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Previous Posts - October 2021

Lift-off for Leguan

Lift-off for Leguan

21 October 2021

Avant, the manufacturer of compact articulated loaders, reports that demand is growing amongst a diverse range of users for products from its sister company, Leguan, which makes powered access…

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Flexible Bobcat finance

Flexible Bobcat finance

20 October 2021

Perhaps indicating that the current strong demand for plant and machinery is causing some businesses to look at their spending plans, Bobcat is offering a number of finance options until the e…

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Soaring Shindaiwa

Soaring Shindaiwa

19 October 2021

Shindaiwa Ltd is set for another record year.

Indeed, Andy Munford, managing director of the welder generator and lighting equipment supplier, tells me that the business surpassed last y…

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JCB reaches towards MMC

JCB reaches towards MMC

18 October 2021

While it might be beyond the scope of most tool hire and equipment hire companies, JCB’s latest machine has been developed in response to a particular construction industry trend. <…

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HS2 shares insights

HS2 shares insights

15 October 2021

HS2 Ltd has announced a new initiative to share insights from the project with the wider UK infrastructure industry highlighting lessons learnt, good practice and innovation.

The first t…

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Kubotas for Aylesbury

Kubotas for Aylesbury

13 October 2021

Aylesbury Plant & Tool Hire is adding more Kubota mini excavators to its fleet to meet growing demand. 

Hire manager Jay Granger said: “Business has been growing consisten…

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Y.E.S. adds loos

Y.E.S. adds loos

12 October 2021

Your Equipment Solutions (Y.E.S.) of Falkirk has added 50 portable toilets to its fleet to meet a new market need. 

“Previously we just re-hired units as required but a new fa…

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MCS offers Stripe

MCS offers Stripe

12 October 2021

Event hire businesses can take advantage of the Stripe sales payment platform which can now integrate with software from MCS.

The new cloud-based functionality in the company’s MCS…

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Containing expectations

Containing expectations

11 October 2021

The combination of strong demand and limited supplies of some equipment means that customers have to respond quickly when stocks become available. 

That’s certainly the experi…

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Topcon enhancements

Topcon enhancements

8 October 2021

Demonstrating the role that new technology is playing in making work sites more efficient, Topcon Positioning says it is expanding its Topnet Live Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) ne…

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Construction growth slows

Construction growth slows

7 October 2021

Construction firms responding to the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey for September show output volumes rising by the smallest extent for eight months. 

Compiled by IHS…

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Glass half full!

Glass half full!

5 October 2021

As the previous post discussed, a number of recent factors have created a rather gloomy, uncertain outlook in some quarters, not unlike the onset of October and the more autumnal feel in the a…

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Glass half empty?

Glass half empty?

5 October 2021

In sharp contrast to the largely fine September weather, the wet and dull conditions heralding the arrival of October last week were matched by a wave of negative economic developments and une…

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HAE boosts insurance

HAE boosts insurance

4 October 2021

HAE has just launched a new and improved short-term hired insurance product which it believes will address the requirements of many hire firms. Called HireSecure, it replaces the former HireGu…

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Upbeat Vp

Upbeat Vp

4 October 2021

In an upbeat trading update today, Vp reports that group revenues are running at 96% of pre‐Covid levels, despite some market sectors not yet being back to historic levels of demand.

T…

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Q&A: Chris Archer

Q&A: Chris Archer

1 October 2021

Chris Archer is managing director of BGG UK, which distributes generators and lighting towers made by the Italian Bruno Group. Earlier this year, the company purchased the SMC lighting tower b…

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