Welcome to the second issue of Interact, our customer newsletter. A-Plant now has 16 divisions providing equipment solutions across all sectors and in this issue, we have shared some stories of our teams in action, whether this be our presence at Plantworx, the launch of our new BIM library or demonstrating our commitment to collaborating with our customers on major projects, there is something for everyone.
A-Plant, the UK’s leading equipment rental company and part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has become an accredited Real Living Wage (RLW) employer. This will lead to salary increases for over 700 employees across the A-Plant business.
Equipment hire company A-Plant has been named as one of the UK’s leading companies for providing apprenticeships. The firm, which has 150 apprentices amongst its 3,300-strong workforce, has been featured in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer List and is the only major hire company to make this listing.
We have launched a new dedicated recruitment website intended for all potential candidates who are interested in a career at the largest equipment rental company in the UK.
At the North West regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 A-Plant, was crowned as Large Employer of the Year Award for organisations in Manchester, Cheshire and Staffordshire. The awards recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own talent through apprenticeships and the apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
A-Plant’s Rapid Climate Control division has vastly expanded its fleet of heating equipment by placing a seven hundred and fifty thousand-pound order with Thermobile for the latest industrial indirect fired heaters.
A-Plant, part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has embarked on a journey to upgrade its extranet and deliver a new technologically advanced customer portal. The company has committed to invest over £2 million in new technologies that will help keep it at the forefront of the hire industry.
Exciting times are afoot at Rapid Climate Control, since the acquisition by A-Plant over £2 million has been invested in new equipment. In addition to the fleet, investment has been made to expand the national network of locations and update the branding.
For many facilities managers the winter means one thing: clients in need of a little extra heat. From offices and warehouses, to construction sites and sport halls, a comfortable, regulated working environment is vital, and often a temporary portable heating solution is the most suitable and cost effective option.
According to data from the Markit/CIPS Construction PMI, the UK’s most rapid growth in commercial activity for over 14 months has led to a rebound in December construction activity.