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Husqvarna‘s Champion performers

Sheffield-based Champion Hire recently invested in five Husqvarna S 26 dust extractor units, having initially seen the product at the Executive Hire Show. The single-phase machine is designed for collecting concrete and plaster dust associated with grinding and other building tasks. It has two Hepa H13 filters and incorporates a jet pulse pre-filter

cleaning system together with an hour counter and a vacuum meter for filter control. A Longopac bagging system is fitted for dust-free bag changes. Operations Manager Adam Langham said, “We were looking for a

HAE announces Award Winners

Hirers were in celebratory mood when HAE announced the winners of its 2018 Hire Awards of Excellence at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel in April. Smiths Equipment Hire won the category for Plant, Tool and

Equipment Company of the Year with a turnover of less than £10m, while A-Plant came out on top in the Company of the Year category for businesses with a turnover of more than £10m. Its specialist temporary access division, Live, was named as Event Hire Company of the Year.

CBL extends Thwaites coverage

Thwaites has widened its coverage in the South West of England through the CBL Plant Sales dealership, which has had its territory for supplying the manufacturers’ range of 1 to 9-tonne site dumpers expanded to include Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. CBL has four locations in this region. Pictured at the announcement are, from left, Richard Sturgess, CBL Sales Director, Paul Rodwell, Thwaites Distributor Manager South, and Mike Anderson, CBL Area Sales Manager.

6 Didcot Plant was announced as SafeHire Company of the year.

Jessica Bowen of Vp/Hire Station was named as Hire Manager of the Year and overall Hire Achiever of the Year, while A-Plant Chief Executive Officer, Sat Dhaiwal who retires in July, received HAE Chairman Andy Martin’s special award for his commitment to the industry. Other winners included Hirebase for Catalogue of the Year, Chiltern

Hire Centres for Best Sustainability and CSR, and Allens Catering Equipment Hire for Website of the Year. CW Plant Hire’s Bonnie Stanton was named Apprentice of the Year, while the Workshop Manager of the Year award went to Matt Stonall of AFI. Hilti was named Supplier of the Year, with other supplier Awards

going to CanTrack Global for Best Use of New Media and Best Recruitment Innovation, Addex Group whose Allsaw AS170 was Construction Industry Product of the Year, and Events Industry Product of the Year was G-Smatt Europe’s G-Wall for temporary structures.

Greener Showman’s Show

The organisers of this year’s Showman’s Show, to be held at Newbury Showground on 17 and 18 October, have announced a number of environmentally friendly initiatives for this year’s event. Personnel have signed up to the Energy Revolution initiative as a

supplier member to tackle CO2 emissions. This will enable the company to offset its travel miles with direct investment in projects that support clean renewable energy. The Show will encourage visitors and exhibitors to make use of the

GoCarShare scheme that it introduced last year, where drivers link up with passengers making the same journey. It is also suggesting that those attending bring their own re-usable water bottles to reduce plastic waste.

vac that had the capability of performing alongside our concrete floor grinders, and which would help raise awareness and encourage customers to protect themselves from dust when hiring other machines. The S 26’s hour counter will enable us to service and maintain the machine for optimum performance, and we especially like the Longopac system, which will help protect against exposure to dust. “These vacs will be made available across each of our five depots

and, if they prove successful, the fleet will increase in response to demand,” added Adam Langham, who is pictured, left, with Husqvarna’s Stuart Darby.

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