Six of the best! Scotland’s Arvill Ltd takes up Trime’s X-ECO LED lighting towers

ARVILL Ltd, the Airdrie-based plant and tool hire firm, has ordered an initial six X-ECO LED lighting towers manufactured by the leading supplier of engine and hybrid powered LED site lighting, Trime UK.

The order was finalised between Arthur Shevill, Arvill’s managing director and Trime UK’s sales manager, Andrew Owen at the Executive Hire Show Roadshow held in Glasgow.

This is the first order from Arvill Ltd for the X-ECO LED sets.

A-Plant opens state-of-the-art Manchester hub

THE UK’s leading plant, tool and equipment hire company has opened its biggest service centre to date in Chadderton, Manchester.

The state-of-the-art Manchester hub is situated in prime position in the North of England at J21 Business Park next to the M60. 

The flagship centre employs over 100 people and is home to the company’s specialist divisions which serves construction, utilities, infrastructure rail and FM industries across the North. 

The new hub also provides 60,000 sq.ft workshops and 18,000 sq.ft welfare, office and training facilities.

GAP Event Services celebrating at The Showman’s Show 2019

GAP Hire Solutions, the UK’s largest independent equipment rental company, has been commemorating its 50th anniversary throughout the year, and the company’s award-winning Events Services team are continuing the celebration at this year’s Showman’s Show 2019.

Not only are GAP’s Events team celebrating the Group’s 50th birthday, but 2019 also marks five years since the Event Services division was formed and officially launched at 2014’s edition of the show.

Final guest speakers announced for HAE EHA conference

HAE EHA has revealed the full, exciting line-up of guest speakers adding their insight and take on events affecting the hire industry at the third annual Conference at Loughborough on 1 October, which is themed around 'collaborate, innovate and inspire'.

HAE shortlisted for Business Innovation Award

HIRE Association Europe (HAE) has been shortlisted for an award at the prestigious Business Innovation Awards 2019 for developing V-Hire, the virtual reality training tool for the Hire Industry.

The Business Innovation Awards celebrate the best across the UK construction and building industries. HAE will be up against Cool Blue Brand Communications, Grain Connect, Joule Group, MacRail Systems, Marraum and ProDroneWorx for the Best Use of Emerging Technology award at a gala evening on Wednesday 23 October at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.

BigChange afoot at GAP

FOLLOWING the announcement last year that GAP Hire Solutions had transformed its business with a BigChange to mobile operations, GAP has now completed the BigChange roll-out across the business.

Over 500 GAP vehicles have been fitted with the system and over 600 staff have been trained on best practice.

Called JobWatch, the cloud-based system incorporates a range of mobile apps with live tracking and job scheduling. It also links in real time to GAP’s back office systems, such as their central hiredesk and financial systems.

HAE membership gives diamond blades business a cutting edge

THE UK construction industry brings in billions of pounds of new work every month. The sector relies on tool and equipment hire companies to deliver the kit needed to undertake these projects, so how can suppliers gain a competitive edge in such an important marketplace?

MSM's lighting tour hits the road with eco emphasis

LOOK-ahead hirers and buyers preparing for the lighting season can see the latest in reliable eco-friendly equipment as Morris Site Machinery’s ‘Towers on Tour’ hits the road.

The annual roadshow travels all over the country to showcase its growing SMC lighting tower range giving practical demonstrations during personalised visits to customers.

Morris Site Machinery’s knowledgeable sales team will spotlight the latest innovations to help fleets meet environmental concerns on energy use, emissions and noise.

Electric JCB digger in full production

JCB has made manufacturing history by going into full production with the construction industry’s first fully electric mini excavator – with more than 50 machines already delivered.

The 19C-1E models - JCB’s first-ever electric diggers - are now coming off the assembly line at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffordshire, with orders rolling in from customers from across Europe and North America.

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