WernerCo appoints APS as exclusive BoSS X Series distributor for UK and Ireland

THE UK’s leading manufacturer of access equipment, WernerCo, has announced the appointment of Access Platform Sales (APS) as its exclusive distribution partner for its BoSS® X-SERIES in the UK & Ireland.

Both companies have long enjoyed a successful relationship and to formalise its partnership it showcased the micro powered access platforms together at this year’s Executive Hire Show.

As part of the new distribution deal, both WernerCo and Cambridgeshire-based APS have launched a new advertising campaign featuring the X-SERIES, which is aimed at the hire and facilities management market.

Nick Platt, VP Ops EMEA & Managing Director of WernerCo UK, commented: “We recognise the valuable expertise that APS brings to the supply and servicing of the BoSS® X-SERIES in the UK and Ireland. By having an exclusive relationship with APS, it allows our customers to benefit enabling us both to present a simpler solution.”

The BoSS® X-SERIES from WernerCo is a modern alternative to traditional ladders and steps, offering a high level of safety whilst remaining easy to transport and operate. The range of self-propelled micro-scissor lifts has the benefit of being compact in dimensions, simplicity in operation and offers working heights of up to 5.2m.

APS Managing Director, Steve Couling, added: “BoSS® is a great brand and the X-SERIES has proved extremely popular in the push-around sector. By bringing in WernerCo as an exclusive partner it means we can focus on providing a better level of availability and commitment to this range, thereby giving our customers a better service.”

The BoSS® X-SERIES consists of the X3X, which has a maximum platform height of 3.2m and the BoSS® X3 at 2.55m. Both machines allow a safe working load of 240kg and are designed for use indoors in confined spaces as they fit through standard doorways and corridors as well as in passenger lifts.


www.accessplatforms.co.uk

Fulham Football Club announces new partnership with Teng Tools

FULHAM Football Club is delighted to welcome Teng Tools as its Official Hand Tools Partner for the next three seasons.

Teng Tools, a global provider of hand tools and smart storage solutions, has partnered with Fulham FC to further enhance their brand awareness to a worldwide audience.

Teng Tools will have the opportunity to work with the Club to deliver promotional campaigns taking in everything from CSR initiatives with the Fulham FC Foundation, to creating cobranded special edition trade products.

Daniel King, Managing Director Teng Tools UK & Ireland, said: “Teng Tools is delighted to announce the partnership with Fulham Football Club, we see similar values within the club and what we stand for as a brand in the hand tools market here in the UK and further afield. We are fully behind Claudio Ranieri and the Fulham team to get the points they need over the coming months.”

Further through the partnership, Teng Tools will receive significant visibility through advertising on the in-game LED as well across the club’s digital and social platforms during the term of the partnership, in addition to significant global exposure from the club’s participation in the Premier League.

Casper Stylsvig Fulham FC CRO, said: "We are thrilled to be partnering with Teng Tools, a creative and innovative brand. We feel that they are the perfect match for Fulham FC sharing a number of our principles. We look forward to working with them to achieve their marketing and activation objectives during the partnership.”


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Woodworking YouTube trio become Triton ambassadors

THREE of the world’s most popular woodworkers have been unveiled as Triton Tools ambassadors.

YouTube sensations April Wilkerson and fellow American Matt Cremona will continue to promote the Yeovil-based company, while up-and-coming German YouTube superstar Frank Krueger is a new addition to the team.

Worldwide events

Combined, the woodworking trio have more than one million YouTube subscribers, and all three will appear at key worldwide events with Triton over the next 12 months, as well as contributing regular social media content.

Mark Pearson, Global Brand Manager at Triton Tools, said: “As a company, we pride ourselves on precision, expertise and engaging with the worldwide community of woodworkers – those qualities shine through with all three individuals in abundance.”

April has been making woodworking tutorial videos for more than four years and crafts everything from rocking chairs to chicken coops.

Matt has been an instructor at the Wood Whisperer Guild since 2016 and recently built his own band-saw mill in his back yard.

Frank, meanwhile, is fast becoming a recognisable face for sharing his bold wood projects, from flamboyant treehouses to stylish poker tables. His informative videos are shot in both German and English.

Mark believes Triton’s customers will gain a unique insight into how to make the most of woodworking from the trio.

He added: “All three draw huge crowds at shows and are always only too happy to accommodate every single person that wants to meet them and tap into their knowledge.

“We’re delighted to have them on board. They are perfect ambassadors for Triton and they do a fantastic job showcasing our extensive range of high quality tools.”


www.tritontools.com

Volvo places construction companies ahead of the pack

HOLMES Plant and Construction Ltd have been so impressed by Volvo’s compact excavators that they have expanded their hire fleet by a further seven vehicles.

SMT GB’s utility dealer, Contractors Equipment Sales Ltd (CES), delivered four zero-swing, 2.5-tonne ECR25Ds and three larger five-tonne reduced swing ECR50Ds to the company at Otley near Ipswich.

This bringsHomles Plant and Construction's total number of Volvo compact excavators to 12 in a large multi-branded hire fleet.

Good, robust machines

Holmes Plant and Construction Ltd’s co-Director, Ben Holmes, said: “The Volvo compact excavators are good, robust machines.

“They are easy to operate, they wear well and keep their appearance. We have regular clients who request them by name and since we find them very reliable, we tend to hire them to customers with projects further afield.

Just as importantly, we have developed a very good relationship with the team at CES who we find extremely helpful on technical and parts support when we need it.”

The ECR25D is the smallest zero swing model in the Volvo compact excavator range and is powered by a 1.1-litre low emission engine developing 21hp.

The larger ECR50D features a fuelefficient Volvo D2.6A four-cylinder engine that brings a useful powerincrease at 41.8hp.

Faster, more precise performance

The zero or short radius swing excavator design provides exceptional stability and is ideal for working in confined spaces.

Simultaneous control of slew and offset movements provides a faster, more precise performance and all hydraulic functions are performed in total independence for more control and less delay when handling multiple tasks.


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Toolbank become exclusive distribution partner for ToughBuilt

AS OF January 2019, Toolbank are pleased to announce it has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for ToughBuilt products in the UK and Ireland.

Toolbank is incredibly proud to be able to complement ToughBuilt’s range of products and add it to their portfolio.

The new products on offer include the Saw Horses and Jobsite Tables, Mitre Saw Stands, Toolbelts and Pouches, Toolbags and Totes and Knee Pads – all backed by Toolbank’s proven service and support.

Joe Manners, Brand Manager at Toolbank, said: “The introduction of this new range of high quality, professional tools and accessories to help save time, hassle, and money on-site.

“This marks an exciting development for both Toolbank and ToughBuilt in this demanding sector where performance is everything.

“The partnership between Toolbank and ToughBuilt offers customers a real point of difference in this innovative and fast developing market.”

ToughBuilt create innovative products to help trades build faster, build stronger and work smarter.

They listen and research how professionals work, then create the tools to help them save time and hassle, and provide a cost-effective solution.

If it is not better, they do not make it. It is as simple as that. They invent, engineer, test, and verify every ToughBuilt product in the USA, manufacture each product to strict quality standards and back them up with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

The full range of ToughBuilt product will be available to buy from February 1 and will be showcased at Toolbank’s Spring Tradeshows in March and April.

For more information on the new range of ToughBuilt Storage Products please contact your local Toolbank Branch or Sales Representative, email: [email protected], or ring 01322 321460.

www.toolbank.com

Trusted partnership is a perfect pairing for Red Fever hand tools launch

TOOLBANK is pleased to announce that it will be partnering Milwaukee Tools to become the preferred wholesaler and distributor for their upcoming professional Red Fever hand tool range in the UK and Ireland.

The leading specialist distributor will be stocking over 300 Milwaukee hand tool and storage lines.

The official launch of the range of high quality, new and innovative products is planned for mid January 2019 with stock available from 1 February.

Nigel Blow, Group Product Manager at Toolbank, said: "The introduction of a new range of high quality, trade specific Milwaukee hand tools is probably the most exciting thing to happen in this sector for some years.

"The partnership between Toolbank and Milwaukee offers customers a real opportunity to show and sell something new to the market."

As part of the launch, impactful display options including eye-catching, full size stands, metal counter top displays and cut cases have been pulled together in a full colour supporting brochure which highlights all the retailer support and offers available.

Additionally, there will be four dedicated Milwaukee-hand-tool-only salespeople on the road, each with a fully kitted out Milwaukee-hand-tool-only van to allow customers to see and try the products first hand and make informed purchase decisions.

The range will also be showcased at Toolbank’s spring tradeshows up and down the country in March and April so make sure you visit their stand to get some hands-on product time.

For more information on the new range of Milwaukee hand tools please contact your local Toolbank branch or sales representative.

www.toolbank.com

Innovative system to aid environment generates award success

A PIONEERING storage system to help site generators work more efficiently to save on costs and reduce emissions has won a UK-wide innovation award, delighting distributor Morris Site Machinery.

The company commended the success of Tangent Energy as winner of the pollution category and overall winner in the Highways UK Intelligent Infrastructure Challenge.

Its microgrid renewable energy storage system triumphed at an event attended by the largest firms in the construction and highways industry.

John Mustarde (pictured above left), Managing Director of Tangent Energy, said: "Our solution is proven to have a huge impact in reducing pollution. We’re delighted to have received this award, as it shows the industry sees tackling emissions as being fundamentally important."

Morris Site Machinery is the UK distributor for Tangent’s intelligent hybrid battery pack which can be fitted to any generator with an auto start function to respond to changing power requirements to save on fuel, CO2 emissions, noise and running costs.

Technology sensing demands

Technology could shut down a generator at night when power requirements are low and use the power it has stored instead.

If the system runs low or the energy demand rises, it will automatically re-engage the generator to deliver the energy needed.

Switching to the storage systems means lower fuel consumption, saving on costs and emissions to help improve air quality. With the generator switched to battery operation, the silent power will mean less noise pollution too. 

UK Sales Director, Richard Denholm (right) said: "The accolade for Tangent Energy is well deserved and recognises the value of its innovative work. We are proud to be a partner.

"Demands and legislation to be more environmentally aware are increasing. We want to help operators at construction sites to reduce their carbon footprints and to use generators more efficiently."

Morris Site Machinery manufactures and supplies world leading site machinery brands and products to serve a range of sectors.


www.morrismachinery.co.uk

BGF backs Plantforce with £4.7m investment for growth

PLANTFORCE, the largest provider of heavy equipment rentals in the South West, has received a £4.7m growth capital investment from Business Growth Fund (BGF) to further scale its operations.

The company – whose clients include Kier, Costain, Balfour Beatty, and BAM construction groups – will use the funding to support its growth plans in expansion, acquisition and geographical locations.

Founded in 1999, Plantforce operates from four depots in Bristol, Exeter, Bridgwater, and Birmingham. It has one of the most modern and diverse ranges of excavator equipment in England, comprising over 750 machines and 250 attachments.

Claire Trott, Managing Director of Plantforce, said: “This is an exciting time for Plantforce. We have a clear vision of the future and we’re very pleased to have BGF’s support at this crucial stage in our growth phase.
“The investment will not only enable us to diversify and expand our fleet, but also to continue and strengthen our service offering.”

The business is highly accredited and focuses on providing specific bespoke services across all sectors of the construction industry, including skilled operators and 24-hour customer support.

Plantforce is one of only a small number of contractors to hold approved supplier status for both nuclear sites and network rail.

The company has provided machinery for ground investigations at HS2, and is currently the largest supplier of specialist equipment for the construction of Hinkley Point C: a new nuclear power station providing low-carbon electricity across the South West.

Ned Dorbin, an investor at BGF, said: “Plantforce has established a strong position in the construction market as a provider of quality machinery supplemented with round-the-clock customer care.

"Providing operated kit is one of their key differentiators and we believe the company is well-positioned to capitalise on several large infrastructure projects over the coming years.

"We’re very happy to be backing them ahead of what looks to be a very exciting time for the business.”


www.plantforce.com

Bahco’s new tool storage system saves valuable time for aerospace engineers

GLOBAL hand-tool manufacturer Bahco worked with aerospace engineers to develop their latest ergonomic tool storage and management system to help professional users to save valuable time.

Displaying groups of tools logically in the smooth-sliding drawers of Bahco’s tough storage trolleys enables engineers and technicians to find whatever they need without delay. A ‘push’ device enables easy removal from stain-resisting foam inlays.

Utilising Bahco’s ‘configurator’ software, engineers can choose the size and colour of trolley they prefer, as well as the number of drawers and inlay format.

Colour coding in each drawer shows where a tool has been removed, helping to combat the risk of foreign object damage.

For professionals on the move Bahco offers a range of heavy-duty portable tool boxes, all with colour-coded foam inlay drawers - which are lockable for security when travelling.

Specialised Bahco ergonomic tools, ideal for working on engines or avionics, are designed to protect even the toughest hands from painful muscular and skeletal disorders.

Virtually indestructible

Bahco’s ‘toolbox’ is virtually indestructible and is designed to enable airport security staff to approve it for travel without undue delay.

It is a popular product across various sectors such as aerospace, automotive and oil/gas industries.

Precision torque tools include electronic torque angle wrenches and mechanical torque wrenches with adjustable head.

Also available are electronic torque wrenches with a fixed or reversible ratchet head torque screwdrivers with pre-set torque values, electronic torques, and angle measuring adaptors.

www.bahco.com

MHM Plant expand into Northern Ireland with Glendun Plant

IN LINE with their current ambitious expansion plans, the UK supplier of generators, lighting and welding machinery, MHM Plant, has confirmed Glendun Plant Sales Limited as their distributor for Northern Ireland.

Glendun Plant Sales is based in Dungannon, County Tyrone and is an established and well-respected dealer and distributor for a wide range of plant, tools and equipment.

Commenting on this latest distributorship for Glendun Plant, Dermot Cunnie, sales director said: “We had seen the success that MHM was having in Great Britain through various trade publications and online media.

"Our interest in the product developed after a very positive meeting at our offices. The quality is a main factor – we're already familiar with the lighting tower products and the MHM generators are a very good fit to our profile."

Following these successful discussions, Glendun Plant Sales placed an initial order for a stock of MHM petrol and diesel generators from 3.0kVA to 25kVA.

They also received an immediate order for a 3,000-litre fuel cube from one of their regular customers and an order for 6.0kVA generators from Balloo Hire Centres.

Glendun have committed to keep in stock a wide range of fast moving items, which will build up as customer demands become apparent in their area.

Dermot added: "Mat and the team have been a great help in getting us up and running. They know the product, market and the business, so it’s onwards and upwards!”

MHM managing director, Mat Llewellyn said: “We are naturally delighted to have Dermot and the Glendun Plant team marketing our range of equipment in Northern Ireland.

"Their success in promoting a complimentary range of machinery drew us to the conclusion that Glendun was the company we should be working with to increase our market share."

MHM Plant was incorporated in February 2010 and they currently operate from two locations. MHM West is located in South Wales and MHM North in Coatbridge, Scotland.

A London depot, MHM South, is currently under development. They have recently invested over £5m (€5.6m) in their exclusive re-hire fleet dedicated to the UK and Irish rental markets.

www.mhmplant.com

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