Plant

Plant

Construction materials cost increases hit 40-year high

Steel and timber soar quickest with rises set to continue next year

1 week ago

Cementation Skanska switches all large-scale plant to bio-fuel

Piling contractor commits to Green D+ fuel after big HS2 site trial

3 weeks ago

JCB targets first hydrogen diggers by end of 2022

Plant giant is investing £100m in developing super-efficient hydrogen engines

1 month ago

House builder backs plant warning cameras on all sites

Countryside commits to AI proximity warning cameras on all site telehandlers

5 months ago

Police launch specialist plant theft busting unit

ACE unit will focus on tackling organised plant theft gangs

5 months ago

On-board breaker takes suction excavator to new level

Specialist manufacturer cracks problem with world first design innovation

6 months ago

Construction plant shortages start to bite

Smaller excavator delivery dates being pushed to 2022

9 months ago

Laing O’Rourke joins switch to electric cars

Plan to transition 1,000-car fleet to all-electric by 2025

10 months ago

JCB to hire 400 agency workers in production push

Demand for machines has rebounded sharply in Europe and North America

10 months ago

Strong trading lifts hirer P Flannery revenue to £116m

Revenue soars to record high for fast-growing plant hirer

10 months ago

Plant hire firm plans £33.8m tourism development

Perthshire site will see construction of hotel, lodges and transport museum

10 months ago

New pothole machine delivers road repairs four times faster

JCB Pothole Pro machine can repair a pothole in under eight minutes and at half the cost of a road gang

11 months ago

Wernick acquires Robert Purvis Plant Hire’s portable accommodation fleet

Wernick boosts presence in Scotland

12 months ago

Plant hirer fined £220k after crane nearly hits apprentice

Court hears how apprentice forced to leap for his life

12 months ago

JCB launches electric telehandler and dumper

Stand-alone rapid charger unit also unveiled to support E-Tech range

1 year ago

City Hire expands guaranteed tool hire service

Equipment delivery time guarantee extended beyond London

1 year ago

Three sisters set-up plant hire business

Finnegan sisters buy first kit after securing funding deal

1 year ago

Fox Bros snaps up north west hirer Clive Hurt

North West haulier and earthworks contractor now on the hunt for bigger jobs

1 year ago

Speedy trials electric taxis as tool delivery vans

Converted red taxicabs can carry two pallets up to 800kg

1 year ago

Major plant hirer Vp sees revenues rebound

Hire revenues back to 80% of pre-Covid level

1 year ago

Flannery trials first electric tele at HS2 site

Skanska Costain Strabag JV to roll out more machines across HS2

1 year 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

1 year ago

JCB powers up first hydrogen fuelled digger

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

1 year ago

Self driving plant to be standard on road jobs by 2035

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

1 year ago

JCB switches to online sales for first time

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

2 years ago

JCB plans to cut 950 jobs

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

2 years ago

New trainee plant operator scheme ready to launch

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

2 years ago

JCB resumes production at five UK factories

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

2 years ago

Plant theft soars as construction sites close

Thieves taking advantage of coronavirus impact to steal site equipment

2 years ago

JCB reopens factory to start building ventilators

Plant giant will fabricate steel control panel housings for Dyson designed ventilators

2 years ago

Ritchie switches to virtual plant auctions

Maltby auction this week will take online bids only

2 years ago

Plans to scrap red diesel rebate delayed

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

2 years ago

A-Plant name to disappear from construction

Plant hire group Ashtead adopts Sunbelt Rental brand for UK

2 years ago

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

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

2 years ago

Emergency plan to clear plant skills card backlog

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

2 years ago

Training specialist spends 26 hours on CPCS phone line

Unite calls for showdown meeting to resolve skills card chaos

2 years ago

First JCB electric mini diggers start arriving on site

Willow Hire and Lynch take first zero emission excavators

2 years ago

Ardent Hire orders £75m of JCB Loadall telehandlers

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

2 years ago

Vp buys digger attachments specialist Sandhurst

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

3 years ago

Danaher & Walsh quits plant hire market

Leicestershire contractor to concentrate on civil engineering and pipeline divisions

3 years ago

JCB customer finance reaches record £1bn

Lending to help hirers and contractors hits record high

3 years ago

JCB wins Manitou injunction in patent battle

Manitou blocked from selling telehandlers with JCB patented control

3 years ago

Nixon Hire orders £10m worth of JCB telehandlers

Hire giant places biggest ever machine order

3 years ago

HS2 forces firms to use least polluting trucks and plant

Rail project raises bar to exceed London emission standards

3 years ago

Contractor designs cost-saving long-reach sheet piling rig

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

3 years ago

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

Cash from sale to Nationwide Platforms will help pay down debts

3 years ago

Hirer L Lynch open new plant “Super Centre”

Larger HQ will help hirer accommodate growth plans

3 years ago

Runaway dumper traps worker in trench

HSE warns over site vehicle maintenance after groundworks accident

4 years ago

Balfour bags £115m Network Rail tamping deal

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

4 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

4 years ago

JCB launches electric mini digger

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

4 years ago