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Scotia closure prompts Doosan dealer shuffle

31 Jan 2018: Doosan Construction Equipment has reorganised its distribution in Scotland following the closure of Scotia Plant. more »

Telematics Hub navigates disparate OEM systems

30 Jan 2018: A software firm says that it has developed a universal solution to the problem of plant fleet operators with mixed fleets struggling to use the various different telematic systems supplied by different OEMs. more »

Whyte Crane orders 21 Liebherrs

30 Jan 2018: A substantial contract at the Ineos oil refinery in Grangemouth has prompted Whyte Crane Hire to buy 21 more Liebherr mobile cranes. more »

Van renewal for Bateman Groundworks

30 Jan 2018: Bateman Groundworks has invested £470,000 in a fleet of 45 new Renault Kangoo vans. more »

Siltbuster joins Selwood group

29 Jan 2018: Workdry International, the ultimate holding company of pump company Selwood, has acquired parts of the water treatment specialist Siltbuster Group. more »

Caterpillar sales and profit up

26 Jan 2018: Caterpillar’s full-year results for 2017 show sales and revenues of US$45.5bn (£32bn), up about 18% from 2016. more »

Views wanted for height safety inquiry

26 Jan 2018: A newly formed all party parliamentary group (APPG) for working at height has launched an inquiry into the numbers of serious injuries and fatalities which occur because of a fall from height and falling objects. more »

Lifting technician apprenticeship now ready

24 Jan 2018: A new apprenticeship scheme for lifting technicians is now available and ready for delivery, following final approval from the Institute of Apprenticeships. more »

Utranazz introduces trailer-mounted concrete pump

24 Jan 2018: Concrete equipment specialist Utranazz has launched the first trailer-mounted concrete pump from its new range of small output pumps. more »

Lorry loading must be planned, court says

23 Jan 2018: A £40,000 fine handed down to a scaffolding contractor serves as a reminder that even the simple act of loading up a lorry must, by law, be properly planned. more »

Brick-laying robot reaches the UK

23 Jan 2018: A UK start-up company has secured exclusive distribution rights to the US-made SAM 100 brick laying robot. more »

JCB fires up dumper production line

23 Jan 2018: JCB has now begun production of its new range of Hi-Viz site dumpers. more »

Boss Cabins adds static range

23 Jan 2018: Boss Cabins has launched a range of static welfare units that it hopes will propel it to market leadership over the next 12 months. more »

CMA invites comments on Brandon takeover

22 Jan 2018: The Competition & Markets Authority has issued an invitation for comments on the takeover of Brandon Hire by Vp. more »

Komatsu investment keeps Hawk training centre up to date

22 Jan 2018: Plant hire firm Hawk has bought six new Komatsu machines for its safety and training centre in Shropshire. more »

Magni sets up UK subsidiary

22 Jan 2018: Italian telehandler manufacturer Magni Telescopic Handlers has moved to direct distribution in the UK. more »

Ardent agrees £120m refinancing deal

19 Jan 2018: Plant hire specialist Ardent Hire Solutions has secured a £120m borrowing deal from banks to fund its expansion plans. more »

Aarsleff deploys Giken press in Beverley

18 Jan 2018: North Midland Construction has contracted Aarsleff Ground Engineering to install 155 sheet piles at Grovehill Depot in Beverley. more »

King Lifting sets up Hinkley Point office

18 Jan 2018: West Country crane hire specialist King Lifting has opened of a dedicated project division to service the lifting requirements at the new nuclear power station being constructed at Hinkley in Somerset. more »

Wembley debut for Raimondi luffer

15 Jan 2018: Henry Construction has put up the first of a new model of luffing job tower crane on a development in north London. more »

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