Final guest speakers announced for HAE EHA conference

HAE EHA has revealed the full, exciting line-up of guest speakers adding their insight and take on events affecting the hire industry at the third annual Conference at Loughborough on 1 October, which is themed around 'collaborate, innovate and inspire'.

HAE shortlisted for Business Innovation Award

HIRE Association Europe (HAE) has been shortlisted for an award at the prestigious Business Innovation Awards 2019 for developing V-Hire, the virtual reality training tool for the Hire Industry.

The Business Innovation Awards celebrate the best across the UK construction and building industries. HAE will be up against Cool Blue Brand Communications, Grain Connect, Joule Group, MacRail Systems, Marraum and ProDroneWorx for the Best Use of Emerging Technology award at a gala evening on Wednesday 23 October at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.

BigChange afoot at GAP

FOLLOWING the announcement last year that GAP Hire Solutions had transformed its business with a BigChange to mobile operations, GAP has now completed the BigChange roll-out across the business.

Over 500 GAP vehicles have been fitted with the system and over 600 staff have been trained on best practice.

Called JobWatch, the cloud-based system incorporates a range of mobile apps with live tracking and job scheduling. It also links in real time to GAP’s back office systems, such as their central hiredesk and financial systems.

HAE membership gives diamond blades business a cutting edge

THE UK construction industry brings in billions of pounds of new work every month. The sector relies on tool and equipment hire companies to deliver the kit needed to undertake these projects, so how can suppliers gain a competitive edge in such an important marketplace?

MSM's lighting tour hits the road with eco emphasis

LOOK-ahead hirers and buyers preparing for the lighting season can see the latest in reliable eco-friendly equipment as Morris Site Machinery’s ‘Towers on Tour’ hits the road.

The annual roadshow travels all over the country to showcase its growing SMC lighting tower range giving practical demonstrations during personalised visits to customers.

Morris Site Machinery’s knowledgeable sales team will spotlight the latest innovations to help fleets meet environmental concerns on energy use, emissions and noise.

Electric JCB digger in full production

JCB has made manufacturing history by going into full production with the construction industry’s first fully electric mini excavator – with more than 50 machines already delivered.

The 19C-1E models - JCB’s first-ever electric diggers - are now coming off the assembly line at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffordshire, with orders rolling in from customers from across Europe and North America.

Anglia Access adds Genie platforms to expanding hire fleet

EAST of England powered access hire specialist Anglia Access Platforms has added two new Genie platforms to its expanding hire fleet.

Authorised Genie distributor Access Platform Sales (APS) has delivered a Genie Z62/40 articulating diesel boom lift and a Genie GS-5390 RT scissor lift.

CESAR Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) project set to complete evaluation phase

A JCB Hydradig became the first piece of construction plant to be fitted with the prototype Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) label.

Fixed alongside the standard “CESAR triangle” this new version of CESAR provides an immediate visual check on compliance backed up by a scannable QR code. The service is specifically aimed at those charged with monitoring compliance with Low Emission Zone requirements.

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.”

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