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Seddon and Viaduct Housing Partnership building for the future.

August 20, 2017
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Seddon and Viaduct Housing Partnership building for the future.

N West based builder and developer, Seddon, has begun work on a £6.5 million housing development in Stockport.

The £200-million turnover firm is constructing 59 properties for the Viaduct Housing Partnership of Stockport Council and Stockport Homes at the disused site of St Thomas’ Hospital on Flint...
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GT Access Takes UK’s First 15 m Hinowa Booms

November 2, 2016
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GT Access Takes UK’s First 15 m Hinowa Booms

GT Access has added the first new 15 m Hinowa tracked booms in the UK to its growing hire fleet.

The leading independent powered access specialist is the first British owner of Hinowa Lightlift 15.70s, which are replacing some older Hinowa 14m tracked booms. The machines were supplied by APS, the exclusive UK distributor for...
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Snorkel UK Appoints PLP Lift Trucks As Regional Dealer

October 24, 2016
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Snorkel UK Appoints PLP Lift Trucks As Regional Dealer

Snorkel UK, are pleased to announce the appointment of Sheffield-based PLP Lift Trucks as an authorized regional dealer. Under the terms of the agreement, PLP Lift Trucks are authorized to sell and service Snorkel lifts in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire, alongside Snorkel UK.

PLP Lift Trucks were established in 1972,...
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A-Plant to Merge Lion Trackhire and Eve under New Name

October 21, 2016
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A-Plant to Merge Lion Trackhire and Eve under New Name

UK rental specialist A-Plant has acquired Lion Trackhire for a total consideration of £38m and will merge the business with Eve, which it bought three years ago.

From 1st January 2017, Lion and Eve, 90,000 panels and 400 experts between them, will be rebranded Live, two letters from each company reflecting a ‘responsive’, ‘immediate’, ‘switched...
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Lendlease have renewed their framework agreement with Human Recognition Systems.

October 21, 2016
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Lendlease have renewed their framework agreement with Human Recognition Systems.

Leading international property and infrastructure group Lendlease has renewed its framework agreement with Human Recognition Systems (HRS) to supply access control and workforce management systems to all of its construction sites in the UK.

Set to last another three years, the framework is a renewal of an agreement which sees HRS' MSite system the sole...
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RPS Appointed for GWR Exeter Depot Expansion

July 6, 2016
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RPS Appointed for GWR Exeter Depot Expansion

The Great Western Railway network in the South West of England is currently undergoing the greatest investment since it was originally built over 150 years ago.

The modernisation programme will see the electrification of much of the Great Western network, and the delivery of new fleet of Intercity Express Programme trains; enabling train operator GWR...
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CASE appoints new heavy-line specialist

June 13, 2016
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CASE appoints new heavy-line specialist

CASE Construction Equipment is strengthening its UK operations with an industry expert.

Dean Ashton, a specialist with a track record of delivering major multi-million projects within the recycling and waste to energy sector, and an in-depth knowledge of plant procurement, joins the company as heavy-line product specialist for the UK and Eire.

With 36 years’ experience...
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All New Bocker RK36-2400 Tracked Crane

April 26, 2016
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All New Bocker RK36-2400 Tracked Crane

Kranlyft announces the arrival of the All New Bocker RK36-2400 Tracked Crane.

This innovative new crane will be debuted in the UK at this year’s Vertikal Days exhibition over 15-16th June on stand 108-109.

The compact crawler chassis of the RK36-2400 crane ensures a particularly safe traction and grip as well as an equal pressure distribution...
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A-Plant Commits Over 160 million Pounds On New Customer Portal

April 20, 2016
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A-Plant, part of Ashtead Group plc has embarked on an upgrade its extranet and deliver a new technologically advanced customer portal. The company has committed to invest over £2 million in new technologies that will help keep it at the forefront of the hire industry.

A-Plant has constantly developed it since its inception at the...
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Hewden lifts prospects with Eleven Million Poud crane investment including UK first for telescopic self-assembly luffing jib

February 12, 2016
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Hewden lifts prospects with Eleven Million Poud crane investment including UK first for telescopic self-assembly luffing jib

National equipment and crane hire firm Hewden, has bolstered its crane business with the addition of 21 cranes ranging from 70 tonnes up to 220 tonnes in an investment totalling £11.5m. The new fleet includes a UK first with an innovative new flexible hydraulic jib from Japanese manufacturer Tadano capable of hoisting loads under...
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