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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.

construction products

Construction products shortage ‘likely to worsen before improving’

As demand for construction products remains high, the Builders Merchants Federation and Construction Products Association have warned that availability issues are likely to worsen before they improve.
Used machinery,

Demand for used machinery: The upward trend continues

As many industries continue their journeys back from a challenging 2020, global demand for used equipment continues to increase. Many businesses remain wary of making big investments in new machinery, while supply chain issues have hit delivery levels for new equipment. All told, it makes the market for used heavy equipment a place of exciting opportunities for both buyers and sellers, explains Karl Werner, president international at Ritchie Bros.
wickes demerger

Travis Perkins moves forward with Wickes demerger

Travis Perkins is set to move forward on Wickes demerger plans, after placing the process on hold in order to focus on managing through the Covid-19 pandemic.
excavation safety, dyer & butler, m group services

Dyer & Butler to enhance excavation safety procedures

Dyer & Butler, a part of the M Group Services Transport Division, has introduced a fleet of remote-controlled, miniature vacuum excavators to its plant and fleet portfolio, enhancing its excavation safety procedures.
Plant hire, hs2, construction

Select Plant Hire doubles workforce thanks to HS2

Select Plant Hire has almost doubled the size of its Cheshire depot and workforce after winning a contract to supply eco-cabins at HS2 construction sites.
hollow pile

Keltbray to develop sustainable hollow pile

Keltbray has signed an agreement with City, University of London for the development of Sustainable Reusable Pile (or Hollow Pile).
Operator Skills Hub

Flannery and Balfour Beatty launch operator skills hub

Balfour Beatty Flannery, a partnership between Balfour Beatty and Flannery Plant Hire, has launched the Operator Skills Hub, offering training programmes to inspire young people and upskill current plant operators.
Solar Pods

M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions invest in solar pods

M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, a part of M Group Services, has invested in a number of solar pods that will reduce carbon emissions, noise and fuel use on operational sites.
construction equipment sales

UK construction equipment sales continue steady growth

UK construction equipment sales increased by 1% in Q4 2020 compared with 2019, as sales in December were 15% ahead of December 2019 levels.
building materials

Construction sector faces significant building materials shortages

A chronic shortage of building materials, particularly roofing supplies and timber, is starting to cause issues for the construction sector, says the BMF.
agency employees, jcb

JCB to hire 400 employees as production surges

JCB is recruiting more than 400 additional UK shop floor employees in preparation for a surge in production, the company announced today (27 January).

Construction materials supplier acquires Northumbrian Roads Limited

Aggregate Industries has acquired Northumbrian Roads Limited, a road surfacing and highway maintenance contractor with two large asphalt plants in the Port of Tyne and the Port of Sunderland.
Builders merchants

Builders merchants’ sales rise by 9% in November

Builders merchants’ sales increased by 9% in November, the largest year-on-year increase since March 2019, according to the latest Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI).
groundworks, M.G.F, CMA,

CMA fines construction suppliers £15m for breaking competition law

Following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), two UK-based companies who supply groundworks products have been fined more than £11.2m and £3.7m.
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.

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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.