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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Malcolm Group profits increase 11 per cent

Logistics and construction services company Malcolm Group has seen profits increase by around 11 per cent over the past year… Renfrewshire-based Malcolm Group saw annual trading profits increase by around 11 per cent on the back of increased turnover. The company, which employs more than 2,000 people and has operations in...
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Newport construction supplier set to double turnover

A Newport supplier of construction equipment is expected to record a turnover of more than double the expected target… Altraxx Plant Services was launched in March 2014. The firm was helped off the ground by a £150,000 loan from Finance Wales, which was used to build up its hire fleet,...
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Jewson turns around loss-making branches

Builders’ merchant Jewson has reported sales have improved at a number of loss-making branches, pushing the firm back into the black… Coventry-based builders’ merchant Jewson has seen a number of stores improve their financial outcome, it has emerged. The firm, which can trace its history back to its first branch opening...
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GAP purchases 100 new telehandlers

In a deal worth £4.5m, GAP Hire Solutions has purchased over 100 new telehandlers… Plant equipment rental company GAP Hire Solutions has placed an order for more than 100 new telehandlers in a multimillion pound deal. The order, which was shared between JCB and Manitou, will see the firm’s current stock...

Offsite delivery in a digital world

Shaun McCarthy OBE, Chair of the Supply Chain School explains how building for the future is being delivered… The launch of the Offsite Management School in March this year issued a clarion call to the construction sector at large to engage with offsite methodologies as a matter of urgency. In...
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Building supply firm gains Foresight Group investment

A building supplier has secured capital investment from infrastructure firm Foresight Group… Kent-based business Folkestone Fixings will receive significant development capital investment, it has emerged. The firm, which supplies tools, fixings, fasteners, and general building products, has received £4m investment from the Foresight Group—an independent infrastructure and private equity investment...

Visibility from earth-moving machinery – how is it looking?

Malcolm Kent, Technical Consultant to the Construction Equipment Association examines the progress on a new standard for machine visibility, and the complications that are faced… If you are in any way involved in the safety of earth-moving machinery you probably already know that there is a problem with the technical...
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The significance of steel re-use

Gary Newman, Executive Chair at the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, summarises their involvement in creating a circular business model for the steel industry… The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) is commencing work on a new project funded by Innovate UK, exploring a circular business model: one where ‘resources...
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Planning delays reduce the demand for bricks

Problems with the planning process have led to a decreased demand for bricks used in housebuilding, it has emerged… Michelmersh Brick Holdings, the largest manufacturer of specialist bricks, has warned stamp duty on expensive properties, as well as delays in the planning process were the main reasons behind the fall...
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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...

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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.