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A-Plant shells out on hire fleet upgrades

21 May 12 Rental company A-Plant has placed orders for new equipment worth more than £24m.

Following its £26m investment in September 2011, the new orders form the second phase of A-Plant’s 2011/12 hire fleet investment programme.

A-Plant plans to spend £330m on equipment for hire over the next five years.

Close to half of the recent outlay has gone on ‘traditional’ plant, including dumpers, excavators, pedestrian rollers and telehandlers, supplied by manufacturers such as Doosan, Terex and JCB.

There is also substantial investment in a wide range of powered access equipment, including diesel scissor lifts, diesel booms, electric booms and electric scissor lifts manufactured by Genie, JLG and Niftylift

Other significant orders include more than £2.3m of compressors from Doosan and CompAir and more than £3m of Genset Generators from 10kVA to 300kVA.

CEO Sat Dhaiwal said: “At A-Plant we recognise that customers want the most recent and best quality machines - investment in this equipment will help to achieve this.

We understand that it is crucial to involve everyone in high-profile investment decisions such as this and so ensured we underwent an extensive consultation with our staff at the sharp end to identify what equipment was required to increase customer satisfaction and deal with customer demand. What’s more, over the next five years we plan to invest over £330m in new equipment to ensure that we have one of the youngest most extensive and state-of-the-art fleets of equipment in the hire industry.”

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