GAP goes blue for 45-year milestone

By Sarah Ann McCay21 May 2014

GAP has had part of its fleet painted blue in celebration of its 45th anniversary

GAP has had part of its fleet painted blue in celebration of its 45th anniversary

UK rental firm GAP Group is celebrating its 45th anniversary with a new liveried fleet.

Gordon Anderson, who opened the first depot in Linwood, next to Glasgow Airport, established GAP in 1969. Since then, the rental company has grown to a network of 100 locations across the UK and annual revenues of almost UK£100 million (€123 million).

In order to celebrate 45 years of successful trading, GAP’s suppliers have painted a selection of plant in sapphire blue – the anniversary theme.

A Kubota KX080-4 excavator, Terex TA9 dumper, Bomag HD12 VV roller, Atlas Copco XAS-47 DDG compressor and Rammer BR777 breaker will be travelling to construction sites across the UK throughout the year.

Ken Stewart, group procurement manager at GAP, said, “I approached the above key suppliers for their support to help us celebrate our 45th Anniversary by producing bespoke pieces of sapphire painted plant and each of them was keen to participate.

"The appropriate RAL paint code was identified and provided to our suppliers. The equipment was taken from our production schedules and basically painted off-line without causing too much disruption and was delivered in time for display at our annual conference.

"We now have a small collection of this unique plant that will tour the country during 2014.”

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