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A-Plant Boosts Plant Fleet with 400 New Machines

October 22, 2015
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A-Plant Boosts Plant Fleet with 400 New Machines

A-Plant has bolstered its already modern hire fleet of plant equipment by investing in 400 new machines manufactured by Terex, Bobcat and Thwaites.

An order worth £1 million has been placed with Terex for the supply of Hydraulic Breakers, Roller Breakers and Trailers. All manufactured at Terex’s facility in Coventry, the new machines have already...
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Star Platforms expands with arrival of new Kent depot

October 7, 2015
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Star Platforms expands with arrival of new Kent depot

Powered access hire company, Star Platforms, is reacting to the UK's continued economic recovery and strong customer demand by opening a new depot in Kent.

It is Star Platforms' second depot since launching near Luton, Bedfordshire in October 2014 and creates, initially, four new jobs in the area.

The new hire depot in Borough Green, near...
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AJ Access Platforms Appoints Sales Director

July 30, 2015
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AJ Access Platforms Appoints Sales Director

In a move that highlights its continued expansion, AJ Access Platforms has appointed Richard Onslow as Sales Director.

Richard, who was previously UK Sales Manager for five years with the company, has 19 years’ experience in the powered access industry.

Operating from Caldicot in South Wales, AJ Access Platforms sells new and used powered access machines...
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Leading hire companies working together to beat plant theft

March 10, 2015
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Leading hire companies working together to beat plant theft

Eight of the UK’s leading hire companies have joined forces to beat plant theft. A Plant, Brandon Hire, GAP Hire Solutions, Hewden, HSS Hire Group Plc, Nationwide Platforms, Speedy Solutions and VP Plc recently collaborated to discuss ways in which the theft of plant machinery can be reduced, with around £800m of equipment stolen...
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More and more companies announce apprentice schemes

March 10, 2015
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More and more companies announce apprentice schemes

At last the construction industry seems to have woken up to the severe skill shortage that will slow down any attempt to increase new builds and infrastructure developments. Amey announced a promise to provide 1,000 apprenticeships over the next 4 yeasrs. Wilmott Dixon has just announced that it is seeking...
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JCB Finance launches 60 million pound fund to support Britain’s builders

November 10, 2014
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JCB Finance launches 60 million pound fund to support Britain’s builders

JCB Finance has launched a new £60 million fund to support construction machinery purchases as a survey reveals UK builders are at their busiest for 20 years.

The new scheme offers customers purchasing plant and machinery the opportunity to buy now and pay later on plant delivered by the end of the year. Its launch...
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Kobelco Construction Machinery confirms two new authorised dealer partners

April 23, 2014
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Kobelco Construction Machinery confirms two new authorised dealer partners

UK-based Lloyd Ltd and Molson Group Ltd increase European network

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. is continuing its fast, yet controlled European dealer network expansion with the announcement of two new dealer partners in the United Kingdom. Both Lloyd Ltd and Molson Group Ltd met the required quality standards to become an authorised European dealer...
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GAP ‘rolls out’ the orders for 2014/2015

February 13, 2014
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GAP ‘rolls out’ the orders for 2014/2015

GAP Group Ltd, the UK’s largest independent plant, tool and specialist equipment hirer, is approaching the end of a record-breaking financial year with total revenue expected to be well over £100 million for the first time in the company’s history. Capital expenditure will also reach an all-time high with total investment in new equipment...
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Groundforce Expands UK Operations

January 27, 2014
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Groundforce Expands UK Operations

Leading excavation support rental company Groundforce, has kicked off 2014 with a firm show of intent by expanding its operations and national coverage across the UK, with the opening of two new dedicated hire depots, in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The new Groundforce depot in Scotland is located in Dyce, Aberdeen, and conveniently situated close...
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A-Plant Acrow Appoints New Technical Director

August 29, 2013
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A-Plant Acrow Appoints New Technical Director

A-Plant Acrow, a specialist division of A-Plant, has appointed a new Technical Director to help train and develop the expertise of the existing in-house engineering team. A-Plant Acrow supplies products for hire and sale for all temporary works requirements including Formwork, Falsework and Groundworks systems plus Edge Protection and Façade Retention/HD Propping systems. Taking up...
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