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Hitachi launches dealer rental initiative in Europe

Manufacturer will invest €100 million in rental fleet by 2020, with dealers responsible for managing the rental operations.

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Arcadis lists Europe’s most expensive

London and Geneva move down construction cost league table as North American cities dominate list

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Heijmans claims positive quarter

Dutch contractor says revenue for first quarter higher than 2017, and CEO claims recovery continues

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Greed and timidity blamed for Carillion collapse

Final report on demise of Carillion points finger at board members and “rotten corporate culture”


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Eiffage feeling confident

International operations bolster French contractor’s financial results for first quarter of 2018

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Three-month high in Irish market

Construction sector activity continues to rise in April but confidence dips, says Ulster Bank PMI

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Bauer group releases first quarter results

Total group revenues drop, but continued growth in global construction markets helps equipment segment

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GB’s poor start continues

Office for National Statistics says decline in construction output could be result of poor weather

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New orders for Salini Impregilo

Contractor reports new orders of around €1 billion have been acquired since the start of the year

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Growth for CNH

CNH Industrial’s revenues and sales boosted by global demand and market share gains

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Cat ‘remains strong’

Sales and revenue jump by 31% and profit per share reaches record level

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‘Good start’ for LafargeHolcim

First quarter cement volumes drive growth in sales, supporting positive outlook for full year

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Record figures for Strabag

Contractor reports highest output volume, order backlog, EBIT, dividend and balance sheet total

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CECE expects sales growth

Sales of construction equipment in Europe expected to grow another 5% to 10% this year


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Haulers: Tipping point

The European hauler market is set for a growth spurt. Construction Europe reports on the latest


Access equipment: Widening scope

Sector expands global footprint to provide standard products for all markets, including Europe

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Portable power & on-site equipment: Supporting acts

Perhaps it is less glamorous, but on-site equipment is what helps keep the jobsite running

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Mini excavators: a mini romance

It seems that European equipment buyers have something of a love affair with the mini excavator

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Telehandlers: Raising the bar

Manufacturers are trying to push boundaries of how high machines can reach and how much they can lift

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Components: Keeping them rolling

Digitisation and new technology are integral to machines, but there are traditional elements like tyres

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Wheeled loaders: Loads of options

Manufacturers have been working to provide a choice of designs to cope with a range of environments

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Engines: Gearing up

Engine manufacturers have been getting ready for legislative changes in Europe in 2019, with the EU Stage V emissions regulations set to take effect. Thomas Allen reports on the latest developments  in the sector

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Attachments: Tilting at other markets

Tiltrotators are finally making a mark outside the Nordic countries. Sandy Guthrie finds out more

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Breakers: New ground

Recent developments in the manufacture and application of breakers are examined

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Roadbuilding: Highway to sustainability

Roadbuilding can weigh heavily on the environment, but firms are making effort to lighten the load

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GPS & Telematics: The digital future

Technology of machine communication and other machine controls is complex, but is nearly everywhere

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Tunnelling: Underground successes

Major tunnel projects are getting in to their stride across Europe this year, including high-speed rail

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Utilities: Specialist machines

Whether it is laying pipes or fibre optic cables, the right machine for the job is a priority

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Falsework & formwork: True to form

Careful planning is the key to unlocking the full potential of falsework and formwork

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Demolition and recycling: Getting creative

Demolition and recycling jobs are rarely simple, requiring equipment that can meet a range of challenges

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Cranes: Raising standards

With cities growing in height, crane firms have been improving tower cranes to meet increasing demands

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Excavators: Advanced systems

The search for efficiency is leading some excavator manufacturers down the road towards hybrid models


Pumps: Going with the flow

With the variety of challenges that can be met on a construction site, Construction Europe discovers that choosing the right pump for the job is crucial

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Surveying: ‘The future is here’

BIM is almost everywhere, cameras are in the air over jobsites – surveying is changing all the time

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Engines: the next step up

With Stage V regulations on the horizon, engine manufacturers are preparing for the changes

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Drilling: Digging deep

New designs, digital technology and increased efficiency are all part of the modern world of drilling. Construction Europe looks at some of the latest innovations

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Access Equipment: New frontiers

The access industry is in a state of transition, with new companies and new machines designed to meet the latest standards. The editor of sister-publication Access International, explains


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Barloworld moves out of Iberia

Caterpillar dealer for Spain and Portugal sells out to Cat dealer in Italy and the Balkans

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Volvo claims good first quarter

Strong demand increases in all major markets for Volvo CE leads to growth in sales and profitability

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Buoyant French machine industry

CISMA says French handling and construction equipment manufacturers saw accelerating growth in 2017

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Mini crawler excavators dominate in France

Pre-crisis levels reached by French mini crawler excavator market, reports CISMA

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Irish construction growth continues

Snow slows increases in activity, although not as much as might have been expected, says Ulster Bank


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Cement and concrete association formed

Albert Manifold, CEO of CRH, becomes president as ten companies hold inaugural meeting of GCCA

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Saturation for Ukraine housing

Growth in construction volume seen over past few years – market collapse thought to be unlikely

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Hitachi launches dealer rental initiative in Europe

Manufacturer will invest €100 million in rental fleet by 2020, with dealers responsible for managing the rental operations.

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New facility for Icelandic dealer

Volvo dealer Brimborg to get new 4,000m2 premises called Veltir, the old Icelandic name for Volvo

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Association airs minerals fear

UK government proposals threaten replenishment of aggregate and other mineral reserves, says MPA


Cutter business bought by Kinshofer

Schaeff transverse cutter business bought from Atlas as firm looks to widen range of industries

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Ritchie Bros claims successful auction

Taking more than €35 million, Dutch sale said to be biggest auction held at that site since 2010


Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel needs private funding

Report says major project to connect Finland and Estonia would need private sector participation

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FIEC voices market surveillance concerns

Commission initiative – the Goods Package – felt not to be appropriate for construction products


New MTU customer care centre

MTU progresses digitally-led Customer Service 4.0 initiative with opening of new centre in Germany