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Caterpillar confirms closure of Belgian plant

29 Mar 2017: Caterpillar has confirmed to the Belgian authorities that it plans to go ahead with the closure of its Gosselies plant, which will lead to the collective dismissal of about 2,000 employees. more »

Terex sells Indian backhoe business

29 Mar 2017: Manitou has agreed to buy India-based Terex Equipment Private Limited (TEPL). more »

New MD for Groundforce

29 Mar 2017: Specialist ground engineering and equipment supplier Groundforce UK has appointed Dan Coen as managing director. more »

MEWP safety alert guide produced

29 Mar 2017: The Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group has produced a safety alert protocol for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). more »

Hitachi order takes Fairfax to next level

28 Mar 2017: Yorkshire’s Fairfax Plant Hire has placed its largest ever order for new construction machinery, buying 80 Hitachi excavators. more »

Bespoke Cat hauler for Amey's waste operations

28 Mar 2017: Amey has taken delivery of a bespoke Cat 725C2 trash hauler, retrofitted with a 40m3 capacity lightweight skip and hydraulic tailgate. more »

GAP makes Kubota sole supplier for mini diggers

28 Mar 2017: GAP Hire Solutions has decided to make Kubota its sole supplier of excavators ranging from 800kg up to eight tonnes. more »

Traffic Commissioner blocks Peters Brothers

28 Mar 2017: A plant and aggregate firm based in Hatfield has been told that it cannot operate any more heavy goods vehicles because of failings in the way it runs its current fleet. more »

Laing O’Rourke fined £800k for Heathrow fatality

26 Mar 2017: Laing O’Rourke has been fined £800,000 for inadequate site supervision leading to the death of an employee. more »

Tower crane operators threaten strike action

24 Mar 2017: Tower crane operators at HTC Wolffkran have rejected a 3% pay offer, prompting their union to warn of the risk of industrial action. more »

Bobcat rounds off compact series

23 Mar 2017: Bobcat has completed its family of 1-2 tonne compact excavators with the new 1.7-tonne E17Z zero tail swing (ZTS) canopy model. more »

Case adds password protection

22 Mar 2017: Case Construction Equipment has launched a new G-Series range of wheeled loaders with seven models in the line-up. more »

London's biggest crane ready for work

22 Mar 2017: The biggest crane ever erected in London is now ready to start work at the Earls Court development. more »

MEWP operator’s death leads to £700k fine

22 Mar 2017: Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd has been fined £700,000 after a self-employed contractor was knocked from a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). more »

Beaver opens second large depot

21 Mar 2017: Equipment hire firm Beaver 84 has relocated its Essex depot from West Thurrock to much larger premises in Basildon. more »

Groundforce props up Welsh waterworks excavation

17 Mar 2017: Special props have enabled a large excavation to be carried out by Skanska in difficult ground conditions at a water treatment works in Wales. more »

Indian rental giant buys 18 Grove cranes

17 Mar 2017: Sanghvi Movers – India’s largest crane rental company – has ordered 18 Grove GMK6300L all-terrain cranes. more »

Doosan develops telematic system

16 Mar 2017: Doosan has developed the DoosanConnect wireless fleet management system for its excavator, wheel loader and articulated dump truck ranges. more »

Hitachi plans factory restructure

16 Mar 2017: Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) is planning to restructure its factories in the Netherlands. more »

Chippindale becomes Mecalac dealer

16 Mar 2017: Mecalac Construction (formerly Terex GB) has appointed Chippindale Plant Limited to its distributor network. more »

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