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Potain makes first Australian delivery of Hup cranes

Potain makes first Australian delivery of Hup cranes

23 Apr 2017: The first Potain Hup cranes in Australia have been delivered to Active Crane Hire of New South Wales. more »

Harringtons develops Volvo fleet

Harringtons develops Volvo fleet

20 Apr 2017: Harringtons Builders of Wembley, Middlesex, is building up a fleet of Volvo excavators with its latest purchase being a 14-tonne EC140E. more »

Hyundai restructures

Hyundai restructures

20 Apr 2017: South Korean chaebol Hyundai Heavy Industries has spun off its construction equipment division into a new company. more »

JCB branding stretches to specs

JCB branding stretches to specs

18 Apr 2017: High street opticians chain Specsavers has launched a range of JCB-branded eyeware. more »

HSS starts hunt for new CEO

HSS starts hunt for new CEO

13 Apr 2017: Loss-making tool hire chain HSS is looking for a new chief executive after the board decided it was ‘the right time’ to replace John Gill. more »

Amey looks to automate street maintenance tasks

Amey looks to automate street maintenance tasks

12 Apr 2017: Routine urban highway maintenance and street cleaning could soon be carried out by robot vehicles, if an industry-led development project is successful more »

Hertfordshire engineering firm rescued

Hertfordshire engineering firm rescued

12 Apr 2017: A company that makes pavement testing equipment for civil engineering contractors has been saved from collapse by an eight-month rescue plan. more »

Hawk rejuvenates fleet with Komatsu order

Hawk rejuvenates fleet with Komatsu order

10 Apr 2017: Plant hire firm Hawk has taken delivery of a fleet of more than 135 new machines from Komatsu. more »

M&E acquisition strengthens Hire Station

M&E acquisition strengthens Hire Station

7 Apr 2017: Equipment hire group Vp has paid £3.6m in cash to acquire the mechanical and electrical equipment rental and sales business of Jackson Mechanical Services (UK) Ltd. more »

Bomag-Dynapac merger probed

Bomag-Dynapac merger probed

6 Apr 2017: The UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating whether the merger of Bomag and Dynapac is a threat to competition in the compaction machinery market. more »

Worsley promotes Nixon

Worsley promotes Nixon

21 Apr 2017: Worsley Plant has promoted Adrian Nixon to operations director. more »

Doosan loaders for Breedon quarries

Doosan loaders for Breedon quarries

20 Apr 2017: Breedon has bought new Doosan DL550-5 and DL450-5 wheeled loaders for two of its Scottish quarries. more »

Demolition contractor adds high-reach capacity

Demolition contractor adds high-reach capacity

18 Apr 2017: Collins Demolition has taken delivery of its first high-reach machine – a Volvo EC 380E HR with Rotar RSS20 scrap shear. more »

New quick coupler for Bobcats

New quick coupler for Bobcats

13 Apr 2017: Bobcat has introduced a hydraulic pin grabber coupler for its E25 up to the E55 mini excavator models. more »

Giant Cat shovel starts work at Mountsorrel

Giant Cat shovel starts work at Mountsorrel

13 Apr 2017: Tarmac has bought a new 300-tonne Caterpillar excavator for its Mountsorrel quarry in Leicestershire. more »

Danaher & Walsh expands with new Cats

Danaher & Walsh expands with new Cats

12 Apr 2017: Danaher & Walsh, a Leicester-based civil engineering contractor and plant hire business, has bought 27 new Caterpillar machines from Finning UK & Ireland. more »

Riwal buys German rental business

Riwal buys German rental business

11 Apr 2017: Aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist Riwal has bought Germany’s AFI. more »

Ardent ready to roll with £4m Ammann order

Ardent ready to roll with £4m Ammann order

7 Apr 2017: Ardent Hire Solutions has placed a £4m order with A&Y Equipment for more than 100 new Ammann compaction rollers. more »

Boels takes over Supply UK

Boels takes over Supply UK

7 Apr 2017: Tool and equipment hire group Supply UK has been acquired by Dutch hire firm Boels Rental for an undisclosed sum. more »

Four more Liebherrs for Commhoist

Four more Liebherrs for Commhoist

6 Apr 2017: Logistics and lifting company Commhoist has taken delivery of the first of four new Liebherr mobile cranes that it has ordered. more »

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