A-Plant announces acquisition of GB Access

Published:  18 January, 2016

A-Plant has acquired GB Access, a specialist provider of hoist hire equipment, in order to consolidate the company’s position in lifting and safety equipment and complement the offering of FLG Services, the A-Plant division that specialises in lifting 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.

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 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.”

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.

Director of GB Access Pat Barford said: “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.”

As a result of the acquisition, A-Plant has added over 300 hoists to its fleet, over 30 service vehicles, a number of pick-up trucks and 32-tonne 8-wheel construction chassis rigid lorries fitted with Palfinger lorry mounted cranes.

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