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Hirer L Lynch open new plant “Super Centre”

Larger HQ will help hirer accommodate growth plans

2 weeks ago

Runaway dumper traps worker in trench

HSE warns over site vehicle maintenance after groundworks accident

1 month ago

Balfour bags £115m Network Rail tamping deal

Seven year contract to operate fleet of 13 maintenance vehicles across Anglia and South East

2 months ago

UK’s largest flat-top crane lands at Heathrow Airport

City Lifting modifies crane to up lift capacity for pre-assembled hotel modules

3 months ago

JCB launches electric mini digger

Battery powered mini will operate all day on single charge with zero emissions

3 months ago

JCB creates 600 jobs to meet boom in global demand

New jobs will be spread around Staffordshire and Derbyshire factories

3 months ago

Plantworx moves to Peterborough for 2019 show

Indoor and outdoor facilities of East of England Arena will stop show being blighted by bad weather

4 months ago

JCB starts production of hi viz dumpers

Latest range is designed to improve site safety

5 months ago

JCB boss Bamford bullish about UK economy

Digger giant boosts spending with UK suppliers by 13%

5 months ago

AGD Equipment to supply another rig to piling specialist Ivor King

Latest deal sees RTG machine added to fleet

6 months ago

Vp buys Brandon Hire for £41.6m

Major deal in the tool and equipment rental sector

7 months ago

CITB buys plant simulators to fill operator skills gap

Sixteen plant simulators will help to train next generation of operators

10 months ago

Shake-up of plant training system divides industry

Changes by CITB come under fire from contractors and training specialists

11 months ago

Plant operators get in-cab entertainment

Latest Hyundai loader boasts car-style “infotainment” system

1 year ago

JCB launches Hi-Viz dumper

Machinery giant launches new model in a bid to prevent site accidents

1 year ago

VP bullish about construction prospects after record results

Equipment rental specialist enjoys growth across all sectors

1 year ago

Countdown to largest UK plant show

More than 15,000 people set to visit Leicestershire Plantworx show in early-June

1 year ago

Worker killed by reversing telescopic handler

Tragedy on disorganised site with no segregation between vehicles and workers

1 year ago

Speedy bounces back into the black

Turnaround plan lifts plant hirer into £14m profit after £58m loss in 2016

1 year ago

Contractors keen on new site huts from Mobile Mini

Site accommodation specialist invests £1m in new fleet of Groundhog units

1 year ago

Vp swoops on specialist M&E hirer

Jackson Mechanical Services M&E tool hire arm sold for £3.6m

1 year ago

HSS racks-up £17.4m loss as closures continue

Equipment hire specialist optimistic as branch and distribution network streamlined

1 year ago

Banner Plant expands into Leicestershire

Banner Plant swoops on independent rival Premier to strengthen East Midlands offer

1 year ago

Fairfax buys 80 Hitachi 8t diggers

Selby hirer places biggest order in company’s history

1 year ago

Company fined £700,000 for MEWP death fall

Washing machine giant fined after 66-year-old contractor dies during factory repair work

1 year ago

A-Plant snaps up Kier’s hoist business

Kier sheds last of plant and equipment interests

1 year ago

Mick George on the hunt for franchised drivers

Contractor looking for drivers to take on franchises at construction haulage arm

1 year ago

Loxam ups bid for Lavendon to £459m

Belgian and French giants slug it out for control of Leicester-based powered access specialist

1 year ago

Plant hirer Hewden crashed owing £240m

Unsecured creditors told there is little prospect of being paid

1 year ago

Plant hire boss jailed after platform collapse kills worker

Court hears how mobile platform boom should have been replaced rather than repaired

1 year ago

127 Hewden cranes on the block

Administrator calls in auctioneers after failure to find a buyer

1 year ago

JCB workforce agrees 2.2% pay rise for 2017

3,200 strong workforce accepts three-year pay deal

1 year ago

Bidding war hots up for control of Lavendon

European giants battle it out for control of UK powered access specialist

2 years ago

Ashbrook Plant Hire saves Hewden workers jobs

Rival hirers make move on collapsed Hewden’s depots

2 years ago

Terex sells Coventry dumper factory

French maker Mecalac swoops on backhoe, dumper and roller plant

2 years ago

Ladder fall costs Volvo £900,000

Worker at plant division left in coma

2 years ago

Rental specialist Vp bullish about construction prospects

Equipment hirer posts strong results and predicts even better next time

2 years ago

Rival bidder enters fray for Lavendon

Lomax reveals possible cash offer to trump TVH bid for Lavendon

2 years ago

Laing O’Rourke sells mobile crane fleet

Ainscough to buy Select Plant mobile cranes

2 years ago

HSS warns on profit after efficiency plan delays

Tool hirer says branch streamlining plan taking longer to implement than expected

2 years ago

250 jobs axed as Hewden collapses with more at risk

A-Plant swoops to buy three divisions in £29m deal with administrators

2 years ago

Belgian firm launches £348m hostile bid for Lavendon

Lavendon board rejects TVH Group approach as bid goes public

2 years ago

Crane hirer Hewden fighting for survival

Loss-making hirer’s financial woes deepen as negotiations to find new investors stall

2 years ago

Tower cranes to be erected for Manchester’s tallest building

Above ground work to start at 64-storey Owen Street resi complex

2 years ago

Construction plant skills card scheme under review

Future ownership of the CPCS under discussion

2 years ago

Driver loses both legs as dumper truck overturns

Court hears contractor failed to carry out risk assessment on site plant

2 years ago

Nationwide Platforms md takes Ardent chief executive role

Jeremy Fish joins Ardent to steer expansion drive

2 years ago

Groundforce launches safer trench sheet installer

Three-in-one tool makes life easier for contractors

2 years ago

Speedy Hire chairman survives vote to oust him

Shareholders vote for turnaround specialist David Shearer to join board

2 years ago

New CEO at Ainscough crane hire

Janet Entwistle takes over at crane hire specialist

2 years ago