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Hawk adds to Cat fleet

Hawk adds to Cat fleet

16 Jan 2017: Hawk Plant Hire has bought another 34 Caterpillar machines from dealer Finning UK & Ireland. more »

Lavendon outperforms expectations

Lavendon outperforms expectations

13 Jan 2017: Powered access hire group Lavendon saw its UK rental revenues rise 9% in 2016 and operating margins improve. more »

Nothing left for Hewden's unsecured creditors

Nothing left for Hewden's unsecured creditors

12 Jan 2017: The full extent of the failure of Hewden is revealed in a report by the administrators that paints a picture of dwindling revenues and profits and spiralling debt burden. more »

Expansion for Lomond Plant with fleet investment

Expansion for Lomond Plant with fleet investment

11 Jan 2017: Falkirk-based Lomond Plant has invested £5.5m in new JCB machines to grow its hire fleet. more »

Jarvie Plant eyes English expansion

Jarvie Plant eyes English expansion

10 Jan 2017: Scotland’s Jarvie Plant is planning to open its first depot in England after welcoming back a familiar face as sales director. more »

Access hire boss jailed over lethal platform repair flaws

Access hire boss jailed over lethal platform repair flaws

9 Jan 2017: A plant hire boss has been jailed for two years after a powered access platform user was killed when his boom lift collapsed. more »

Buyer found for Hewden’s Nottingham depot

Buyer found for Hewden’s Nottingham depot

4 Jan 2017: Nixon Hire has bought the former Hewden Stuart depot in Nottingham for an undisclosed sum more »

Lavendon urges shareholders to sit on their hands as bidding keeps rising

Lavendon urges shareholders to sit on their hands as bidding keeps rising

4 Jan 2017: In the ongoing battle to take over Lavendon, Belgium’s TVH has increased its offer to 261 pence per share, again just a penny more than French rival Loxam’s last offer. more »

Ainscough bolsters executive team

Ainscough bolsters executive team

3 Jan 2017: Ainscough Crane Hire has promoted Andrew Winter to its senior executive team. more »

Pay deal agreed at JCB

Pay deal agreed at JCB

19 Dec 2016: Shop floor workers at JCB have voted to accept a 2.2% pay rise for 2017 as part of a newly-agreed three year wage deal. more »

Atlas Copco to sell Dynapac business

Atlas Copco to sell Dynapac business

13 Jan 2017: Atlas Copco has announced that it plans to sell its road construction equipment business, which operates under the Dynapac trade name. more »

New Demag for John Sutch

New Demag for John Sutch

13 Jan 2017: After several years preferring Liebherr and Tadano all terrain cranes, John Sutch Cranes has returned to buying Terex machines, with the purchase of a 100-tonne class Demag AC 100-4L. more »

Quantum uses TEI masts for bank stabilisation

Quantum uses TEI masts for bank stabilisation

12 Jan 2017: Quantum Geotechnical has used a pair of TEI masts to stabilise embankments on a South Wales highways scheme. more »

Bauer mobilises rigs for triple decker roundabout

Bauer mobilises rigs for triple decker roundabout

10 Jan 2017: Sisk Lagan JV, the main contractor grouping responsible for the A19/A1058 junction improvement project in Newcastle has awarded the piling package for critical structures on the Highways England project to Bauer Technologies. more »

Morris Leslie acquires four Hewden depots

Morris Leslie acquires four Hewden depots

9 Jan 2017: Administrators for Hewden Stuart have sold the depots in in Inverness, Whitehaven, Willenhall and Bedford to Morris Leslie Plant Hire with all 38 employees transferring to the new owner. more »

JCB lands £115m US Army order

JCB lands £115m US Army order

6 Jan 2017: JCB has started 2017 by winning its second biggest ever order – and, just like the first, it is from the US Army. more »

Hewden machines go under the hammer

Hewden machines go under the hammer

4 Jan 2017: More than 100 cranes and thousands of items of general construction equipment from the fleet of the failed Hewden Stuart are being sent to auction. more »

Lavendon takeover battle sees valuation rise to £442m

Lavendon takeover battle sees valuation rise to £442m

3 Jan 2017: It was a busy Christmas period for financial advisers to three of Europe’s biggest powered access hire companies as bids continued to rise in the the Lavendon takeover battle. more »

B&W buys 60 Terex dumpers

B&W buys 60 Terex dumpers

20 Dec 2016: Wigan-based distributor Norwest Plant has won a contract to supply 60 Terex site dumpers to B&W Plant Hire & Sales. more »

Speedy rescues Lloyds British

Speedy rescues Lloyds British

19 Dec 2016: In the week before Christmas, Speedy Hire has saved 200 jobs by buying Lloyds British Testing out of administration. more »

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