David Einig bought his first excavator at the age of 17 and four years later in 2008 set up as David Einig Contracting Limited, offering agricultural contracting and earthmoving services across Oxfordshire and beyond.
Since then, David Einig Contracting (DEC) has developed a fully-fledged plant hire fleet, including excavators up to 60 tonnes, dumpers, shovels, crushers, screeners and road sweepers.
In fact, the company has rapidly become one of the leading earthmoving contractors and plant hire firms in the region. It has more than 100 staff working on contracts ranging from waste management facilities to large scale recycling projects. In the year to 31st May 2015 DEC practically doubled its annual turnover to £12m, making a very tidy £200,000 after-tax profit in the process.
Not everyone is keen on letting you try before you buy, it seems, but Case's customer-focused flexibility appears to have been crucial in this deal.
The GDC Group, part of global heating products manufacturer Glendimplex, was recently in the market for a wheeled loader. It plumped for a Case 521F XT in waste configuration, not just because the machine was well up for the job, but also because it was only one they were able to get on trial.
Supplied by dealer Warwick Ward, the Case 521 FXT will be used in GDC Group’s recycling process at its brickworks manufacturing plant in Brierley Hill, West Midlands.
Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) reports that its YouTube channel now has more than 6,800 subscribers. And here is the star of its most popular video.
HCME tells us that its most seen video is this one, below, with close to 1.2 million views so far. It was uploaded in February 2014 and is about the first EX8000E-6 electric-drive hydraulic excavator delivered to China the previous year.
Cardiff Demolition Co Ltd doesn’t normally buy Volvo but it has decided to make an exception.
It has recently purchased a new Volvo EC380E, pictured above, rigged for secondary demolition duties.
More typical of its fleet is the Komatsu PC201LC shown in action below.
The heavy storms of earlier this year are starting to seem like a distant memory now but there are still tales to relate of sterling work carried out by all kinds of folk.
In Scotland, for example, Fraserburgh-based David Smith Contractors played a vital role in helping to save the historic Abergeldie Castle.
Set alongside the River Dee, the 16th-century tower house teetered on the brink of collapse when unprecedented heavy rainfall caused the river to burst its banks, sweeping away around 20 metres of the banking and leaving the building in a precarious position.