A-PLANT, the UK’s leading equipment hire company, is celebrating after scooping a prestigious international award.
The company beat off stiff competition from nominees in Dubai and Shanghai, to take home the title of Access Rental Company of the Year at the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA).
Ian Jordan, Managing Director of A-Plant’s General Equipment Division, said the company is thrilled to have received an award in such a competitive category.
He said: “2018 was an exceptional year for A-Plant and we are thrilled that all of our hard work has been recognised at one of the industry’s most prestigious awards.
“Over the past 12 months A-Plant has experienced phenomenal growth and the company’s powered access fleet has increased to over 4,500 machines.”
Jointly organised by Access International and IPAF, the annual awards celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry and this year’s ceremony took place on Wednesday 6th March at Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek Hotel.
To be nominated in the ‘IPAF Access Rental Company of the Year’ category, A-Plant had to be able to demonstrate exceptional financial performance, innovation, training, marketing of access rental services, customer service and raising awareness of safety.
Ian added: “Furthermore, this year A-Plant instructors have delivered working at height training to over 2,000 customers, both at A-Plant Training Centres of Excellence and customer sites.
“We are also proud to have developed and launched a new fleet management system, Trackunit Access Control, to prevent unauthorised equipment usage, reduce costs, drive efficiency and improve safety across multiple sites.”
A-Plant was also shortlisted in the IPAF Training Centre of the Year category.