As one of the UK’s leading equipment hire companies, we have over 190 Service Centres nationwide and a team of more than 3,600 professionals dedicated to getting it right first time, every time for each of our 30,000 customers.


At A-Plant, we offer a huge selection of plant, tools and equipment available to hire from Service Centres nationwide.

We invest multi-million pounds each year in new products to make sure that you hire reliable, safe and environmentally friendly equipment incorporating the latest technology.

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A-Plant is a UK based hire company consisting of a number of specialist product and service businesses.

These businesses operate within five key markets and the various sectors that make up each market.


When you hire from A-Plant you get much more than just a plant hire company. We are multi-product specialists with a wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering solutions on the most complex of projects.

Our equipment is used in Construction, Infrastructure, Industrial, Events and Government projects. So whether it’s a multi-million pound civil engineering project or a tool to help the local tradesman, we are sure to have the right equipment.

Health and Safety

We are setting the Safety Standard

A-Plant prides itself on having the most robust and intrinsically developed quality and safety management system in the industry. We are the first national rental company in Europe to achieve complete certification to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 20121: 2012 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standard, which means our customers can have complete confidence in our ongoing commitment to improving quality and health and safety.

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Latest News & Updates

A-Plant, the UK’s leading equipment rental company, hosted its first ever Battery Power Seminar yesterday (11th December 2018) as part of its on-going sustainability programme Act Now.

Ashtead Plant Hire Company Limited (“A-Plant”) announces that as of 30th November 2018, it has acquired the entire share capital of Hoist-It Limited (“Hoist-It”), a specialist provider of rack and pinion hoists.

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Apprentices play a key role in the plant hire sector, with benefits for both employers and employees alike. Recruiting apprentices enables plant hire companies to create the talent of the future and provide a pool of skilled employees familiar with their equipment and values.

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