News - 2016

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Ashtead Group plc announces that its UK business, A-Plant, has today acquired certain assets from EY, the administrator of Hewden, for a cash consideration of £29m. The assets acquired comprise the powered access and power generation fleet of Hewden, five "on-site" depots which service major petrochemical customers, the Interlift lifting and materials handling business and the Hewden brand name. Alongside the asset purchase a number of Hewden's employees will be joining the A-Plant business.

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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. This includes four of FLG Service’s locations in Rainham, Ipswich, Haya and Epsom.

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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.