The Sustainable Evolution Showcase

The Sustainable Evolution Showcase

A green evolution is underway. But it’s not just replacing fossil fuels with better alternatives, its changing how we work and the tools we use, helping us to make a difference in the global fight against climate change. 

Our Sustainable Evolution Showcase event hosts a broad range of innovative solutions that we’re trialling or adopting. From electric plant and vehicles through to modern methods of construction and simulators that help us get it right first time. 

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Who is exhibiting?

Our Sustainable Evolution Showcase focusses on three key areas that will help us reduce our carbon emissions; site set up, digital technology and alternative fuelled plant and vehicles. You can find out more about our exhibitors below.

Site set up:

Sunbelt Rentals

Sunbelt Rentals is exhibiting the very latest in their sustainable 360 site solutions. Their solutions include greener site offices, canteen and toilet facilities with built-in energy management systems to help site teams reduce their carbon emissions by around 80%.

They have also created integrated power, fuel and battery storage solutions to switch off diesel engines for good. Through the use of EV charging points they have been able to power up electric plant and fleet, while also creating safer and more environmentally friendly sites, making the dark nights brighter with solar and hybrid tower lights. Other solutions include environmental monitoring systems to measure the improvements they are delivering for our planet and the use of electric bikes for a carbon free, safer way to travel around site.

Solar Gates

Solar Gates is delighted to support us at our COP26 event with their INSTABOOM and SOSEC, solar powered, anti-incursion and GS6 barriers. Designed to protect highways and railway staff from vehicle incursions and eliminate overhead hazard impacts, the barriers harness the power of the sun to be carbon neutral and improve site safety.

Over two years, from 2019, the Balfour Beatty M4 project team saved 440 tonnes of carbon and £2.4 million in labour costs with INSTABOOM barriers. With national deployment of INSTABOOM, described by National Highways as 'best practice' to cut incursions, Solar Gates are helping us achieve our target of zero carbon and zero harm.


Digital technology:

MVIS (Mobile Visual Information Systems)

MVIS is proud and committed to be showcasing their journey towards net zero carbon. They will be exhibiting their solar powered five colour VMS units. These units provide an automated Works Egress Solution, CCTV, data collection and environmental sensors to monitor air quality, dust and noise.

We have worked together for a number of years to achieve automation in road safety solutions. MVIS have manufactured and supplied a range of solar powered portable variable message signs (VMS) and intelligent transport systems (ITS) solutions to us


Prolectric is delighted to be supporting our COP26 event. We share a united vision to bring clean, quiet, sustainable kit to major construction and infrastructure projects, and have worked closely to make this a reality.

Prolectric is showcasing their innovative solar lighting, power and security technology. This provides a practical and commercially viable way for businesses to move away from using polluting fossil fuels to achieve their carbon-saving commitments and deliver sustainable worksites.

Their systems are silent, require no fuel and produce zero carbon emissions. With a proven UK track record over five full winters, they have demonstrated that sustainable technology can completely replace fossil fuel fleets, even in the harshest weather conditions.

Alternative fuelled plant and vehicles:

Hitachi Construction Machinery UK

Hitachi Construction Machinery UK Ltd has sustainability high on its agenda, and the company's parent group, Hitachi Ltd, is the principal partner of the COP26 summit.

Hitachi CM UK Ltd and sister company Synergy Hire are prepared technology that is available today that contributes to reductions in carbon emissions. They are showcasing a 14 tonne excavator with a Stage V engine, the latest pump efficiency technology, with semi-automated Leica machine guidance. They will also be highlighting the Xwatch height and slew limiter, which is connected to real-time CT fleet link telematics.

Husqvarna Group

Husqvarna Construction is excited to present their range of products to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and safety – a huge part of their strategy.

At the event they are showcasing their newest K1 high power battery cutter, which will be available soon. It is powered by their PACE battery platform therefore uses no oil or petrol and produces no emissions, it also reduces the risk of a low hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

Their BLi battery system is also be on display. This powers construction products including the BV 30i concrete screed, the WT15i water tank, the K535i 9" cutter and the DM 540i core drill, as well as forestry products, such as chainsaws, blowers and long reach pruners.


TTI are proud to present their innovative quiet, clean and green plant hire tools for construction projects. They will be showcasing the Milwaukee® MX FUEL™ equipment system at our COP26 event.

The Milwaukee® MX FUEL™ equipment system leads the market in battery powered industrial tools and is at the forefront of the zero emission revolution. The MX FUEL™ range produces zero emissions on construction sites and incorporates virtually silent electric motors that deliver power instantaneously, with minimal vibration and running costs. In addition, the tools’ outstanding ergonomic design ensures ease of handling to maximize productivity, while no electrical leads helps improve safety.


Since 2009, STIHL have invested heavily in battery technology and have grown their professional AP System of battery-powered tools from a single hedge trimmer to a range in excess of 25 tools. They are displaying a small selection of their expansive battery tool range at our COP26 event, which offer similar performance to their petrol counterparts. Quiet yet powerful and with no emissions, these tools are changing the way landscapers, gardeners and construction workers perform their daily tasks.

SITHL know that professional users want to buy battery tools that can deliver the power and longevity they need. This is why they have a €100 million development centre in Germany and a manufacturing facility in Austria, dedicated to constantly improving and expanding their battery range.


Hilti aim to contribute to a sustainable way of life, limiting impact on the world as much as possible. As construction is a resource-intensive industry, accounting for 50% of the raw materials used worldwide, Hilti are working to combat this and ensure transparency and collaboration across all stakeholders.

At our COP26 event, they will be discussing our strategy for leading the industry in circularity. In supporting our Sustainable Evolution Showcase they will feature a range of products including their high performing cordless range, such as the TE60a combi hammer which provides more charging options from green energy sources. Their WMS100 water management system will also feature, this enables the cleaning and recycling of water when coring. They will also be showcasing an alternative to gas driven nailing through their battery powered nailing BX3.

They aim to show the importance of how products are made, while maintaining the highest quality and durability. They will be hands-on with their products, diving into the manufacture, repair, and recycling.


Speedy ensure innovation is at the forefront of enabling a responsible approach for customer projects, focusing on environmental sustainability through emerging technology that reduces carbon emissions.

They are delighted to be attending our COP26 event where they will be showcasing the latest in environmental and sustainable products. They will also be highlighting their sustainable delivery solutions including their brand new, battery operated electric truck, with a range of over 200 miles.

GAP Hire Solutions

GAP Hire Solutions is currently working toward its aim of becoming net zero by 2040. GAP constantly takes positive steps to reduce its own carbon footprint and regularly collaborates with us to help us meet our own carbon reduction targets.

At our COP26 event, GAP are showcasing a variety of innovations that make use of hydrogen and solar energy sources in combination with advanced hybrid battery technology. GAP is continuously working with suppliers to develop environmentally friendly products, which allows them to promote greener attitudes throughout the UK.


Vp continually seeks to reduce the number of fossil fuel powered products that they operate in their fleet through harnessing alternative solutions using innovative technologies. They are developing a decarbonisation strategy that will reduce emissions from the small plant and tools in their rental fleet.

Vp are showcasing a number of sustainable solutions such as their divisions of Groundforce and TPA, which use products made from recycled materials, which are then recycled at the end of life. Groundfource’s solution is also a new, lightweight shoring product which reduces the need for heavy machinery to install and remove the system. While TPA’s range of Temporary Portable Roadway, Pontoons and Rapid Rail Access solutions are made from durable aluminium and composite plastics.

Other divisions include MEP’s new battery powered cutting tool, Strutslayr, which produces no emissions or sparks and their range of solar solutions from Brandon Hire station, for temporary portable power and charging options.

Wacker Neuson

Wacker Neuson have been developing and investing in their zero emission product portfolio to be able to make a difference for their customers which will then benefit the rest of their stakeholders. We challenged Wacker Neuson to find an alternative to fossil fuel, and their products on display at our COP26 event showcase the start of that journey.

They are proud to be exhibiting how they are making a difference – from their smaller, light equipment plates and rammers to their excavators and dumpers. Wacker Neuson are also showcasing their zero emission vibrating plate, trench rammer, back pack concrete poker, 1.5 tonne payload dumper and 1.7 tonne zero tail excavator.

TC Harrison JCB

TC Harrison JCB are excited to highlight their current range of electric machines in collaboration with Balfour Beatty. They will be showcasing their new range of electric machines – which feature zero emissions – including the JCB 30-19E electric teletruk, the HTD5E, electric 500kg capacity tracked dumpster and the 19C-1E electric mini excavator. The 525-60E telehandler which has a 2.5 tonne lift capacity and electric Loadall lift height of 6m will also feature. Other innovative products include the 1TE, one tonne capacity, electric site dumper, the S3246E electric scissor lift and the electric power pack with a power capacity of 1.25Qe.

These machines demonstrate the latest innovations and technology, showing JCB’s commitment reduce carbon emissions on machines used in the construction industry.