The pernicious problem of plant theft

It is a £1 billion industry. It is run by hundreds of dedicated men and women, makes use of heavy equipment, and embraces the very latest in technology. But this industry is not construction; it is plant theft. And it is costing UK construction and demolition companies millions in lost equipment, lost production and elevated insurance premiums. According to industry experts, more than £1 million of equipment is stolen from UK sites each week. Factor in the loss of production, cost of replacement equipment and the resulting hike in insurance…

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