Our Company

A-Plant is one of the UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment hire companies. We form part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc, the second largest equipment rental company in the world. As well as A-Plant, Ashtead Group also comprises Sunbelt Rentals, the second largest equipment rental business in the USA with over 550 locations and over 10,000 employees.

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 for a range of sectors including construction, infrastructure, industrial, local authorities and events. With over 190 Service Centres across the UK and a team of more than 3,600 dedicated professionals, we don’t just offer non-operated equipment. We offer years of expertise, certified training, a range of added value services and most importantly, a total commitment to ensuring your safety at all times.

With accreditation to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 and SafeHire certification, you can rest safe in the knowledge that we operate one of the most robust safety and quality management systems in our industry. Our hire fleet of over 130,000 itemised pieces of plant, tools and equipment counts amongst the most impressive too - with annual investment of more than £150 million in new equipment each year from the world’s leading manufacturers, we ensure that you can hire the very latest and safest equipment currently available.

Take a look at our Company Overview document for more information.

What We Do

At A-Plant, we enable you to focus on what you do best. We hire out the equipment you need when you need it, and we make sure it’s fully maintained, serviced and ready to work immediately, efficiently and safely.

Our complete range of equipment, from the smallest hand-held tool to the largest powered access machine, is available to hire from our network of Service Centres all across the UK. Detailed below are our main product ranges:

Plant Hire

We are traditionally known as a supplier of large plant equipment and our product range is unmatched in the industry.

Tool Hire

We offer a vast range of tools and smaller equipment for contractors, builders, painters and decorators, landscape gardeners and many other trades, as well as homeowners carrying out DIY.

Survey & Precision Measurement Equipment

Our fleet of surveying and measuring equipment includes construction lasers, pipe lasers, automatic and digital levels, total stations, GPS kits, scanning equipment and much more.

Site Welfare, Storage & Accommodation

With more than 16,000 units available, we offer one of the UK’s largest hire fleets of temporary accommodation for use on construction sites, at events or for use as offices, classrooms and canteens.

Specialist Railway Equipment

Our hire fleet includes compactors, jacks, rail chain saws, rail generators, trolleys, sign and speed boards, sleeper beams, skates, trackside lighting, Vortok safety barriers, wrenches and much more.

Powered Access

As one of the UK’s market leaders in the hire of powered access equipment, our hire fleet includes scissor lifts, telescopic booms, articulated booms and more.

Traffic Control and Management

As the UK’s largest hirer of portable traffic signals and a leading supplier of temporary traffic management solutions, our hire fleet includes temporary traffic lights, variable message signs, Chapter 8 registered Class 1 and 2 road signs and hundreds of cones, lights and barriers.

Lifting, Hoisting & Material Handling Equipment

We have a vast range of lifting gear for hire or purchase, including block grabs, Bumpa and Hoddi hoists, chain blocks, clamps, gantries, jacks, lanyards, rescue winches, safety harnesses, shackles, skates, tirfor machines, vacuum lifters, winches and more.

Trakway, Barriers & Fencing

(The merger of Eve and LION Trackhire) is the industry’s leading solutions provider and the pioneer of temporary access systems.

Specialist Equipment Hire to the Utility Sector

Offers a wide range of equipment for the pipeline, utilities, civil engineering and associated industries, such as butt fusion and electrofusion equipment, bursters, cable winches, pushing machines, moles, cable avoidance tools and gas detection equipment.

Registered Office:
Ashtead Plant Hire Company Ltd
100 Cheapside 

Registered No. 444569 England & Wales
VAT no. GB 209/5687/37

Take a look at our Company Overview for more information or view our infographic.

A-Plant Infographic (PDF, 3.71 MB)