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Ritchie Bros CEO to step down next year
Peter Blake will step down in May 2014, equipment auctioneer starts search for replacement
Infrastructure trade forecast to triple by 2030
Trade in goods and machinery for infrastructure such as roads, railways and power networks to be fuelled by emerging market investment
Himoinsa launches genset range for Asia Pacific
New genset range will use engines produced by Wuxi Diesel and allow it to compete in the estimated 30% of the Asia Pacific market served by Chinese suppliers.
Europlatform highlights enormous Turkish potential
Access rental fleet could more than double by 2016, Europlatform delegates told. Next year's event to be held in Berlin on 25 September.
Wacker Neuson and De Lage Landen agree finance cooperation
'Virtual joint venture' will offer one to five year asset finance packages for dealers and customers worldwide.
UK construction products sales strengthen
Third quarter data shows private housing and infrastructure were key drivers behind growth
NES Rentals launches online store
Chicago-based aerial equipment rental firm NES Rentals has launched an automated online equipment rental store, called 24x7 Rental Manager.
Europe’s construction output fell in July
Strongest year-on-year falls were recorded in Portugal, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Poland, according to Eurostat
Can rental industry provide power security for UK?
UK trade association responds to TV broadcast on the vulnerability of the UK's power infrastructure and suggests key role for power rental fleets.
Gehl celebrates 40 years of skid steers
Manitou Americas has celebrated the 40th anniversary of production of the Gehl brand of skid loaders.
FIEC criticises new EU public procurement rules
European Construction Industry Federation brands revised directives “lengthy and complicated”
Toro invests $25m in R&D facilities
New 75000 ft2 extension will expand Toro's research and development facilities.
Turning up the heat
Bomag is pushing to increase competition in the road building sector with a string of new launches. Helen Wright reports.
Norwegian distributor for Chicago Pneumatic
NTT AS, based in Skien, has been appointed distrobutor for Chicago Pneumatic hand-hlad construction tools and portable compressors
Signs of recovery for UK market
Separate data suggests tender prices have bottomed out while house building levels continue to improve
Video highlights global rental market trends
Six minute video gives an update on worldwide rental market trends.
Positive signs for UK construction
Latest Office for National Statistics figures show rising second quarter output, while Construction Products Association survey shows improvements across supply chain
Architects see increasing order books
Positive outlook from architects in UK, Germany and Belgium, but little encouragement elsewhere in Europe
Olympic recognition for Nationwide Platforms
UK powered access rental giant Nationwide Platforms has been recognised for its work as supplier for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
European contractors look for international growth
QBE survey finds 65% of European building and construction firms plan to expand into new countries over next five years
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