Hoist rental company GB Access is celebrating 30 years in business with an £800,000 (US$1 million) investment in new equipment.
Following the company’s acquisition by A-Plant in 2015, GB Access has experienced a period of rapid growth, investing £7 million ($8.8 million) in new technology and increasing its fleet from 240 hoists to 418.
Continuing to elevate the company’s offering, GB Access has recently purchased a new Alimak 650 25/50 Twin Cage construction hoist. The machines, which boast a 2m wide and 5m long platform, were delivered to London’s new Marble Arch Place development in April to assist with the construction of a new landmark building and striking gateway to the West End.
In June, the company will also be taking delivery of a new arctic unit, featuring a custom-built Hiab crane and step frame trailer designed to enable GB Access to carry loads up to 16,000kg – almost doubling the payload of the company’s existing Hiab rigid lorries.
Director of GB Access, Nigel Bland, said, “Our latest investments will be the pride of the GB Access fleet and we hope that the new equipment will open up new specialist opportunities for us in this sector.
“Over the past 12 months we have already invested over £3m and our purchasing spree is set to continue throughout 2019 to ensure we remain the UK’s market leader.”
Throughout 2019, GB Access will also be marking its 30-year anniversary with a variety of fundraising initiatives in aid of A-Plant corporate charity, The Princes Trust and Sue Ryder - a charity local to the company’s Peterborough head office.
Founded in 1953, Sue Ryder supports people living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or those who have lost a loved one.