Nixon Hire and AJC Trailers – A green partnership

IN recent times the motivation to supply sites with sustainable, energy saving equipment has gained significant traction within the UK hire industry.

One of the hire firms that are leading the way in this cause is the plant, accommodation, welfare and toilet hire company, Nixon Hire. With its head office in Newcastle upon Tyne and depots nationwide, it is able to supply the whole of the UK with a range of environmentally sound equipment.

Manitou’s MD, Mark Ormond, takes a seat on the CEA’s Management Council

FOLLOWING the CEA’s (Construction Equipment Association) AGM at Plantworx Construction Exhibition, Chief Executive Rob Oliver announced a new member of the Management Council: Mark Ormond, Manitou UK’s Managing Director.

Commenting on the announcement Rob said: “I’m really pleased to welcome Mark to the Management Council team. As a former President of the Agricultural Engineers Association, he will bring an understanding of trade association work and fresh ideas.”

New HAE director says reorganisation will help raise standards

RESTRUCTURING of Hire Association Europe Limited’s business operations will allow the trade organisation to spearhead continuous improvement in standards across the specialist tools, plant and event hire sector, says the new Executive Director Certification Services.

HAE in major overhaul to boost services

HIRE Association Europe Limited Main Board has announced a major restructuring of its business operation to capitalise on the success of its SafeHire Certification scheme, optimise revenue and improve the efficiency of its training and recruitment services for the specialist tools, plant hire and event hire sector. 

HAE EHA launches new hire industry training event to promote wellbeing at work

SHOCKING statistics reveal that male workers in construction have a suicide risk that is three times higher than the average for England and even those in skilled construction jobs also have an increased suicide risk.

To address this unacceptable statistic, Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA), along with their training partner HAE Business Guard, are organising the first of a series of courses aimed to improve the ability of the hire industry to support the mental wellbeing of its workforce.

Hire firm raises £4.5m investment from Mercia's EV Growth II fund

QUICK Reach Powered Access, a fast-growing national equipment hire business, has secured a £4.5million equity investment from Mercia Fund Managers.

The investment, which is the second from Mercia's £45.1million EV Growth II fund, will allow the Manchester-based company to double its fleet of powered access equipment and continue its nationwide growth.

GAP Group Invests £3m in Dual View Dumpers

GAP Hire Solutions has recently taken delivery of their first six-tonne Dual View Dumper from Wacker Neuson, becoming one of the first hire companies to supply the high-performance machine.

Dual View allows the operator to conveniently and quickly change the seat position through a 180-degree rotation of the entire operating and seat console, meaning the operator always has a perfect view of the direction of travel during transport, loading and tipping.

The Preparation Group awarded Hire Industry Trusted Supplier status

THE Preparation Group, specialists in surface preparation, removal and finishing, has achieved ‘Hire Industry Trusted Supplier’ status or HITS, the hallmark of quality, competence and safety across the UK hire industry.

It is currently one of only two companies to be both HITS accredited for supply to the Plant Hire Sector and be SafeHire certified, for customers hiring equipment direct.

WB Power Services are in the spotlight with the Trime X-ECO

The Derbyshire-based critical power supply specialists, WB Power Services Ltd (WBPS), have expanded and enhanced their rental fleet with the purchase of a twenty X-ECO LED site lighting towers from Trime UK Limited.

This is their first venture into the temporary site lighting hire market and these sets will complement their current range of power generation products and ancillary equipment.

WBPS evaluated several different lighting towers before opting for the Trime X-ECO LED.

Hire advice from industry expert Dan Daintry

IN A SPEECH in February, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed there is more to her Government than Brexit by announcing new measures to boost housebuilding.

The PM’s government also provided alternative methods to deal with the ‘housing crisis,’ such as allowing an extra two storeys to be added to houses and flats.

When developing houses, building companies and tradesmen need to know all about the current market for hiring or buying tools.

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