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Thomas lined up to lead A-Plant

10 Jul 2017: A-Plant chief executive Sat Dhaiwal will retire in July 2018 and be succeeded by Richard Thomas. more »

Cat invests in bricklaying robots

7 Jul 2017: Caterpillar has signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate with a specialist developer of robotic bricklaying technology. more »

Volvo quits direct distribution

6 Jul 2017: Volvo Construction Equipment is selling its British dealership business to specialist equipment distributor SMT. more »

GAP’s adds Wacker VDS digger

6 Jul 2017: GAP Hire Solutions has bought its first Vertical Digging System (VDS) excavator from Wacker Neuson. more »

New Doosan dealer for Borders

6 Jul 2017: Doosan has appointed Dumfries-based James Gordon Ltd as its construction equipment dealer for Cumbria, southwest Scotland and the Borders region. more »

BTE adds tech to West Point’s mini diggers

5 Jul 2017: West Point Construction, a Midlands groundworks specialist, has added eight custom Kubota KX057-4 excavators to the six that it bought in July 2016. more »

Titan 650 automates pile testing

5 Jul 2017: Atlas Pile Testing Systems has launched Titan 650, an automated and unmanned static load testing system for the piling industry. more »

HSS makes steps towards recovery

4 Jul 2017: Loss-making tool hire chain HSS reports good progress with cost reduction and improved fleet utilisation. more »

Cumbrian contractor splashes out £1m on JCB order

4 Jul 2017: Ashcroft Construction, a Cumbrian civil engineering contractor and plant hire firm, has placed a £1m order for JCB machines. more »

Kelston Sparkes takes to Bell trucks

4 Jul 2017: Earthmoving contractor Kelston Sparkes has bought four more Bell B50D articulated dump trucks. more »

Doosan dealer in administration

3 Jul 2017: Promac Solutions, one of the biggest Doosan Bobcat dealers in Europe, is in administration. more »

Hughes & Salvidge adopts proximity warning technology

3 Jul 2017: Demolition contractor Hughes & Salvidge is specifying the use of a proximity warning system for its sites at Heathrow Airport. more »

Star Platforms invests in PowerTowers

29 Jun 2017: Powered access hire company Star Platforms is consolidating its low level access inventory around PowerTower products. more »

More management changes at Caterpillar

29 Jun 2017: Caterpillar head office in Peoria, Illinois, has announced more senior management changes more »

Botched lift spilled scaffold fittings

27 Jun 2017: Two construction companies have been fined after a woman was struck by scaffolding fittings dropped from a crane. more »

Lift off for JCB Access

27 Jun 2017: Oxford-based 2 Cousins Powered Access has become the first company buy scissor lifts from JCB's new powered access division. more »

Falcon promises to learn lessons after latest collapse

26 Jun 2017: The two men killed in a crane collapse on a Seddon construction site in Crewe last week were working for the crane supplier Falcon. more »

Aggregate Industries outsources half of its plant maintenance to UPS

26 Jun 2017: Plant machinery maintenance specialist United Plant Services has won a contract to keep machinery up and running at some of Aggregate Industries’ quarries. more »

Bell Equipment names next CEO

22 Jun 2017: Bell Equipment, the South African manufacturer of construction trucks and loaders, has named chief operating officer Leon Goosen as chief executive designate to succeed Gary Bell on his retirement. more »

Two killed in Seddon crane collapse

22 Jun 2017: Two men have been killed on the site of a Seddon new-build care home development in Crewe after a tower crane toppled. more »

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