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Previous Posts - June 2024

Thwaites in the round

Thwaites in the round

28 June 2024

The name chosen by Thwaites for an innovative new dumper which it showed as a prototype at the Hillhead plant exhibition near Buxton this week really is rather clever.

The Rotator is a…

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Phil Winnington retires

Phil Winnington retires

28 June 2024

Known to many hire industry professionals, Phil Winnington has announced that he is retiring today after a career including 28 years in senior executive positions with several key suppliers, i…

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Hilti makes the cut

Hilti makes the cut

27 June 2024

On several occasions previously the blog has mentioned the possible wider use of timber in future as a more environmentally friendly construction material, which would drive demand for product…

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HSS trading update

HSS trading update

26 June 2024

HSS Group issued a trading update ahead of its annual general meeting held today.

The company states that it has continued to make strategic progress with both its HSS ProService sales a…

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Success in the can

Success in the can

25 June 2024

Tsurumi Pumps UK marked its participation at the Hillhead quarrying and construction equipment exhibition in Buxton today by distributing cans of premium quality beer finished in the company&r…

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CPA’s new CEO

CPA’s new CEO

25 June 2024

The CPA has appointed Steven Mulholland as its Chief Executive. He will commence his new role on 12 August.

Steven has a long track record with the association, currently being the CPA C…

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Dig safety concerns

Dig safety concerns

25 June 2024

Survey findings suggest that construction workers are putting themselves at risk by digging too close to high-pressure oil, gas or chemical pipelines.

In its 2023 Infringement Report, t…

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Sporting GAP

Sporting GAP

24 June 2024

For the eighth consecutive year, GAP Hire Solutions is sponsoring local youth teams throughout the country for the 2024/2025 season.

The company’s assistance helps teams cover esse…

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New Himoinsa lighting tower

New Himoinsa lighting tower

24 June 2024

Himoinsa has launched the HCompact+ mobile LED lighting tower which has been designed for robustness and efficiency.

The machine has a heavy-duty polyethylene canopy and has a two-cylind…

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One Thing: Peter Beach

One Thing: Peter Beach

21 June 2024

Peter Beach is Managing Director of site welfare unit manufacturer Genquip Groundhog, which is making strenuous efforts towards understanding and reducing its environmental impact by producing…

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Speedy Hire wins Amey contract

Speedy Hire wins Amey contract

20 June 2024

Speedy Hire has announced that it has secured a major new core hire and solutions contract with Amey Group Services Ltd.

The long-term contract, for revenue of up to £25m per annum…

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CPA suggests new government priorities

CPA suggests new government priorities

20 June 2024

Ahead of the general election taking place on 4 July, the CPA has urged the next government to consider some key priorities to ensure that the UK plant hire sector remains a key part of the wi…

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Speedy looks ahead after tough year

Speedy looks ahead after tough year

19 June 2024

Speedy Hire’s results announced today for the year ended 31 March 2024 show the business combating a challenging trading environment.

Group revenue decreased by 4.3% to £421.…

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Ashtead shows strength

Ashtead shows strength

18 June 2024

In its full year results announced today for the year ended 30 April 2024, Sunbelt Rentals’ parent Ashtead Group reported another strong performance across the business, with group reven…

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Himoinsa buys electronics business

Himoinsa buys electronics business

18 June 2024

Himoinsa has acquired Dismuntel, an engineering and R&D company that manufactures electronic systems.

The aim is to vertically integrate into Himoinsa the development of hardware, s…

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CEA unveils construction manifesto

CEA unveils construction manifesto

18 June 2024

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has released its 2024 manifesto outlining a comprehensive strategy to advance the UK construction equipment industry.

With a focus on decarbo…

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SPOA tackles skills shortage

SPOA tackles skills shortage

18 June 2024

The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is looking to recruit a Skills and Training Lead to help tackle the skills shortage and promote careers in the plant industry.

“We know…

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GAP releases new catalogue

GAP releases new catalogue

18 June 2024

GAP Hire Solutions has released its new product catalogue, making it available to view digitally on its website and with a conscious decision to minimise hard copy printing to enhance environm…

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New Site Equip MD

New Site Equip MD

18 June 2024

Portable sanitation equipment hirer Site Equip has appointed Adam Lockyer as its managing director to oversee the company’s sustainable growth.

"This is a thrilling time to join Si…

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Infrastructure can deliver growth

Infrastructure can deliver growth

17 June 2024

The depoliticising of infrastructure decision-making is one of the suggestions from a group of 13 major contractors suggesting to boost the UK’s growth and productivity through construct…

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HSS loses Amey

HSS loses Amey

17 June 2024

HSS Hire Group recently announced that Amey plc has ended its contract early with the company following a re-tender process.

The supplier agreement will end in early December 2024 subjec…

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Construction boost

Construction boost

17 June 2024

Recently announced construction data from the latest S&P Global UK Construction PMI purchasing managers’ index shows that activity rose at its fastest pace in two years during May.

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Taking a break

Taking a break

6 June 2024

Time certainly flies! I can hardly believe that it was exactly four years ago this week that I started the blog.

Since then more than 2,250 stories have appeared on its pages, reporting…

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JCB starts US factory build

JCB starts US factory build

5 June 2024

Work has just started on a new $500 million JCB factory in North America, representing the biggest-ever investment in the company’s history.

The start of construction was signalled…

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Covid again

Covid again

1 June 2024

This blog was launched back in June 2020 (four years ago tomorrow, to be precise) to cover the hire industry’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, so for the sake of thoroughness it needs…

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New MD for Takeuchi UK

New MD for Takeuchi UK

1 June 2024

Takeuchi UK have appointed Daisuke Yanagisawa, better known as Yana, as its new Managing Director, effective from today.

He has spent the last 12 months as assistant MD, getting to know…

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