PLANTWORX 2013 is the new UK exhibition for the construction equipment industry and is taking place at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry between May 14 & 16th.
Set to become the major UK event for the construction sector this is the number one working machinery show for all construction professionals that cannot be missed. With more than 100,000sqm of working machines, live demonstrations and site applications PLANTWORX will be the largest working construction event in the UK, packed full of live machine demos from the leading construction brands.
Over 240 exhibitors are confirmed showcasing many of the industry’s latest innovations and technology, with this new event attracting plant managers, plant and tool hire managers, construction managers, contractors, machine operators, owner operators, machine specifiers and construction professionals from all over the UK and Europe.
The two smallest buckets of the range have arrived, the MB-S10 screening bucket and the MB-C50 crusher bucket.
Two new innovations from MB, the undisputed world leader for the production and sale of equipment for the earth moving and demolition sectors. The year 2013 has begun with two very interesting innovations in the form of two small treasures that complete the wide range of MB products: the new model MB-S10 Screening Bucket and the brand new MB-C50 Crusher Bucket.
Small, compact, light, the two MB buckets are suitable for midi diggers from 4 to 8 tonnes and are ideal for use on small sites.
The new MB-S10 Screening Bucket weighs 445 kg and has a capacity of 0.6 m3, offering those advantages that only MB products are capable of providing: high quality, reduced management costs and a saving on time. Developed using the same materials and the same technology as the already well-known MB Screening Buckets, the MB-S10 is easy to transport, manoeuvrable and highly competitive and can also be used for gardening work.
JCB has won a massive order for more than 1,000 of its backhoe loaders in a deal which is designed to transform the rural economy of Brazil.
Brazil’s Ministry of Agrarian Development has signed a tender for the JCB backhoes worth more than £40m. The landmark order for the 3C machines comes as the company marks 60 years of backhoe loader production.
The 1,000 machines will be delivered throughout 2013 and put straight to work improving rural roads to ensure food produced for sale gets to market much quicker.
The machines will be manufactured at JCB’s new $100m (£67m) factory in Sao Paulo, opened last September by prime minister David Cameron. The deal will also bring benefits to JCB’s UK factories as transmissions and axles will be supplied by JCB Transmissions in Wrexham and 12,000 hydraulic cylinders by JCB’s world HQ at Rocester. Read More…
PEORIA, Ill.— Despite economic and political uncertainty in the United States, continued economic turmoil in much of Europe and slower growth in China, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced record 2012 sales and revenues of $65.875 billion, an increase of 10 percent from $60.138 billion in 2011. Profit per share of $8.48 was also an all-time record, including the impact of the previously announced goodwill impairment charge of $0.87 per share related to Siwei. The 2012 profit per share of $8.48 was up 15 percent from $7.40 in 2011. Profit was $5.681 billion, an increase of 15 percent from $4.928 billion in 2011.
Fourth-quarter 2012 sales and revenues were $16.075 billion, down $1.168 billion from $17.243 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011. The impact of changes in dealer new machine inventories lowered sales by about $1.4 billion as dealers reduced inventories about $600 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with an increase of about $800 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Fourth-quarter 2012 profit was $697 million compared with $1.547 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011. Profit was $1.04 per share in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with profit per share of $2.32 in the fourth quarter of 2011. Fourth-quarter 2012 profit was negatively impacted by the previously announced goodwill impairment charge of $580 million, or $0.87 per share. Lower sales and revenues and the cost impact from sharply lower production and the $2 billion decline in Caterpillar inventory also had a negative impact on fourth-quarter profit. Those impacts were partially offset by a $300 million positive impact related to the settlement of prior-year tax returns.
“From an operational standpoint, 2012 was a very successful year with record sales and profit in a tough economic climate. Considering the weak economy in the United States, along with much of Europe in recession and China slowing, we had a solid year. Our incremental operating profit pull through was very good, we made progress adjusting inventory levels, and our quality and safety indicators continued to improve,” said Caterpillar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Oberhelman.
Resale Weekly – Special Issue 2532 focuses on Africa. Despite world trends, the African continent remained buoyant throughout 2012 and this looks set to continue well into 2013. Fuelled by massive infrastructure projects across many regions, Africa is pushing ahead with a broad raft of projects that include road, rail, utilities, housing, forestry and mining.
South Africa plans to spend US$ 465 billion on strategic infrastructure projects that include ports, energy, communications and transport links. Over the next three years, the state is pledging to spend approximately US$ 98 billion on the start of these works as the next stage in the development of the country.
Ghana and Nigeria both have contractors working in the region with requirements for all makes of excavators and dozers from 20t upwards, ‘rippers’ such as CAT D6ts being a preferred choice. The trend is more for utilitarian machines that have dual uses where follow on contracts would have different requirements. Read More…
Europe’s main congress for construction equipment will gather the sector’s foremost leaders
Sobratema – the Brazilian Association for Technology in Equipment and Maintenance is representing the Brazilian construction sector at the CECE Congress – “Making it in Europe” which is scheduled to take place from October 24th to 26th in Berlin, Germany. The event is organized by the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE).
On October 26th, Sobratema vice-president Juan Manuel Altstadt will participate on the panel CECE Economic Forum: “Making it in Europe, Expanding to New Markets” along with representatives from another five countries outside Europe: the United States, China, Russia, India and Australia. On the occasion, the Brazilian executive will present a panorama of the Brazilian market for construction equipment for the coming two years. Ivan Montenegro, technical director for the association, will also be present. Read More…
Event to host lifting and general heavy equipment industry leaders from around the world to discuss current issues in the industry, including Tier IV Challenges; 60 indoor/outdoor exhibitors setting up on Monday
ORLANDO, FL, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world’s largest auctioneer of heavy equipment and trucks, will co-host the 2012 Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium at the Company’s 200-acre auction site in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday & Thursday, October 24 & 25, 2012. On Day Two of the Lift and Access event (October 25), the Ritchie Bros. Orlando auction site will also be host to bidders from around the world, as the Company conducts a one-day unreserved public auction, which currently features more than 900 heavy equipment items, including a selection of cranes, lifting and access equipment. Each item will be sold to the highest bidder on auction day, regardless of price—without minimum bids or reserve prices. A day prior to the auction (October 24), a panel of industry experts will come together on site to discuss Tier 4 engine challenges, including discussions on what equipment owners can expect from the upcoming equipment emissions standards changes. Read More…