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.

Timber sector calls for the industry to “stand together”

In response to the Brexit vote the timber sector has called for the industry to stand together and not allow politics to divide it… Representative bodies in the timber sector have called for the industry to “stand together” in the wake of the Thursday’s vote. Chief executive of the Structural Timber...

Annual competition recognises young plant mechanics

The ‘Stars of the Future’ event, held earlier this week, recognised the achievements of young plant mechanics across the country… The fourth annual ‘Stars of the Future’ event was hosted earlier this week. Taking place on the 15 June during Vertikal Days cranes and access equipment exhibition, the event recognised...

Construction equipment components report reveals mixed results

A new report has revealed UK exports of components and parts for construction and earthmoving equipment shows no sign of stabilising, while imports have begun to pick up pace after a slowdown in 2015… Last month the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) published a report examining trends in the UK’s exports...

Scaffolding product innovation award launched by NASC

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation has launched a new biennial award, recognising the most innovative developments in the sector… A new scaffolding award has been launched by the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC). The Scaffolding Product Innovation Award aims to draw recognition and celebrate the best innovations in...
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UK construction machine exports and imports see slowdown

Imports and exports of construction machinery in the UK have declined over the past few years, it has emerged… According to the UK’s Construction Equipment Association (CEA), the import and export of construction equipment has seen a decline for the past few years. The data, which was analysed by CEA’s market...

New MD for timber firm

Scotland-based timber manufacturer Sturrocks Joinery has appointed a new managing director, hinting at its long term plans for the future… Angus-based firm Sturrocks Joinery has appointed a new managing director to take the firm forward in the future. Allan McGillivray will join the firm following a successful trading year, which saw...

Plant Hire UK invests £16.5m in new JCB equipment

A new order for nearly 400 JCB’s worth £16.5m has been placed by Plant Hire UK… Haydock-based Plant Hire UK has placed a significant order for new JCB machinery, it has emerged. The investment, worth £16.5m, will see nearly 400 machines purchased for the plant hire firm. Plant Hire UK is...

Trade survey reveals uncertainty in construction

A new trade survey has revealed uncertainty in the construction sector ahead of the EU referendum, with a mixed year ahead forecast… The latest Construction Trade Survey has revealed a mixed outlook for the year ahead, it has emerged. The survey, carried out by the Construction Product Association (CPA), revealed an...

Jarvie Plant Group expands staff numbers

Jarvie Plant Group goes on a recruitment drive following a number of new contracts… One of Scotland’s largest plant hire businesses is recruiting new staff due to a string of contracts. Grangemouth-based Jarvie Plant Group recently opened a new depot in Aberdeen and moved to a purpose-built facility in Dundee. This...

HE Services orders 50 JCB Hydradigs

Rental firm HE Services has revealed it has ordered 50 Hydradig excavators from JCB… An order has been placed for 50 new Hydradig 110W wheeled excavators. The machines, manufactured by JCB, are used to dig, lift, and load. They are predominately aimed at the highways maintenance and municipal operations sector. The...

Build UK calls on members to use British steel

Build UK has given support to the British steel industry, calling upon its members to use home-produced steel…. The British steel industry has faced monumental challenges over the past few weeks. Recently, the government published guidance encouraging contractors to use British steel on public sector contracts. Now, Build UK has called...

CPA reveals strategic objectives for 2016

The Construction Products Association has announced its three strategic objectives for this year… Speaking at the Construction Products Association’s (CPA) Spring Lunch, chair John Sinfield addressed the organisation’s three main objectives for the year ahead. The organisation, which represents the UK’s manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials, also unveiled...

European construction OEMs forecast to see growth

European manufacturers of construction equipment are expected to see growth until 2020, according to a new survey… A survey of more than 75 OEMs has revealed European manufacturers can expected see an annual growth of five to six per cent until 2020. An additional two per cent in profit will...

Public sector should support the British steel industry

The government has said public sector construction projects will be pushed to use British steel in a bid to save the industry… Last week, steel giant Tatarevealed plans to pull its UK operations. Mainly affected will be the works in Port Talbot, which is Britain’s largest steelworks, which employs 4,000...

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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.