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 in all aspects of engineering and operations, working in recycling, waste to energy, pre-stressed concrete manufacturing and production facilities, Dean has been responsible for overseeing many large scale operations during his career.
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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 on any ground. This feature allows working on gravel, sand or wet and soft lawn areas with payloads of up to 2,400 kg.
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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 start of the century. The introduction of the upgraded online customer portal will allow customers to manage hired equipment across A-Plant’s vast product range from any of its divisions via a single platform. This could be for on- or off-hiring, making payments, tracking equipment, managing telematics information or creating bespoke usage reports.
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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 roof constructions.

The latest investment pushes the size of cranes handled by Hewden to a new high. Previously dealing in cranes up to 130 tonnes, the new range extends the capacity up to 220 tonnes, with two rigs from Tadano.
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Transformation of Croydon Fiveways moves a step closer

February 11, 2016
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Transport for London (TfL), working closely with Croydon Council, has taken a step towards making Fiveways in Croydon simpler and safer for all road users, after publishing a preferred option for a road improvement scheme in the area.

The proposed design, part of the Mayor’s £4bn Road Modernisation Plan, would provide a safer and more direct route for road users through the area, and help to reduce delays and congestion. This includes providing quicker and safer access for pedestrians across the A23 Purley Way and improved bus journey times, delivering a better service to passengers.

With 7,300 new homes and 8,000 new jobs planned in the Croydon Opportunity Area, the area has been identified for improvement to help reduce congestion, accommodate future growth, and improve accessibility for all transport users. Fiveways Corner and the junction of the A23 Purley Way and A232 Stafford Road are extremely busy, with motorists and bus users frequently experiencing delays at peak times – especially on weekends when large numbers of shoppers are going to and from the popular major retail parks along the A23 Purley Way.
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Leada Acrow Makes Investment with MEVA

January 27, 2016
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Leada Acrow Makes Investment with MEVA

Leada Acrow has continued the expansion of its hire fleet of equipment by placing a £0.5 million order for Mammut heavy-duty formwork components manufactured by German-based MEVA, one of the world’s leading concrete formwork and falsework producers. The order expands Leada Acrow’s partnership with MEVA even further, as Leada Acrow is the largest supplier of MEVA hire products in the UK market. This latest order comprises fractional panels and striking corners used as part of Leada Acrow’s Mammut formwork and MEVA Guided Climbing Systems (MGC) used for stair and lift shaft construction.

Barry Furlong, Director of Leada Acrow said:

“This latest investment reflects the high customer demand for our Mammut formwork systems. Our customers have recognised the many benefits of using Mammut formwork on-site, in terms of efficiency, cost savings and the finish achieved. High pours can be carried out rapidly on very large structures and the end result is a superior concrete finish.”
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