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Trio of new members elected to SPOA executive committee

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has announced that James Currie, Gary Robertson and Robin Bryant have all been elected to the trade body's...

Exhibitors heap praise on bigger and more buoyant ScotPlant 2022

SCOTPLANT 2022 exhibitors have hailed this year’s event a resounding success after more than 5,300 unique visitors enjoyed two days of sunshine, incredible machines,...

Scotland sees huge rise in Q1 construction equipment sales

SALES of construction equipment in Scotland rose by more than 23% in the first three months of this year compared to the same period...

Exhibitors hail ‘fantastic’ ScotPlant Day One

SCOTPLANT 2022 got off to a tremendous start as visitors basked in warm sunshine and a plethora of world-class machines were showcased in this...

Shared intelligence tipped to help defeat plant thieves in Scotland

CONSTRUCTION and plant firms have been urged to join the newly launched Construction Watch Scotland, an alert platform designed to help fight crime including...

New SANY sales manager eyes larger market share

BRIAN McGrane has been appointed senior sales manager for SANY heavy machinery in Scotland. He’s joined the manufacturer from Liebherr, telling Project Plant that the...

70-machine deal Advances quality, safety and green goals

MOLSON Young Plant Sales recently completed a 70-machine deal with Advance Construction, comprising 40 cabbed dumpers and 30 rollers. The dumpers – a mix of...

Liebherr turnover increases 12.6% despite price rises and supply chain ‘bottlenecks’

THE Liebherr Group has announced turnover rose 12.6% in 2021 to €11,639 million. Net profit for the year was €545 million - a value...

Hyundai increases A-Series range with double launch

HYUNDAI Construction Equipment has announced it is launching two new EU Stage V-compliant A-Series crawler excavators. The HX160A L and HX180A L 16 and 18-tonne...

Liebherr crane helps lift northern Scotland business to new heights

WICK-based lifting and plant hire specialist Hugh Simpson (Contractors) has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM1650-8.1 crane. The model boosts the firm's lifting capacity...

SPOA slams failure to delay red diesel changes for construction

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has accused UK chancellor Rishi Sunak of 'failing to listen' to the construction industry, following his Spring Statement. Despite...

Police Scotland launches new system following rise in plant and fuel thefts

A new system aimed at tackling the rise in thefts from construction sites has been launched by Police Scotland and Neighbourhood Watch Scotland. The new...

Hitachi launches largest Zaxis-7 wheeled excavator to date

HITACHI has taken the wraps off the largest model in its new Zaxis-7 wheeled excavator range. The ZX220W-7 Stage V-compliant machine boasts a 'unique and...

Aberdeenshire firm snaps up six ‘top-of-the-range’ telehandlers

CLAYMORE Homes, a property development company based in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, has taken delivery of six new Bobcat telehandlers. The T40.180SLP 18-metre machines were supplied by...

ScotPlant 2022 countdown: SANY set for double digger launch

SANY is set to mark a spectacular first year in Scotland with a massive presence at ScotPlant and the launch of two brand new...

CPA urges chancellor to make super deduction allowance permanent

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has written to UK chancellor Rishi Sunak to call for the super deduction allowance (SDA) to be made permanent. Ahead...

Ayrshire plant firm completes landmark machine purchase

AN Ayrshire-based plant hire business has snapped up the first Stage V JCB 150X tracked excavator with triple-articulated boom sold anywhere in the UK. Tom...

‘Excellence, efficiency, economy’: CASE launches E-Series excavators

CASE Construction Equipment has unveiled its new E-Series crawler excavator range, featuring seven models from 13-30 tonnes. The CX130E, CX160E, CX180E, CX210E, CX240E, CX250E, CX300E...

SPOA calls for delay to red diesel changes in light of escalating Ukraine situation

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is urging the UK Government to delay the implementation of upcoming changes concerning red diesel due to the...

Plant firms urged to fully prepare for upcoming red diesel changes

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is urging plant business to make sure they're fully prepared for changes related to the use of red diesel...

Cost and availability issues are hampering sector’s green goals

SCOTLAND’S construction industry could be another ten years away from having a broad enough range of machinery to meet sustainability aspirations. That’s the view of...

Expanding Empire: demand for used equipment helps drive business growth

THE market for second-hand construction equipment is ‘booming’, thanks in part to the current lack of availability and long lead times associated with brand...

Getting to know…Adam Caulfield

ADAM Caulfield is national sales director (rental solutions) at Sunbelt Rentals, where he leads a team of over 100 people across the UK and...

Broxburn business looks to lead the field with attachments offering

A multi-disciplinary equipment firm has revealed it is effectively about to launch a construction and demolition arm of the business to complement its forestry...

GAP Group launches specialist pump services division

GAP Hire Solutions has announced the launch of a new specialist pump services division following an investment of £18 million. The hire firm explained that...

UK construction equipment sales rose by 48% in 2021

NEW research has revealed that sales of construction and earthmoving equipment increased by almost 18% in the final quarter of 2021, when compared with...

ScotPlant 2022 registration now open!

REGISTRATION for ScotPlant 2022 is now live! The biggest event of the year for Scotland’s construction equipment industry returns to the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston,...

Glasgow civils contractor has the X factor with new machine purchases

GLASGOW-based civil engineering specialist George Leslie has snapped up two more of JCB's latest X Series excavators. The move follows the success the contractor has...

Hyundai unveils three new A-series excavators

HYUNDAI is launching three new EU Stage V-compliant A-Series crawler excavators in the 13-15 tonne sector. Powered by Cummins diesel engines, the reduced tailswing HX130A...

Employers urged to nominate outstanding trainees and apprentices for national awards scheme

ENTRIES are now being sought for the the CPA’s Stars of the Future Awards 2022. The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) said employers have the chance...

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