News - 2016

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Mather+Stuart Power Solutions has secured a prestigious contract to supply temporary power to the largest German Christmas Market outside Germany and Austria. The company is supplying a range of generators from 80 - 250 kVA to power Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market.

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Ashtead Group plc announces that its UK business, A-Plant, has today acquired certain assets from EY, the administrator of Hewden, for a cash consideration of £29m. The assets acquired comprise the powered access and power generation fleet of Hewden, five "on-site" depots which service major petrochemical customers, the Interlift lifting and materials handling business and the Hewden brand name. Alongside the asset purchase a number of Hewden's employees will be joining the A-Plant business.

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Mather+Stuart Power Solutions has made a two million-pound plus investment in enhancing its hire fleet of generators, ensuring the company offers some of the most efficient, innovative and quietest power generation units currently available on the market.

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Equipment rental specialist A-Plant has successfully achieved gold status from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The prestigious accreditation which applies across A-Plant’s 25 strong Service Centre network in the South of England was achieved after the company actively demonstrated its commitment to vehicle safety and efficiency.

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One of A-Plant’s Apprentices has been recognised as a rising star in the plant hire and wider construction industry. Samuel Cooper-Hart, who is a Plant Mechanic Apprentice working from A-Plant’s Northampton Service Centre, has been declared a ‘Star of the Future’ at the CPA’s (Construction Plant-hire Association) Annual Plant Mechanic Apprenticeship Awards Presentation.

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A-Plant, part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has embarked on a journey to upgrade its extranet and deliver a new technologically advanced customer portal. The company has committed to invest over £2 million in new technologies that will help keep it at the forefront of the hire industry.