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Future technologies to be showcased at new event

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has teamed up with The Supply Chain Sustainability School to deliver a new future technology event called Futureworx. The CEA,...

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 offers solution to meet mixed-fleet data demand

HITACHI Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has revealed moves to improve the 'ease and frequency' of which machine data and analysis is accessed. The manufacturer...

Why communication breakthroughs will be crucial to a healthy post-pandemic sector

By Lesley McLeod, CEO of The Association for Project Safety, and Shachar Harari, chief business officer & head of Cardo Crew COMMUNICATION technology has always...

Augmented reality tech tipped to help resolve machine issues faster

VOLVO Construction Equipment has announced it is offering dealer field technicians across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania, the option to communicate directly...

Doosan launches new mobile app for telematics system

DOOSAN has launched a new mobile app for its DoosanCONNECT TMS2.0 fleet and asset management system. The system covers over 80,000 excavators, wheel loaders and...

Hire giant embarks on CESAR ECV upgrade programme

SUNBELT Rentals has become the first plant hire company to upgrade its existing fleet with the CESAR ECV (Emissions Compliance Verification) Scheme. The CESAR ECV...

Sunbelt Rentals in new telematics investment

SUNBELT Rentals UK has teamed up with ZTR to launch a new telematics programme. The access management software will be applied to all of Sunbelt’s...

Have you got the edge?

Construction businesses are more likely to win bids if they can guarantee high-quality work, while sticking to a budget and a deadline. Meeting all...

Hirer fits machine guidance system to new minis

LYNCH Plant Hire has snapped up five new Takeuchi mini excavators which have been fitted with GKD machine guidance safety technology. GKD Technologies has...

New safety technology ‘ready to go’ in Scotland

A Scottish plant firm has sent out the message that safety technology being utilised in England is available and ready to go in Scotland. “It’s about...

New partnership has R&R on the right track

FAMILY-run tracking specialist R&R Direct has become the sole UK deployment partner of telematics giant Trackunit. The business will install, manage and provide aftercare services...

GAP and SITECH form ‘unique’ partnership in survey sector

GAP Group has announced it has teamed up with SITECH UK & Ireland to form a 'unique' partnership in the survey industry. The survey &...

JCB adds new features to telematics portal

JCB has announced the launch of some new features in its LiveLink telematics portal. Launched in 2011 and now with over 300,000 machines monitored by...

Mecalac launches new transmission for crawler skid excavators

MECALAC has announced that its 6MCR, 8MCR and 10MCR tracked skid excavators are now equipped with ‘Speed Control’ travel management system as standard. This new...

MEWP operator app a ‘game-changer’ for industry

THE International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Denmark-based member firm Trackunit has agreed a partnership to create a new digital operator app called ePAL,...

Ready for action: Doosan and Leica team up on machine control initiative

DOOSAN has released a new optional ready kit for the 2D/3D semi-automation system from Leica Geosystems for the company’s DX255LC-5 excavator. The machine control solution automates...

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...

App provides Speedy solution to cutting costs

EQUIPMENT provider Speedy revealed it has teamed up with Siemens to reduce the engineering firm's hire costs with the help of a new app. The...

Manufacturer launches telematics offer for excavators

MECALAC Construction Equipment UK has announced a new telematics promotion across its portfolio of MCR, MWR, MTX and 15MC excavators. Until 17 October this year, construction...

Case launches next generation SiteWatch telematics platform

CASE Construction Equipment has announced the launch of the next generation of its SiteWatch telematics platform. The system features a new dashboard, 'more intuitive' navigation and...

Electric digger scoops top engineering innovation prize

JCB'S electric mini excavator has won a prestigious prize for engineering innovation. The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering announced the manufacturer's low noise, zero emissions...

The cost of over digging

It is sometimes necessary to dig beyond the depth required for the formation of below-ground structures if the ground conditions are not stable. For...

Liebherr and Leica form partnership over machine control solutions

LIEBHERR and Leica Geosystems have entered into a strategic partnership, which will see Liebherr wheeled and crawler excavators of generations 6 and 8 optionally...

Hyundai and KT to combine technologies to supply smart logistics solutions

HYUNDAI Construction Equipment has announced it is teaming up with Korea Telecom (KT) to progress smart logistics solutions. The manufacturer will use KT's 5G communication...

Software specialist offers help to hire firms during Covid-19 outbreak

POINT of Rental Software has announced it is making its electronic signature product, Rental eSign, available for free for 90 days for hire business...
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New wind data system aids site planning

A Glasgow-based firm has launched a ‘new and improved’ wind speed data system for construction sites. Windcrane said its mobile app is designed to improve...
Daewoo 300LCV excavator

Leveraging IoT to unlock the next generation of asset tracking

By Derek Bryan, VP EMEA, Verizon Connect THERE is a thin line between asset tracking and the Internet of Things (IoT). From simply keeping track...

VR training tool shortlisted for top innovation award

HIRE Association Europe (HAE) is in contention for an award at the Business Innovation Awards 2019 for V-Hire, the virtual reality (VR) training tool...

Positive VIBES for Scots construction sector firms

Two companies working in the Scottish construction sector have had their green credentials recognised after being named as finalists in VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards.