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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.

Hawk Plant, administration,

Hawk Plant falls into administration

Hawk Plant and five of its subsidiaries have fallen into administration, as representatives from EY’s restructuring team are appointed as joint administrators.
Mobile cranes,

New crane safety guidance released

The CPA’s Crane Interest Group has launched a new publication entitled ‘Good Practice Guide: Requirements for Mobile Cranes alongside Railways Controlled by Network Rail’.
lifting equipment

Britlift: Reaching new heights in lifting equipment

In a short space of time, Britlift has established a reputation for innovative, flexible and bespoke lifting equipment for modular homes Britlift deigns and manufactures below-the-hook lifting equipment, such as lifting beams, lifting frames and spreader beams, as well as supplying load cells, pins, slings and shackles. The firm specialises in engineering...
scaffolding solutions, Brandsafway, Lyndon Scaffolding,

Brandsafway announces acquisition of Lyndon Scaffolding

BrandSafway has acquired Lyndon Scaffolding and its subsidiary Taylor’s Hoists, in a move that will bring together a full range of scaffolding solutions.
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

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