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News and events

Long service congratulations
Long service congratulations

12/12/2017

It’s great that CBL have staff for the long term and Andrew Holman is one of them.  He is pictured here (left) with Richard Sturgess, CBL Sales Director, at Bomag Germany on a trip to celebrate his 30 years with CBL Bridgend. ...

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CBL invests in skills for the future
CBL invests in skills for the future

11/12/2017

Apprenticeships give people the opportunity to train, gain qualifications and pursue a skilled, long-term career. 

CBL have recently employed one apprentice at every centre and all are attending Wiltshire College at...

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'Takeuchi is the best' says CBL customer
'Takeuchi is the best' says CBL customer

27/11/2017

F W Huxter, run by Fred and Lucy Huxter, have been running Takeuchis of all sizes for the last 10 years for their local works and Wessex Water work in the Dorset area.

One of their Takeuchi TB153FR excavators, purchased...

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Thwaites for MJL Groundworks
Thwaites for MJL Groundworks

23/11/2017

More Thwaites dumpers for South West groundworks contractor, MJL, supplied by CBL Saltash.



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Thwaites and Takeuchi added to fleet
Thwaites and Takeuchi added to fleet

20/11/2017

We are delighted that Fred Champion Groundworks chose CBL again to supply their new additions to the fleet. British and Japanese quality working in sync.  They have taken delivery of three new Thwaites 9 Ton dumpers and three...

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All new TB2150 for A G Builders
All new TB2150 for A G Builders

30/10/2017

A G Builders, from Pewsey, have added a new Takeuchi TB2150 to their fleet with the help of Steve Ruddell, CBL Bristol Area Sales Manager.

Barry Giles, Director, is delighted with the new machine and says, ‘After some...

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Ten Takeuchis for Natta Plant
Ten Takeuchis for Natta Plant

25/09/2017

CBL Newbury are proud to supply 10 brand new Takeuchi TB260 Excavators for Natta Plant Ltd.  Each machine has been customised in Natta’s company colours and sign written.  A great addition to the Natta fleet. Congratulations...

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Takeuchis form a wedding arch
Takeuchis form a wedding arch

20/09/2017

Andy Taylor, Depot Manager at CBL Bristol, received a rather unusual request earlier this summer.

He was contacted by Leo Greaves, a bridegroom-to-be, to see if CBL could supply two Takeuchi diggers to use as an arch for...

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Galliard Homes invest in Merlo Roto
Galliard Homes invest in Merlo Roto

11/09/2017

Galliard Homes are a British residential property developer based in Loughton and operating across London and the Home Counties.  They run a fleet of nine Merlos and, with the help of Sam Ireland (CBL Area Sales Manager) have...

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VCAS fitted to Thwaites dumper
VCAS fitted to Thwaites dumper

04/09/2017

The workshop team at CBL Bridgend have recently fitted a VCAS system to a Thwaites dumper on hire to a local contractor.  This system - vehicle collision avoidance system – warns the operator of immediate dangers within a set...

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Flying digger
Flying digger

31/08/2017

An unusual sight - it's not every day you see a digger in the sky! CBL customer, Valley Provincial Group from Dartford in Kent are working on a site at Stamford Hill in London N16.  The work includes levelling the surface to lay...

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Popular Putzmeister for Justin Jones
Popular Putzmeister for Justin Jones

10/08/2017

Justin Jones, of Justin Jones Floor Screeding, has taken full advantage of the Putzmeister screed pumps now available for hire from CBL Bridgend in South Wales. 

As he says, ‘We’d like to thank you for the service...

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New TB230 for A4 Hire
New TB230 for A4 Hire

07/08/2017

A4 Hire have taken delivery of their new Takeuchi TB230 from CBL Newbury and put it to work, saying they are extremely pleased with the excavator's performance.



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Charity Golf in aid of MS Society
Charity Golf in aid of MS Society

07/08/2017

Graham May, depot manager at CBL Maidstone, was invited by civil engineering company, Steadline, to bring a team to a Charity Golf Event held in aid of the MS Society.  It was held at The Weald of Kent Golf Club, a beautiful 18...

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Lenmark Construction choose Thwaites and Takeuchi
Lenmark Construction choose Thwaites and Takeuchi

24/07/2017

CBL Crawley’s Mike Lockie is seen here handing over some of the machines purchased by Lenmark Construction Ltd.  The total order comprised five Thwaites dumpers and five Takeuchi excavators of varying sizes.  Left to right:...

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CBL now offering screed pumps from CBL Bridgend
CBL now offering screed pumps from CBL Bridgend

29/06/2017

We are now hiring out Putzmeister screed pumps from CBL Bridgend in South Wales.  

For more info or to hire a pump call the hire desk team on 01656 743231.

We are increasing our fleet holding of...

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A tight squeeze ....
A tight squeeze ....

29/06/2017

Jason Ford, a local builder and regular CBL customer, won a contract to build a retaining wall around an existing property. The existing property is on a level higher than the area where the excavator, needed for the job, has to work....

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Mark Lillywhite's customised TB230
Mark Lillywhite's customised TB230

22/06/2017

Mark Lillywhite of M W Lillywhite has customised the Takeuchi TB230 recently purchased through CBL Newbury.

Mark commented, ‘Takeuchi excavators are typically Japanese - the ultimate reliable machine. The TB230 replaces...

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Iveco on display at Royal Cornwall Show
Iveco on display at Royal Cornwall Show

20/06/2017

CBL have ordered eleven new Iveco trucks for the transport fleet.  Displayed on the CBL stand at this year's Royal Cornwall Show, was one of the seven 8 wheeled, 32 tonne, 13 litre full plant spec new lorries, shown fully loaded...

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CBL at Royal Cornwall Show 2017
CBL at Royal Cornwall Show 2017

19/06/2017

At this year’s Royal Cornwall Show, CBL were able to display more products from world leading brands within our sales portfolio. 

This year we were given the option of increasing our stand to a size 100% larger than...

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More Takeuchi investment for Ford Civil Eng.
More Takeuchi investment for Ford Civil Eng.

22/05/2017

Ford Civil Engineering Ltd, based in Three Legged Cross, Dorset, have just invested in another four Takeuchi TB250s.  These machines will be deployed on various sites in the surrounding counties as Ford’s continue their buoyant...

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Atlas Copco award CBL Central Parts
Atlas Copco award CBL Central Parts

16/05/2017

Atlas Copco have given CBL Central Parts an award in recognition of their significant growth in sales of Atlas Copco spare parts over the last year.  This growth has been achieved by reprofiling stock to better match customer...

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Fourth Takeuchi for S Devonshire & Son
Fourth Takeuchi for S Devonshire & Son

08/05/2017

Steve Devonshire, owner of S Devonshire & Son, has taken delivery of a Takeuchi TB230 excavator purchased from CBL Newbury, and helped by Robert Duerdoth, CBL Area Sales Manager.
 
Steve comments, ‘This is the...

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CBL invests in new depot in Kent
CBL invests in new depot in Kent

25/04/2017

CBL Maidstone has moved to larger premises with excellent workshop and office facilities and good transport links. 

The new address is: 

Dane House
Sheldon Way
Larkfield
Kent
ME20...

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A dozen Takeuchis for Artisan Hire
A dozen Takeuchis for Artisan Hire

18/04/2017

Artisan Hire Centres would like to thank CBL for their great service and excellent advice on helping them with their hire fleet purchases.

Jason King and Chris Comer, Artisan Hire directors, jointly told CBL, ‘We feel...

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Thwaites dumpers for Harris & Harris Construction
Thwaites dumpers for Harris & Harris Construction

02/03/2017

With the help of Phil Hooper, Area Sales Manager at CBL Bristol, Harris & Harris Construction have placed an order with CBL for another six Thwaites 6 ton straight tip dumpers. Tony Harris, MD, and his team have secured construction...

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Kelsey upgrades with Takeuchi investment
Kelsey upgrades with Takeuchi investment

01/03/2017

Kelsey Plant Hire has invested approximately £500,000 in 19 new Takeuchi excavators from CBL.

The new machines, ranging from the micro TB210 up to the eight-tonne TB290, represent a substantial renewal for the Kelsey...

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Presentation on new Thwaites deal for YHC
Presentation on new Thwaites deal for YHC

15/02/2017

CBL presented YHC Hire Solutions with a framed story of their recent purchase of 20 site dumpers from Thwaites. The presentation took place this month on the Thwaites stand at the Executive Hire Show held at the Ricoh Arena in...

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Another smooth Engcon tiltrotator installation
Another smooth Engcon tiltrotator installation

08/02/2017

Ben Smith, an award-­winning third year apprentice at CBL’s Newbury depot, recently fitted his second Engcon EC214 tiltrotator and DC2 proportional control systems for key customer, Profusion Environmental Ltd. Both installations were...

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TB23R with hydraulically operated thumb
TB23R with hydraulically operated thumb

06/02/2017

With the help of Robert Duerdoth from CBL Newbury, Fresh Approach Design & Build have invested in a new Takeuchi TB23R. 

Christiaan Paul, company owner, commented, ‘The Takeuchi TB23R is the perfect size, and...

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Thwaites dumpers for YHC in distinctive livery
Thwaites dumpers for YHC in distinctive livery

04/01/2017

YHC Hire Solutions, based in Yeovil, Somerset, have again chosen CBL to supply their machinery. The machine of choice this time around is the British built Thwaites dumper. The order consisted of 10 x 6 tonne standard & 10 x 9 tonne...

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