AMI Group has announced expansion plans which the construction plant tracking and recovery firm said will enhance its development and design capabilities.
The business said it is investing in excess of £1 million on “additional resource and expertise” within the Group and an official deal will be announced shortly.
AMI currently provides plant tracking devices which can be concealed on machines as a way of combating the growing problem of plant theft.
Gary Stockton, founder and AMI Group managing director explained, “This is without question the most exciting development for the company since it was first established. It means that we will be able to design new cutting-edge and innovative solutions and manufacture our own tracking devices in the UK to very high specifications and standards using expertise from technological specialists who have many years’ experience of developing products for the likes of the military and defence sectors.
“We will be able to combine our own expertise, products and service technology with that of our new partners to form a real powerhouse within the plant tracking sector. We already provide several of the UK’s leading plant hirers with plant tracking devices and technology and it is without question that the forthcoming expansion will open the doors to new markets. What we are most excited about is the speed with which we will be able to bring innovative new products to market to fulfil customers’ specific requirements.”
The company’s current product range includes the AT5, a battery operated tracking device which uses advanced GPS (Global Positioning System), GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) and RF (Radio Frequency) technology and can be installed on machines including excavators and generators.