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.

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Jarvie Plant Group prepares for growth

Jarvie Plant Group is readying itself to deal with increased demand from Scotland’s construction sector… Grangemouth-based plant hire firm Jarvie Plant Group has revealed it will invest millions of pounds to ensure it is able to meet upcoming demands from the construction sector. The firm, which was founded in 1960 by...
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What does the Construction Products Regulation mean?

Kevin Frewin, Technical Development Manager, BSI Assurance explains what CE marking is and what it means in relation to the Construction Products Regulation… Although manufacturers are responsible for CE marking – a mandatory process for many products sold within the European Community – it’s important that building contractors and specifiers...
Record profits for Scot JCB

Record profits for Scot JCB

For the second consecutive year, Scot JCB has reported record profits, increasing turnover from £103m to £117.2m… Growth across the construction sector has benefited many different parts of the industry, with plant equipment gaining significantly. Last month, UK-based plant equipment rental firm A-Plant reported increased profit due to a buoyant...
Doosan compressors and generators for A-Plant

Doosan compressors and generators for A-Plant

Plant hire firm A-Plant has ordered almost 500 compressors and generators worth more than £4m from Doosan… Last month A-Plant’s parent company Ashtead Group reported it had seen strong performances despite difficulties in the plant equipment hire sector. The group saw its revenue grow due to its reliance on the...

The Future of Construction Plant Hire

The Construction Plant-hire Association announce its 2015 conference – The Future of Construction Plant Hire... Following last year’s successful inaugural event CPA is busy planning and organising this year’s CPA Plant Conference which will take place on Wednesday 4th November 2015 at Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre, near St Neots, Cambridgeshire. The...
Fast Flexible Finance

Fast Flexible Finance

JCB outline their fast, flexible finance…
£7bn owed to UK construction SMEs

£7bn owed to UK construction SMEs

New figures have revealed construction SMEs across the UK are owed £7bn in unpaid invoices… Research carried out by the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA) has found the construction industry in the UK is owed £7bn in unpaid invoices. The figure amounts to 16 per cent of annual turnover in...
JCB slump could see 400 job losses

JCB slump could see 400 job losses

A decline in global construction could lead to a number of job losses at machine plant giant firm JCB… Formal talks are underway between staff and trade unions as machine plant supplier JCB said it could be looking at cutting around 400 jobs. The firm said a slump in global construction...
112 new Skyjack platforms for A-Plant

112 new Skyjack platforms for A-Plant

Plant hire equipment firm A-Plant has received 112 new Skyjack powered access platforms worth nearly £3m… A-Plant, which operates under the Ashtead Group, has announced it has received delivery of an additional 112 Skyjack powered access platforms. The plant hire equipment firm said the order had cost nearly £3m. Over the...
Construction Minister will be keynote speaker at CEA Annual Conference

Construction Minister will be keynote speaker at CEA Annual Conference

Minister of State for Skills and Construction Nick Boles will be the keynote speaker at the Construction Equipment Association’s Annual Conference… This year’s Construction Equipment Association (CEA) Annual Conference will be held on 18 November 2015 at the HQ of the Institute of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London. The...

Compact version of JCB’s backhoe digger launched

Plant equipment giant JCB has launched a compact version of its trademark backhoe digger… Demand for a smaller version of a popular plant machine has led to the launch of a compact backhoe digger. Plant equipment giant JCB said an increase in the number of smaller construction sites and developments had...
Ashtead reports strong performance in equipment rentals

Ashtead reports strong performance in equipment rentals

Tool hire group Ashtead has reported revenues are up by more than a quarter, showing a strong performance in the sector… Tool hire group Ashtead has successfully delivered a strong performance despite difficulties in the equipment rentals sector. The firm, which has a market in both the UK and the US,...
RG Carter Group reports a good year for revenue

RG Carter Group reports a good year for revenue

Norfolk-based construction firm RG Carter Group has revealed annual revenues reached £270m… RG Carter Group had a good year, with revenues reaching £270m. The family-owned firm, which has been in operation for 90-years, has its headquarters in Norfolk and runs out of the East of England and the Midlands. The group...
Carillion on track to achieve growth in revenue

Carillion on track to achieve growth in revenue

Despite seeing a decline in new orders, Carillion has announced it is on track to achieve full-year revenue growth… Construction group Carillion has reported significant growth in its construction activities during the first half of the year. This has contributed to a 21 per cent leap in group revenue to...

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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.