YHC Take Delivery of 49 Takeuchi Excavators from CBL

January 11, 2016
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YHC Take Delivery of 49 Takeuchi Excavators from CBL

YHC Hire Solutions have just taken delivery of 49 Takeuchi mini excavators in a six figure deal from CBL Plant Sales that will both bolster and update the company’s range of small plant.

The deal comprises of 7 x TB210R Micro Excavators, 20 x TB216 Mini Excavators & 22 x TB230 Mini Excavators. The TB210R Micro Excavator tips the scales at 1180kgs and is powered by a 3 cylinder Kubota engine offering a power output rating of 8.7 kw @2200RPM, reach at ground level is 3220mm with a maximum dig depth of 1755mm.

The 1.5 tonne class TB216, the replacement for the hugely popular TB016, has an operating weight of 1680kgs and is powered by a 3 cylinder Yanmar engine, which offers a power output rating of 11.1kw @2400RPM. Reach at ground level is 4035mm with a maximum dig depth of 2340mm.
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2016 is the year for the construction industry to invest

December 22, 2015
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Richard Threlfall, KPMG’s Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction, forecasts a positive outlook for the construction industry in 2016 and calls on all businesses in the sector to start to invest.

He said:

“2016 will be a good year for the construction industry. Tier 1s will stabilise, labour supply and price pressures will start to ease, and the industry should be able to start focussing on securing steady growth in what will be a strong market. It will be a year for businesses to invest, in people, processes and technology, to create a platform for what could be many good years ahead.

“2015 has been a particularly ghastly year for many Tier 1 firms, who have been knocked off-course by losses on legacy contracts signed too cheaply in order to maintain volume in the depth of recession. But it seems unlikely now that there are many more skeletons in the cupboard and as restructurings of businesses in the sector work through, a degree of stability should return.
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CASE expands national account sales team in the UK

December 16, 2015
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CASE expands national account sales team in the UK

CASE Construction Equipment has further strengthened its national accounts team in the UK with the appointment of Matt Jennings, who will take up the role of strategic accounts manager for the south.

Matt, who has 16 years’ experience of working within the construction and plant sector, has worked for Finning for the past twelve years, the last four as strategic accounts manager, where he looked after a wide range of sectors including mining, waste and recycling, plus quarrying and steel mills. His responsibilities included looking after national key accounts, dealing with procurement teams, regional management and operations.
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Proposal to establish Crossrail 2 Ltd to help advance vital new railway

December 10, 2015
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The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) today announced their intention to ask the TfL Board to set up a new company, Crossrail 2 Ltd, to take forward the development and delivery of this vital new railway.

Crossrail 2 will transform the South East, serving central London through an underground tunnelled section between Wimbledon and Tottenham Hale and New Southgate and connecting with existing National Rail networks in Surrey and Hertfordshire. It will help relieve the increasing pressure on London's transport network, support 200,000 new homes and 200,000 new jobs and provide a boost to the UK economy of up to £102bn.

Crossrail 2 Ltd would be a wholly owned subsidiary of TfL tasked with driving forward the development of the project. The Board, which will comprise of a number of non-executive directors and senior TfL officers, will bring together senior industry expertise and will steer the project through the development phase to the grant of powers to begin construction.
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Murphy wins award for eco garden made using waste products

November 27, 2015
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Murphy wins award for eco garden made using waste products

Leading construction and engineering firm, J. Murphy & Sons Limited (Murphy), has won an environmental award for an eco garden at the firm’s depot at White Waltham in Berkshire.

The novel project, which reused surplus construction products to provide a habitat for wildlife including endangered honey bees, picked up a bronze award for environmental best practice at the Green Organisation’s Green Apple Awards at a ceremony held earlier this week at the Houses of Parliament.

The creation of the eco garden is just one scheme that fits with Murphy’s ongoing sustainability goals. Not only is the scheme promoting biodiversity but it is also maximising the way waste products are used.
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A-Plant Make Massive Investment in 300+ Access Platforms

November 19, 2015
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A-Plant Make Massive Investment in 300+ Access Platforms

A-Plant has continued its significant investment in brand new access equipment by taking delivery of a further 300+ powered access and low level access machines manufactured by Power Towers and Niftylift, the majority of which are specifically designed to offer an environmentally friendly solution to working at height. This latest investment is valued at around £2 million.

A total of 284 low level access machines have been purchased from Power Towers and the bulk of the order comprises the Nano and the Pecolift models. The push-around Nano offers a working height of 4.5m whilst minimising the working footprint, giving the operator more room to work in confined spacessuch as Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) work, busy retail spot, simple refitting work, new construction or maintenance.
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