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Fairfax

Fairfax buys 80 Hitachi 8t diggers

Selby hirer places biggest order in company’s history

4 days ago
HSE

Company fined £700,000 for MEWP death fall

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

1 week ago
hoist

A-Plant snaps up Kier’s hoist business

Kier sheds last of plant and equipment interests

3 weeks ago
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Mick George on the hunt for franchised drivers

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

2 months ago
Lavendon

Loxam ups bid for Lavendon to £459m

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

2 months ago
Hewden dumper

Plant hirer Hewden crashed owing £240m

Unsecured creditors told there is little prospect of being paid

3 months ago
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Plant hire boss jailed after platform collapse kills worker

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

3 months ago
Hewden cranes

127 Hewden cranes on the block

Administrator calls in auctioneers after failure to find a buyer

3 months ago
JCB shopfloor factory

JCB workforce agrees 2.2% pay rise for 2017

3,200 strong workforce accepts three-year pay deal

3 months ago
Lavendon

Bidding war hots up for control of Lavendon

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

3 months ago
Hewden Warrington

Ashbrook Plant Hire saves Hewden workers jobs

Rival hirers make move on collapsed Hewden’s depots

3 months ago
Coventry Terex

Terex sells Coventry dumper factory

French maker Mecalac swoops on backhoe, dumper and roller plant

4 months ago
HSE

Ladder fall costs Volvo £900,000

Worker at plant division left in coma

4 months ago
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Rental specialist Vp bullish about construction prospects

Equipment hirer posts strong results and predicts even better next time

4 months ago
Lomax

Rival bidder enters fray for Lavendon

Lomax reveals possible cash offer to trump TVH bid for Lavendon

4 months ago
mobile crane

Laing O’Rourke sells mobile crane fleet

Ainscough to buy Select Plant mobile cranes

4 months ago
hss

HSS warns on profit after efficiency plan delays

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

4 months ago
hewden

250 jobs axed as Hewden collapses with more at risk

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

4 months ago
lavendon

Belgian firm launches £348m hostile bid for Lavendon

Lavendon board rejects TVH Group approach as bid goes public

4 months ago
Hewden dumper

Crane hirer Hewden fighting for survival

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

4 months ago
Manchester owen street

Tower cranes to be erected for Manchester’s tallest building

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

4 months ago
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Construction plant skills card scheme under review

Future ownership of the CPCS under discussion

5 months ago
HSE

Driver loses both legs as dumper truck overturns

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

6 months ago
Jeremy Fish

Nationwide Platforms md takes Ardent chief executive role

Jeremy Fish joins Ardent to steer expansion drive

6 months ago

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Groundforce launches safer trench sheet installer

Three-in-one tool makes life easier for contractors

7 months ago
jan-astrand

Speedy Hire chairman survives vote to oust him

Shareholders vote for turnaround specialist David Shearer to join board

7 months ago
Janet Entwistle Ainscough

New CEO at Ainscough crane hire

Janet Entwistle takes over at crane hire specialist

7 months ago
Ardent JCB

Hirer Ardent ramps up telehandler fleet with £40m JCB order

The bulk of the 700 new machines are JCB Loadall telehandlers

7 months ago
cadman

Concrete specialist buys mobile crane business

Milbank Concrete Products acquires Cadman Cranes

7 months ago
hss

HSS Hire losses ease in first half

Hire firm say investment in national distribution centre will bring further operational efficiencies

7 months ago
speedy

Speedy backs chairman as boardroom row rumbles on

Major investor wants management change and merger with HSS

8 months ago
baldwins

Baldwins Crane Hire loses its vehicle licence

Traffic Commissioner bars mobile crane giant directors for falsifying driver records

8 months ago
merseylink

Giant crane now stands at 146 metres on Mersey bridge

Project also sees largest lift showcasing “incredible” engineering technology: Pictures

8 months ago
arson1

Arsonists strike at road works site in Surrey

Vandals burn out an excavator and dumper

8 months ago
HSE

Labourer crushed under three tonne road roller

Machine slides down steep bank and pins worker beneath it

8 months ago
60t Liebherr

Bryn Thomas Cranes opens new Manchester depot

Network expands with investment in Liebherr machines

9 months ago
HSE

Crane hire worker dies in roof plunge

Roofing firm and plant hirer fined £220,000 following skylight tragedy

9 months ago
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Plant test cheats website dodges closure threat

CITB chiefs battling to close down site undermining tests for machinery drivers

9 months ago
groundforce

Groundforce props up growth at Vp

Rental specialist boosts profit margins and predicts further growth in coming year

10 months ago
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Leaking mobile crane closes London Blackwall Tunnel

Traffic chaos across South London as contractors battle to resurface damaged road

10 months ago
Steve Corcoran

Steve Corcoran steps down at hirer Ardent

Fast-growing plant hirer starts hunt for new chief executive

11 months ago
Russell Down Speedy

Speedy crashes £58m into the red

Management team says Speedy on course for recovery after exceptional costs plunge hirer into loss

11 months ago
raib

Safety warning after runaway rail repair vehicle hits work platforms

Seven workers have lucky escape in Wigan crash on Balfour Beatty Rail job

11 months ago
flannery

Flannery boosts fleet with £35m of Cat machines

Hire specialist boosts its hi-tech fleet to support major projects nationwide

11 months ago
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Plant test cheats website to be shut down

CITB wins hearing to take control of Romanian based site and close it down

12 months ago