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Lavendon earmarks £55m capex

13 May 14 Lavendon Group plans to invest more than £55m worldwide in powered access equipment in 2014.

The investment will see around 1360 new machines enter its hire fleet across its European and Middle East territories.

Nationwide Platforms in the UK and other Lavendon companies in Germany, France and Belgium will get new equipment mainly just to replace older ones as part of an ongoing fleet replenishment programme.

Lavendon’s Middle East fleet is being expanded, however, as the business looks to meet rising customer demand for safe and effective access solutions in the region.

Most of the new units will be boom lifts with working heights up to 40m. Some new scissor lifts and vehicle mounted platforms will also enter the fleet, as well as a selection of new telehandlers in Belgium and France.

A large proportion of the new fleet has been purchased from Terex Genie, although both JLG and Haulotte have also received orders. The new vehicle mounted platforms being purchased are a mixture of Bronto, CTE, Ruthmann and Versalift units.

Lavendon chief executive Don Kenny said: “Our investment represents our continued commitment to providing market leading products and services in all our territories. Wherever we’re called upon to support safe work at height, we want to give our customers the industry’s most positive hire experience.”

Lavendon is the world’s largest specialist powered access rental business, with more than 20,000 access platforms globally.

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