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Molson Finlay Re-Brand: A New Chapter

Finlay Group is re-branding to Molson Finlay as part of a re-branding exercise being completed by Molson Group following a year of fast paced growth which included the acquisition of the Finlay Group in June 2018. After a year that saw significant expansion in the breadth and depth of the …

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Buoyant construction market drives backhoe sales for Mecalac

According to insight from Systematics International, 2018 was a successful year for UK construction equipment sales. More than 24,000 units were registered demonstrating year-on-year growth of more than 4%. Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd, a global leader in the design and manufacture of compact plant solutions, has experienced this success first-hand …

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Hawk Plant Hire goes into administration

The Hawk group of plant hire companies has gone into administration. According to the Group the liquidation of facilities management company Carillion a year ago was partly to blame for its demise. The group which is based in northwest Shropshire is one of the largest independent plant hire companies in …

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Contractor Confidence Drives Demand at 1st Call.

Thwaites and Leicester based distributor BTE Plant Sales are delighted to conclude a significant fleet deal of some 55 Dumpers with 1stCall Nationwide Plant Rental. The deal for 55 x (3-ton, 6-ton and 9-ton swivel skip machines) has been driven by the growing and continuing demand from 1stCall’s customers in …

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£1,000 CHRISTMAS BONUS ROUNDS OFF STRONG YEAR FOR JCB 

JCB earlier this month delivered some festive cheer to thousands of UK employees – the company’s biggest Christmas bonus for more than a decade. Around 7,200 employees at JCB’s 11 plants across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham will receive an extra £1,000 in their pay packets. The last time a Christmas …

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Mecalac wins 85-unit site dumper supply agreement

Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd (CEUK), a global leader in compact equipment design and manufacture, has announced a major national supply agreement with H.E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd. The deal will see 85 heavy-duty Mecalac site dumper units manufactured and supplied to the specialist plant hire firm. Set to rejuvenate …

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JCB SECURES MULTI MILLION POUND TRAVIS PERKINS ORDER

One of the UK’s largest builder’s merchants Travis Perkins has invested in 500 new JCB machines worth more than £7 million for its Tool Hire division. Travis Perkins has bought a fleet of JCB mini excavators and One Tonne High Tip site dumpers to further strengthen its UK-wide tool hire …

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