Speedy launches new national powered access business

SPEEDY has launched a new national powered access business supported by a multi-million-pound fleet investment and senior appointments.

The hire specialist has merged its existing powered access businesses Prolift, Platform Sales & Hire and Lifterz to create a single entity, known as Speedy Powered Access.

The firm will offer more than 8,500 machines from 11 dedicated powered access specialist service centres across the UK. Speedy said the move is part of its aim to provide an ‘industry-leading simple, standardised service’ for customers.

As well as equipment hire, the new business will provide training, fleet sales, and maintenance packages.

The move follows significant fleet investment, including 100 new Hauloutte Star 10 mast booms.

Speedy Powered Access has recruited Marc Johnson as head of engineering, having previously held senior technical and engineering positions at Riwal and Nationwide Platforms; and David Burns as regional manager for the south east, who previously held senior operational positions at AFI.

Andy Briggs, MD of Speedy Powered Access, said, “We’ve made a number of strategic investments in powered access recently and grown our offering into a major specialism that complements Speedy’s wider equipment and services business. The launch of the new national brand combines the wealth of expertise with our vast fleet to deliver an industry leading simple, standardised, end-to-end service for our customers across the UK.

“With hire, sales, asset servicing and training provision, we now provide a one-stop-shop with the expertise of a trusted specialist powered access supplier, coupled with the service level and availability of a large national networked business.”