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Tue July 25 2017

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Top 20 Plant Hirers 2012

Good times coming back? Revenue and profit are up across the board in the plant hirer sector. Has growth returned to the plant hire sector? The aggregate turnover for the UK's 20 biggest plant hirers passed the £4bn mark this year, for the first time since before the economic crash in 2008. Their collective profit increased by almost half, and only one in five were in the red. Against that, it should be pointed out that more than half of the sector's revenue is accounted for by just two players: Aggreko and Ashtead (more familiarly known as A-Plant in the UK). This pair also account for a whopping 85% of profit.

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Rank by turnover Rank by profit Company Latest turnover (£m) Previous turnover (£m) Latest pre-tax profit (£m) Previous pre-tax profit (£m) Latest margin (%) Previous margin (%)
1 1 Aggreko  1,396.1 1,229.9 323.7 304.4 21.8 24.7
2 2 Ashtead  1,005.9 846.5 134.8 1.7 0.2 0.2
3 15 Speedy  329.3 354.2 1.7 -19.3 -5.9 -5.4
4 6 Lavendon  225.4 217.5 14.2 10.9 4.8 5.0
5 3 HSS  168.6 160.0 15.4 14.9 8.8 9.3
6 4 Vp  163.6 141.0 15.3 12.2 7.5 8.7
7 12 Select  154.0 188.5 2.3 14.9 9.7 7.9
8 19 Hewden Stuart  119.5 121.5 -3.9 -13.8 -11.5 -11.4
9 20 Harsco Infrastructure 107.5 122.4 -26.7 -10.6 -9.9 -8.7
10 9 Ainscough  97.5 109.8 11.0 19.4 19.9 17.7
11 11 Deborah Services  81.2 70.0 3.1 0.6 0.7 0.9
12 8 Brandon  75.3 103.2 11.2 7.0 9.3 6.8
13 13 Gap  74.3 67.7 2.3 -0.8 -1.1 -1.2
14 7 Amey Fleet Services  61.1 69.4 13.8 4.6 7.5 6.6
15 5 Andrews Sykes  53.8 56.0 14.9 14.4 26.8 25.7
16 10 Selwood  45.6 38.9 6.2 4.5 9.9 11.6
17 14 Generation   36.7 29.5 2.2 0.8 2.2 2.7
18 16 Quattro 34.3 32.6 0.9 -2.8 -2.8 -8.6
19 18 Clive Barford 31.9 26.2 -3.4 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4
20 17 Go Plant 31.2 30.3 -1.4 2.7 8.7 8.9
Totals 4,292.8 4,015.1 537.6 365.6 5.1 4.8


All companies ranked according to their most recently filed accounts.