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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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Buying & Selling at Auction Like a Professional PART #2

Buying & Selling at Auction Like a Professional

Selling at Auction With the world markets for new and used construction equipment, earthmoving and mining machinery being extremely buoyant, demand is ever changing globally, and large infrastructure projects can dictate where equipment is required and at what price around the globe. For both buyers and sellers, machinery and equipment …

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Buying & Selling at Auction Like a Professional PART #1

Buying and selling at auction

Buying at Auction With the world markets for new and used construction equipment, earthmoving and mining machinery being extremely buoyant, demand is ever changing globally, and large infrastructure projects can dictate where equipment is required and at what price around the globe. For both buyers and sellers, machinery and equipment …

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Turn the lights off on your way out…..

Is the industry doing enough to, keep, up skill and encourage new talent into the various construction sectors?  Having been in operated plant hire for over 25 years in some way or another I have seen many changes, most with good intentions, many of which have been good for the …

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The Executive Hire Show 2018 – 93% Sold Out

The Executive Hire Show event team recently held its annual exhibitor ‘Kick off’ meeting which took place at the Shows’ established home at the Ricoh Arena Coventry – in the heart of the Midlands.  Hosted by Show Director, Craig Donovan, the event was well attended by many of the EHS’s …

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