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.

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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A year of solid growth for CCG

Construction and manufacturing firm CCG Ltd has reported a strong yearly growth during a difficult period for the sector… During a challenging period for the construction sector, CCG (Scotland) Ltd has reported it saw significant growth in its profits. The construction and manufacturing firm reported during the year to March 2015...
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A welcome boost for the steel industry

Natasha Levanti, ACE Group Communications Executive details how British steel suppliers may get a welcome boost from new procurement guidelines announced by the UK Government… Recently, several firms within the UK steel sector have gone out of business due to falling prices in conjunction with increased global competition. As a...
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Offsite construction and timber sees massive growth

The move to offsite construction and timber systems has grown significantly due to a shortage in skills… Leading provider Stewart Milne Timber Systems has reported an increase in demand for its products. According to the firm enquiries have increased by 70 per cent in the year to date as contractors...
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Caterpillar continues to reduce costs through staff cuts

Thousands of workers are set to lose their jobs as Caterpillar continues with plans to consolidate its operations in a bid to save billions… It has been a bad few months for plant equipment firm Caterpillar. The company, which is in the process of cutting costs, has reportedly notified thousands...
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A-Plant eyes expansion in Scotland

Plant and tool hire firm A-Plant is seeking to expand its operations into Scotland, it has emerged… The plant and tool hire sector has been something of a mixed bag lately, with some firms enjoying success off the back of growing construction demand and others struggling to balance the books. A-Plant...
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100 jobs to be cut at Caterpillar’s NI operations

Plant equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has announced 100 jobs are set to be cut as revenues fall… In a major blow for the plant equipment sector, manufacturer Caterpillar has revealed 100 jobs are to be cut at its Northern Ireland operations. The firm currently employs around 2,000 people at Larne and Monkstown....
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Building supplier doubles pre-tax profit

Building supplier John N Dunn Group reported it has seen an increase in turnover and has more than doubled its pre-tax profit… It has seemingly been a good few months for building suppliers, with a number of firms reporting a growth in profits. This has been helped by the government’s drive...
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290 shop floor jobs under threat at JCB

A decline in demand for construction equipment has put nearly 300 jobs at risk at one of the UK’s largest suppliers… Staffordshire-based firm JCB has confirmed it is in discussions with trade unions over the potential loss of staff at a number of its factories. It is thought up to...
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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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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.