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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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Taking the fight to the plant thieves

The 8th Combined Industries Theft Solutions Conference is to take place at JCB’s impressive World Headquarters on the 12th November 2015. This year’s CITS event will highlight current trends and new potential threats likely to affect the Construction Industry over the coming year. Designed to give delegates the necessary tools to identify and proactively deal with these problems, the CITS Board has gathered leading figures to present on a wide range of subjects. Under the title of “Small Tools BIG losses”, the conference will also hear of the efforts that…

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