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Competitors hail ‘best ever’ JCB Mud Run

A record 3,000 competitors took part in this year’s JCB Mud Run – raising a whopping £70,042 for charity. Now in its sixth year, the event …

Finning gives backing to International Women in Engineering day

SIX female engineering employees from Finning helped support the first International Women in Engineering day by taking part in a video to promote the role of …

Altrad Belle wins first Paul Bidwell Memorial Award

ALTRAD Belle picked up the inaugural Paul Bidwell Memorial Award at this year’s Plantworx exhibition. The award recognises the contribution made to the …

Crushing bucket provides Inverurie firm with new revenue stream

An Aberdeenshire-based concrete manufacturer is now recycling all of its waste materials on site after investing in an MB L200 crushing bucket. Family-owned …

Crane hire firm reaches new heights on Queensferry Crossing project

An Edinburgh-based crane hire firm was recently selected as the contractor for the dismantling of three tower cranes used in the construction of the new …

Terex Finlay hosts “essential” Edinburgh open days

A two-day event showcasing the latest machinery on offer from Terex Finlay has taken place in Edinburgh. The open days were held at Craigpark Quarry with the …

Election success: A-Plant places huge welfare unit order

A-Plant Accommodation is investing over £1.4 million on 68 static welfare units from Genquip Groundhog – some of which were used as polling stations …

Jarvie Plant receives first order from new English depot

Jarvie Plant’s first depot in England has received its first order within days of equipment arriving onsite. The Grangemouth-based firm has invested over …

JCB reveals new dumper concept and more at special event

JCB held a special event at its World Headquarters in Staffordshire recently where the company revealed the prototype of a new site dumper and announced the …

Van-mounted boom gives CCTV specialist a lift

CUMBERNAULD-based CCTV expert VWS has snapped up an Aldercote van-mounted boom lift from Access Platform Sales (APS). APS said the machine, which is …

UK exports of plant equipment reach highest level since 2015

UK exports of construction and earthmoving equipment has reached its highest level since 2015, according to the latest report from the Construction Equipment …

Terex apprentice scoops top award

A young apprentice from Motherwell-based Terex Trucks has been presented with a top award. 21-year-old Edward Massey was recently awarded the East Kilbride …

Swede dreams as firm shows off latest innovations

Project Plant’s Fraser Rummens recently visited the home of tiltrotator and work tool manufacturer Steelwrist in Sollentuna, Sweden for the company’s 2017 …

Mobile workshop helps hydraulics firm service projects

HEAVY plant engineering firm, Independent Hydraulic Services (IHS) Scotland, has custom built a mobile workshop container and 4×4 vehicle in a bid to …

Innovation holds the key for CRS

A Northern Ireland-based designer and manufacturer of bespoke recycling solutions has revealed that the Scottish market is becoming increasingly important to …

Industry gears up for expanded Plantworx

“AN event for the industry, by the industry.” That’s how Rob Oliver, CEO of the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), describes the Plantworx …

“You definitely get what you pay for”

AN Aberdeenshire groundworks firm has paid tribute to the quality of Takeuchi excavators, which have helped the firm carry out a number of challenging tasks …

Hyundai sets sail for harbour work

AN Isle of Bute-based boat builder has recently completed work on a canal dredger custom fitted with a 22-tonne Hyundai excavator, which is now plumbing the …

New MD has hit the Ground running

THE new managing director of ground engineering and equipment specialist Groundforce UK has told Project Plant he has “absolute optimism” about the …

Management buyout at Blackwood

TOM Blackwood, owner of Stewarton-based Blackwood Plant Hire, has sold the business in a management buyout. The Herald newspaper has reported that Mr …

Materials solution gives Edinburgh facility a sporting chance

AGGREGATE Industries has announced that it has supplied more than 15,000 tonnes of aggregates and specialist sand and 1,100 sqm of commercial hard landscaping …

JCB teams up with Specsavers for safety glasses range

JCB has launched a range of branded prescription safety glasses with high street retailer Specsavers. 20 JCB frames are being made available in men’s, …

Doosan launches new mini-excavator

Doosan has launched the new DX17Z mini-excavator, which is “ideal” for rental and urban construction sites with limited space, the company has claimed. The …

Drone technology helps in fight against plant theft

AMI Group has introduced drone technology to help recover stolen items of plant and equipment. The tracking specialist has a network of location finders who …

Seddons scoops top supplier award

SEDDONS Plant & Engineers Ltd picked up the top supplier prize at the Hire Association Europe’s (HAE) Hire Awards of Excellence 2017. The company …

Starring role for JCB in new Alien movie

  A fleet of JCB machines has a starring role in the latest movie in the long running Alien franchise. Over 20 skid steer loaders, Loadall telescopic …

GAP nets hat-trick of awards at HAE event

GAP Hire Solutions picked up three awards at the Hire Awards of Excellence, including the Hire Achiever prize at a ceremony in London. Kieran McCreery, an …

Mecalac announces senior appointments

Mecalac has made two key appointments with Paul Kimberlin being named head of sales and Ben Agar as regional business manager for central and southern Europe. …

Edinburgh event is seventh heaven for Terex Finlay

Terex Finlay will be demonstrating seven new machines in Edinburgh in June as part of the manufacturer’s international open days. The crushing, …

Keltbray lights the way ahead

KELTBRAY Rail Plant has claimed to be the first company in the rail industry to install LED lights to all of its Road Rail Vehicles (RRV) working on Great …