Terex bridges the GAP

GAP Group, the UK’s leading independent hire company, has taken delivery of the first ever Terex™ TA9P site dumper featuring state-of-the-art Powershift transmission, Autoshift technology and a bespoke branded livery. Already operational at the Ibstock Brick construction site in Leicestershire, via civil engineering expert Oakfield Construction, the nine-tonne unit has been specifically designed to improve operator productivity. A family-owned business with more than 25 years’ industry experience, Oakfield undertakes a wide variety of construction projects nationwide and prides itself on quality, diversity and setting the standards for on-site safety. Providing…

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HAE EHA Launch SafeHire Certification

Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) has this month announced the official launch of its SafeHire Certification. The aim of SafeHire is to raise the standards across the industry and improve all areas of company operations from CSR policy, quality management, health and safety, environmental management and customer service standards. Several big players in the hire sector, including Hire Station, Hirebase, Travis Perkins and Speedy Hire, have already gone through the audit process and are reaping the rewards of certification. SafeHire is currently an option, for existing…

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Worth their salt

Irish Salt Mining and Exploration’s Carrickfergus mine plays a vital part in keeping the UK’s road network open during winter, with Terex Trucks surefooted articulated dump trucks hauling extracted salt – whatever the weather. Salt has been among the earth’s most abundant and essential minerals since the dawn of time. Composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), it is known as rock salt, or halite in its natural, crystalline form. In 2015, total world production of salt reached 273 million tonnes, according to market research company Statista, with the top five…

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