Scottish engineering company Weir Group has seen a rise in orders and profits following last year’s $1 billion acquisition of American attachments giant ESCO.
Hartl, the Austrian manufacturer whose crushing and screening buckets are handled in the UK by Lanarkshire-based dealer Yarwoods, has been sold for an undisclosed sum.
The attachments rental business of Sandhurst Manufacturing has been acquired in a £3.3m deal by Vp, the equipment hire group. It become part of a group that includes UK Forks, Groundforce, and Brandon Hire.
A concrete cutting product for demolition applications has won an award before it has been officially launched. It was given the Innovation accolade at the National Federation of Demolition Contractors annual awards last week.
Molson Group has been appointed sole dealer for SMP tiltrotators in England, Scotland and Wales. The Swedish products will be available in Scotland via Molson Young Plant Sales from June.
JCC Group has taken on three additional dealerships and appointed a new sales manager as it mounts a big push into the attachments market. Breakers, buckets and rock wheels join the portfolio.
A demolition contractor has been fined £134,000 after two workers sustained serious injuries when they fell from an excavator attachment. One suffered a broken back and the other a fractured skull.
A Scot has been appointed to lead a sales push for a range of Swedish tiltrotators. Peter Jack becomes UK & Ireland manager at Quality Construction Equipment, the distributor for the SMP range.
Engcon has developed a sorting grab specifically for mini excavators in the 1.5-3 tonne class. The SK02 weighs just over 100 kg and the company says demand has been growing for an attachment of that size.