Plant hire firm A-Plant has ordered almost 500 compressors and generators worth more than £4m from Doosan…
Last month A-Plant’s parent company Ashtead Group reported it had seen strong performances despite difficulties in the plant equipment hire sector. The group saw its revenue grow due to its reliance on the US markets.
It is clear that growth is having a positive impact on the firm, enabling it to increase its stock. In July A-Plant bought £3m worth of skyjacks. It has now spent more than £4m with Doosan, purchasing nearly 500 machines in its largest single order with the firm.
The new equipment will see A-Plant’s stock increase to include machines that supply compressed air from 260 to 400 cfm, as well as single and two-tool compressor generators. Additionally there are two types of Stage IIIB compliant portable air compressors in the form of the 7/73 and the 10/110 models. These provide a two-in-one solution through a dual mode feature and offer greater flexibility, as pressure and flow outputs can be amended easily.
The machinery is in the process of being delivered to service centres across the UK.
A-Plant’s Director of Purchasing and Fleet Management Andrew Winlow said: “Doosan has been a long-standing supplier to A-Plant for many years and we have invested in these new Stage IIIB compliant, state-of-the-art models to offer our customers maximum operational flexibility.
“We are always mindful that productivity and efficiency are two key drivers for our customers and we have selected models which deliver on both fronts, for example compressor generators which allow air tools to be powered at the same time as electrical equipment.
“Once again, this multi-million pound investment in new equipment confirms that we offer one of the youngest and most innovative fleets in the hire industry.”