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Plant, Equipment & Supplies News focuses on building products, excavation works, heavy machinery and the UK plant hire market. This section will give you an insight into the latest guides for how to handle machinery and how the construction equipment sector is coping in today's climate. From big firms like JCB and the most recent innovations in the industry the Plant, Equipment & Supplies News section has a range of articles for your viewing pleasure.

Electric forklift

HS2 trials UK’s first electric forklift

HS2 is pioneering the UK’s first electric forklift on one of its major construction sites to support the country’s green economic recovery.
hydrogen powered excavator,

JCB develops ‘world first’ hydrogen powered excavator

Construction equipment company, JCB has established the construction industry’s first ever hydrogen powered excavator.
Low Emission Zone, construction machinery,

Construction firms offered 6-month exemption from new emission standards

Construction firms in London will be able to apply for a six-month exemption from new Low Emission Zone standards for polluting diggers and bulldozers, amid Covid-19 challenges.
Travis Perkins,

Travis Perkins plans to close 165 branches and cut 2,500 jobs

Travis Perkins has revealed plans to close around 165 branches and reduce its workforce by 2,500, as demand for building supplies falls.
plaster shortage,

Panic buying worsens industry-wide plaster shortage

As plaster shortages continue to plague the construction industry, the BMF and the Construction Products Association have joined forces to support the sector.
rolled lead, illegal cartel,

Two rolled lead firms face £11m fines after illegal cartel admission

Two of the UK’s leading suppliers of rolled lead have admitted to taking part in an illegal cartel, which could see them face fines of more than £11m.
excavator, Kubota

Kubota launches ‘most sustainable’ mini excavator in its class

Kubota has announced today (5 June), on World Environmental Day, the launch of the new KX042-4α excavator, the most environmentally friendly excavator in its class.
Forterra,

Forterra to mothball Bison factory and cut 225 jobs

Forterra has revealed plans to cut around 225 jobs and mothball its Bison hollowcore flooring plant in Derbyshire as part of restructuring proposals.
CESAR ECV,

HS2 adopts new plant emissions scheme

HS2 becomes the first infrastructure project to adopt CESAR ECV, a new advanced emissions identification scheme to create greener construction sites.
JCB,

JCB moves to online machine sales for first time

For the first time JCB has started to sell machines online to support businesses with their plant requirements during the Covid-19 lockdown.
JCB,

JCB job losses ‘a slap in the face’, says Unite

JCB has said that up to 950 jobs are at risk due to a 50% drop in global demand, as construction union Unite calls the announcement ‘a slap in the face’ for hardworking staff.
Marshalls,

Marshalls restructure plans could make up to 400 staff redundant

Landscape products group, Marshalls plc, has revealed it could make up to 400 employees redundant, as it makes a series of restructuring proposals following a fall in sales.
safety measures, jcb,

JCB reopens factory doors with safety measures in place

JCB announced it will re-start production at four of its UK factories as safety measures are rolled out to protect employees in the wake of Covid-19.
construction plant operatives,

Green light for new construction plant operative apprenticeship

The new Trailblazer Apprenticeship for construction plant operatives has been given the go-ahead by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE).

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Plant, Equipment & Supplies News

Plant, Equipment & Supplies News focuses on building products, excavation works, heavy machinery and the UK plant hire market. This section will give you an insight into the latest guides for how to handle machinery and how the construction equipment sector is coping in today’s climate.

From big firms like JCB and the most recent innovations in the industry the Plant, Equipment & Supplies News section has a range of articles for your viewing pleasure.