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A-Plant launches new Customer Training Solutions brochure
A-Plant Customer Training Solutions has announced the launch of its new customer training brochure.

Grammer AG sees revenue increase by 30 % in first half of 2010
GRAMMER AG, automotive supplier and manufacturer of seating systems, has seen orders increase and revenues improve in the first half of the year.

A-Plant wins another RoSPA/Severn Trent Gold Award
A-Plant is once again celebrating winning one of the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and Severn Trent Water Occupational Health and Safety Awards in 2010.

Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions invests in new fleet of tractors
Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions has invested more than £1.3m in 33 brand new John Deere 5M and 6030 Series tractors, all equipped with front loaders.

JCB increases excavator versatility with new crusher buckets
JCB Attachments has unveiled a range of crusher buckets designed to work with the JCB line of tracked excavators.

Hatz Diesel Engines appoints new dealers for Ireland and London
German diesel engine manufacturer Hatz GmbH & Co has strengthened its worldwide support network by appointing two new dealers to cover the Republic of Ireland and London, UK.

Introducing The Gold CMPE Competency Card
The CMPE has chosen Commercial & Professional Qualifications (CPQ) as its preferred partner in the provision of NVQ’s to support a new Gold card scheme.

First Doosan excavators for Rocket Rentals
Rocket Rentals of Dursley in Gloucestershire has recently purchased its first ever Doosan excavators with a delivery of 12 mini and midi machines.

Merger creates new business Morgan Sindall
Morgan Sindall Group plc’s construction and infrastructure divisions have merged to form one of the largest construction and infrastructure firms in the country.

Team JCB on world cup duties in South Africa
A squad of nine JCB Teletruk forklifts is playing a key role in preparing major stadiums that are hosting games during the 2010 World Cup tournament in South Africa.

Towerlight Dust-fighter 7500MB named Rental Product of the Year
The Towerlight Dust-fighter 7500MB was named Rental Product of the Year at the European Rental Awards 2010.

HSS CEO named ‘European Rental Person of the Year’
Chris Davies, Chief Executive of HSS Hire has been awarded ‘European Rental Person of the Year’ by the European Rental Association.

Scottish waste firm Binn Skips praises powerful JCB performance
Scottish waste management company, Binn Skips, has hailed the power-to-weight ratio of its new JCB 426e HT wheeled loading shovel following impressive re-handling performance.

Lafarge Cement gets green light for use of new fuels
Lafarge Cement’s Cauldon Works has been given the Environment Agency’s go ahead to step up its use of two sustainable waste derived fuels.

Open Day success for Blue Scotland
Blue Scotland has announced that its recent organics recycling and biomass open days event, organised in partnership with Falkirk Council, was an undoubted success.

Ex-army men join up with C&G Services
C & G Services has welcomed two ex-Army recruits to the ranks of their training team.

Special Kubota KX080-3 excavator helps the environment
The environment at some of the UK’s most pristine nature reserves has been given a helping hand by a specially modified eight tonne Kubota KX080-3 excavator.

Avant Tecno introduces LPG powered machine
Avant Tecno has announced the availability of the first LPG fuelled model in its current range of machines.

Volvo CE opens new technical training centre
Volvo Construction Equipment Division, Volvo Group UK Ltd has formally opened a new Technical Training Centre at its head office based at Duxford in Cambridgeshire, more than doubling training capacity.

Doosan introduce new ride on pallet truck
Doosan has added to its warehouse range with a new ride on pallet truck, the LEDH20MP.

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