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City Hire expands guaranteed tool hire service

Equipment delivery time guarantee extended beyond London

1 month ago

Three sisters set-up plant hire business

Finnegan sisters buy first kit after securing funding deal

1 month ago

Flannery trials first electric tele at HS2 site

Skanska Costain Strabag JV to roll out more machines across HS2

5 months ago

Tower crane lifts end long climb to work for operators

Laing O’Rourke trials mast climbing lifts for tower crane operators at London site

5 months ago

JCB powers up first hydrogen fuelled digger

JCB in race to lead the world on hydrogen-powered plant

5 months ago

Self driving plant to be standard on road jobs by 2035

Highways England launches 15-year plan for a ‘digital revolution’

5 months ago

JCB switches to online sales for first time

Micro, mini excavators and one tonne dumpers can now be bought online

6 months ago

JCB plans to cut 950 jobs

JCB chief warns furlough scheme was never going to be enough to cope with demand halving

6 months ago

New trainee plant operator scheme ready to launch

Industry and client-led apprenticeship will help to train next generation of operators

7 months ago

JCB resumes production at five UK factories

Thermal imaging cameras to be used in factories to ID workers with fevers

7 months ago

Plant theft soars as construction sites close

Thieves taking advantage of coronavirus impact to steal site equipment

8 months ago

Ritchie switches to virtual plant auctions

Maltby auction this week will take online bids only

8 months ago

Plans to scrap red diesel rebate delayed

Chancellor delays plan for two years and will listen to industry lobbying for exemption

9 months ago

Budget plan to scrap red diesel rebate to cost £490m a year

Fury over ‘green tax’ to end fuel rebate for construction

9 months ago

Emergency plan to clear plant skills card backlog

Scheme owner NOCN issues public apology and vows to get CPCS back on track

10 months ago

Training specialist spends 26 hours on CPCS phone line

Unite calls for showdown meeting to resolve skills card chaos

10 months ago

First JCB electric mini diggers start arriving on site

Willow Hire and Lynch take first zero emission excavators

1 year ago

Ardent Hire orders £75m of JCB Loadall telehandlers

Manufacturer lands its biggest single order for telehandlers as hirer boosts fleet

1 year ago

Vp buys digger attachments specialist Sandhurst

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

2 years ago

Danaher & Walsh quits plant hire market

Leicestershire contractor to concentrate on civil engineering and pipeline divisions

2 years ago

JCB customer finance reaches record £1bn

Lending to help hirers and contractors hits record high

2 years ago

Nixon Hire orders £10m worth of JCB telehandlers

Hire giant places biggest ever machine order

2 years ago

HS2 forces firms to use least polluting trucks and plant

Rail project raises bar to exceed London emission standards

2 years ago

Contractor designs cost-saving long-reach sheet piling rig

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

2 years ago

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

Cash from sale to Nationwide Platforms will help pay down debts

2 years ago

Hirer L Lynch open new plant “Super Centre”

Larger HQ will help hirer accommodate growth plans

2 years ago

Runaway dumper traps worker in trench

HSE warns over site vehicle maintenance after groundworks accident

3 years ago

Balfour bags £115m Network Rail tamping deal

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

3 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

3 years ago

JCB launches electric mini digger

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

3 years ago

JCB creates 600 jobs to meet boom in global demand

New jobs will be spread around Staffordshire and Derbyshire factories

3 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

3 years ago

JCB starts production of hi viz dumpers

Latest range is designed to improve site safety

3 years ago

JCB boss Bamford bullish about UK economy

Digger giant boosts spending with UK suppliers by 13%

3 years ago

AGD Equipment to supply another rig to piling specialist Ivor King

Latest deal sees RTG machine added to fleet

3 years ago

Vp buys Brandon Hire for £41.6m

Major deal in the tool and equipment rental sector

3 years ago

CITB buys plant simulators to fill operator skills gap

Sixteen plant simulators will help to train next generation of operators

3 years ago

Shake-up of plant training system divides industry

Changes by CITB come under fire from contractors and training specialists

3 years ago

Plant operators get in-cab entertainment

Latest Hyundai loader boasts car-style “infotainment” system

3 years ago

JCB launches Hi-Viz dumper

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

3 years ago

VP bullish about construction prospects after record results

Equipment rental specialist enjoys growth across all sectors

3 years ago

Countdown to largest UK plant show

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

4 years ago

Worker killed by reversing telescopic handler

Tragedy on disorganised site with no segregation between vehicles and workers

4 years ago

Speedy bounces back into the black

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

4 years ago

Contractors keen on new site huts from Mobile Mini

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

4 years ago

Vp swoops on specialist M&E hirer

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

4 years ago

HSS racks-up £17.4m loss as closures continue

Equipment hire specialist optimistic as branch and distribution network streamlined

4 years ago

Banner Plant expands into Leicestershire

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

4 years ago

Fairfax buys 80 Hitachi 8t diggers

Selby hirer places biggest order in company’s history

4 years ago

Company fined £700,000 for MEWP death fall

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

4 years ago

A-Plant snaps up Kier’s hoist business

Kier sheds last of plant and equipment interests

4 years ago