A-Plant Announces Acquisition of GB Access

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.

The acquisition further consolidates A-Plant’s position in lifting and safety equipment and complements the offering of FLG Services, the A-Plant division which specialises in lifting equipment.

Richard Thomas, Managing Director of A-Plant’s Specialist Products Division said: “GB Access is a long established and well respected hirer of hoists and this acquisition affords us new capabilities to even better serve our customers who use lifting equipment. We believe that the GB Access hoist hire product range, along with its dedicated team, will open up new specialist opportunities for us in this sector.”

Director of GB Access Pat Barford added: “I am confident that the support from A-Plant and the commitment to invest in the very best equipment currently available will enable us to grow the business going forward, and will affirm and maintain this division of A-Plant as the premier hoist rental company in the UK.”

GB Access has over 25 years’ experience in supplying solutions for the vertical transportation of operatives and materials, on construction and industrial sites, meeting the demands of both major construction companies and smaller operators. As a result of the acquisition, A-Plant has added over 300 hoists to its fleet (passenger/goods hoists, goods-only hoists and beam hoists), over 30 service vehicles and a number of pick-up trucks and 32-tonne 8-wheel construction chassis rigid lorries fitted with Palfinger lorry mounted cranes.