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.”

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.

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