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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Building Innovation Awards: Best Materials Innovation

PBC Today's preview of the Building Innovation Awards, which take place on 23 October, look at the nominees for Best Material Innovation.
SME National Business Awards, Britlift,

Britlift through to finals of SME National Business Awards

The SME National Business Awards have announced that national lifting equipment engineers Britlift have made it through to the National Finals.
Excavator sales, construction industry

Excavator sales to grow as construction equipment industry bounces back

Comprehensive study on excavator market, opines that the excavator market will witness a modest 3.2% volume y-o-y in 2019 over 2018.
production numbers, bricks, The Brick Development Association

Brick manufacturers continue to increase production numbers

Brick production figures have been rising over recent years and this month’s figures, showing a modest but positive 2.2% rise for the first six months of 2019, demonstrate the result of ongoing investment in the sector.
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Introducing SVK fibre cement façades

SVK fibre cement façades from Wienerberger offer a fully customisable cladding solution that allows architects and specifiers to experiment with an endless range of creative possibilities.
Construction equipment mechanic, Level 2 Trailblazer Apprenticeship,

Construction equipment mechanic trailblazer apprenticeship approved

The development of a new Level 2 Trailblazer Apprenticeship for Construction Equipment Mechanics has been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE).
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UK brick industry production up by 6.2%

The latest statistics of Building Materials and Components shows the UK brick industry is meeting the growing demands with brick despatches up 3.3%.
Loadall telescopic handlers, Ardent, JCB,

Ardent places Loadall telescopic handlers order worth over £75m

JCB has secured the largest single order of Loadall telescopic handlers ever placed by a UK customer as part of a two-year deal worth more than £75m.
Cat machines, flannery,

Flannery signs £30m deal for 230 Cat machines

Flannery Plant Hire has signed an exclusive deal with Finning UK & Ireland at this year's Plantworx exhibition to purchase 230 new Cat® machines as part of its fleet refurbishment programme.
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Star Platforms continues to grow with £2m fleet investment

UK powered access hire company, Star Platforms, has continued to grow their hire fleet with a £2m investment, adding over 350 platforms to their fleet in 2019.
builders merchants,

UK builders merchants experience sales growth in Q1 2019

UK builders merchants experienced positive sales during the first quarter of the year, according to the BMF’s latest Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI).
MEWP,

Worldwide MEWP fleet nears 1.5 million but uncertainty overshadows

The mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rental market is still thriving, with the worldwide fleet nearing 1.5 million units, but uncertainty clouds longer-term outlooks.
safe use of dumpers, SFPSG,

SFPSG launches guide for safe use of dumpers

The Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) has launched a Good Practice Guide for the Safe Use of Dumpers to address injuries and fatalities associated with the use of dumpers.
Self-driving dump trucks, roadworks,

Self-driving dump trucks to speed up UK roadworks

Self-driving dump trucks are being tested for the first time in England by Highways England, which could help speed up roadworks on the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.
Heat exchanger

Britlift equipment lifts 37-tonne heat exchanger

Britlift recently worked night and day to supply custom-designed lifting equipment on an incredibly tight timescale for the removal of a 37-tonne heat exchanger.
building products, builders’ merchants,

Building product sales to rise by £400m in 2019

The 2019 Builders Merchants market report from MTW Research has revealed that building product sales will rise by £400m in 2019, despite the impact of Brexit dampening construction confidence.
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Plant Hire UK buys construction machinery worth £17m

JCB has secured a major deal with Plant Hire UK for new fleets of Loadalls and compact excavators worth nearly £17m.
FasRaP

New quick-fix wrap can repair and reinforce existing structures

By protecting concrete pillars with a ready-to-stick wrap, FasRaP, developed by NTU Singapore and JTC, existing structures can be easily repaired and reinforced to extend its lifespan.
Stars of the Future

CPA on the lookout for plant sector Stars of the Future

The CPA is hosting its Stars of the Future awards ceremony on 26 June 2019 to recognise some of the industry’s brightest and most promising talent.
soil stabilisation, mick george,

Mick George Ltd invests in soil stabilisation kit

Specialist contractor Mick George Ltd has invested more than £500,000 on a Wirtgen 250i ‘S Pack’ to grow its soil stabilisation division.
Construction equipment sales,

Construction equipment sales experience modest growth in 2018

Retail sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK market grew by 2% in 2018, after experiencing a fall in the last quarter of the year.
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Michelmersh set for expansion with Floren acquisition

Specialist brick manufacturer Michelmersh has acquired all of the shares of Belgium-based business Floren & Cie.
zero-emission power pack

TCP Ltd release portable zero-emission power pack

Taylor Construction Plant (TCP Ltd) are releasing the LGP 2500 – The portable zero-emission power pack with an output of 5kW to provide a clean air alternative to a traditional diesel generator.
construction equipment, telehandler machines, JCB, Nixon Hire,

Nixon Hire makes colossal £10m construction equipment order

Construction equipment specialists, Nixon Hire, has ordered 230 JCB telehandler machines for 2019, amounting to over £10m in value.
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Plantforce Rentals announces acquisition of Hawk Plant

Plantforce Rentals have agreed to acquire the assets and staff from Hawk Plant at the Hinkley Point C power station project in Somerset.
Hyundai construction equipment,

Hyundai appoints new construction equipment dealer

Hyundai has appointed Agritrac Exports as the new Hyundai Construction Equipment dealer for Scotland.

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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.