New distributor for RDS Technology

Position Partners now has a distribution agreement for RDS Technology industrial weighing systems that will see the company sell and support industrial scales for our construction, mining and quarrying markets. Pat Dougherty, owner of former distributor RDS Systems, made the decision to take a break after some 15 years in the business. As a result,…

Volvo’s electric excavator unveiled

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the EX2 – to industry specialists, policymakers, the media and academics at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit on Tuesday May 16th. The 100% electric compact excavator prototype delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total…

Q&A on journey management with JESI

Recently we had a Twitter encounter with a company who provide a journey management SaaS. Things escalated. Renee Turner from JESI took the Contractor Q&A  and kindly answered the following questions.. Contractor: That’s an interesting company name- where does JESI stem from? Renee: JESI is the trusted partner for corporations worldwide who prioritise the safety and efficiency…

A Doosan fan

Luke Michell, operations manager for Auckland contractor Green Civil recently added a DX140LCR and a DX235LCR (12-14 tonne range) excavator from AB Equipment to its increasing Doosan fleet. “Just because you’re using a more expensive brand of equipment doesn’t mean that you’re going to make any more money,” he says. “It makes no difference whose…

New Hynds Partnership

Hynds Pipe Systems Ltd and Eloy Water have launched a new partnership in New Zealand and South West Pacific Islands. Eloy Water NZ is part of the Belgium-owned Eloy Group  who have built a strong reputation supplying waste water treatment plants to 26 countries around the world. Eloy Water specialises in modular treatment solutions for…

CivilShare and share alike

CivilShare turned six months old recently- and after a quiet start use of the app is gaining traction in the local construction industry. More than 700 people have registered via website or downloaded CivilShare since its debut at CCNZ annual Conference last year. They are downloading it because the app is helping them to connect…

Sakai SV520 series now available

  Good compaction is the key ingredient for any successful roading or earth compaction project and Sakai, a manufacturer of vibratory compaction equipment, has launched its innovatively designed Sakai SV520 series through New Zealand distributor AB Equipment. The SV520 is designed for medium to large compaction jobs and includes new features that lower operating costs…