A-Plant snaps up hoist specialist

CORP297 - Shard

A-Plant has bought GB Access, a specialist provider of hoist hire equipment.

The firm said the deal means A-Plant now owns “one of the largest rental fleets of Alimak and Stros construction hoists”.

The move sees A-Plant adding over 300 hoists to its fleet and over 30 service vehicles as well as a number of pick-up trucks and 32-tonne 8-wheel construction chassis rigid lorries.

GB Access will operate as an independent business within A-Plant’s Specialist Products Division.

Richard Thomas, managing director of A-Plant’s Specialist Products Division explained, “GB Access is a long established and well respected hirer of hoists and this acquisition affords us new capabilities to even better serve our customers who use lifting equipment. We believe the GB Access hoist hire product range, along with its dedicated team, will open up new specialist opportunities for us in this sector.”

Pat Barford, director of GB Access added, “I am confident that the support from A-Plant and the commitment to invest in the very best equipment currently available will enable us to grow the business going forward, and will affirm and maintain this division of A-Plant as the premier hoist rental company in the UK.”