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Birmingham boost for Garic

Garic, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of welfare facilities and plant to the demolition and construction sectors, is creating 16 jobs at its new depot in the Midlands. The 160,000 sq ft facility on Birmingham New Road, Dudley, which opened in February, is the company’s first in the region. Lancashire-based Garic is setting up the new depot in response to rising demand. Over the past 12 months it has invested £14 million in the business and has seen revenue increase by 31% across its product range, with particular interest…

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KPH Doubles Up

Kayleigh Plant Hire (KPH) has invested more than £2.5 million in a fleet of new excavators to meet the needs of the booming construction industry. The investment sees KPH double its fleet with 41 Hitachi excavators from the ZAXIS series, which meet the new emissions regulations all machines operating in London must adhere to by 2019. From three-quarter tonne mini excavators to 40 tonne tracked machines, KPH can now offer a complete excavator portfolio to meet any construction site requirement – from small scale house build, drainage and road works,…

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Genie casts security spell at Hewden

In the latest in a series of significant investments, national equipment and crane hire firm Hewden, has taken receipt of 30 new Genie® GTH™-2506 compact telehandlers. Available for hire nationwide, each machine is equipped with the latest Trackunit™ Track & Trace device, a fleet management system that provides advanced telemetry such as; hour-meter reporting, location tracking and machine utilisation rates. It also provides substantial security benefits such as geo-fencing, motion alarms and remote machine disabling. Providing a lifting height of up to 5.79 m (19 ft), a lifting capacity of…

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It’s goodie bag time again

The international trade press descended upon the JCB World Headquarters last week to witness the grand unveiling of the all-new JCB Hydradig wheeled excavator. Upon departure, each of these perfumed and over-privileged hacks was handed a goodie bag containing some exclusive Hydradig merch. We received an A3 commemorative (and very glossy) Hydradig brochure; an exclusive Hydradig box containing a detailed (and equally glossy) Hydradig book; a Hydradig USB thumb drive containing oodles of information, photos and video; a Hydradig-branded Parker pen; and a model of the JCB 535-140 telescopic handler.…

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Believe the Hype

The drive towards Tier 4 compliance has, in recent years, impeded innovation in plant and equipment circles; research and development budgets redirected to satisfy the legislators rather than the customers. But with Tier 4 largely in the can and Tier 5 far enough away to be a problem for tomorrow, manufacturers are – at long last – getting back to what they do best. Regardless, I approached the launch of JCB’s much-lauded Hydradig concept with a degree of trepidation. The company is no slouch in the marketing department; and its…

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