Tag: Construction

Beware of Scammers

We have been made aware of a particularly nasty scam that everybody dealing across international borders should be aware of. Somebody hacked into their Yahoo email account and saw that they had agreed to purchase a machine.  After the vendor emailed the invoice they copied the invoice, changed the bank details and then contacted the…

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Germany’s Construction sector on the rise

Sales of Construction equipment is the area of the industry that is showing the most growth. The VDMA, Germany’s association for construction equipment and building material machinery, said that its prediction for a poor beginning to the year leading into a slow increase over the rest of the year appeared to be accurate. Although some of the positive…

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6 Tips to Reduce Data Roaming

We came across the following tips on how to reduce the high prices service providers charge everybody who travels.  So, being the nice people that we are, we decided to share the knowledge: 1 – Turn off Data Roaming Wherever possible only use WiFi to access data and you will not incur any network charges. 2 –…

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UK Government announces spend of £100bn on infrastructure

Parliament was presented with the announcement of the additional spend ranging across a broad spectrum of areas yesterday. Transport projects including power plants and a commitment to the £43bn HS2 line are the main project in the infrastructure program.  The Chancellor said “We’re announcing the largest program of investment in our roads for half a century……

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Older machines still preferred over newer models

At the heavy equipment auction Ritchie Bros in Hartford, CT, USA yesterday there was a lot of older Cat equipment still making high prices. This confirms what is obvious from recent UrParts.com parts requests that due to the continued recession in the construction market many operators are choosing to purchase older machines and keep them running with cheaper spare parts…

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UrParts Claims Gold Prize at the Vodafone Startup Awards 2013

We are delighted to announce that UrParts.com were Gold Prize Winner for the Export Company of the Year at the Vodafone sponsored Startup Awards 2013.  Not only were we recognized as the best in this category but we also scooped Silver Prize for the Digital/Online and Silver Prize for Women in Business.  We are delighted to…

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Poor results for Europe’s construction sector in first quarter.

Results for the European construction industry fell again for the fifth month in a row in March 2013 with a decline rate of 1.7% since February and 7.9% since March 2013.  Results came from the European Unions’s statistic agency and included 17 countries in the Euro area.  Results varied across the different member states as some…

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3 New Bridges planned for NY&NJ

The New York and New Jersey Port Authorities have agreed to invest $2 billion into 3 bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey. This will also include the region’s first major public-private partnership to replace the Goethals Bridge costing an estimated $1.5 billion.  This is a major announcement for the NYNJ Authorities as it will be the first time since the George Washington Bridge opened in…

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