Plant

Plant

Vp buys Brandon Hire for £41.6m

Major deal in the tool and equipment rental sector

2 weeks ago

CITB buys plant simulators to fill operator skills gap

Sixteen plant simulators will help to train next generation of operators

3 months ago

Shake-up of plant training system divides industry

Changes by CITB come under fire from contractors and training specialists

4 months ago

Plant operators get in-cab entertainment

Latest Hyundai loader boasts car-style “infotainment” system

5 months ago

JCB launches Hi-Viz dumper

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

6 months ago

VP bullish about construction prospects after record results

Equipment rental specialist enjoys growth across all sectors

6 months ago

Countdown to largest UK plant show

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

6 months ago

Worker killed by reversing telescopic handler

Tragedy on disorganised site with no segregation between vehicles and workers

6 months ago

Speedy bounces back into the black

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

6 months ago

Contractors keen on new site huts from Mobile Mini

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

7 months ago

Vp swoops on specialist M&E hirer

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

8 months ago

HSS racks-up £17.4m loss as closures continue

Equipment hire specialist optimistic as branch and distribution network streamlined

8 months ago

Banner Plant expands into Leicestershire

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

8 months ago

Fairfax buys 80 Hitachi 8t diggers

Selby hirer places biggest order in company’s history

8 months ago

Company fined £700,000 for MEWP death fall

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

8 months ago

A-Plant snaps up Kier’s hoist business

Kier sheds last of plant and equipment interests

9 months ago

Mick George on the hunt for franchised drivers

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

10 months ago

Loxam ups bid for Lavendon to £459m

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

10 months ago

Plant hirer Hewden crashed owing £240m

Unsecured creditors told there is little prospect of being paid

10 months ago

Plant hire boss jailed after platform collapse kills worker

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

11 months ago

127 Hewden cranes on the block

Administrator calls in auctioneers after failure to find a buyer

11 months ago

JCB workforce agrees 2.2% pay rise for 2017

3,200 strong workforce accepts three-year pay deal

11 months ago

Bidding war hots up for control of Lavendon

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

11 months ago

Ashbrook Plant Hire saves Hewden workers jobs

Rival hirers make move on collapsed Hewden’s depots

11 months ago

Terex sells Coventry dumper factory

French maker Mecalac swoops on backhoe, dumper and roller plant

11 months ago

Ladder fall costs Volvo £900,000

Worker at plant division left in coma

12 months ago

Rental specialist Vp bullish about construction prospects

Equipment hirer posts strong results and predicts even better next time

12 months ago

Rival bidder enters fray for Lavendon

Lomax reveals possible cash offer to trump TVH bid for Lavendon

12 months ago

Laing O’Rourke sells mobile crane fleet

Ainscough to buy Select Plant mobile cranes

12 months ago

HSS warns on profit after efficiency plan delays

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

12 months ago

250 jobs axed as Hewden collapses with more at risk

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

12 months ago

Belgian firm launches £348m hostile bid for Lavendon

Lavendon board rejects TVH Group approach as bid goes public

12 months ago

Crane hirer Hewden fighting for survival

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

1 year ago

Tower cranes to be erected for Manchester’s tallest building

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

1 year ago

Construction plant skills card scheme under review

Future ownership of the CPCS under discussion

1 year ago

Driver loses both legs as dumper truck overturns

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

1 year ago

Nationwide Platforms md takes Ardent chief executive role

Jeremy Fish joins Ardent to steer expansion drive

1 year ago

Groundforce launches safer trench sheet installer

Three-in-one tool makes life easier for contractors

1 year ago

Speedy Hire chairman survives vote to oust him

Shareholders vote for turnaround specialist David Shearer to join board

1 year ago

New CEO at Ainscough crane hire

Janet Entwistle takes over at crane hire specialist

1 year ago

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

The bulk of the 700 new machines are JCB Loadall telehandlers

1 year ago

Concrete specialist buys mobile crane business

Milbank Concrete Products acquires Cadman Cranes

1 year ago

HSS Hire losses ease in first half

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

1 year ago

Speedy backs chairman as boardroom row rumbles on

Major investor wants management change and merger with HSS

1 year ago

Baldwins Crane Hire loses its vehicle licence

Traffic Commissioner bars mobile crane giant directors for falsifying driver records

1 year ago

Giant crane now stands at 146 metres on Mersey bridge

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

1 year ago

Arsonists strike at road works site in Surrey

Vandals burn out an excavator and dumper

1 year ago

Labourer crushed under three tonne road roller

Machine slides down steep bank and pins worker beneath it

1 year ago

Bryn Thomas Cranes opens new Manchester depot

Network expands with investment in Liebherr machines

1 year ago

Crane hire worker dies in roof plunge

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

1 year ago