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Hyundai unveils new A-series wheel loader

HYUNDAI Construction Equipment Europe has launched the HL975A CVT wheel loader, the manufacturer's first one that combines the benefits of a traditional automatic transmission and...

Aiming high: SANY in huge Scots investment

SANY is investing heavily in the Scottish construction equipment market and has outlined ambitious plans to become  the top supplier of excavators in the...

Liberty Group concludes £6.5m deal with Boss Cabins to extend welfare fleet

LIBERTY Group has signed a new deal with Boss Cabins for almost £6.5 million worth of mobile units in a move that will double...
Sarah Beale

CITB chief executive to leave role in September 2021

CITB has announced that chief executive Sarah Beale will leave the training body in September next year. She has given notice of her resignation, having...
Grahame Barn CECA CEO

Scottish civils workloads rebound ‘significantly’ in Q3

CECA Scotland's latest Workload Trends Survey has found that workloads and order books rebounded 'significantly' in Q3 of 2020. This is in sharp contrast to...

Equipment sales down 17% in Q3 but improving trend suggests more positive outlook

NEW figures have revealed that sales of construction and earthmoving equipment were 17% lower in Q3 this year compared with the same quarter in 2019. This...
Rob Oliver CEA CEO

CEA outlines concerns at ‘brinkmanship’ involved in Brexit negotiations

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has reaffirmed 'industry concerns' about the 'brinksmanship' involved in the Brexit negotiations between the UK and the European Union. The...

Scotland’s construction industry unveils Covid-19 recovery plan

THE Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has published a plan for the industry's recovery from the impact of Covid-19. The plan looks to work towards...

SPOA responds to consultation on removal of red diesel subsidy

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has compiled its formal response to the UK Government’s consultation on plans to remove the subsidy on red...

Gordons added to Mecalac dealer network

GORDONS Construction Equipment has been appointed as Mecalac dealer for central and southern Scotland. The Castle Douglas-headquartered firm will stock the manufacturer's latest models from...

JCB updates 3CX backhoe loader

JCB has announced the launch of a new 55kW 3CX backhoe loader with EU Stage V compliant engine. Features include a revised Command Plus cab;...

Kubota appoints HRN Tractors as full-line dealers in Scotland

KUBOTA UK has appointed HRN Tractors to become a Kubota full-line dealer in Scotland across its six depots. While HRN Tractors will represent Kubota construction...

Bomag appoints three new dealers in Scotland

BOMAG has announced the appointment of three new dealers in Scotland. From October 1, Balgownie, AT Best Handlers and Lloyd Ltd will provide sales and...

HHH Equipment appoints business development manager

ANDY Martin has been appointed business development manager at Inverness-based HHH Equipment. A newly created position at the company, Andy has been given a remit to...
Rob Oliver CEA CEO

CEA adds weight to calls for ‘urgent action’ to safeguard skills amidst mass redundancies

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has joined manufacturers, unions, skills training providers and other industry bodies in signing a letter sent to the UK...

New compact digger combines industry ‘best practices’ in one product

VOLVO has launched its new F generation ECR58 compact excavator, with the manufacturer explaining the aim of the 6-tonne machine was to combine all...

Material matters: Doosan introduces 23-tonner

DOOSAN has added to its material handler range with the launch of the 23-tonne DX230WMH-5. The machine joins the recently introduced DX250WMH-5 25-tonne model and is...

New Hydrema wheeled excavator combines speed and strength

HYDREMA has announced the launch of its new MX17 wheeled excavator. Described as featuring the speed of the MX16 combined with the strength and lifting...

Numerous Scottish SMEs earn place on demolition framework

23 Scottish SMEs are in line to benefit from an £18 million a year contract to offer demolition and deconstruction services to local authorities...

GAP continues to invest in Scottish sites

GAP has revealed details of its recent depot premises investment in Scotland. The hire giant has relocated its Elgin depot to a 3-acre site with new...

Double excavator purchase helps Aberdeen waste management specialist ramp up expansion plans

ABERDEEN-based EIS Waste Services has snapped up two new Doosan DX180LC-5 18-tonne crawler excavators as the firm ramps up capacity at its Gallowhill waste...

New initiative honours police officers who use CESAR to identify stolen plant

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has launched a new CESAR reward scheme to honour police officers who identify stolen construction plant, agricultural machinery and...

Malcolm Group completes landmark Stage V wheel loader purchase

THE Malcolm Group has snapped up 29 new JCB machines, including the first Stage V 457 wheeled loading shovel in Scotland. The Linwood-headquartered firm's line-up of...

CEA welcomes European vote on transition engines

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has welcomed a vote in the European Parliament to approve an extension of the transitions engines deadline. The revised regulation...

Task force established to secure future of construction Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland

A task force has been established to minimise the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on construction Modern Apprentices (MA) in Scotland. CITB Scotland, along with...

Molson Young lands Hydrema dealership in Scotland

MOLSON Young Plant Sales has secured the distribution rights to Hydrema dump trucks throughout Scotland. The Danish-manufactured machines join the firm's line-up of dump truck...
ScotPlant 2018

ScotPlant postponed to April 2021

Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 situation, ScotPlant 2020 has reluctantly been rescheduled to Friday April 23 and Saturday April 24,...

JCB develops hydrogen fuelled excavator

JCB has developed the construction industry’s first ever hydrogen powered excavator. The 20-tonne 220X has been undergoing testing at JCB’s quarry proving grounds for more...

Construction sector poised for major benchmarking study on mental wellbeing

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and Building Mental Health have teamed up with Safer Highways to announce a major exercise to understand where the...

A9 dualling project to gradually resume

TRANSPORT Scotland has urged road users to take care as construction of the A9 dualling project north of Perth resumes. Following completion of the pre-start...
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