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A-Plant spends £15m on lifts

11 Sep 14 A-Plant has invested £15m on expanding and renewing its powered access fleet.

One of A-Plant’s new JLG 800AJ boom lifts on hire at Moor Park Golf Club in Milton Keynes, apparently being operated by the Invisible Man
One of A-Plant’s new JLG 800AJ boom lifts on hire at Moor Park Golf Club in Milton Keynes, apparently being operated by the Invisible Man

The hire firm has taken delivery of more than 720 new machines in recent months from six key suppliers.

With more than 2,000 powered access machines in its fleet, A-Plant is one of the UK’s top 10 access hire firms.

The two largest deals this year comprised a £6m order with Genie for 274 machines and a £4.6m order with JLG for 220 machines.

The Genie order comprises rough terrain diesel scissor lifts from 26ft to 50ft, diesel articulating booms from 34ft to 80ft and a range of electric machines, including scissor lifts up to 40ft and articulating booms from 34ft to 45ft.

The JLG order comprises diesel booms from 34ft to 85ft, electric booms up to 45ft and electric scissor from 12ft to 40ft.

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A-Plant also placed a £1.7m order with Skyjack for almost 70 diesel scissor lifts.

A £1.8m order with Niftylift got 48 diesel articulating booms, electric bi-fuel booms and trailer-mounted booms.

A-Plant has also bought electric mast lifts from Haulotte and, on the non-mechanical access side, 100 low-level machines from Power Towers, including Pecolift platforms and the powered Nano push-around.

A-Plant marketing director Asif Latief said: “This investment confirms A-Plant’s access fleet as one of the most up-to-date and efficient anywhere in the UK, as the new machines will replace our older models and the specification of environmentally friendly equipment to meet ‘green’ building requirements has been a key consideration. We now have a fleet of well over 2,000 powered access machines, in addition to thousands of non-mechanical, low level access machines, including self-propelled and push-around models, so we can offer our customers a huge selection across the rang, whatever their access requirements may be.”

Across its entire inventory, A-Plant expects to shell out £100m on capital expenditure this year, which is roughly the same amount it spent in 2013.

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