LAPV March 2013 has been published

Published:  14 March, 2013

To read LAPV March 2013 click on the cover.

Grounds care: How do grounds care manufacturers cope with longer cutting cycles and the constant wet weather? Tony Gordon finds out.

Sustainability: Clive Buhagiar comments on a recent survey which revealed that public sector organisations take the lead when it comes to sustainable practice.

Exclusive interview: The CEO and VP of GeesinkNorba reveal how they will be gaining back market share after the recent transition from Platinum Equity to Mutares.

Competitive dialogue:Three Essex Councils have entered a competitive dialogue that enabled them to get better value for money and a more efficient service delivery.

Vehicle test: Steve Banner tested the updated version of the Citroen Berlingo.

Events: A focus on PlantworX and Traffex.

Related Articles

  • Competitive dialogue opens new avenues for Councils in Essex 

    Three Essex Councils have taken an innovative approach to the management of their fleet and workshops, which has resulted in tangible efficiency savings and increased delivery of service to the public. Colchester Borough Council, Braintree District Council and Basildon Borough Council were the first local authorities in the UK to think out of the box and step away from the conventional tendering process for their fleet management requirements, and were able to select the best delivery of service via competitive dialogue, reports Ann-Marie Knegt.

  • Geesinknorba and Daf Trucks launch narrow-track RCV with NRG 

    Picture this: It's rush-hour on a cold, wet Monday morning. The heavy traffic is moving slowly through town. Queues of grim-faced commuters are growing longer at every junction. To avoid the rain, parents are driving their kids to school today – and they're going to be late. It adds to the congestion and tension. Everyone's in a hurry but they're going nowhere fast.</

  • Mick Hill becomes general manager for Geesinknorba UK 

    Geesinknorba has appointed Mick Hill as the new general manager in the UK and Ireland.He was previously UK general manager aftersales and has been with Geesinknorba for three years.

  • Select shows green credentials with First ever hybrid 'New Vulture' 

    Reading-based Select Environmental Services, has purchased two hybrid refuse collection vehicles from Geesinknorba. The recycling-led waste management business, which provides services throughout the Thames Valley, has purchased a Geesinknorba GPM III and Geesinknorba's new flagship vehicle the GPM IV – known as the 'New Vulture'.

  • Farol to reveal new John Deere mower at SALTEX 2014 

    John Deere will be unveiling its new 1500 Series TerrainCut commercial front mower range for the first time in the UK at IOG SALTEX in September, on the Farol dealership stand(F35).


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