Sean Heron
ScotPlant 2012

‘We’ll be back’

“A great show. We look forward to returning in 2014.” That was the post-Scotplant verdict from Sean Heron, managing director of Worsley Plant. He secured good business including one deal for three crushing and screening attachments in a single order for Howford Quarry in Hexham,...
ScotPlant 2012

Everybody’s talkin’

Show inquiries have been quickly converted into sales by the team at Caterpillar dealer Finning UK. “We took 48 good enquiries from good quality potential and existing customers with nine confirmed orders last week worth £412,000 to us,” reported key account manager Alistair Murdoch. “We...
ScotPlant 2012

On the right track

“We had a good show and are happy with the leads we have. To date we have sold two pairs of tracks for excavators, engine parts for a tracked dumper and a small compaction plate,” said Bryan Fearn, sales manager at Kattrak. “We are confident...
ScotPlant 2012

First impressions

There was plenty of new kit on the stands of Scot JCB and sister company Stewart Plant Sales. Among the machines making their UK debuts were the new 550-80, JCB’s highest capacity Loadall telehandler, a 2.7 tonne mini and the latest skid steer loaders. Heavy...
ScotPlant 2012

“Interest was fantastic”

“ScotPlant is always a big exhibition for Sandvik and this year was one of the best yet.” That was the response from Kimberley Page, senior marketing co-ordinator, after Sandvik Construction UK/Ireland showcased the new QH331 mobile cone crusher and other equipment from its product lines....
ScotPlant 2012

Cheque it out

Traffco, the UK distributor of Faymonville Trailers, brought the cheque book to ScotPlant to continue its sponsorship of young go-kart star Jack Brailsford. Jack, (10), is one of the UK’s most promising drivers and is the grandson of Jim Macauley, the owner of Blantyre firm...
ScotPlant 2012

On the EDGE

ScotPlant 2012 saw EDGE Innovate (NI) Ltd promote equipment from its range of waste recycling, quarrying and materials handling equipment. Sales executive Declan McKenna and senior engineer Martin Gallen hosted the company’s first attendance at the event and Declan commented: “With familiar faces from the...
Jim Wilson
ScotPlant 2012

Jim’s back

Industry veteran Jim Wilson has come out of retirement to help Scotia Plant step up its expansion programme. The 69-year-old ex-Finning man was headhunted by the dealer just before ScotPlant and celebrated his first appearance at the exhibition with his new employer by clinching sales...
ScotPlant 2012

Tops for Takeuchi

JMS Equipment of Aberdeenshire was named UK Dealer of the Year by Takeuchi… again. The Turriff-based business repeated its success of 2009 to make it a hat-trick of Takeuchi titles; in 2007 it was voted New Dealer of the Year. To land the award JMS...
Volvo Construction Equipment
ScotPlant 2012

Volvo is happy

Volvo Construction Equipment struck deals for a 25-tonne excavator, a 5.8 tonne compact excavator and a tandem roller. Marketing services manager Mark Gunns added: “In addition, we had a bountiful supply of leads to follow so the show proved a great success for us. In...
ScotPlant 2012

Carry the load

The latest generation of wheeled loaders was represented on the Terex Distribution Ltd stand by the TL260. A 14-tonne class machine, it comes with extended loader arms to provide a load-over height more than 4.5 metres and can be specified with buckets up to 4m....
ScotPlant 2012

Hyundai’s first outing

Young Plant Sales featured a number of landmark machines in its line-up. Just weeks after selling the first Hyundai R320LC-9 in Scotland to JD Plant Ltd of Airdrie, it brought in the new R235LCR-9 to make its UK debut. Glasgow hirer AB2000 has become the...
Steven Mulholland
ScotPlant 2012

The press gang

ScotPlant 2012 attracted strong interest from overseas with visitors from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belgium and Ireland. The trade press was also out in force, led by Micael Appelgren, editorial director of Maskinentreprenoren, on his first visit to Ingliston. The Swedish journalist interviewed Steven Mulholland, the...
ScotPlant 2012

Every second counts

Ewan Irvine is bound for Turin later in the year after winning the Scottish heat of the New Holland Construction Grand Prix by the narrowest of margins. More than 60 operators took on the skills challenge and it was Ewan, of Peebles firm Graham Irvine...
ScotPlant 2012

Ramming home the message

The Rammer brand has been resurrected and within days of the news being announced it was in evidence at Ingliston. The latest models were on the stand of Murray Plant, one of the top dealers in the world for the breakers which until recently carried...