JCB cab project ahead of schedule

Construction work on the new £50 million (€56.07 million) JCB Cab Systems factory announced last July is targeting a summer 2019 opening.

New JCB Cabs factoryThe shell of the 32,500m2 plant next to JCB Heavy Products and the World Parts Centre at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, UK, is said to be on course to be completed slightly ahead of schedule ready for high-tech Continue reading “JCB cab project ahead of schedule”

New rigid hauler range from Volvo

Volvo rigid haulers
Volvo launched their new range of rigid haulers at their factory in Motherwell, Scotland

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched a new rigid hauler range which consists of the 45-tonne R45D, 60-tonne R60D, 72-tonne R70D and the flagship 95-tonne R100E.

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Change in leadership for Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd, Roberts to leave Kubota for Hitachi

Change in leadership for Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd

Februari 5th, 2018 – HCME Press center

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has announced that there will be a change in leadership as of 1 April 2018 at its subsidiary, Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd (HCMUK), located in Newcastle upon Tyne. David Roberts (pictured above) has been appointed as the new CEO of HCMUK Continue reading “Change in leadership for Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd, Roberts to leave Kubota for Hitachi”

JCB starts production of site dumpers

KHL.com article and text from JCB site
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By Joe Malone,23 January 2018 for KHL.COM

JCB has begun production of its new range of site dumpers, after announcing last year it would manufacture its own.

Jcb site dumper
JCB’s 7 tonne 7T-1 Front Tip Hi-Viz model.

The company previously had a third-party agreement with Terex, which it began in 2015. However, following Mecalac’s takeover of Terex’s Coventry location – where Terex produced the site dumpers – JCB is now producing its own models.

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Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers

By Andy Brown for KHL.com11 January 2018, quoting to the Volvo CE news release.

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The range will initially launch in less regulated markets

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will re-enter the rigid hauler market with its own brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018.

Volvo CE previously offered this type of truck when it had a shareholding in Euclid. However, since Volvo CE sold its stake in Euclid to Hitachi in the year 2000 it has not produced rigid haulers. Continue reading “Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers”

Kobelco merges cranes and machinery

15 December 2017 @KHL.com

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Kobelco excavator SK210HD

Kobelco Construction Machinery (KCM) and Kobelco Cranes are set to merge in Europe as part of a global reorganisation that followed the consolidation of KCM with Kobelco Cranes Co in 2016.

As part of this, KCM will implement a reorganisation of the business structure in Europe with the aim of improving efficiency, strengthening product development capabilities and using management resources effectively. Continue reading “Kobelco merges cranes and machinery”

OnGrade rebrand to SiteZone Safety

Brand name change follows successful UK-wide application of SiteZone proximity warning system

SiteZoneINSPIRED by the growing popularity of their SiteZone proximity warning system, anti-collision health and safety experts OnGrade have decided to use SiteZone Safety as their public-facing brand.
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