Filling a GAP: Glasgow firm acquires Jersey business

GAP Hire Solutions has completed the acquisition of 4Group, a Jersey-based rental plant and tools specialist.

4Group is made up of 4hire, 4safety and 4fleet. The firm was was launched ten years ago and provides services to companies operating within the Channel Islands construction industry. Its offering includes vehicle rental, plant, powered access and tool hire, plant and vehicle sales and a safety training and consultancy operation.

GAP’s joint MD Douglas Anderson said, “A vital element of my remit is to ensure that GAP is prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges ahead. The acquisition of 4Group is another strategic step for us, filling a gap in nationwide coverage. Jersey is a different market operationally; we recognise the value of a local business’ experience with our capabilities enhancing and extending the product range.

“We are looking forward to working with our new colleagues to deliver further value for our existing and new customers on the Channel Islands.”

Nigel Blandin, 4Group’s MD added, “We have known GAP for over 15 years and 4Group shares the GAP offering and ethos. Businesses with tight, personal management structures succeed in competitive markets because they can stamp their mark on operations and make well informed decisions quickly.

“By becoming part of GAP Group, we will continually develop and innovate to ensure we can support the highly technical projects that are underway and planned for the near future. The construction industry is evolving at a fantastic rate, whether it is in equipment or the methods used.  4Group and GAP are committed to providing the solution and the training required.”