..are never parted. You’d probably understand the relationship a tradie has with his tools if you’ve seen one of those T-Shirts, we’re pretty certain ‘sponsored’ by one of the major tool manufacturers, that says “the one who dies with the most tools is the winner”. On those occasions you hear in the news about a … Continue reading A tradie and his tools
When you see a road train with four trailers belting along the outback roads, have you thought about how they got to Australia in the first place? And what about the person you can see in the cabin? The answer to who is moving our machinery has two distinct answers: the logistics professionals and the … Continue reading Who is moving our heavy machinery?
The massive rapid increase in mining jobs over the past decade has led to a big increase in skilled machinery operators. Now as the construction of the mining infrastructure is slowing down, this skilled workforce is coming back down to the big cities, looking to utilise their new skills and many are looking to buy … Continue reading Increase in owner operators of heavy machinery leading to increase in secondhand imports
‘Equipment’ that we finance at Aussie Equipment Finance doesn’t have to be the heavy loading equipment we have pictured on our home page, or that we covered in our last article (JCB and Caterpillar – kings of construction equipment). It could equally be machinery, or even office equipment, maybe even the humble office printer. Talking … Continue reading That office workhorse – the printer
JCB If there is any company whose name is synonymous with construction equipment it has to be JCB. The company was set up by Joseph Cyril Bamford in 1945 in Uttoxeter in the North of England, with the first product a tipping trailer he put together from sheet steel that had previously been used for … Continue reading JCB and Caterpillar – kings of construction equipment
Two recent surveys have pointed to an upswing in Australian companies financing equipment purchases, a sign of confidence returning to the business sector. The first poll, conducted by GE Capital, was of 5,200 CFO’s in the Australian mid level market, and showed renewed confidence in the first six months of 2012, with main concerns being … Continue reading Surveys show companies looking to equipment finance to ease cashflow; finance a mining truck (for a cool $5M)