Gunn JCB ‘shoots for the three-pointed stars’ after turning to Rossetts for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter fleet

AS one of the oldest members of the construction and industrial machinery leader’s franchised dealer network, Gunn JCB knows all about the importance of fast, efficient customer back-up – which explains why it is now running its first Mercedes-Benz vans.

The company’s 30 new Sprinter 314 CDIs are being kitted out as mobile workshops and allocated to service engineers who work from its headquarters in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, and nine strategically located depots across western England and Wales.

GCE Hire Fleet Ltd adds a brace of Volvo A45Gs

GCE Hire Fleet Ltd of Whittlesey near Peterborough has added two new Volvo A45Gs to its park of predominantly Volvo badged equipment.

“We have a long association with Volvo Construction Equipment products operating excavators, loading shovels and articulated haulers,” said GCE’s Managing Director, Chris Golborne. “This, however, is the first time we’ve opted for A45Gs as we feel the larger truck will open up new opportunities for our hire division along with our existing Volvo EC380 and EC480 excavators going forwards.”

Illumin8 Lights stock up with Trime’s LED lights

THE site lighting specialists, Illumin8 Lights, are gearing up for a busy summer season, with the purchase of another fleet of X-ECO LED lighting towers supplied by the Cambridgeshire company, Trime UK Limited.

The order was placed at the recent Executive Hire Show and has been valued in excess of £500k.

Illumin8’s hire fleet is now made up of over four hundred Trime lighting sets and their complete fleet is entirely composed of Trime’s range of lighting towers.

APS welcomes the feminine touch in construction

WOMEN have much to contribute to making construction a safer and healthier profession the Association for Project Safety (APS) said last week.  

Celebrating International Women’s Day, the APS said it was keen to welcome more women into its ranks of professional design and construction health and safety risk management experts.

Morris Site Machinery expand operation and confirm i54 deal

MORRIS Site Machinery has agreed to acquire a flagship site adjacent to Jaguar Land Rover at the i54 Technology-based Business Park just minutes from the M6 in Wolverhampton.

The landmark site will provide over 60,000 square foot of manufacturing and office space for Morris Site Machinery to relocate from its current site just three miles away at Four Ashes, into purpose-built premises at i54.

The site machinery business is renowned for its mobile lighting towers, generators, welders, pumps and pressure washers which it sells worldwide.

IronmongeryDirect listed in Top 350 internet retailers

THE UK’s leading supplier of ironmongery to the trade, IronmongeryDirect, has been named as one of the top internet retailers in the UK.

The company has appeared, for the first time, in the Internet Retailing UK Top 500 - entering within the first 350 businesses.

The IRUK Top 500 report ranks retailers by revenue, store networks and website traffic as well as undertaking in-depth analysis into an organisation’s approach to customers.

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.

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.

Fulham Football Club announces new partnership with Teng Tools

FULHAM Football Club is delighted to welcome Teng Tools as its Official Hand Tools Partner for the next three seasons.

Teng Tools, a global provider of hand tools and smart storage solutions, has partnered with Fulham FC to further enhance their brand awareness to a worldwide audience.

Teng Tools will have the opportunity to work with the Club to deliver promotional campaigns taking in everything from CSR initiatives with the Fulham FC Foundation, to creating cobranded special edition trade products.

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