The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has partnered with the Scottish Partnership Against Acquisitive Crime (SPAACE) to tackle plant and fuel theft across Scotland. Callum Mackintosh, President of the SPOA, launched the first crime prevention campaign from SPAACE in Edinburgh on 22nd May in a
Blairs Windows & Doors has welcomed the newest addition to its factory in Inverclyde - a specifically designer profiling and tenon machine and 5 Axis CNC machine. This timber manufacturing machine will help increase the efficiency and accuracy of Blairs timber windows and door products, without
Scottish Forestry has awarded £452,000 towards a three-year trial that will test the use of state-of-the-art electric timber wagons to transport timber.
Advance Construction Scotland has added to its range of safety devices and protocols by installing Alcolock devices to its plant vehicles.
Aberdeenshire-based JKR Contractors is the first firm in the UK to purchase a Cat 317 excavator from Finning UK & Ireland. This new model offers JKR several advantages in completing projects accurately and efficiently. The Cat 317 is a replacement for their existing 316 machine and has been
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has written to the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to call on the organisation to tackle drug and alcohol abuse among plant operators in the construction industry which is becoming a major problem.
Independent groundworks contractor and plant hire company Gow Group has recruited its 1,000th machine, complete with a Tefra quick coupler from Hill Engineering.
Morris Leslie Plant Hire has acquired Harborough Hire Centre based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. The sale, which was concluded on Friday, 31st of March for an undisclosed sum, sees Morris Leslie increase its UK wide depot network to 15, providing plant hire services from the highlands of Sco
The UK’s first all-electric ready-mix concrete mixer has successfully completed a three-month trial of commercial deliveries across Birmingham for Tarmac, marking a significant step on the path to net zero construction.
Finning has completed a bespoke installation of an on-site, one-stop hose solution facility at Tillicoultry Quarries, which will see them benefit from fast hose and coupling maintenance to maximise productivity.
JCB has won its biggest-ever deal in the UK after rental firm Morris Leslie Plant Hire placed an order for £87.5 million worth of machines – including a big fleet of 3CX backhoe loaders.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA), Scot JCB and CITB have collaborated to upgrade the machinery used for the Plant Mechanic Apprenticeship at CITB’s National Construction College at Inchinnan. In the last couple of years, the relationship and collaboration between the SPOA and CITB
The president of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) Callum Mackintosh has been recognised for his outstanding track record of leadership at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Awards. In March 2021, Callum became the youngest-ever President of the SPOA across its 70-year history, and s
The world’s first digger, powered by a hydrogen combustion engine, will soon be on UK roads and building sites following recent approval. The UK government has given special dispensation, under a vehicle special order, that allows JCB to test and use its world-first hydrogen-powered backhoe lo
Members of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) came together earlier this month at its annual dinner and raised £9,500 for the Aitken White Memorial Trust. The Aitken White Memorial Trust, named after two former Secretaries of the SPOA, James Aitken and Campbell White, was established