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.

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...
Steel reuse

Steel reuse and the circular economy

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) is leading on an Innovate UK study: Circular Economy Business Models; Reuse of structural steel within construction. We’re using structural steel as an example of a durable and high value good and looking to retain that value now and into the future. We...

JCB launches new compact wheeled excavator

Plant equipment manufacturer JCB has launched a new compact wheeled excavator… UK-based JCB has revealed a new compact wheeled excavator. The machine, which will be called the Hydradig, will be able to dig, lift, and load. It will be used for urban construction, highway maintenance, and municipal operations. The Hydradig will...

Seven per cent rise in German construction machinery sales

New figures have revealed an increase in construction equipment manufacturer sales in Germany… Last year saw a boost in the German construction machinery sector, with sales increasing seven per cent. Manufacturers’ trade organisation the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau) reported sales reached €9bn. The news comes as the global market...

Emissions standards for commercial vehicles

Sarah Kenny, of Construction Industry Publications discusses air pollution and emissions standards for commercial vehicles and non-road mobile machinery... Petrol and diesel-engined motor vehicles emit a wide variety of pollutants, principally carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter (PM10), which have an increasing impact...

Jarvie Plant Group invests in new depot

Hire firm Jarvie Plant Group has made a substantial investment in a new depot based in Aberdeen… Despite a difficult economic climate in Aberdeen, plant hire firm Jarvie Plant Group has invested in a new depot in the area. The purpose-built facility was opened on the East Tullos Industrial Estate after...

Crane hire firm Hewden invests in new JCB equipment

National equipment and crane hire firm Hewden has made a £2.5m deal with JCB to receive 50 skid-steer and compact tracked loaders… In a deal worth some £2.5m, plant equipment manufacturer JCB will provide 50 skid-steer and compact tracked loaders to Hewden. The equipment and crane hire firm made the deal...

CEA appoints new market information manager

The Construction Equipment Association has announced a new appointment, taking on Paul Lyons as their new market information manager… The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has revealed Paul Lyons will join their team as a market information manager. Lyons has extensive experience in the steel industry, having worked in the sector for...

Steel bosses head to Brussels to demonstrate

Hundreds of workers from the UK are demonstrating in Brussels against cheap Chinese steel imports… British steel company bosses are joining thousands of steelworkers from across Europe to protest against what they describe as a “perilous” situation. The protesters aim to press the European Commission over the issue of cheap Chinese...

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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.