UK rental company A-Plant has invested £14 million (€15.67 million) in its powered access fleet, as it continues its summer spending spree.
The company’s 800-unit order includes booms and scissors, and A-Plant said its latest investment further cemented its position as a leading supplier of powered access equipment in the UK.
A-Plant’s new equipment includes products from manufacturers such as JLG, Niftylift and Skyjack, and is said to be part of a £150 million (€167.91 million) spend in new equipment across its product portfolio.
A-Plant recently invested €61 million in new equipment from JCB.
Heading up the powered access drive is business development director, Metro Werezak, who said stricter safety regulations had led to a growing demand for high-quality powered access equipment.
He said, “The latest government figures show that last year alone over a quarter of all fatal injuries in the workplace were caused by people falling from height and half those were in the construction sector.
“Here at A-Plant, we invest heavily in equipment, such as powered access, which significantly improves safety standards on work sites as opposed to scaffolding for example.”