News - 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
A-Plant’s Accommodation Division has invested nearly £2 million with Genquip Groundhog to renew the company’s fleet of static and mobile welfare units.
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.
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.