GAP continues Kubota excavator alliance

GLASGOW-headquartered GAP Group has announced Kubota will be its sole supplier of mini and midi excavators for another year.

The announcement follows the purchase of almost 500 Kubota excavators since January 2018. The manufacturer will provide GAP with all excavators in the 0.8t to 8.0t category.

Ken Stewart, head of procurement at GAP Group, said the decision to stick with Kubota was an “easy one”, having developed a strong relationship with the Japanese manufacturer over the years and been impressed with the machines. He added, “Not only is the Kubota product well designed and engineered, it is also robust enough to withstand the rigours of the hire industry, which allows us and our customers to focus on the day-to-day business operations without the worry of excavator down time or requiring maintenance outwith the manufacturer’s servicing schedule.

“In addition to the performance of the machines, many of our products in our extensive hire fleet are powered by Kubota engines, such as compressors, dumpers, rollers, generators and lighting towers, allowing the team at GAP Group to action routine servicing and preventative maintenance quickly and efficiently across all our machines.”

David Hart, Kubota UK’s managing director added, “The fact that GAP Group is our largest independent customer worldwide tells you everything you need to know about the strength of our relationship with them. It’s a pleasure to continue to work closely with a fantastic company like GAP Group and we’re thrilled to continue as the sole supplier of excavators for the foreseeable future.”