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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.

Builders’ merchants

Builders’ merchants bounce back in Q3 2020

Builders merchants sales bounced back to near normal levels in Q3 2020, as BMF warns ‘we are likely to see more volatility in the coming months’.
MySpeedy

Speedy partners with Siemens to lower hire costs

Speedy's digital service allows the company’s employees to manage on-hire equipment individually, while enabling them to off-hire products.
rolled lead

CMA hands fines of over £9m to roofing lead cartel

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has handed fines of over £9m to rolled lead suppliers, Associated Lead Mills Ltd and H.J. Enthoven Ltd for breaking competition law.
construction equipment sales

Construction equipment sales plummet by 17% in Q3 2020

UK construction equipment sales plunged by 17% in Q3 2020, as sales for the full year are expected to be 25-30% below last year’s levels.
Tool and equipment hirer,

HSS Hire to cut 300 jobs and close 134 branches

Tool and equipment hirer HSS is set to close 134 branches leading to the loss of 300 jobs as the Covid-19 crisis poses ‘unprecedented challenges’.
Steel,

Steel supplier group acquires Anglian Metal Deck

COBI Trading Ltd, global suppliers of steel for manufacturers and owners of MLB Steel, has acquired Anglian Metal Deck.
Fox Brothers

Fox Brothers acquires Clive Hurt Plant Hire

Fox Brothers, the haulier of aggregates, recycled materials and earthworks contractor, has acquired Clive Hurt Plant Hire Limited.
modular spreader beam

880-tonne load test with Britlift modular spreader beam

880-tonne proof load test of main deck crane on DP3 Pipelay & Construction vessel Telford 34 in Mexico using a Britlift modular spreader beam, water bags from Water Weights and 700t ALRS2 load shackles from JCM Load Monitoring.
electric van, equipment hire

LEVC and Speedy team up to test new electric van

Tools and equipment hirer, Speedy is trialling converted electric van to introduce innovative, sustainable solutions that can reduce carbon emissions.
Forterra,

Brick sales return to 90% at Forterra

Building materials supplier, Forterra has revealed its trading has exceeded management expectations despite a half-year loss of £23.3m.
Travis Perkins,

Covid sends Travis Perkins to £127m half-year loss

Travis Perkins made a pre-tax loss of £126.6m in the first half of 2020 after it forked out more than £100m closing branches and cutting jobs.
defence contract

AmeyBriggs wins £240.2m MITER defence contract

AmeyBriggs has been awarded a £240.2m contract to maintain and manage the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) fleet of construction and materials handling equipment.
Travis Perkins,

Travis Perkins continues to recover after Covid-19 crash

Travis Perkins has “continued to recover well”, as it reveals the full impact Covid-19 has had on sales figures for the first half of 2020.
construction equipment

Construction equipment sales plunge by 39% in first six months of 2020

Construction equipment sales fell by 39% in the UK during the first six months of the year, compared with the same period in 2019.
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.

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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.