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Case expands UK dealer network

Case Construction Equipment has added Coates Plant Sales to its dealer network in the UK. Based in Talke, near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Coates will cover Cheshire and...

Ground contractor opts for a Volvo double

A South Lanarkshire groundwork specialist has snapped up two new Volvo excavators for its contracting and land clearance business. Tarbrax-based MW Groundworks has added a 14-tonne...

Equipment manufacturer makes RNLI donation

MCCLOSKEY Equipment has made a £500 donation to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) following a competition on its Facebook page. On Friday 11 December...

New figures show signs of recovery for construction industry

THE latest ONS statistics have shown signs of recovery in the UK construction sector following a tough start to 2018. Construction output continued its decline...

Hire specialist surveys opportunity to expand

EAGLE Plant Hire has opened a new depot in the east end of Glasgow which specialises in survey and safety equipment. The Baillieston site aims...

Scotland’s construction sector hailed for its efforts throughout pandemic

SCOTLAND'S construction industry has been hailed for its work in the fight against Covid-19 but has been urged not to take its foot off...

Construction forecast tool tipped to support industry investment and jobs

A new online tool has been launched, designed to give the Scottish construction industry  greater clarity of future public sector projects. The Construction Pipeline Forecast Tool...

Material handler shows its metal in Grangemouth

EARLY indications suggest the first ever Liebherr-Great Britain machine purchased by a long-running Grangemouth scrap metal specialist has exceeded expectations. Foundry Steels, which has been in...

Coronavirus to impact construction supply chain

BUILD UK and CECA have warned of the potential impact on the construction supply chain amidst the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic. The organisations have made...

Finalists announced for Hire Awards of Excellence 2021

HIRE Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) has announced the finalists for this year's Hire Awards of Excellence 2021 following a 'bumper'...

Landmark purchase for waste and recycling specialist

THE UK’s first Bobcat ‘waste expert’ telescopic loader has been snapped up by Sheffield-based waste and recycling specialist H.R. Skip Hire. The new TL38.70HF will...

Miller time for new compact excavators

WICK-based housebuilding and groundwork contractor M M Miller has snapped up two brand new Volvo EC60E compact excavators. The firm has become one of the...

Construction charity raises record amount at annual lunch

A record £250,000 has been at this year's Lighthouse Construction Industry’s charity lunch. A capacity crowd gathered at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in London...

Six of the best for crushing specialists

WILLOWTREE Site Services is a contract crushing and screening specialist which is in partnership at Coxhoe Quarry in County Durham with owners and operators...

Electric digger training to help Londoners access construction jobs

DESCRIBED as a 'world first', JCB has provided a mini excavator to a skills provider to allow for training on electric diggers. The manufacturer delivered...

Flying high: Plantworx 2019 to feature Drone Zone

ORGANISERS of Plantworx 2019 have revealed that this year's exhibition will feature its first ever 'Fly Zone' where visitors can experience drones. Drones are becoming...

Engineering firm fined after power line damaged

A sub-contracted plant operator had a narrow escape when the raised arms of his 20-tonne excavator hit the live power line as he drove...

FMB calls for more investment in construction in upcoming budget

THE UK Government has been urged to use the upcoming budget to deliver more investment in the construction sector to boost jobs and activity. The...

Saved by the Bell: Argyll firm in show of loyalty

A&L McCrae has continued its association with Bell Equipment with the purchase of two B30E Articulated Dump Truck (ADTs), following unsuccessful trials with another...

£1 billion Business Support Fund opens in Scotland

The Scottish Government has opened its £1 billion business support fund to help companies impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak

Terex names new national accounts relationship manager

JON Beckley has been named national accounts relationship manager at Terex Construction's UK manufacturing facility. Jon has worked with the Terex Group for 17 years within...

Bobcat compact loader earns top design accolade

THE new Bobcat L85 compact wheel loader has been honoured at the 2021 iF Design Awards. The machine triumphed in an automobiles/vehicles subcategory decided by...

Doosan extends the reach of demolition excavator range

DOOSAN has added to its high reach demolition excavator range with the launch of the new DX530DM model. The move follows the launch earlier this...

Chinese market partially offsets Covid-19-related impact on Volvo Q2 sales

THE impact of Covid-19 has hit Volvo Construction Equipment’s second quarter financial results, with adjusted net sales for the period down by 14%. However, the manufacturer...

Trade association welcomes HS2’s decision to use project bank accounts

THE Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has welcomed the decision of High Speed 2 (HS2) to use project bank accounts (PBAs) for payments across...

Highland Hammer bags prime dealership

HIGHLAND Hammer Hire has signed an exclusive Scottish dealership with TABE, a Spanish-based manufacturer of high quality attachments including hammers, grabs and demolition equipment. Inverness-based Highland...

Engcon improves profitability despite pandemic-related challenges

ENGCON increased profit margin by over 3.5% in 2020 despite the pandemic-related challenges. The tiltrotator manufacturer reported a 'marginal' reduction in net sales (from approximately...

Engcon invests in new test facilities

TILTROTATOR specialist Engcon has announced an investment in two new automated test facilities at its factory in Strömsund, Sweden. The manufacturer said it had teamed up...

Firm fined £700,000 after fatal dumper truck accident

BAM Nuttall Limited has been fined £700,000 after an employee lost his life after being run over by a six-tonne dumper truck. Inverness Sheriff Court...

New Hyundai wheel loader scoops top innovation award

HYUNDAI Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) is celebrating after winning the Samoter Technical Innovation Award in the ‘Medium Wheel Loaders’ category for its new HL960A...
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