The firm’s chief executive Leo Quinn said the training body has failed to …

Miller UK launches online attachment marketplace

MILLER UK has launched a new online service for attachment sales. The manufacturer has opened an eBay Shop, called Miller Direct, with the aim of initially …

Engcon invests in new test facilities

TILTROTATOR specialist Engcon has announced an investment in two new automated test facilities at its factory in Strömsund, Sweden. The manufacturer said it …

Bell appointed CEA honorary president

JCB director David Bell has been appointed the first honorary president of the Construction Equipment Association (CEA). David has been with JCB for 43, having …

New machine ‘does the work of two old ones’

STIRLINGSHIRE-based JCC Engcon Group has reportedly helped an Irish owner/operator “transform” his business thanks to the addition of an Engcon …

Glasgow hire specialist proves safety credentials

GLASGOW-based Eagle Plant Hire has secured SafeHire certification at the first time of asking. The firm applied to Hire Association Europe for the …

Takeuchi hybrid machines let firms go green

TAKEUCHI has launched two new hybrid alternatives to diesel-only mini excavators. The manufacturer’s most popular 1.6 tonne TB216 is now available as a …

Huge crush: SCG Supplies lands Tesab dealership

SCG Supplies has secured a deal to become Scottish distributors for Northern Ireland-based crushing specialist Tesab. The firm, which recently relocated from a …

ScotPlant 2018: the countdown begins

SCOTPLANT 2018 is starting to take shape, with exhibition space filling up fast ahead of the biennial event for construction equipment. The 2016 show, which …

SANY wants a larger slice of the European market

THE new CEO of SANY Europe is confident the Chinese manufacturer can become a “serious player” in the European plant market. Martin Knoetgen joined …

McCormick appointed chairman of NWH Group

JOHN McCormick has been named the new chairman of NWH Group. NWH employs 275 staff located across five locations in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Dalkeith and …

CPA appoints new training and safety manager

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has appointed a new training and safety manager. Rob Squires, formerly training manager of the National …

Demolition contractor bosses given bans

THREE directors of Glasgow-based demolition contractor George Hunter (Demolishers) Ltd have been handed a directors’ ban after a probe found they had …

CPA publishes guide on hydraulic pressurising tasks

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has launched a good practice guide around the safety of pressurising hydraulic systems using an external energy …

New safety guidance published on unintended plant movement

NEW guidance has been published to help tackle the issue of unintended movement of plant. When machines move due to operators accidentally or unknowingly …

Kubota competition puts customers in the picture

KUBOTA has announced the return of its social media competition where fans can win a Virgin Experience Day worth £500 by posting pictures of themselves on …

Breedon announces acquisition of Hull aggregates firm

Construction materials group Breedon has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Humberside Aggregates in a deal totalling £9 million. The …

Mini-digger to assist at Europe’s first elephant sanctuary

A used mini-excavator is set to play a role at Europe’s first elephant sanctuary. Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) is donating a ZX38U-5 to …

Silver lining for Scots firms at safety awards

  TWO Scottish-based plant firms have received Silver Awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for their commitment to health …

A-Plant places £55 million JCB order

JCB has secured a landmark deal with equipment rental company A-Plant worth over £55 million. The manufacturer has received an order for more than 1,200 …

Scottish builders’ confidence falls as fear over future work grows, survey finds

There is a growing fear over future work prospects among employers in the Scottish construction industry, the latest Scottish Construction Monitor survey has …

Morris Site Machinery hits the road with lighting tour

Morris Site Machinery is going on tour this summer to bring its lighting roadshow “directly to customers’ doors”. ‘Towers on Tour’ will …

Tillicoultry Quarries goes large with latest loading shovel

TILLICOULTRY Quarries has snapped up its largest ever Volvo loading shovel after opting against models from other manufacturers. The 35-tonne L250H has been …

Volvo CE sees sales rise by over a third due to “increased market demand”

Increased demand in most major markets has seen Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) report an increase in net sales of over a third in the second quarter …

Breedon Group doubles revenue despite margin decrease

Construction materials group Breedon has doubled its overall revenue despite a decrease in its underlying EBIT margin, its unaudited half-year financial …

Compact wheeled loader looks pretty in pink

THE world’s first pink Avant 635 compact wheeled loader has been unveiled to help raise money for charity. Hampshire-based equipment dealers BPMS Ltd …

JCB records “robust” financial results for 2016

JCB has reported a 34% rise in earnings for 2016 despite a dip in the global construction equipment market. The manufacturer said it had “defied …

Worsley Plant increases Scottish focus

WORSLEY Plant has announced plans to increase the firm’s focus in Scotland this summer ahead of appearances at both the Turriff Show and Black Isle …

Kubota’s marketing team to the ‘four’

KUBOTA UK has strengthened its UK marketing team with a raft of new appointments. Caroline Brown has joined as marketing executive while Shannon O’Connor, …

Silverstone-bound Loadalls set for life in the fast lane

  A FLEET of JCB Loadalls are poised to play a starring role at this year’s British Grand Prix. Fourteen 531-70 telehandlers will provide four days …