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The specialist contracting group spends £1.5 million on new machinery.

Construction, demolition, soil stabilisation and remediation specialists O'Keefe Group have embarked on their latest investment in plant in their 47-year history.

The Group, which has Demolition, London and Kent-based regional businesses, has recently taken delivery of the first part of £1.5 million worth of plant, including several specialist items of machinery, with the remainder due by August.

The investment, which grows the O'Keefe fleet to over 70 excavators, is tangible evidence not only of the group's flourishing order book but also of its commitment to sustainability, as a major acquisition criteria for the new plant was lower-emission machinery.

The new plant includes a Caterpillar D6T tracked dozer which combines pushing power for heavy dozing applications and fine control for finish grading, all in one easy-to-transport machine, plus an eight-tonne 308E2 mini excavator with swing boom, specified to O'Keefe Demolition standards.

A new range of JCBs also joint the O'Keefe fleet, including an 85Z-1 eight-tonne mini-excavator, a JS130+ 13-tonne tracked excavator specified to demolition standards, and a JS220 LC 22-tonne long-reach excavator.

O'Keefe's investment also covers a Caterpillar hydraulic mini excavator range including a 1.7-tonne 301.7D, two 3.5-tonne 303E CRs (one to distinct demolition specification), and two 5-tonne 305E2s, again one to demolition specification. All this, plus compressors, rollers, dumpers and other smaller plant items.

Lee Horsley, deputy managing director of O'Keefe Group, said: “This latest investment in technology within our plant fleet is to further demonstrate our commitment to our core values and improve our product, both in terms of environmental impact and operationally.”



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