JUNE will see the opening of a highly anticipated, brand-new division of Plantforce Rentals: the Plantforce Compact Range.
The development is made possible by a new, state-of-the-art depot based in Bristol and a massive £2.8m investment. The division will feature new, highly specked compact machinery ranging from 0.3-tonne to 5-tonne cabbed excavators, telehandlers, trench compactors, hi tip dumpers and an industry specific small tools range.
The new division of the business opening follows a very busy couple of years for Plantforce, which has, over the past three years, invested £35m in new plant equipment and just last year introduced a bespoke rail ready division of the business.
In addition, the expanded services also include a highly advanced GPS-ready range of excavators backed up with an industry leading operator training program.
Compact equipment range
With special focus on the utilities, SME ground working and landscaping sectors which have also seen a massive growth in the South West over recent years, Plantforce Compact will now be offering a one-stop-shop which will include the “ready to go range”.
Teaming up with industry suppliers like Geith, Kobelco, Thwaites, Indespension, Daemo attachments, Ammann, Dieci, the new compact range will consist of excavators, dumpers, attachments and trailer packages backed by a small range of specific tools including hand held whacker plates and rollers: “everything a SME will need to get the job done!”
Plantforce are committed to offering our customers the widest choice of services and best customer experience possible. This includes providing an advanced fleet of plant equipment, a diversely skilled workforce and supporting these with excellent customer service from the minute a client gets in touch.
The new depot
The 0.6-acre new depot in Bristol comprises a fully operational plant and small tool hire depot with all the latest innovations in parts storage, repair, inspection and maintenance facilities.
An initial five jobs will be created at the new depot in Bristol which will also see the provision of two apprenticeship places, in collaboration with Weston College. A Plantforce spokesman explained: “Like many industry sectors, ours is facing an impending skills shortage, and we hope these apprentices will pave the way for many more here.”
Operations director Sam Mercer, added: “The opening of this new, specialist division of the business is hugely exciting for Plantforce. Every aspect is of the highest quality to support the already fantastic service we deliver to our customers.
“The culmination of major investment, planning and development, it underlines our commitment to customers and our belief in the potential for growth in this key area of the southwest.
“The scale and the calibre of the facilities here will deliver tangible improvements to the availability of equipment and the speed and quality of the experience we provide to our customers.” The purpose-built new depot, sales office, training room and yard for equipment storage gives us the ideal location for the business.
Plantforce are currently recruiting staff for the new business venture.