United Kingdom-based contractor AR Demolition has completed the £2.5 million (US$3.5 million) purchase of new plant and machinery.

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Managing director Richard Dolman with one of the new Kiesels

Describing it as an investment in a sustainable future, the firm has bought four demolition excavators, including three new versatile high reach Kiesel machines from Germany, in a £1.5 milllion ($2.1 million) investment.

This follows a £1 million ($1.4 million) acquisition of new machinery at the end of 2016 and heralds the sale of some redundant plant units purchased since AR Demolition was incorporated a decade ago.

The company said 2018 is shaping up to be its best year yet with an unprecedented level of orders already on the books.

Richard Dolman, managing director of the family-run business headquartered in the English midlands, said AR is looking forward to sustainable growth in the coming years.

“The sheer versatility of this new plant allows us to use fewer machines to perform the same function, with the ability to change attachments and change from standard to high reach arms in a fraction of the time with traditional machines,” he said.

“This provides us with massive operational efficiencies, which are of great benefit to our clients.

“The technology also brings other added benefits such as carbon reduction, which is more and more important both to us and to our customers.

“We see this innovative technology as the future of AR Demolition and the industry.”

As well as the investment in equipment, the company plans to extend its apprenticeship scheme and recruit more employees in the next 18 months.

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