HEWDEN will arrive at ScotPlant fresh from striking a £2million deal with Thwaites for 100 dumpers.
The move is part of the company’s wider £51million fleet investment. The order covers dumper trucks of three and six tonne straight and swivel and nine tonne straight machines.
Hewden and Thwaites have a long-term supply agreement with Hewden buying their first dumper off Thwaites in the 1970s.
Hewden Marketing Director Jeff Schofield said, “We are delighted to announce this investment in a range of new dumpers to grow our existing fleet. Each machine is part of our core fleet with a next day delivery guarantee. The new additions will simply allow us to say yes to more customers.”
Sales Director at Thwaites, Ian Brown, said, “Hewden understands plant and understands hire, but most importantly Hewden understands the customer base – which in turn helps us plan our business and production.”
The deal is just the latest development in a significant investment programme of world-class machines from Hewden.
Launched last year, the core fleet guarantee has seen a surge in demand for the top 30 plant hire products – including dumpers – a key piece of kit in the construction chain.
Hewden has taken over 20,000 orders since launching the guaranteed next day delivery service.
Hewden also recently announced they have enhanced their fleet with a £9million deal for cranes with Tadano Global.
The order covers 14 state-of-the-art machines, ranging from 70–130 tonnes. The cranes are suitable for all terrains, they can handle varied ground conditions and are ideal for on and off-road construction and industrial projects.
Hewden has worked in partnership with Cranes UK Ltd, the Sheffield-based sole distributor of Tadano in the UK, to train its operators and deliver the lifting equipment, which is now ready to hire.
The new order of German made machines will meet the growing demand in the market for bigger lifting equipment in compact sized machines, critical where access is restricted and for easy on-road transporting. The all-terrain cranes are a key component of the Hewden fleet who have a tradition of more than 45 years in crane hire.