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How the hierarchy of top construction OEMs continues to change
Updated animated chart shows how the top construction OEMs have traded positions over the last 20 years, now including data for 2023.
JCB and Leica Geosystems partner on excavator control technology
JCB and Leica Geosystems are joining forces to offer factory-fitted 2D and 3D-ready semi-automated excavator control solutions
Machine control made for rental fleets
Topcon’s portable MC-Mobile machine control solution is made for use on compact equipment, bringing the benefits of digital construction to smaller contractors and rental fleets
How technology is keeping Rail Baltica on track
International project is utilising technology as it moves to the construction phase
Topcon launches new survey models
New LN-150 robotic layout navigator and GT-1200 total station models improve accuracy of paving curbs and gutters
Speedy opens another Regional Service Centre
Rental firms new centre in Reading, UK, aims to take advantage of upcoming large-scale housing projects
GAP Group becomes Leica distribution partner
GAP to offer surveying and geographical measurement to rental customers
Hilti maintains R&D spend through pandemic
Hilti Group reported a 9.6% decline in sales in 2020 to CHF 5.3 billion, with operating profits down 7% at CHF 728 million.
Video interview: GAP Group enters machine control sector
Murray Pollok of International Rental News talks to GAP Group’s Jim Burke about the hi-tech rental initiative
Hilti celebrates 75 years
Michael Hilti, son of Hilti’s original founder, is confident about future and praises the manufacturer’s independence and flexibility
More expansion for GAP Hire Solutions
New depots and workshops across the UK highlight ambitious growth plans of Survey & Safety division only a year after its launch
Topcon & A-Plant in machine control partnership
UK rental company to offer GPS technology to manufacturer’s site surveying and machine control equipment through nationwide network
United Rentals to extend fleet telematics
US-based rental company plans to extend GPS from 6000 machines to 160000 units by end of 2015
New partnership between Topcon and GAP Group
UK rental company continues specialist expansion with Topcon surveying equipment supply and training deal
Hilti unveils Tools On Demand service
New North American tool hire programme fits between company’s existing rental service and fleet management offering
Prices up, volumes down at Speedy Hire
Speedy Hire’s revenues for the three months to 30 June were 2.2% lower than the same quarter in 2010, with an 8.8% improvement in rental prices offset by a 5.8% fall in volumes.
Sokkia appoints HKL as laser dealer in Germany
Rental company HKL Baumaschinen has been appointed exclusive dealer in Germany for the Sokkia range of lasers. The deal covers the Sokkia and Triax branded models.
Boels enters surveying market with POL acquisition
Boels Verhuur BV in the Netherlands has acquired POL Geotechniek BV, a surveying equipment sales company based in Andelst, The Netherlands. POL is dealer for Leica Geosystems and sells other surveying and GPS equipment brands such Mikrolaser, 3D-win and Motorola.