J & D Pierce creates 100 jobs with crane plant acquisition

Scottish structural steelwork contractor J & D Pierce has secured an agreement with Finnish firm Konecranes to purchase its East Kilbride-based operation in a long-term manufacturing deal.

Published 1 March 2021

MacLeod Construction invests in new Liebherr LTM

A Scottish company with interests ranging from housebuilding to quarrying put its trust in Liebherr when it came time to replace an eight-year-old crane, its only item of heavy lifting equipment.

Published 26 February 2021

GAP Hire Solutions continues relationship with Scottish Water with four-year deal

Independent hire company GAP Hire Solutions and Scottish Water are to further their well-established partnership with a brand-new four-year deal.

Published 26 February 2021

World’s first Liebherr crawler excavator to be offered with factory-fitted Leica Geosystems machine control technology

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced the latest advancement of its cooperation with construction machinery manufacturer Liebherr by delivering the first Liebherr crawler excavator with factory-fitted machine control technology in the UK to optimise productivity and provide customers a ready-to-use solution directly from the factory.

Published 22 February 2021

GAP Group forms unique partnership with SITECH

Independent hire company GAP Group has joined forces with SITECH UK & Ireland to form a unique partnership in the survey industry.

Published 18 February 2021

The Yanmar ViO50-6B: power and durability for urban worksites

Reliable, robust and compact, the 4,855kg Yanmar ViO50-6B zero tail swing mini excavator combines stylish Japanese design with pioneering technologies and proven components to deliver a truly best-in-class operator experience. 

Published 17 February 2021

Trio of sales appointments at Molson Young Plant Sales

Stirling-based construction equipment expert Molson Young Plant Sales has expanded its sales team with the appointment of three experienced additions.

Published 15 February 2021

GES commissions new cone penetration testing rig

Whitburn-based GE Solutions Consulting Ltd (GES) has invested in a state-of-the-art Geomil Panther testing rig to offer cone penetration testing services to the UK & Ireland markets.

Published 11 February 2021

Kubota Construction amalgamates dealer manager positions for Ireland and Scotland

Kubota Construction has announced the appointment of Kevin Pryce as its new dealer manager for Ireland and Scotland.

Published 9 February 2021

Muir of Ord contractor cements relationship with JCB

Contractor and plant hire firm D & I Bain has extended its 56-year business relationship with JCB with the purchase of a new tracked excavator.

Published 3 February 2021

JCB prepares for production surge with recruitment drive

Heavy machinery giant JCB is to recruit more than 400 extra workers as it gears up for a "surge in production".

Published 28 January 2021

Kubota strengthens aftermarket team with new additions

Kubota (UK) Ltd has made two new appointments to its aftermarket team as part of continued investment in its aftersales support.

Published 25 January 2021

Morris Leslie plans £33.8m leisure-led development in Perthshire

Proposals have been revealed for a new £33.8 million leisure-led development at West Kinfauns, Perthshire.

Published 18 January 2021

HRN appoints Andy Wilson as group construction sales manager

Scottish agricultural equipment and machinery dealer HRN Tractors Ltd has continued to expand and its future-proof business with the appointment of Andy Wilson as group construction sales manager.

Published 18 January 2021

And finally... Now I ain't saying he's an old digger

A 13-year-old passionate about diggers and tractors has become the youngest person to gain a Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Red Card, making him a trained operator.

Published 17 December 2020