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Volvo excavator becomes the “optimum tool” in Burnside’s arsenal

THE proprietor of Burnside Plant & Piling Contractors has decided to splash out on the firm’s first Volvo excavator after seeing the machine in …

Upwardly mobile: IPS increases support to Scots customers

POWERED access replacement parts supplier IPS has introduced a dedicated parts sales van for Scotland. The van will be operated by Robert Allardyce, a …

Kerr hopes to generate new business at SIA

DAVID Kerr has been named generator sales manager at Scot Industrial Air (SIA), a Scot JCB group company based in Glasgow. His role promoting JCB generator …

Liebherr cranes add diversity to Whyte fleet

ELLON-headquartered Whyte Crane Hire has taken delivery of four Liebherr mobile cranes during the course of this year: an LTM 1130 with elevating cab, two LTM …

Reeves named Hyundai regional sales boss

TONY Reeves has been appointed UK and Ireland regional sales manager for Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE). Hyundai said he has more than 30 …

Case appoints new vice president for EMEA region

CASE Construction Equipment has named Jose Cuadrado as the new vice president in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region for CNH Industrial’s …

Terex Trucks’ employee event hailed a “huge success”

TEREX Trucks recently hosted a gala day at its Motherwell base, attended by over 1,000 staff members and their families and friends. Factory tours and live …

Power Products division turns up the gas

JCB is poised to make major inroads into the gas powered generator market after announcing a deal worth £10 million. The company’s Power Products division …

Jarvie kit above par at summer events

WHAT do golf’s Open Championship, Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe have in common? All three events included equipment hired from …

SMT completes purchase of Volvo’s British dealership

SMT’s acquisition of the Volvo Construction Equipment GB dealership has been concluded. Following a period of employee consultation, the sale became …

SPOA to contact members over CITB levy

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is seeking the views of its members on the future of the CITB training levy. The CITB is currently going through …

Brotherly love: Skene opts for second L220H

BROTHERLY love has proved the order of the day at Skene Group in Glenrothes following the purchase of a second Volvo L220H loading shovel. The machine will be …

Mind the GAP: group posts record turnover

GAP has announced a record turnover of £175 million – an increase of 11% – and its second highest profits ever. The equipment hire giant revealed …

Alloa event leads to excavator purchase

A visit to Volvo’s ‘Live it Dig it’ event in Alloa earlier this year has prompted a Kirkcaldy-based civil engineering contractor to purchase …

Sales boost for UK equipment market

SALES of construction equipment rose 6% in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year. Sales in Q1 increased by 8% on the previous year, …

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 …