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Komatsu forms partnership to put AI on sites

Komatsu forms partnership to put AI on sites

14 Dec 2017: Komatsu has teamed up with computer technology business NVIDIA with the aim of bringing artificial intelligence (AI) to construction sites. more »

A-Plant half-year numbers rise 23%

A-Plant half-year numbers rise 23%

12 Dec 2017: A-Plant saw its revenue swell 23% to £245.1m in the six months to 31st October 2017, up from £199.3m for the same period last year. more »

Case dealer taken over

Case dealer taken over

12 Dec 2017: Newport-based Case dealer LDH Plant has been acquired by the Ward Woolston Group. more »

Housing association fined £100k for HAVS failings

Housing association fined £100k for HAVS failings

7 Dec 2017: A housing association has been fined £100,000 for exposing maintenance workers to hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), caused by excessive use of power tools. more »

Loxam expands with Dublin acquisition

Loxam expands with Dublin acquisition

5 Dec 2017: Rental business Loxam has acquired Irish company Swan Plant Hire from its shareholders. more »

Suction excavator guide published

Suction excavator guide published

5 Dec 2017: A good practice guide for the use of suction excavators has been published by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA). more »

Collard puts demolition spec EC750E to work

Collard puts demolition spec EC750E to work

4 Dec 2017: Hampshire-based R Collard Ltd has taken delivery of the first demolition specified Volvo EC750E to be sold in Great Britain. more »

New machines for Glasgow training centre

New machines for Glasgow training centre

29 Nov 2017: MGS Training has invested in three new pieces of Volvo Construction Equipment for its plant operator training school. more »

UK construction machinery trade surplus grows 33%

UK construction machinery trade surplus grows 33%

28 Nov 2017: The value of exports of UK-made construction and earthmoving equipment rose 21% in the first nine months of 2017. more »

New rail plant depot for Keltbray Aspire

New rail plant depot for Keltbray Aspire

27 Nov 2017: Keltbray Aspire, the part of Keltbray Group that provides overhead line electrification services, has opened a new facility at the Dunchurch Trading Estate in Rugby, Warwickshire. more »

Plant hire consolidator starts acquisition spree with Jovic

Plant hire consolidator starts acquisition spree with Jovic

14 Dec 2017: There’s a new name in plant hire and it is on the acquisition trail. more »

Active Access expands its fleet

Active Access expands its fleet

12 Dec 2017: A Scottish powered access equipment hire company is splashing the cash in a bid for regional market leadership. more »

DAB returns to Volvo

DAB returns to Volvo

8 Dec 2017: A Leicester civil engineering contractor has started buying Volvo machines for its plant fleet again after 10 years of relying on cheaper models. more »

HSS sets out new targets

HSS sets out new targets

7 Dec 2017: Loss-making HSS Hire Group has completed its strategic review and set out its priorities to repair the business. more »

Sustainability helps Ramirent secure EIB loan

Sustainability helps Ramirent secure EIB loan

5 Dec 2017: Finnish rental group Ramirent has secured a €50m (£42.7m) loan to modernise and expand its fleet. more »

CMA calls in Brandon acquisition

CMA calls in Brandon acquisition

4 Dec 2017: The Competition & Markets Authority has stepped in to investigate the acquisition of Brandon Hire Group by Vp. more »

Dashboard cams cut contractor's premiums

Dashboard cams cut contractor's premiums

30 Nov 2017: A demolition contractor has reduced its annual vehicle insurance premiums by 20% by installing cameras and telematics. more »

Training firm switches to Cat

Training firm switches to Cat

29 Nov 2017: Construction Training & Development (CTD) has bought its first Caterpillar machine and has now lined up dealer Finning UK & Ireland as its preferred supplier. more »

Hire firm invests £25m in 450 JCBs

Hire firm invests £25m in 450 JCBs

28 Nov 2017: Haydock-based Plant Hire UK has placed its biggest ever order for JCB equipment as it gears up for growth in the New Year. more »

Rebrand for OnGrade

Rebrand for OnGrade

27 Nov 2017: OnGrade, a producer of proximity warning systems for construction machinery operators, has rebranded as SiteZone Safety. more »

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