Costain JV Awarded A 605 Million Pound Thames Tideway Tunnel Contract

August 24, 2015
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Costain, the engineering solutions provider, announces that it has been awarded the £605 million contract for the East works package of the Thames Tideway Tunnel in London in Joint Venture (‘JV’) with VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche Ltd.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the tidal River Thames from pollution and to modernise London’s Victorian sewerage network for the 21st century, underpinning and enhancing economic prosperity. It is a large complex programme which addresses an urgent need to help ensure London is provided with a safe and environmentally sustainable water infrastructure.
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Wacker Neuson Plans New UK headquarters due to increasing sales volume

August 7, 2015
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Wacker Neuson Plans New UK headquarters due to increasing sales volume

Wacker Neuson is expanding its UK operations in Stafford. Richard Harrison, UK Managing Director and CFO Günther C. Binder have signed a deal with Beacon Business Park for a brand new UK Sales Headquarters, which opens in summer 2016.

Wacker Neuson is a leading manufacturer of high quality construction vehicles and construction equipment. Their products are used in the construction, landscaping, gardening, architecture and agricultural industries, as well as by local authorities and companies in industries such as the recycling and energy. With the UK rapidly coming out of a recession, demand for construction plant and equipment is increasing right across the countries. The expansion is necessary to better serve customer as sales volume increases.
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Case appoints Coates Plant Sales to its expanding dealer network

July 30, 2015
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Case appoints Coates Plant Sales to its expanding dealer network

Case Construction Equipment is pleased to announce a further expansion of its dealer network in the UK with the appointment of Robert Coates Plant Sales, who will cover Cheshire and Denbighshire.

Based in Talke, near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Coates will offer the full range of Case machines from mini to heavy-line. This sales offer will be backed by a dedicated support and maintenance service.

This latest announcement comes hard on the heels of expansion in the Midlands and underlines Case’s commitment to offer its customers excellent sales and support from its dealer network throughout the UK and Eire.
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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 throughout the world and also provides service and maintenance, as well as industry training.
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Flyover Innovation Recognised by Peers

July 29, 2015
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Flyover Innovation Recognised by Peers

On behalf of Transport for London (TfL), the project team leading on the Hammersmith Flyover strengthening and refurbishment works (a Costain project) received the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)/Ringway Innovation Award at the CIHT Awards 2015 ceremony at the capital’s Landmark London Hotel.

The flyover, which opened in 1961, is a pre-cast, post-tensioned structure that carries 70,000 vehicles a day. Just prior to the 2012 Olympics, inspections discovered severe corrosion of the pre-stressing strands throughout the structure. Their deterioration was affecting its load-bearing ability.
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JCB Finance Introduces Interest Free Options for Use Machines

June 15, 2015
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JCB Finance Introduces Interest Free Options for Use Machines

JCB Finance has launched a two year interest free hire purchase scheme for used JCB machines held in stock by the UK JCB dealer network.

There is no upper limit for how much can be borrowed after a 20% deposit has been paid and the JCB must not become greater than 10 years old during the period of the finance agreement. Normal terms and conditions apply and the scheme is subject to availability through participating JCB dealers.
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