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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.

Ready-mix concrete, Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries opens new Warwickshire concrete plant

As part of ongoing plans to expand its concrete offering across the West Midlands, Aggregate Industries has opened a new ready-mix concrete plant in Coleshill, Warwickshire.
Speedy, fleet, lifts

Speedy’s fleet expansion plan underway

Speedy has invested in 130 new electric lifts as it begins a multi-million-pound equipment expansion plan for 2021.
breedon express minimix

Breedon acquires ‘mini mix’ concrete operator

Construction materials group, Breedon has acquired Express Minimix, a 'mini mix' concrete operator based out of Durham.
Building materials sales

Building materials sales continue to rise

Sales of building materials continued their upward growth trend during Q1 2021, as the boom in construction activity offers a helping hand.
Material shortages, roofing,

Material shortages still problematic for roofing industry

Growth for the roofing industry during the first quarter of 2021 has been hampered by recruitment difficulties and continued material shortages and price rises, according to the Q1 State of the Roofing Industry survey produced by Glenigan for NFRC.
construction equipment sales

UK construction equipment sales rise 30% above Q1 2020 levels

UK construction equipment sales climbed 30% above 2020 levels in Q1 2021, as March figures nearly double those seen in March the previous year.
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.

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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.