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Low carbon innovation centre to help drive reduction in machinery emissions

WORK is set to begin on a new £25 million low carbon innovation centre in Midlothian, which has been tipped to significantly improve the...

Hitachi invests in Scottish operations with new Cumbernauld base

HITACHI Construction Machinery UK (HCMUK) has announced it is relocating its Scottish depot to a much larger premises to meet demand for product support...

Doosan unveils new heavy duty excavator to handle ‘most abrasive’ of tasks

DOOSAN has announced the launch of its new 25-tonne DX245NHD-7 crawler excavator. Described by the manufacturer as being designed for the 'most abrasive' of applications,...

Ready made solution: Engcon and Takeuchi collaborate to reduce lead times

ENGCON has revealed that Takeuchi is improving lead times for its dealers by introducing an Engcon Ready option for the TB295W excavator. The attachment specialist...

GAP completes acquisition of new head office

GAP Group is poised to move into a new head office after completing the acquisition of Citypoint 2 on Tyndrum Street in Glasgow. The hire...

Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak

ARTICULATED hauler specialist Terex Trucks has announced it has rebranded as Rokbak. The Motherwell-based manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event attended...

Special charity mission for new Lomond Plant backhoe

A special-liveried backhoe loader is set to raise money for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity when it goes to work on construction sites across Scotland’s...

Construction Equipment Association appoints new chief executive

SUNEETA Johal has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), succeeding Rob Oliver who will retire from the...

Research shows construction equipment sales remain ‘strong’ in the UK

SALES of construction equipment in the UK remained 'strong' in July at 31% above the levels seen in the same month last year, new...

SANY aiming to be number one in UK

SANY has completed the refurbishment and fit-out of the company’s new UK and Ireland HQ in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. The manufacturer received the keys to the...

Landmark investment leaves Eagle flying high

EAGLE Plant Hire has concluded the company’s largest ever capital expenditure investment after snapping up 19 Kubota excavators in a deal worth over £500,000. The...

Mecalac announces ‘major evolutions’ to site dumper range

MECALAC has announced a series of 'major evolutions' to its site dumper portfolio. The manufacturer revealed the move follows the success of its MDX range...

Speedy outlines powered access green fuel switch

SPEEDY has revealed it has become the first national hire provider to switch to fuelling powered access machinery with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as...

Double wheeled excavator launch for Doosan

DOOSAN has announced the launch of two new Stage V wheeled excavators in the form of the DX140W-7 and DX160W-7 models. The manufacturer said the...

Equipment sales in Scotland more than double in first half of 2021

SALES of construction equipment in Scotland for the first half of 2021 were more than double the figures recorded over the same period 12...

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,...

Kobelco takes the wraps off next generation mini excavators

KOBELCO has announced the launch of its next generation SK50SRX-7 and SK58SRX-7 mini excavators. The manufacturer explained the machines deliver 'increased performance and productivity' and...

Ex-JCB engineer leaves lasting legacy with academy bequest

A former JCB engineer has made a 'life-changing bequest' to a Staffordshire school dedicated to nurturing future engineers. Bill Turnbull spent almost a decade working...

CPA wants open dialogue on net zero target

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is encouraging its members and the wider construction industry to take part in an open dialogue about net zero...

SANY officially opens new depot in Coatbridge

SANY has officially opened the manufacturer's first ever depot in the UK, with the new premises located in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. The site will be...

SPOA to commission ‘first of its kind’ white paper into challenges facing Scottish plant...

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has announced plans to commission a business school in Scotland to work with the organisation on a landmark...

700-tonne crane puts Edinburgh firm in a ‘different league’

SCOTLAND'S first 700-tonne capacity Liebherr mobile crane has been snapped up by Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes. The Edinburgh firm has purchased the eight-axle LTM 1650-8.1...

Heavy plant instructor recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A City Building heavy plant instructor has been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Stewart Vandal, VR, Corps of...

GAP Group launches mental health and wellbeing platform

GLASGOW-headquartered GAP Group has launched what the firm is describing as the industry’s first mental health and wellbeing platform. The GAP Wellbeing Hub was developed...

‘Revolutionary’ pothole fixer arrives in the Highlands

JCB’s new pothole fixer recently arrived in the Highlands as part of a nationwide mission to fix Britain’s roads. The company launched the JCB...

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...

Latest Kobelco models offer ‘new generation in excavator performance and design’

KOBELCO has added two new models to its excavator portfolio in the 50-tonne class. The all-new SK500LC-11 and larger SK530LC-11 are described by the manufacturer...

Kubota launches new generation of micro excavators

KUBOTA has unveiled its new generation of micro excavators in the form of the K008-5 and U10-5. Replacing the K008-3, U10-3 and U10-3SL models, Kubota said...

Edinburgh firm looks to reach new heights with truck crane purchase

EDINBURGH-based Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes has added a second Böcker truck crane to its fleet. Fixed on a Mercedes-Benz Arocs four axle Tridem rigid chassis,...

Equipment sales show ‘significant momentum’ in early months of 2021

SALES of construction equipment were 30% above 2020 levels in Q1 this year, new figures have revealed. This was largely driven by sales in March...