A-Plant is the UK’s largest hirer of Plant, Tools and Specialist Equipment, with over 190 Service Centres across the UK.
A-Plant is the UK’s largest hirer of Plant, Tools and Specialist Equipment, with over 190+ Service Centres across Britain, more than 3,200 employees and a hire fleet of over 130,000 items of equipment available to hire.
We are dedicated to providing a local solution with global backing as A-Plant forms part of FTSE 100 company, Ashtead Group plc, the second largest equipment rental company in the world. As well as A-Plant, Ashtead Group also comprises Sunbelt Rentals, the second largest equipment rental business in the US with 500+ locations and over 5,000 employees.
As the UK’s leading equipment hire company with over 190 Service Centres and more than 3,200 employees, all our activities are based on putting our customers’ needs first. A ‘Customer First’ and ‘Safety First’ culture is ingrained throughout our business and our aim is to set industry standards when it comes to being innovative, adding value, providing excellent customer service and ensuring health and safety at all times.
At A-Plant, we offer an extensive range of plant, tools and specialist equipment, which is unparalleled in the hire industry. Detailed below is an overview of our main product lines.
Plant Hire: We offer a wide range of plant equipment, including trailers, bowsers, generators, forklift trucks, vibrating plates, skidsteer loaders, air tools, breakers, compaction equipment, shot blasting equipment, compressors, dumpers, rollers, power barrows, excavators and telehandlers.
Tool Hire: Our vast range of tools extends from the simplest of power tools to the most sophisticated civil engineering site equipment. Our product lines include air conditioning units, sanders, pressure washers, drills, ladders, carpet cleaners, rollers, rotovators, heaters and many other pieces of equipment. We also offer rental equipment for lifting, materials handling and working in confined spaces and hazardous environments, such as chain blocks, pul-lifts, genies, fall arrest lanyards and recovery winches.
Accommodation: Our accommodation hire fleet includes in excess of 16,000 units, including modular buildings, portable jackleg units, mobile and anti-vandal offices, security stores, service loos and event hire products.
Acrow Falsework and Formwork: Supplies falsework and formwork products, as well as groundworks and access equipment. The product range includes props, slimlite soldiers, heavy-duty support, bridge parapet support and road plates.
Powered Access: We have an extensive hire fleet of almost 2,000 items of modern equipment for access requirements, including scissor lifts, telescopic booms, articulating booms and trailer mounted machines. We also offer a series of Access Safety Training courses independently approved by IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) and PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association).
Power Generation and Welding: We offer a vast range of temporary power solutions and welding equipment. For power generation, we have a complete selection of generating sets from the smallest 10kVA diesel set through to the largest 1250kVA model. For welding work, we offer a selection of petrol and diesel engined welders and other products including wire feed units, inverters and plasma cutters.
A-Plant Lux Traffic Control & Management: A-Plant Lux Traffic Control & Management is the UK’s market leader in the portable traffic signals industry. We have a huge range of traffic products available to hire, including the very latest cableless traffic lights in 2, 3 and 4-way configurations, variable message signs, traffic separators, traffic cones, crowd control barriers, Chapter 8 Signing, Lighting and Guarding with Class 1 or Class 2 signs, plus much more. However, A-Plant Lux Traffic Control & Management is much more than just a hirer of portable traffic signals. We provide a complete traffic control and management service, from safe installation of the appropriate traffic control system to advanced site surveys, liaison with local authorities, site maintenance and de-installation of the chosen traffic control system.
Rail: We offer one of the most extensive ranges of equipment currently available to hire for maintenance works in the rail industry. The hire fleet extends from hydraulic tools, generators and jacks to compaction units, trackside lighting and welding equipment.
Trenchless Technology: We offer a complete range of no-dig equipment including cobra rodding systems, electro fusion equipment, butt fusion equipment, pipe coil trailers, pipe pushing machines, cable detection equipment and diesel powered trailer winches.
Pumps: We offer a wide range of heavy-duty pumps including water pumps, air pumps, electric pumps, concrete pumps, submersible pumps, positive displacement pumps and accessories.
Groundcare: A-Plant has a vast range of grass cutting, lawncare, grounds maintenance and forestry management equipment, including mowers, strimmers, rotovators, chippers and grinders.
Rapid Climate Control: heating, drying and cooling experts.
Opti-cal: survey equipment specialists.
Mather + Stuart Power Generation.
FLG Services: Material handling and lifting.