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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.
 

Speedy, Geason,

Speedy acquires construction training company for £9m

Tools, equipment and plant hire services, Speedy, has announced the acquisition of training provider Geason Holdings Limited.
forward tipping dumpers

Safe use of dumpers guidance now available for consultation

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has published a new guide promoting the safe use of forward tipping dumpers.
dual view dumper

Flannery introduces innovative safety enhanced dumpers

P. Flannery has announced the introduction of an innovative new dumper to the UK that is designed to prevent site deaths from blind spots around the skip
Builders' Merchants

Builders’ Merchants experience summer surge

Builders’ Merchants have reported a 3.5% increase in August sales compared to August 2017, as Timber & Joinery and Landscaping led the way with 9.5% and 6.9% respective growth
machine sales

JCB reveals record turnover and machine sales in 2017

JCB has announced record turnover and machine sales in 2017, as global markets continued to rebound strongly during the year
London Construction Award

AMI Group shortlisted for London Construction Award

Plant tracking specialist AMI Group has been shortlisted for the ‘Product Innovation of the Year’ accolade at the London Construction Awards 2018 The London Construction Awards ceremony is being hosted by comedian and broadcaster Marcus Brigstocke on 23 October 2018 at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London. AMI Group is...
UK plant hire

UK plant hire market forecast to grow in 2018

The diverse UK plant hire market is forecast to experience modest growth in 2018, benefiting from the HS2 project which is due to be started in the Autumn
articulated lorries

Study suggests articulated lorries could cut pollution and traffic

A study by consulting engineer WSP on behalf of Transport for London has determined that using larger articulated lorries for deliveries to construction sites, instead of the rigid trucks currently used, would decrease pollution and traffic
Brick shortage

Brick shortage affecting small developers

The UK is currently experiencing a brick shortage, with many companies being forced to wait over 12 months for bricks. Not only is this slowing down development, it’s also driving up the cost of bricks massively
Construction equipment

Construction equipment sales continue to grow in Q2 2018

Retail sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK market increased by 3.8% in the second quarter of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017
Digital Displacement

£22m project to develop a new generation of off-road machines

A consortium led by the Scottish technology firm Artemis Intelligent Power has secured £11m from the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK to help develop a new generation of ‘Digital Displacement’ hydraulic pumps and motors to be used in off-road vehicles
Housebuilders’ costs

Housebuilders’ costs respond to increased workload

Housebuilders’ costs rose 3.4% in the year to Q1 2018, according to the BCIS Private Housing Construction Price Index (PHCPI)
Stars of the Future

Promising plant apprentices recognised at Stars of the Future

The construction plant sector has a promising future judging by the outstanding calibre of the this year’s entrants for the Stars of the Future awards hosted by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA)
bricks

Brick manufacturing bolsters in 2018

According to the latest ONS figures, the brick industry has produced 7% more bricks in the first quarter of 2018 than in the same quarter last year, building on the 10-year high of 2 billion bricks delivered during 2017

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