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Hitachi unveils new-look European mini excavator factory

HITACHI Construction Machinery (Europe) has opened its renovated mini and compact excavator factory in Oosterhout, The Netherlands, which will allow the …

Airdrie firm appoints ‘Scotland’s oldest’ plant sales executive

AN Airdrie-based plant and tool hire business has appointed a 78-year-old believed to be the oldest sales person in the Scottish plant hire sector. Arvill …

Mecalac acquires Pichon compact wheel loader range

MECALAC is poised to take over production of a brand of compact wheel loaders currently made by fellow French firm Pichon. From January 1 2019, Pichon will …

Mecalac offers new finance package aimed at “improving access to new machinery”

COMPACT equipment manufacturer Mecalac Construction Equipment UK has introduced a new 0% finance package for models across its 2018 range. The company has …

CPA lends support to Crane Safety 2018

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) will be supporting the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Crane Safety 2018 seminar, being held in London …

CEA promotes new land-based engineering apprenticeship standards

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has been involved in the development of two land-based engineering apprenticeship standards. The trade body has …

European hirer completes biggest single JCB order

JCB has announced its biggest single order from European plant and tool hire firm Boels Rental, as it invests in a brand new fleet worth near £21 million. The …

Safety system firm supports growth with team expansion

SAFETY control system designer, developer and producer GKD Technologies, has announced the expansion of its team to support growth. The company said it has …

CITB research reveals “unprecedented” analysis of Scottish skills needs

CITB has unveiled a new report which provides “unprecedented” level of detail about the regional requirements of the Scottish construction …

New figures show signs of recovery for construction industry

THE latest ONS statistics have shown signs of recovery in the UK construction sector following a tough start to 2018. Construction output continued its decline …

Suppliers show off latest products at innovation event

A-PLANT has hosted a ‘week of innovation’, which saw almost 40 suppliers showcasing their latest products to a selection of the firm’s …

New partnerships boost expanded Worsley Plant offering

WORSLEY Plant has announced two new partnerships with Dynaset and Montabert as well as an addition to the attachment specialist’s existing range of MB …

Betting the farm on new Volvo

A Dumfries & Galloway-based dairy farm has taken delivery of a new fourteen-tonne Volvo excavator to maintain ditches and carry out general drainage work. …

Streamlined CITB seeks new head office as part of reform plans

THE CITB has announced it is on the lookout for a new head office in Peterborough following calls from the construction sector for radical reform of the …

Doosan confirms new national account dealer partner

DOOSAN has announced that a new business has been formed to handle sales, rental, contract hire and aftermarket support of large excavators, wheel loaders and …

Asset management specialist unveils fresh look

UNITED Plant Services has introduced a new corporate identity to coincide with the firm’s investment in new service vans. The asset management specialist …

Molson Group secures Terex Finlay distribution south of the border

FINLAY Plant has been acquired by Molson Group, Terex Finlay has announced. With the acquisition, Molson has secured distribution rights for the complete range …

Tributes for worker who died ‘doing the job he loved’

SCG Supplies has paid tribute to 47-year-old employee Andrew Darling, who reportedly suffered fatal injuries in an accident during a machine demonstration at a …

TV personality praises JCB’s “boldness and innovation”

TV personality Richard Hammond has paid a visit to JCB’s HQ in Staffordshire to test drive some of the firm’s latest machines. The Grand Tour …

SEC Group welcomes Network Rail contract changes

SPECIALIST Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has welcomed moves by Network Rail to mandate 28-day payments to their supply chain partners and the …

Hauler purchases extend family tradition for Glasgow firm

TWO Volvo A30Gs have joined the Celmisa Plant Hire fleet, continuing a tradition spanning three-and-a-half decades. The firm, based in Neilston, Glasgow, is …

JCB revs up for Grand Prix safety role

A number of JCB machines are set to play a supporting role at the upcoming Formula One French Grand Prix. Twelve Loadalls and Teletruks have been commissioned …

Boom time for Hyundai as new version of HX130 LCR launches

HYUNDAI has unveiled a two-piece boom version of its new HX130 LCR excavator. The 13-tonne machine, which is now available in the UK, is the third …

New Stage V compliant Cat engine offers “increased power and torque”

THE new EU Stage V compliant Cat C9.3B engine is now available from Finning. The six cylinder, 9.3 litre engine is described as featuring a high pressure …

Young Plant adds Bergmann and Dieci machines to offering

YOUNG Plant Sales has been confirmed as a dealer for the Bergmann 3000 and 4000 series of dumpers and Dieci telehandlers throughout Scotland. The brands were …

John McNae to host Bobcat roadshow event

JOHN McNae Ltd will host the Scottish leg of this summer’s Bobcat customer roadshow programme. The roadshow will arrive in the UK in July after visiting …

Agricultural contractor “well impressed” with new Volvo’s performance

A new Volvo EC140E excavator is set to tackle a range of agricultural projects around Dumfries and Galloway after a plant hire boss made the decision to return …

New stats show construction leads the way in Modern Apprenticeships

NEW figures from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) show that construction was the biggest contributor to the nation’s Modern Apprentice (MA) programme in …

Doosan Bobcat aims to capitalise on India’s growing compact market

DOOSAN Bobcat has set its sights on the Indian compact construction machinery sector after opening a new backhoe loader plant in the country. The …

A-Plant staff get on their bikes to boost safety

FOUR A-Plant employees have taken part in an event to improve understanding of the potential problems construction can create for vulnerable road users in …

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