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Charles Wilson expands down under

5 Oct Equipment rental specialist Charles Wilson Engineers has acquired Australian Boom & Scissor Lift in Sydney, New South Wales.

Charles Wilson Engineers, which purchased West Yorkshire-based MTS Plant Hire earlier this year and M&J Hire in 2022, continues to expand geographically and in the range of equipment that it has to offer.

Australian Boom & Scissor Lift (ABS) was founded in 1997 and has a fleet of more than 300 machines, including diesel and electric scissor lifts and booms.

ABS will retain its name and branding under Charles Wilson ownership.

With the self-funded acquisition of MTS Plant Hire in July [see our previous report here] and now Australian Boom & Scissor Lift, Charles Wilson Engineers looks set to exceed its £100m revenue target in the coming years.

“Australian Boom & Scissor has an exceptional reputation within the market and the company is a perfect fit for Charles Wilson, as an integral part of our lifting and access business,” said chief executive David Gallagher. “This is a really positive first move into the Australian market.”

In the UK the Charles Wilson group also includes CW Plant Hire, CW Instant Hire, CW Instant Power and CW Access Hire.

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