Introducing Astra Site Services

Over recent years, there has been tremendous growth of A-Plant through Greenfield openings and acquisitions, in order to offer our customers an extensive range of complementary products and services. We are pleased to confirm that we have recently acquired Astra Site Services, the UK’s largest supplier of hydraulic excavator attachments.

Astra has been supplying the construction, demolition and rail industries with specialist equipment for over 20 years and the acquisition perfectly complements the range of large plant equipment we already offer to customers for hire. By now offering excavator attachments for both sale and hire, we can provide a one-stop plant solution without customers having to go elsewhere for excavator parts and attachments.

Astra Site Services will operate as a division of A-Plant and six locations in Bathgate, Basildon, Birmingham, Bristol, Iver and Manchester will be integrated into the A-Plant network. With over 25 different types of attachments and thousands of top brackets readily available, Astra holds the largest and most modern fleet of excavator attachments in the UK.

Attachments can be fitted to any make or model of excavator and Astra can deliver and fit attachments on-site. As well as offering attachments and spare parts, Astra also offers concrete piling equipment and is the sole UK distributor for Taets, the world’s leading supplier of pile cropping equipment.

Richard Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of A-Plant said: “Many of our customers require excavator attachments and the acquisition of Astra Site Services allows us to offer an enhanced solution. Not only do we now offer excavator attachments and replacement parts to complement our plant fleet, we have the capability of fitting attachments on customer sites, as well as offering an attachment repair and servicing facility. Our Astra colleagues have vast product knowledge in supplying and fitting excavator attachments and we are delighted to welcome them to A-Plant.”