News - 2016

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A-Plant has successfully retained the prestigious SafeHire quality mark certification. The certificate is awarded by the Hire Association Europe (HAE), the internationally recognised leading body for the development of the hire and rental industry. SafeHire is a programme which recognises high standards of health, safety, quality and environmental practices carried out by rental companies.

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At the North West regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 A-Plant was crowned as Large Employer of the Year Award for organisations in Manchester, Cheshire and Staffordshire. The awards recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own talent through apprenticeships and the apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.

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Equipment rental specialist A-Plant has successfully achieved gold status from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The prestigious accreditation which applies across A-Plant’s 25 strong Service Centre network in the South of England was achieved after the company actively demonstrated its commitment to vehicle safety and efficiency.

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A-Plant, part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has been awarded the highest accolade of five stars in the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) audit, formerly known as Link-Up. The certification covers all aspects of A-Plant’s ability to serve the rail industry.

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A-Plant, part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has embarked on a journey to upgrade its extranet and deliver a new technologically advanced customer portal. The company has committed to invest over £2 million in new technologies that will help keep it at the forefront of the hire industry.

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A-Plant has won the Best Return on Customer Service Investment Award at the prestigious UK Customer Satisfaction Awards, hosted by The Institute of Customer Service in London.

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A-Plant has recently acquired GB Access, a specialist provider of hoist hire equipment. As a result of the acquisition, A-Plant now owns one of the largest rental fleets of Alimak and Stros construction hoists, and GB Access will operate as an independent business within A-Plant’s Specialist Products Division.