GAP Group Invests £3m in Dual View Dumpers

GAP Hire Solutions has recently taken delivery of their first six-tonne Dual View Dumper from Wacker Neuson, becoming one of the first hire companies to supply the high-performance machine.

Dual View allows the operator to conveniently and quickly change the seat position through a 180-degree rotation of the entire operating and seat console, meaning the operator always has a perfect view of the direction of travel during transport, loading and tipping.

Cyber Essentials accreditation: 1 in 5 businesses unaware of benefits

A WORRYING number of UK businesses are still not aware of the benefits of the Government-backed Cyber Essentials Scheme, according to a recent survey from CyberGuard, part of the OGL Group.

Almost a fifth of IT managers reported that they were unaware of how Cyber Essentials compliance could help their business, with 10% unsure of whether their company even had the certificate.

According to the Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018, 43% of businesses have experienced cyber security breaches or attacks over the last 12 months.

Innovative Armorgard van storage system TrekDror for the trade professional

OVER the years, Armorgard has designed and built some of the toughest tool safes, from Strongbank to TuffBank, to create a range of secure storage solutions used by skilled tradespeople around the world.

Now, the company has taken a step further with the introduction of what is being billed as “the most sophisticated system of its kind for van fleets.”

Innovative aerosol range from PlastiKote for the professional builder and decorator

UNTIL now, no spray paint brand has ever targeted the professional builder and decorator with a complete range of easy-to-use, quick drying aerosol products.

PlastiKote, the UK’s leading spray paint brand, has launched PlastiKote Trade, a comprehensive collection of practical aerosols aimed at making life easier for professional tradespeople.

PlastiKote Trade is a collection of competitively-priced paints, functional and technical products that are user-friendly and meet the quality demand of the trade.

TIMco expands warehouse to meet increasing customer demand

TIMCO, one of the UK’s largest and fastest growing wholesalers to the construction industry, has further expanded its warehousing facilities in order to improve efficiency and service to its growing customer base.

The newly expanded warehousing facilities, which will be operational from the end of February 2019, will allow for increased capacity and flexibility to offer their merchants an even greater service, in terms of stock availability and delivery speed.

Boels Rental opens a new depot in Stoke

HIRE company Boels Rental opens a new depot in Stoke-on-Trent on 25th February 2019.

The company already had a branch in Stoke, but thanks to continuous growth the location on Hyde Park soon became too cramped.

As of today, Boels Rental will serve its customers from the convenient and easily accessible location at James Brindley Way.

Debbie Wilcox, depot manager of the new location, said: “This new depot has a training facility in which we can offer our customers various courses in safety, such as IPAF and PASMA.

The Preparation Group's 250SP grinds and polishes up to edges

THE Preparation Group, a leading expert in environmentally friendly solutions for surface preparation, polishing, cleaning and dust containment, has launched the new 110v 250SP Single-Head Grinder.

Of steel construction with a powerful motor, yet light and compact, it offers optimum grinding and polishing performance combined with simplicity and ergonomic design.

Morris Site Machinery means business on international stage at bauma

MORRIS Site Machinery will show it means business on the international stage when it debuts two new portable lighting products and showcases world-class equipment at Bauma 2019.

The leading British equipment manufacturer, which distributes to 25 countries worldwide, will demonstrate its quality offer and global ambitions at the trade fair in Munich from 8-14 April.

Marking the 25th anniversary of its SMC brand, it will launch the SMC TL90 Evolve - the next generation SMC TL90 lighting tower - and the SMC TL60 Solar Trolley.

Executive Hire Show 2019 considered a triumph for the 13th consecutive year

Visitor numbers were also up on last year’s event with 1872 relevant hire industry visitors in attendance.

The show was bustling from the onset with hirers looking to expand their fleets and check out new innovations and launches from the diverse range of exhibitors at the show.

There were a record amount of new product launches with a strong focus on safety and environmental solutions.

WernerCo appoints APS as exclusive BoSS X Series distributor for UK and Ireland

THE UK’s leading manufacturer of access equipment, WernerCo, has announced the appointment of Access Platform Sales (APS) as its exclusive distribution partner for its BoSS® X-SERIES in the UK & Ireland.

Both companies have long enjoyed a successful relationship and to formalise its partnership it showcased the micro powered access platforms together at this year’s Executive Hire Show.

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