Lavendon announces 2014 fleet investment

By Euan Youdale12 May 2014

Global rental company Lavendon Group will invest more than UK£55 million in powered access equipment in 2014.

The investment will see around 1360 new units enter its rental fleet across its European and Middle East territories.

In the group’s European operations (UK, Germany, France and Belgium) the new units will largely replace older units as part of an ongoing fleet replenishment programme, said the company.

The group’s Middle East fleet will continue to be expanded as the business looks to meet rising customer demand for safe and effective access solutions in the region.

Most of the new units will be boom lifts with working heights up to 40 m. Some new scissor lifts and vehicle mounted platforms will also enter the fleet, as well as a selection of new telehandlers for the group’s operations in Belgium and France.

A large proportion of the new fleet has been purchased from Genie, said the company, although some JLG and Haulotte machines have been ordered too. New vehicle mounts include a mixture of Bronto Skylift, CTE, Ruthmann and Versalift.

Don Kenny, Lavendon Group chief executive, explained, “Our investment represents our continued commitment to providing market leading products and services in all our territories. Wherever we’re called upon to support safe work at height, we want to give our customers the industry’s most positive hire experience.”

Some of the new units have already entered the group’s fleet of more than 20000 units.

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