Plantforce Rentals Ltd invest 2.8 million in new Compact hire division of the business
During 2017/18 leading South West based plant hire company Plantforce Rentals Ltd has invested heavily into new cutting-edge plant machinery, bespoke facilities and advanced technology in response to anticipated market demand.
The company, which now boasts one of the largest plant machinery rental fleets in the Southwest has stocked up with core plant equipment and attachments from a range of established industry suppliers to fully support ongoing key customer projects such as Hinkley Point C and HS2.
May 2019 will see the opening of a highly anticipated brand-new division of the business, “welcome the Plantforce Compact Range”, with a new state-of-the-art depot based in Bristol backed by a massive 2.8 million investment into new highly specked compact machinery ranging from 0.3 ton to 5t cabbed excavators, telehandlers, trench compactors, hi tip dumpers and an industry specific small tools range.
The new division of business opening follows a very busy couple of years for Plantforce, who have over the past three years invested 15 million in new plant equipment and last year alone introduced a bespoke rail ready division of the business, in addition, expanded services to also include a highly advanced GPS ready range of excavators backed up with an industry leading operator training program.
Compact equipment range!
With special focus on the utilities, SME ground working and landscaping sectors which have also seen a massive growth in the South West over recent years, Plantforce Compact will now be offering a one stop shop which will include the “ready to go range”, teaming up with industry suppliers like Miller, Geith, Kobelco, Thwaites, Ivor Williams, Kubota, Compair, Dieci, the new compact range will consist of excavators, dumpers, compressors and trailer packages backed by a small range of specific tools including hand held breakers and survey equipment, “everything a SME will need to get the job done”, one contract one supplier and as always a top notch service. We’re committed to offering our customers the widest choice of services and best customer experience possible. This includes providing the most advanced fleet of plant equipment, a diversely skilled workforce and supporting these with excellent customer service from the minute a client gets in touch.
The new depot
The 0.6-acre new depot in Bristol comprises of a fully operational plant & small tool Hire depot with all the latest innovations in parts storage, repair, inspection and maintenance facilities.
An initial 15 jobs will be created in the new depot at the former Dancourt yard in Bristol which will also see the provision of two apprenticeship places, in collaboration with Weston College. Like many industry sectors, ours is facing an impending skills shortage, and we hope these apprentices will pave the way for many more here at Plantforce.
Operations director Sam Mercer, said: “The opening of this new, specialist division of business is hugely exciting for Plantforce. Every aspect is bigger and better than before and the overall impact will be a significant enhancement of the fantastic service we are able to deliver for our customers.
“The culmination of major investment and several years of planning and development, it underlines our commitment to customers and our belief in the potential for growth in this key area of the southwest”.
“The scale and the calibre of the facilities here will deliver tangible improvements to the availability of equipment and the speed and quality of the experience we provide to our customers.” the purpose-built new depot features four double workshop bays, sales office, training room and a huge yard for equipment storage.
We are currently recruiting staff for the new business venture with all enquiry’s to be made with our hire desk based in Weston -Super- Mare 01934 640840