Plant

Plant

Vp buys digger attachments specialist Sandhurst

Expanding rental group pays £3.3m for Rochester-based hirer Sandhurst

5 months ago

Danaher & Walsh quits plant hire market

Leicestershire contractor to concentrate on civil engineering and pipeline divisions

6 months ago

JCB customer finance reaches record £1bn

Lending to help hirers and contractors hits record high

6 months ago

HS2 forces firms to use least polluting trucks and plant

Rail project raises bar to exceed London emission standards

9 months ago

Contractor designs cost-saving long-reach sheet piling rig

Sheet Piling (UK) designed rig to speed-up Smart motorway work

1 year ago

HSS to sell UK Platforms powered access division for £60m

Cash from sale to Nationwide Platforms will help pay down debts

1 year ago

Hirer L Lynch open new plant “Super Centre”

Larger HQ will help hirer accommodate growth plans

1 year ago

Runaway dumper traps worker in trench

HSE warns over site vehicle maintenance after groundworks accident

1 year ago

Balfour bags £115m Network Rail tamping deal

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

2 years ago

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

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

2 years ago

JCB launches electric mini digger

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

2 years ago

JCB creates 600 jobs to meet boom in global demand

New jobs will be spread around Staffordshire and Derbyshire factories

2 years 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

2 years ago

JCB starts production of hi viz dumpers

Latest range is designed to improve site safety

2 years ago

JCB boss Bamford bullish about UK economy

Digger giant boosts spending with UK suppliers by 13%

2 years ago

AGD Equipment to supply another rig to piling specialist Ivor King

Latest deal sees RTG machine added to fleet

2 years ago

Vp buys Brandon Hire for £41.6m

Major deal in the tool and equipment rental sector

2 years ago

CITB buys plant simulators to fill operator skills gap

Sixteen plant simulators will help to train next generation of operators

2 years ago

Shake-up of plant training system divides industry

Changes by CITB come under fire from contractors and training specialists

2 years ago

Plant operators get in-cab entertainment

Latest Hyundai loader boasts car-style “infotainment” system

2 years ago

JCB launches Hi-Viz dumper

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

2 years ago

VP bullish about construction prospects after record results

Equipment rental specialist enjoys growth across all sectors

2 years ago

Countdown to largest UK plant show

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

2 years ago

Worker killed by reversing telescopic handler

Tragedy on disorganised site with no segregation between vehicles and workers

2 years ago

Speedy bounces back into the black

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

2 years ago

Contractors keen on new site huts from Mobile Mini

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

2 years ago

Vp swoops on specialist M&E hirer

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

3 years ago

HSS racks-up £17.4m loss as closures continue

Equipment hire specialist optimistic as branch and distribution network streamlined

3 years ago

Banner Plant expands into Leicestershire

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

3 years ago

Fairfax buys 80 Hitachi 8t diggers

Selby hirer places biggest order in company’s history

3 years ago

Company fined £700,000 for MEWP death fall

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

3 years ago

A-Plant snaps up Kier’s hoist business

Kier sheds last of plant and equipment interests

3 years ago

Mick George on the hunt for franchised drivers

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

3 years ago

Loxam ups bid for Lavendon to £459m

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

3 years ago

Plant hirer Hewden crashed owing £240m

Unsecured creditors told there is little prospect of being paid

3 years ago

Plant hire boss jailed after platform collapse kills worker

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

3 years ago

127 Hewden cranes on the block

Administrator calls in auctioneers after failure to find a buyer

3 years ago

JCB workforce agrees 2.2% pay rise for 2017

3,200 strong workforce accepts three-year pay deal

3 years ago

Bidding war hots up for control of Lavendon

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

3 years ago

Ashbrook Plant Hire saves Hewden workers jobs

Rival hirers make move on collapsed Hewden’s depots

3 years ago

Terex sells Coventry dumper factory

French maker Mecalac swoops on backhoe, dumper and roller plant

3 years ago

Ladder fall costs Volvo £900,000

Worker at plant division left in coma

3 years ago

Rental specialist Vp bullish about construction prospects

Equipment hirer posts strong results and predicts even better next time

3 years ago

Rival bidder enters fray for Lavendon

Lomax reveals possible cash offer to trump TVH bid for Lavendon

3 years ago

Laing O’Rourke sells mobile crane fleet

Ainscough to buy Select Plant mobile cranes

3 years ago

HSS warns on profit after efficiency plan delays

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

3 years ago

250 jobs axed as Hewden collapses with more at risk

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

3 years ago

Belgian firm launches £348m hostile bid for Lavendon

Lavendon board rejects TVH Group approach as bid goes public

3 years ago

Crane hirer Hewden fighting for survival

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

3 years ago

Tower cranes to be erected for Manchester’s tallest building

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

3 years ago