Pickerings Plant invests in fleet
By Sarah Ann McCay04 December 2012
UK plant hire and temporary accommodation provider Pickerings Plant has expanded its rental fleet and added to its internal transport and delivery fleet, as part of an equipment overhaul.
Mark Chamberlain, Pickerings Plant managing director, said that the purchases followed a £2 million investment in accommodation, plant and tools for the new Pickerings Plant depot in Kent. The investments come as Pickerings forecasts growth at all 10 of its depots across the UK.
New purchases include a line of Atlas Copco single-tool compressors from the Leicester-based plant distributor, BTE Plant Sales, and 40 static canteen welfare units from Newspace Containers Limited. Further fleet additions include more than 100 secure unit canteens, offices and stores, also from Newspace.
Pickerings has also added to its delivery fleet with the purchase of a new Scania P320 lorry fitted with the latest Fassi 455A Dynamic crane. This is the third vehicle of this type to be rolled out by Pickerings Plant in the last 12 months.
The firm has also invested in a fleet of 4x4 pick-up trucks to deliver small plant and tools to off-road sites.