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Previous Posts - July 2024

Hireman goes big in Park Royal

Hireman goes big in Park Royal

17 July 2024

The Hireman has just relocated its west London depot to a site in Park Royal. At 24,000 sq ft it is larger than the former Wembley location and becomes marginally the biggest of the company&rs…

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Snorkel boxes clever

Snorkel boxes clever

17 July 2024

Snorkel believes that its practice of fitting permanently fixed upper control boxes in the baskets of its scissor lifts is appreciated by hire companies and end users for achieving operational…

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JCB’s Olympic hopeful

JCB’s Olympic hopeful

16 July 2024

Staffordshire canoeist Adam Burgess took a break from training to inspire a group of JCB employees – and left with a special good luck message.

The talented canoeist heads for Pari…

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Sunbelt signs Mitie deal

Sunbelt signs Mitie deal

16 July 2024

Sunbelt Rentals UK and Ireland has signed a multi-year preferred supplier agreement with Mitie, the facilities management company.

Effective from 1 May 2024, the agreement establishes Su…

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Quik results with Syrinx

Quik results with Syrinx

15 July 2024

Point of Rental’s new QuikLink feature in its Syrinx 365 hire software is designed to provides an easy-to-use, constantly available method for customers to access and share hire document…

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SPOC tools up with Milwaukee

SPOC tools up with Milwaukee

15 July 2024

The organisers of the Scottish Plant Operator Challenge (SPOC) 2024 have announced a sponsorship deal with power tool manufacturer Milwaukee and Scottish authorised distributor for the brand,…

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CPA’s bright Stars shine

CPA’s bright Stars shine

12 July 2024

The winners of the CPA Stars of the Future Awards recognising the most promising apprentices and trainees in the construction plant industry were announced during a ceremony at the Heart of En…

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JCB adds AI cameras

JCB adds AI cameras

10 July 2024

JCB has launched a pedestrian recognition system using artificial intelligence (AI) designed to reduce the risk of harm and injury to workers on UK construction sites.

Called Intellisens…

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TP appointments

TP appointments

10 July 2024

Travis Perkins has appointed Pete Redfern as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 16 September 2024. He succeeds Nick Roberts, who will step down on the same day.

Pete Redfern previo…

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Takeuchi two-tonner

Takeuchi two-tonner

9 July 2024

On its stand at the recent Hillhead plant and machinery exhibition, Takeuchi gave the first UK public viewing of its new TB320 mini excavator, a 2-tonne addition to its stylish 3 series range.…

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Uprated Develon mini

Uprated Develon mini

8 July 2024

New from Develon is the DX10Z-7 1-tonne zero tail swing mini excavator, which offers improved performance compared with the previous DX10Z model it replaces.

The machine has a 7.6kW (10.…

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Labour landslide: industry comments

Labour landslide: industry comments

5 July 2024

Following Labour’s landslide victory in yesterday’s general election, the HAE has called for the party to stand behind the previous government’s full expensing pledge after i…

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Sunbelt’s charity drive

Sunbelt’s charity drive

4 July 2024

Sunbelt Rentals UK & Ireland’s recent annual Charity Golf Day has raised more than £36,000 for three charities.

Hosted at JCB Golf and Country Club, the event brought tog…

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Mixed construction data

Mixed construction data

4 July 2024

The UK construction industry remained inside growth territory as the second quarter of the year drew to a close, although the overall expansion softened amid a renewed fall in housing activity…

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Record-breaking Hillhead

Record-breaking Hillhead

3 July 2024

In what could be a useful barometer for assessing the overall mood of the plant and equipment industry, the Hillhead 2024 organisers report that this year’s event was the most visited ye…

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PASMA warns of DIY towers

PASMA warns of DIY towers

3 July 2024

PASMA has launched a campaign highlighting the dangers of so-called ‘DIY towers’, which are readily available and easy to buy online.

The products are marketed at domestic us…

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Powr2’s Advantage

Powr2’s Advantage

3 July 2024

Powr2 has introduced Advantage, an enhanced energy management solution to optimise energy usage and control over its Powrbank battery energy storage system.

Each Powrbank machine will n…

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Dromad gains IPAF certification

Dromad gains IPAF certification

3 July 2024

Dromad Hire was recently awarded IPAF Rental+ accreditation, recognising the Dundalk-based company’s commitment to high standards of training, employee development, customer service, equ…

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Construction machinery sales rise

Construction machinery sales rise

2 July 2024

Statistics show that retail sales of construction equipment picked up in May after falling back in April.

However, the data from the construction equipment statistics exchange run by Sys…

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Indespension’s trail of success  

Indespension’s trail of success  

1 July 2024

Indespension has received a contract to supply its AutoClamp trailer to a national civil engineering contractor in a deal worth £330,000.

As its name suggests, the trailer’s…

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Gold for Speedy Hire

Gold for Speedy Hire

1 July 2024

Speedy Hire has joined the Social Recruitment Advocacy Group (SRAG) and has been awarded Gold member status because of its prior record of achievement in social value.

SRAG was convened…

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