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JCB on the charge to an electric future

Dan Gilkes gets behind the wheel of the new JCB 525-60E electric Loadall, launched as part of the manufacturer’s expanding portfolio of electric solutions...

Getting to know…Brian McGrane

BRIAN McGrane is area sales manager for southern and central Scotland for Liebherr, where he is tasked with selling a full range of products...

Hitachi ’empowers’ customers with new medium excavators

HITACHI has announced that owners and operators have been put 'at the heart' of the design for its latest Zaxis-7 medium excavators: the ZX210-7,...

CDE champions female engineering heroes

Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day, CDE shines a light on the contribution made by women within the business. INTERNATIONAL Women in Engineering Day,...

Dumfries firm banks on new slow speed shredder

ESTABLISHED in 1983, Oakbank Waste Management has built its reputation throughout the Dumfries, Galloway and Cumbria regions, proudly achieving 100% diversion from landfill. The...

The unsung heroes of the Covid pandemic

HOUSEHOLD waste has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Environmental Services Association (ESA), every household in the country produces an estimated one...

Getting to know…Stephen McMahon

STEPHEN McMahon is sales manager for Scotland and the north east of England at attachment specialist Miller. He’s worked in the plant industry for almost...

There’s never been a more important time to join YOUR trade association

The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) appointed HHH Equipment founder Callum Mackintosh as its new president earlier this year. With trade bodies playing a...

Getting to know…Greg Paterson

KIRKCALDY-headquartered Astrak UK has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the leading suppliers of undercarriage and wear parts in the industry. Recent developments...

Laying the groundwork for increased flexibility

GROUNDFORCE’S decision to align three distinct brands into one attachments division has been credited with bringing a range of benefits to customers. Work started earlier...

Getting to know…Ian Barnes

IAN Barnes, head of business at SITECH UK and Ireland, fell into the plant industry through his self-proclaimed product geekiness and detail.  Starting as a...

Getting to know…Richard Denholm

RICHARD Denholm is sales and service director for Morris Site Machinery, a fifth generation family-run business which is continuing to see sales grow north...

King of the assists

LIEBHERR has revealed it is at the forefront of the shift to assistance systems that make everyday tasks safer, convenient and more productive. The T...

Tracked conveyor is the ‘missing link’ for Breedon

BREEDON Northern has invested in the largest Terex Finlay tracked conveyor currently available from Finlay Scotland. The TC-100 is being used as a link...

Getting to know…Tim Ferwerda

Tim Ferwerda, sales, marketing and distribution director of Finning UK & Ireland, is by his own admission relatively new to the plant industry, having...

Wet processing plant helps firm to double up

A family business in Tempo on the outskirts of Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, has reportedly doubled its materials processing ability since installing a new CDE wet...

Retiring Young: industry stalwart reflects on 40 years in plant

BRIAN Young, one of the most respected and longest-serving figures in the Scottish plant industry, recently retired from his role as managing director at...

Getting to know… Sandy Fairweather

SANDY Fairweather is one of the most admired and popular figures in the Scottish plant industry. He’s seen most things after a lifetime in...

Innovative robot helps to keep security rolling

FROM being robbed 13 times to selling fruit smoothies outside of their university, the story of how two entrepreneurs from the same Zimbabwean school...

Raising the safety bar in Edinburgh

THE Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, attracts massive crowds on an annual basis. Seating for spectators is provided by...
Rob Oliver CEA CEO

Getting to know…Rob Oliver

ROB Oliver has been chief executive of the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) for the best part of 20 years now. In that time, he’s...

Good energy: Scottish market embraces solar solutions

Rail and social housing projects are helping to drive growth for Garic in Scotland.
Rebecca Swann of Certas Energy

Reducing emissions from NRMM with alternative fuels

It is an uncomfortable truth that there is no single fuel solution to the air quality problem for the construction sector.

A suit that’s tailored for construction sites

An exoskeleton suit could revolutionise the construction industry in America when it is released next year, and its developers ‘absolutely’ expect the technology to reach Europe.

Constructing plans to tackle mental health

Male construction workers are 1.6 times more likely to take their own life than the average UK male, according to research from the Office for National Statistics.
Claire Sheerin of Hays

Diversity in construction: how far have we come?

In a recent survey of construction professionals nearly half of the respondents (46%) said they felt their career progression has been limited due to their background.

Charging forward with electric mini

Dan Gilkes tests out the new JCB 19C-1E electric mini excavator.
Mark Ormond, Managing Director Manitou UK

Getting to know… Mark Ormond

Mark Ormond was appointed managing director of Manitou UK last year, having spent the vast bulk of his career in the agriculture sector.
A.T. Best Handlers Ltd new depot Macmerry Industrial Estate

Best foot forward

A.T. Best Handlers Ltd. has opened a new depot in Tranent, East Lothian after telehandler manufacturer Manitou extended the company’s area at the start of this year.

Getting to know… Tim Wadsworth

TIM Wadsworth is sales director of Hydrema UK, having initially joined the business to work with his father some 33 years ago. Since then, he...