A-Plant

At A-Plant, we offer an extensive range of plant, tools and specialist equipment, which is unparalleled in the hire industry.
 
Detailed below is an overview of our main product lines.
 
Plant Hire: We offer a wide range of plant equipment, including trailers, bowsers, generators, forklift trucks, vibrating plates, skidsteer loaders, air tools, breakers, compaction equipment, shot blasting equipment, compressors, dumpers, rollers, power barrows, excavators and telehandlers.
 
Tool Hire: Our vast range of tools extends from the simplest of power tools to the most sophisticated civil engineering site equipment. Our product lines include air conditioning units, sanders, pressure washers, drills, ladders, carpet cleaners, rollers, rotovators, heaters and many other pieces of equipment. We also offer rental equipment for lifting, materials handling and working in confined spaces and hazardous environments, such as chain blocks, pul-lifts, genies, fall arrest lanyards and recovery winches.
 
Lifting & Materials Handling: A-Plant is a leading hirer of lifting & materials handling equipment. Our equipment is designed to reduce the risk to people’s health and safety from lifting, such as chain blocks, pul-lifts, genies, fall arrest lanyards, vacuum lifters and recovery winches which is covered by ‘Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998′ (LOLER) and ‘Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998′ (PUWER). All lifting equipment is periodically checked by our own trained staff, independently inspected by our insurers at statutory intervals and all details recorded on the equipment file logs. To further our equipment range an expertise in this field A-Plant acquired FLG – Fairview Lifting Gear. 
 
Accommodation: Our accommodation hire fleet includes in excess of 16,000 units, including modular buildings, portable jackleg units, mobile and anti-vandal offices, security stores, service loos and event hire products.
 
Leada Acrow Falsework and Formwork: Supplies falsework and formwork products, as well as groundworks and access equipment. The product range includes props, slimlite soldiers, heavy-duty support, bridge parapet support and road plates.  We have a team of temporary works engineers who work with our customers to create solutions using the latest CAD systems for all formwork, falsework, propping and shoring requirements.
 
Powered Access: We have an extensive hire fleet of almost 2,000 items of modern equipment for access requirements, including scissor lifts, telescopic booms, articulating booms and trailer mounted machines.
 
Power Generation and Welding: We offer a vast range of temporary power solutions and welding equipment. For power generation, we have a complete selection of generating sets from the smallest 10kVA diesel set through to the largest 1250kVA model. For welding work, we offer a selection of petrol and diesel engine welders and other products including wire feed units, inverters and plasma cutters.
 
A-Plant Lux Traffic Control & Management: A-Plant Lux Traffic Control & Management is the UK’s market leader in the portable traffic signals industry. We have a huge range of traffic products available to hire, including the very latest cableless traffic lights in 2,3 and 4-way configurations, variable message signs, traffic separators, traffic cones, crowd control barriers, Chapter 8 Signing, Lighting and Guarding with Class 1 or Class 2 signs, plus much more. However, A-Plant Lux Traffic Control & Management is much more than just a hirer of portable traffic signals. We provide a complete traffic control and management service, from safe installation of the appropriate traffic control system to advanced site surveys, liaison with local authorities, site maintenance and de-installation of the chosen traffic control system.
 
Eve Trakway: In 2013 A-Plant acquired Eve Trakway Ltd. Eve Trakway operates across the UK and is one of the UK’s leading temporary access providers. Eve offers products such as temporary roadways, walkways, pitch coverings and pedestrian and vehicle bridges, together with crowd control barrier systems, traffic management, security and lighting solutions.
 
Rail: We offer one of the most extensive ranges of equipment currently available to hire for maintenance works in the rail industry. The hire fleet extends from hydraulic tools, generators and jacks to compaction units, trackside lighting and welding equipment.
 
Trenchless Technology: We offer a complete range of no-dig equipment including cobra rodding systems, electro fusion equipment, butt fusion equipment, pipe coil trailers, pipe pushing machines, cable detection equipment and diesel powered trailer winches.
 
Pumps: We offer a wide range of heavy-duty pumps including water pumps, air pumps, electric pumps, concrete pumps, submersible pumps, positive displacement pumps and accessories.
 
Survey: A-Plant offer a full range of survey equipment hire including dumpy levels, pipe lasers, reflectorless total stations, robotic total stations, GPS rover kits, and interior and exterior lasers. As part of A-Plant’s survey division our highly trained staff offer calibration of customers own survey equipment. A-Plant offer a multi-brand approach to survey equipment offering Leica, Trimble and Topcon and are a full supplier member of The Survey Association.
 
Plant and Site Services (PSS): Specialist welding, cutting, drilling and excavating equipment together with ancillary services to the Utility, Civil Engineering and Infrastructure industries.
 
IT Capability
At A-Plant, we have a wealth of IT capability and an excellent track record of developing advanced IT solutions. A-Plant is the only equipment rental company of its size to have a single point of sale system across its network of locations. Our IT specialists have developed our high-speed intranet system in-house, as well as our real-time extranet, which is accessible to A-Plant customers via the A-Plant website using a login system.
 
The extranet allows customers to access crucial contract and financial information and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer connected to the internet. The extranet displays real-time, live data, allowing customers to track each and every transaction as and when they happen. Customers can view statements, sales invoices and produce a range of reports, indicating for example the customer site each piece of A-Plant equipment is at and which A-Plant depot it was hired from. A live hire report can be instantly produced, which details the range of equipment on hire, who it was hired by, when it was hired and the rate.
 
We have equipped Drivers and Sales People with PDA’s (Personal Digital Assistants) to help increase the business efficiency of our customers. An electronic signature is obtained with the exact date and time of delivery or collection and information is immediately communicated to the A-Plant central computer system. We have also rolled out Apple iPhones to our entire sales team and launched with it an innovative application. The development of A-Plant’s Target mobile software on the iPhone allows A-Plant to supply all your needs direct from site with a real time synchronisation between iPhone, equipment and availability. With our iPhones, quotes can be quoted faster than ever before, new accounts can be opened, equipment can be on or off hired, equipment specifications can be viewed and a whole host of information can be immediately accessed or sent to customers, such as balances and invoices – all without having to make a telephone call or trip back to the office.
 
A-Trak
In order to help you tackle one of the construction industry’s biggest problems - equipment theft - whilst allowing you to have complete control over your hired equipment, we have developed A-Trak, an innovative GPS Satellite Tracking System which has resulted in 95% of stolen plant being recovered compared with the industry average of 5%.
 
Now both we and our customers can see online in real time exactly where every piece of equipment is located, and gather 5,000 critical pieces of information.
 
With A-Trak, it is even possible to disable and enable equipment by text messaging. We are the only major equipment hirer fitting tracking systems and CESAR datatag identification on all new plant, including compressors, dumpers, telehandlers and generators. We currently have over 7,000 items of equipment fitted with A-Trak.
 
A-Tek
This is an online servicing, maintenance and breakdown reporting system. A-Plant use it to record and resolve all equipment servicing, maintenance and breakdowns. It can also be used by Customers – for reporting breakdowns and receiving updates; A-Plant personnel – for the reporting and monitoring of breakdowns and A-Plant Engineers – for receiving their work schedules and completion of faults or general maintenance via remote PDA devices.
 
A-Tek is a system that automatically provides all maintenance and inspection notifications for our equipment. This allows for scheduled servicing to always take place which ultimately leads to greater equipment reliability for the customer.
A-Tek provides us operationally with timed and dated audit trails and allows you the customer to easily and accurately measure KPI’s. The system provides all the transparency you need for monitoring the service we offer and can be used to generate MI reports.
 
Customer Training
A-Plant has always been the natural place to go for all your equipment rental needs, but now you can also rely on A-Plant to help you make sure your employees are correctly trained. Through our Customer Training Solutions Centre, we offer a vast range of standard, bespoke and accredited training courses to enable you to comply with ever-changing legislative demands. Courses on offer include IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) Accredited Operator and Demonstrator Training, PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) Accredited Mobile Access Tower Training and an array of other courses, including Manual Handling, Working at Height, Site Safety Awareness and Driving Load/Unload. Courses can be delivered at our training centres or at your premises.