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“I’m sticking with Volvo…..”

Is the sentiment of Robbie Tough, Managing Director of R Tough Plant Hire Ltd, Carluke, Lanarkshire, as he takes delivery of a brand new Volvo EC220E into his fleet. Since establishing his plant hire business in 2006, Managing Director, Robbie Tough, has been associated with Volvo Construction Equipment products. “Our …

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AUTO PILOTS: WHAT DO CUSTOMERS WANT FROM AUTOMATION?

Automation technology is advancing, but what features do customers actually want? In this article Volvo CE’s Tine Lefebvre, Global Director Connected Services and Koen Sips, VP Customer Solutions, highlight how automated services are making every operator the world’s best. We talk about ‘automation’ as if it’s a new thing, but …

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Are Gen Z’ers the perfect apprentices?

When your company’s workload begins to pile up and you need an extra pair of hands on a project, there are a few avenues you can take. You can hire a freelancer, get in touch with a contractor, or spend every waking moment working on things yourself (not a great …

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Volvo Construction Equipment sees sales up 27% in 2018

Supported by a fourth quarter that saw sales up 21% and deliveries increase by 24%, Volvo Construction Equipment ended its strongest year ever buoyed by good demand from all major regions and all industrial segments.  Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) ended 2018 strongly, not only posting its best set of …

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Weather warning for employers: Be ready for winter staff issues

 Howes Percival answers six common questions on managing bad weather in the workplace   With Met Office weather warnings in place this week, Paula Bailey from Howes Percival answers six common questions from employers about dealing with staff issues during periods of adverse weather. Paula Bailey, Partner and employment law expert …

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“They’re good, robust machines…”

Is the verdict of Holmes Plant and Construction Ltd as a further seven Volvo compact excavators are delivered form SMT GB’s utility dealer, Contractors Equipment Sales Ltd. A further four, zero swing 2.5-tonne ECR25Ds and three larger 5-tonne reduced swing ECR50Ds have just been delivered to Holmes Plant and Construction …

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Capital expenditure surges at GAP Group

Capital expenditure on plant, tools and equipment for the first eight months of GAP Group’s trading year has surged to £58m, representing an increase of £12.1m (circa 26%) when compared to the corresponding period last year. Ken Stewart, Head of Procurement at GAP explained:“All our eight divisions are showing a …

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