Full of determination and grit in Russia

Oct 31, 2014

Klyuchischi LCC is using Volvo equipment to excavate sand and gravel from its hundred hectare quarry in Russia in extreme temperatures.   The gravel and sand industry plays an important role in Russia’s construction sector, which is growing rapidly. Kstovo is a town in the Kstovsky District of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, located on the right […]

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The CPA Plant Conference – Full report

Oct 31, 2014

The CPA’s Plant Conference 2014 (October 23rd, Wyboston Lakes Cambridgeshire) was a great success, with plenty of attendees and a host of top level speakers.   It may have been some time since the CPA last held an industry-wide conference, but the substantial list of attendees at this year’s event clearly demonstrated an appetite for […]

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Hong Kong Government Seeks Solution to High-Speed Rail Problems

Oct 29, 2014

Hong Kong’s Express Rail Link project carries a total price tag of HK$71.52 billion (£5.71 billion), and is intended to deliver a significant improvement to public transport in the region. Unfortunately, the project has also been plagued by problems and suffered significant delays. The Hong Kong government is now seeking a complete and practical solution […]

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Finnish operator wins the 2014 Case Rodeo International Final in Paris

Oct 29, 2014

Hat’s off to Janne Leppänen from Finland who has taken the title of best construction equipment operator at the 2014 Case Rodeo International Final, held at the Case Customer Centre in Monthyon near Paris, from October 24th to 26th. After a spectacular, action-packed tournament, Leppänen was declared overall winner among 42 highly skilled operators representing […]

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AEM updates cold planer/soil stabilizer safety manual

Oct 28, 2014

Revisions reflect latest industry best practices The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) safety manual for Cold Planers (Milling Machines) and Soil Stabilizers (Recyclers/Reclaimers) has been updated to reflect the latest industry best practices for safe equipment operation, safe operation guidelines, and important equipment maintenance. The manual is clearly written and illustrated with new pictorials. Key […]

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Hyundai – fastest growing construction equipment company in the UK

Oct 28, 2014

Hyundai is now the fastest growing construction equipment company in the UK – setting sights on another European record. Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe have been increasing their market share in the UK year on year since its construction equipment first arrived in the UK from South Korea some 15-years ago. Hyundai is now the fastest […]

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New Guidance released from CPA – Ground Conditions for Construction Plant

Oct 28, 2014

Construction Plant-hire Association has launched a new guidance document – “Ground Conditions for Construction Plant”. Failure of the ground on which construction plant stands and moves is a frequent cause of minor incidents and near misses on sites, together with a significant number of serious injuries and fatalities. In addition to the impact on the […]

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New report says GCC’s green construction programme is a great business opportunity

Oct 28, 2014

With governments fully behind sustainable building, a new report examines how developers and contractors can meet standards and how suppliers can benefit Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 October 2014 – Demand may outstrip the supply of vital sustainable materials to meet green building regulations in the GCC, according to a new report. There are […]

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EuroSkills 2014 Concludes on High Note

Oct 25, 2014

Earlier this month, Lille Grand de Palais, France played host to EuroSkills 2014. EuroSkills is the biggest skills convention in Europe, which saw 450 skilled workers from 25 separate countries coming together to compete for the title. EuroSkills sees young professionals from a variety of skilled trades come together to compete, and this includes many […]

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Earnings rise on flat sales in Volvo CE’s Q3

Oct 24, 2014

Volvo CE saw stable market growth in North America dented by a faster decline in China and a loss of momentum in Europe in its third quarter results – while earnings rose strongly in the period, thanks to effective cost control measures and currency tailwinds. A solid 9% improvement in the North American market was […]

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CIBEX East Africa 2015 – Increasing international presence in Kenya

Oct 24, 2014

  In February 2015 the Kenyatta International Conference Centre welcomes all international interest of the construction, infrastructure, building and energy industry. CIBEX East Africa is the perfect meeting point for all industry members in Kenya, the hub of the region. Attendees will get in touch with potential business partners, gather information about the market and […]

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