Civils business shows support for sector’s recovery with multi-million pound Kubota order

Andrew Fleming (joint MD of Breheny Civil Engineering), Gary Mold (co-owner of HOSPLANT Sales) and Simon Burnside (joint MD of Breheny Civil Engineering)

A family civil engineering business has splashed out on a fleet of Kubota machines as the construction sector’s recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown period continues.

Breheny Civil Engineering, based in Suffolk, has shown its support for the economic fight back by announcing a multi-million pound investment in its machinery fleet. 

The company has placed an order with Kubota dealer HOSPLANT Sales, which includes mini-excavators in the 3-tonne, 5-tonne and 8-tonne weight categories

Andrew Fleming, joint MD at Breheny said, “Despite the challenging economic backdrop, as a business that sits at the heart of the construction industry supply chain, we believe we are in an ideal position to support the UK’s economic revival. That’s why we have made this significant investment in our plant fleet, ensuring we have the most efficient and hard working machinery solutions to deliver successful infrastructure projects.” 

The order marks the first ever new machinery deal between Breheny and HOSPLANT. The two businesses do, however, have a long-standing relationship in relation to aftermarket support.

Andrew added, “Over the years, we’ve accumulated a number of ageing assets that were not efficient to service and maintain. In the last 12 months, we have undertaken an extensive review of our fleet, resulting in the company introducing a new strategy focused on the total cost of machinery ownership. As part of this, we have completely overhauled our fleet, consolidated plant, sold off ageing machines and rationalised our asset base. This has enabled us to concentrate on the higher value items that are used everyday on-site, resulting in significant investment in new machinery solutions that are critical on the majority of projects, like excavators, rollers and dumpers.

“Extensive tests and trials were done by our operators on-site with a number of manufacturers to ensure the machines we were investing in were fit for purpose. The feedback we got on the Kubota’s was excellent.”

Gary Mold, director at HOSPLANT commented, “We’ve developed a fantastic working relationship with Breheny over the years for providing outstanding service and support on its plant equipment so we were delighted to work with them to help meet their new machinery needs. Kubota is renowned in the construction market for providing innovative, efficient and high quality solutions that get the job done, time and again, without the risk of costly downtime, so were the ideal choice to add value to Breheny’s fleet.

“To complement this, Kubota’s five-year warranty and 5,000-hour service package was a major factor in Breheny’s decision making process, giving the company complete peace of mind that its fleet would be supported by a nationwide network for servicing and repairs.”