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Comment: Disruption, digitalisation & new business models
New models such as ‘features-as-a-service’ (FaaS) are changing rental
Buckhurst Plant Hire invests €2.9m in Hyundai fleet
UK rental company takes delivery of its 100th Hyundai machine, a HX140LC tracked excavator
Italian Fire Brigade adds new Bobcat loader
Italy’s disaster response division, the Special Operating Group, receives customised T870 compact tracked loader
Research highlights need for ‘hidden carbon’ regulations
European Union needs to adopt a common approach to the decarbonisation of buildings, says Buildings Performance Institute Europe 
Volvo opens first dedicated fuel cell lab
Lab is also the first facility in Volvo Group to be testing complete fuel cell units
Decarbonisation research project launched in UK
Ministry of Justice’s Decarbonising Precast Concrete project will see Innovate UK lead construction industry specialists in collaborative research
Former CNH executives send ‘disruptor’ warning
Carl Gustaf Göransson and Alan Berger warn construction OEMs to prepare for a disruptor to enter the market
Comment: will construction get its own Tesla?
With digitalisation, electrification and autonomy changing the industry, former CNH Industrial executives Alan Berger and Carl Gustaf Göransson ask if construction’s established manufacturers could be wrongfooted by a new market disruptor?
Jason Anker supports E-Colour system
Working at height safety at height campaigner says the personality profiling tool can help site safety
FIEC survey shows low BIM utilisation
BIM-SPEED survey finds 37.3% of firms have no experience with BIM projects and 33.9% do not have a digitalisation strategy
Caterpillar’s new sustainability goals
World’s biggest construction OEM to reduce greenhouse emissions by 30%
Cherrypicker Shop takes over Simon Access specialist
The acquisition of Miles Robinson incorporates unique parts service for Simon Access Group products 
Finning’s Canadian rental business drops 19% in Q1
Caterpillar dealer attributes fall to Covid-19 work stoppages
Caterpillar surpasses 3 billion tonnes hauled autonomously
Cat Command for Hauling used in wide range commodities across growing number of haul truck class sizes.
JCB Power Systems’ new SE Asia distributor
Appointment marks its first presence in the region
JLG Q2 sales up 6.5%
JLG’s access equipment sales “exceeded our expectations,” says parent company Oshkosh
CE Barometer results for March 2021
A slight levelling off of Europe’s recovery predicted by latest survey responses
Covid threatens construction’s recovery in India
Double-digit recovery may be under threat from rising numbers of Covid-19 infections
Komatsu celebrates 100th anniversary
Manufacturer marks centenary with a new community facility, employee project and a commemorative website 
JLG launches on-demand virtual experience
JLG’s new ‘Access Your World’ online experience showcases productivity, safety and technology through virtual jobsites and more
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