Light Hire, based in Exeter, will now operate under the AJ Rentals brand that AFI uses in Wales.
Founded by Brian Light in 1996, Light Hire has a fleet of nearly 100 machines operating from a depot in Exeter. These now join the fleet of 500 machines that AJ Rentals runs from depots in Swansea and Newport.
With a fleet of more than 4,500 powered access platforms, AFI is the UK’s second largest access hire firm, behind Nationwide (Lavendon).
AFI director Nick Selley said: “Light Hire is highly regarded for the quality of its equipment and high levels of customer service. Its fleet has been well maintained and has benefited from on-going investment. The acquisition is good news for Light Hire’s customers because we can offer them a UK network of 18 depots and access to a fleet of over 4,500 machines and a comprehensive range of industry accredited training courses.”