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KDM Appoints Rally Star As Brand Ambassador

One of the UK and Ireland’s leading equipment rental specialists has appointed a top world rally driver as its brand ambassador for 2019. KDM Hire has partnered with Dungannon-born rally star Kris Meeke in his quest to challenge for the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) title. The Cookstown-based company is …

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New ‘All-Terrain’ Doosan Excavator in Germany

A new 22 tonne Doosan DX225LC-5 crawler excavator has been converted into an ‘all-terrain’ machine for contracts being carried out in the Wadden Sea in Germany, by the company, Sven Jacobs Tief-, Garten- und Landschaftsbau, based in Tating (Schleswig-Holstein). The conversion of the Doosan excavator supplied by local Doosan dealer, …

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bauma VR Experience; 
The digital construction site: more than just entertainment

High added value for daily business Location-independent and usable in compact spaces Exclusive: digital construction site at bauma 2019 Digital innovations are increasingly shaping our everyday lives—including in the construction machinery industry. Thanks to virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), users can now experience construction sites virtually and be part of …

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Boris Johnson MP visits JCB World HQ

Boris Johnson MP today visited JCB’s World HQ to deliver a keynote speech. He spent three hours at Rocester, Staffordshire touring the Story of JCB exhibition as well as the backhoe loader production line, where he met many employees. He was also given an insight into JCB’s LiveLink telematics technology …

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Hawk Plant Hire goes into administration

The Hawk group of plant hire companies has gone into administration. According to the Group the liquidation of facilities management company Carillion a year ago was partly to blame for its demise. The group which is based in northwest Shropshire is one of the largest independent plant hire companies in …

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SIX SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIALS OF THE FUTURE

What if we could use mushrooms to warm our homes? Or use shape-memory alloys to make our infrastructure more sustainable? Volvo Construction Equipment takes a look at some of the future technology with the potential to radically transform the way we build. 1. CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER Wood has been a construction material …

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