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CE Barometer July 2019

The latest Construction Europe Barometer Survey providing the Industry’s opinion on the market

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Salini Impregilo launches Project Italy

Italian firm signs two investment agreements aiming to strengthen national construction sector

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Vinci revenue grows 10%

Europe’s largest contractor reports strong revenue of US$23.95 billion in the first half of 2019


China hits Komatsu sales

Weak performance in Asia – particularly China – sees sales fall 5.5% for three-month period ending June 30



US dealers drive Cat’s revenue growth

Second quarter revenues rise 3%, buoyed by construction demand in North America

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CE Barometer and finance June 2019

After share prices roundly fell last month, a shrewd investor could have seen a good return, with share prices now creeping back up


Skills shortage driving up pay

Wages in UK construction industry increasing as skilled EU workers find country less appealing


Study highlights carbon footprint of construction equipment

Efficient use of equipment can lead to carbon footprint reductions of between 30 and 50%.

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Loxam makes offer for Ramirent

Combination of Loxam and Ramirent would create a €2.2 billion rental business

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Bovis buyout bid rejected by Galliford Try

UK contractor declines €1 billion offer from rival firm to acquire its housing businesses

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Bauer steady in 2019 first quarter

OEM’s figures show business is improving as it lays out its 2019 financial forecast

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Ferrovial revenue at €1.2 billion

Spanish contractor Ferrovial experiences a 7.2% rise in revenue during the first quarter of 2019

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Growth for Greece’s construction Industry

Industry in Greece will benefit from investment in commercial, residential and industrial buildings


Galliford Try announces downsizing

Construction and infrastructure firm says full-year profit could be down by €46.5 million


Construct Europe Features

Melker Jernberg celebrates the unveiling of Volvo CE’s electric compact excavator and wheeled loader at its Bauma launch

Electric and hybrid: Sparking a new era

Engines: redlines or flatlines? What does the future hold for the beating heart of machine power?


Pumps: Dewatering tech for the 21st century

Dewatering pumps for construction are both more sophisticated and more robust than their predecessors

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Crushing and Screening: Turning costs to profit

Electric drive units, transportability and simple OS are all part of a new generation of crushing and screening equipment.

At Perkins' facility in Peterborough, UK, engines sit completed, ready to b  transported to manufacturers

Engines: Cutting emissions, not power

Alternative power is being discussed ever frequently, but diesel has been a driving force in engines for over a century

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Drones: How UAVs are changing the construction industry

Unmanned aerial vehicles are widely used in construction, but could this technology become disruptive?


Concrete equipment: Material gains

Historically, concrete has been a firm friend to construction industry professionals. Mike Hayes examines why that is

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VR and AR: Visualising the future of construction

Virtual and augmented reality, once considered a technology of the distant future, is now very much present

EDF Energy workers undertake a major concrete pour at the UK's Hinkley Point C

Concrete: Material Gains

Historically, concrete has been a firm friend to construction industry professionals, but are things about to change?

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Telehandlers: Compact, simple, powerful

Compact technology with serious lifting power is the name of the game - a look at the latest telescopic handlers

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Exhibition preview: Plantworx

The UK’s leading construction machinery exhibition takes place this month at its new home in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Construction Europe takes a look at what’s on show


Breakers: Technology that’s built to blast

Steve Ducker looks at the latest hydraulic breakers and other hardworking attachments


Roadbuilding: Keeping things rolling

Joe Sargent takes a look at new roadbuilding equipment ready to handle Europe’s toughest projects

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Drilling: Knowing the drill

With technology moving fast in the construction sector, having the right drill for the right application only gets you half way to a job well done, as Mike Hayes discovers


Haulers: Innovation and articulation

In the battle for hauler supremacy, ADTs are currently on top, firmly relegating their rigid counterparts to second place in terms of sales


Mini excavators: Small machines, big influence

Operating efficiently in confined spaces, the mini excavator has a special place on the jobsite


Bauma 2019: Earthmoving part 2

With the show opening in a few weeks, CE takes a second look at the earthmoving sector at Bauma

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Bauma 2019: Earthmoving part 1

A first look at the earthmoving sector at the show includes Caterpillar, Volvo CE, Hyundai and more

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Roadbuilding: The road ahead

Bauma Munich 2019 visitors will cover a lot of ground – potentially laid by the following machines

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Bauma 2019: Engines and power generation

Construction Europe takes a look at what’s on show at the world’s biggest trade exhibition

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Engines: Powering the future

There’s talk of alternative power sources being developed, but little sign of the demise of diesel


Attachments: Working from all angles

Development in the attachments sector is booming with advances in precision, versatility and speed

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Wheeled loaders: A healthy load

OEMs and their engineers are working hard to differentiate their machines from the competition



Palfinger up nearly 12%

Double digit rise in sales at Palfinger in first quarter of 2019 to €440.9 million


Bauma breaks record with 620,000

More than 620,000 visitors attended Bauma 2019, a 7% increase on 2016

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Innovating to meet new demands

Atlas Copco highlights new Stage V and electric products for demanding jobsites


Zeppelin Rental optimistic for 2019

Germany’s largest rental company is confident for the rest of 2019 after postive meetings with contractors at Bauma


Hitachi expands Premium Rental offer

Hitachi could acquire contractor fleets under its Premium Rental programme in Europe


Construct Europe News

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BAM bows out of offshore wind

Netherlands-based multinational to restructure following poor results from German interests


First Volvo electric excavator delivered to customer

Company’s new electric powered machine has been received on site by French Contractor Spac

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HS2: Further doubt cast on project

Review into UK’s High-Speed 2 rail project will determine if construction is to continue


Hinkley Point C engineers talk lift planning at WCTS

Lift planning engineers at the Hinkley Point C nuclear project will speak at the World Crane and Transport Summit

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Bulgaria’s nuclear power station draws interest

Bulgaria’s energy minister says total of 13 companies are interested in undertaking project

Steel tubing rolled into place in Cogden Beck in the Yorkshire Dales

Wind turbine repurposed to build bridge

Renewable energy components help reconnect rural communities after flooding destroys bridge in the UK

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Lendlease appoints new managing director

Simon Gorski promoted managing director for Construction in Europe business area

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Third UK construction minister announced this year

Following UK Prime Minister’s reshuffling of cabinet ministers, new construction minister appointed

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Largest bicycle parking facility in the world

Multi-storey bicycle park in Netherlands opened 19 August is world’s largest, costing €30 million

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XCMG telecrawler in Europe

First XCG55TE unit delivered to Bulgaria to work on TurkStream jobsite