A-Plant Further Enhances Utilisation With £13 Million+ Worth Of New Fleet Equipment Orders
With the deployment of the company's hire equipment at an all-time high, A-Plant is looking to further enhance utilisation with £13 million+ worth of new fleet orders placed with JCB, Terex and Ingersoll Rand. The new orders support A-Plant's commitment to offering customers a choice from one of the youngest and most up-to-date hire fleets in the UK.
The large order for JCB products includes a wide range of telehandler models covering lifting heights from 5 to 17 m and micro, mini and midi-excavators from 950 kg to 8 tonne. The Terex order comprised a comprehensive selection of dumpers, rollers and other compaction equipment. A-Plant has also purchased well over 100 new compressors and compressor generators from Ingersoll Rand providing free air capacities up to 11.3 m3/min (400 cfm).
Sat Dhaiwal, Chief Executive Officer of A-Plant, said: "In our last financial year we invested over £70 million in new plant and equipment and we anticipate that our investment for this financial year will even exceed that figure. We are 100% committed to ensuring that all our customers, both at a local level and in national accounts, can obtain the exact equipment they want, when and where they want it. We have also invested in developing our sales and service operations to complement the growth in our fleet."
A-Plant has recently launched one of its most important customer service initiatives ever, the new A-Plant Guarantee. The first of its kind in the industry, the A-Plant Guarantee provides customers with guaranteed service levels with regard to Delivery, Service, Availability and Out-of-Hours Response. If A-Plant does not fulfil these service levels, the customer is offered a free hire or free delivery of a range of guaranteed stock items.
A-Plant offers a one-stop solution for rental equipment with 30,000 customers in the construction and industrial markets. The company offers one of the widest ranging fleets with over 110,000 items of plant, tools and specialist equipment available for hire. The vast product range extends from smaller equipment such as Electrical Tools, Lifting Products and Confined Space Equipment, to larger plant of the type purchased from Ingersoll Rand, JCB and Terex.
The company also has a number of business streams offering specialist equipment, including Falsework and Formwork Products, Traffic Control and Equipment, Power Generation and Welding Equipment, Powered Access Equipment, Accommodation Units and Rail Equipment. A-Plant employs over 2,000 people nationally and forms part of FTSE-250 company, Ashtead Group plc.