Lavendon Group plc: Lavendon Group announces 2014 fleet investment

Lavendon Group plc is to invest more than £55 million in powered access equipment in 2014.

LONDON--()--The investment will see around 1360 new units enter its hire 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.

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 metres. 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 (Terex AWP), although both JLG and Haulotte have received orders. The new vehicle mounted platforms being purchased are a mixture of Bronto, CTE, Ruthmann and Versalift units.

Don Kenny, Lavendon Group Chief Executive, said: “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 begun to enter the Group’s fleet.

Lavendon Group is the world’s largest specialist access rental business, providing more than 20,000 access platforms globally.

Lavendon Group plc is the world’s largest specialist access rental business. Operating in more than 11 countries across Europe, the Middle East and India, the Group comprises six market leading brands with a combined fleet of more than 20,000 access platforms. The Group employs more than 2000 members of staff and strives to be the world’s leading provider of safe access solutions.

Learn more at www.lavendongroup.com.

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Contacts

Lavendon Group plc
Geoff Garner
UK Marketing and Communications Officer
07920 874987
email geoff.garner@lavendongroup.co.uk.

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Contacts

Lavendon Group plc
Geoff Garner
UK Marketing and Communications Officer
07920 874987
email geoff.garner@lavendongroup.co.uk.