Hewden launches London rental initiative

By Helen Wright23 September 2014

UK-based rental company Hewden has introduced a new initiative for London dubbed Capital Core – offering equipment rental to contractors working on the capital’s largest projects.

Hewden said it could guarantee delivery of the 30 most-hired plant and access machines from a dedicated Capital Core-branded fleet at its London depot, within 24 hours of order, seven days a week.

In addition, it said each machine would be specified to the standard of both the capital’s construction needs and environmental compliance. Hewden also guaranteed that the age of each machine from the Capital Core range will be less than two years old.

Strategic project director Aaron Barden said, “I believe this offer gives major contractors and their sub-contractors the very best plant hire option in the capital."

He said the machines from the Capital Core fleet would include new Tier four engines, reducing fuel usage on site.

“Each Caterpillar and JCB machine has proactive diagnostics, which warns of potential issues before they arise and if the machine needs servicing.

"Trackers are fitted for added on-site security and all machines are delivered road legal with fire suppression kits. They even have seat belt alert beacons,” Mr Barden added.

Hewden also said the delivery lorries that had been added to the Capital Core transport fleet were less than two years old and had the lowest emissions of any truck of their type working in London – making them the cleanest option for delivery, complying fully with Transport for London regulations.

The launch of the capital core initiative came after Hewden extended its existing nationwide Core Fleet Guarantee project in July to include its three most request cranes.

Under the Core Fleet project, Hewden said it offered delivery within three days on its most popular products – including excavators, telehandlers, site dumpers, rollers, aerial platforms and site accommodation.

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