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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.

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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Construction machinery sector sees growth in Italy

The Italian construction machine sector is seeing positive developments in the market as demand continues to increase… Manufacturers of construction machinery in Italy are enjoying a period of growth, it has emerged. An increased demand for off highway equipment pushed demand during 2015 by 34 per cent—some 9,138 units compared to...

Outlook positive for steelwork industry

The steelwork sector is forecast to see growth as a boom in shed and office construction is expected over the next four years… The latest forecasts from the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has revealed steelwork contractors can expect a positive outlook as demands for products are expected to grow. An...
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New chair for telehandler hirer Ardent

Former Galliford Try boss Greg Fitzgerald is to become chairman for telehandler specialist firm Ardent Hire Solutions… Ardent Hire Solutions will see a new chairman in place, it has emerged. The position will be filled by the former head and non-executive chair of Galliford Try Greg Fitzgerald, who will bring extensive...

Councils fail to use mandated procurement route

Councils are wasting thousands of pounds by failing to use government mandated procurement standards… New research from the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has warned councils are wasting thousands of pounds in procurement costs by failing to meet the correct standards. Following a freedom of information request, the ECA found 27 per...

Power tools are the top item stolen from construction sites

Power tools, bags of cement, and ladders are among the top 10 items reported stolen from construction sites, it has emerged… A new survey from Yorkshire-based firm CCTV.co.uk has revealed the top 10 items stolen from construction sites during 2015. Perhaps unsurprisingly power tools top the chart, with bags of...
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Mobile crane operators vote in favour of strike action

Mobile crane operators at Ainscough have voted to take strike action following a long standing row over pay… The UK’s largest mobile crane hire firm is facing strike action in a dispute over pay. Crane operators at Ainscough voted to take action after talks broke down. Action is set to start...

Hoist specialist taken over by A-Plant

Plant hire equipment firm A-Plant has taken over specialist construction hoist company GB Access… A-Plant now owns one of the largest rental fleets of Alimak and Stros construction hoists in the UK following a deal with construction hoist firm GB Access. Under the terms of the agreement GB Access will continue...

Modular building firm expands after funding deal

Essex-based modular building firm has expanded due to a new funding deal with the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lombard… Four new depots and more than 4,000 portable accommodation units have been purchased by a manufacturer and hirer of modular buildings. Essex-based firm Wernick Group, which employs over 600 members of...

Innovation and skills on the agenda

Louise Murphy of The Construction Equipment Association details their recent Annual conference that highlighted innovation, infrastructure, skills and investment… Innovation, infrastructure, skills and investment were amongst the topics discussed at this year’s annual conference alongside market prospects and technology. Kicking off the conference proceedings was broadcaster and journalist Nick Higham who...
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Bricks, blocks, and precast concrete set for growth

New research expects the demand for bricks, blocks, and precast concrete to increase as confidence in UK construction returns… Between 2012 and 2014 the bricks, blocks, and precast concrete market saw a significant growth of around 25 per cent. According to a new report from AMA Research, 2015 is expected to...

The Future of Construction Plant Hire

Kevin Minton, Director of The Construction Plant Hire Association provides the highlights of their 2015 conference… The Construction Plant-hire Association’s 2015 conference was a huge success, with record numbers of delegates attending to hear a wide range of speakers from a broad spectrum of industry sectors. Welcoming visitors to the...
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Shorter hours vote saves JCB jobs

Employees working at Staffordshire machinery firm JCB have voted to work shorter hours over the next three months to prevent redundancies… Earlier this month JCB announced it was facing 290 compulsory redundancies in a bid to cut costs. Now, shop floor employees have voted to work shorter hours over the...

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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.