Hewden ramps up lifting offer to contractors

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
Share

Hewden has started a major investment drive to ramp up its mobile crane fleet and offer contractors a wider selection of lifting products.

adrian-murphy-ceo-hewden
Murphy is investing £11m in the mobile crane fleet

The plant hirer this morning revealed it has just bought £4m turnover lifting and materials handling company Interlift as it seeks to further expand its rental capabilities.

The deal is the firm’s first bolt-on acquisition in 10 years and comes as Hewden also starts to make an £11m investment in its mobile crane fleet, taking lifting capacity to 220 tonnes.

Hewden CEO, Adrian Murphy, said: “We see great opportunities for the lifting business and aim to double hire turnover in the next few years.”

“Interlift furthers our lifting solutions proposition taking us to new industrial customers and allows us to offer more to construction customers.”

Interlift provides an array of hoists, slings, beam and plate clamps, hydraulic lifts, height safety and man riding equipment and operates from bases in Middlesbrough, Hull and Glasgow.

Murphy also revealed Hewden planned to buy 21 Tadano all terrain mobile cranes this year, taking the hirer’s fleet lifting capability from up to 130 tonnes to 220 tonnes.

Murphy said: “2015 was about restructuring and divesting at Hewden. We got out of operated plant and cabins because we couldn’t get the margin.

“I want to take the business into technical and services innovation, helping us to offer clever on-site solutions.

“2016 is all about investment in cranes, attachments and power generation to help the business grow.

“Also we have invested heavily in the sales force in the last six month.”


Latest plant

Company fined £700,000 for MEWP death fall

Washing machine giant fined after 66-year-old contractor dies during factory repair work
2 days ago

A-Plant snaps up Kier’s hoist business

Kier sheds last of plant and equipment interests
2 weeks ago

Mick George on the hunt for franchised drivers

Contractor looking for drivers to take on franchises at construction haulage arm
2 months ago

Loxam ups bid for Lavendon to £459m

Belgian and French giants slug it out for control of Leicester-based powered access specialist
2 months ago

Plant hirer Hewden crashed owing £240m

Unsecured creditors told there is little prospect of being paid
2 months ago

Plant hire boss jailed after platform collapse kills worker

Court hears how mobile platform boom should have been replaced rather than repaired
2 months ago

127 Hewden cranes on the block

Administrator calls in auctioneers after failure to find a buyer
3 months ago

JCB workforce agrees 2.2% pay rise for 2017

3,200 strong workforce accepts three-year pay deal
3 months ago

Bidding war hots up for control of Lavendon

European giants battle it out for control of UK powered access specialist
3 months ago

Ashbrook Plant Hire saves Hewden workers jobs

Rival hirers make move on collapsed Hewden's depots
3 months ago

Terex sells Coventry dumper factory

French maker Mecalac swoops on backhoe, dumper and roller plant
3 months ago

Ladder fall costs Volvo £900,000

Worker at plant division left in coma
4 months ago

Rental specialist Vp bullish about construction prospects

Equipment hirer posts strong results and predicts even better next time
4 months ago

Rival bidder enters fray for Lavendon

Lomax reveals possible cash offer to trump TVH bid for Lavendon
4 months ago

Laing O’Rourke sells mobile crane fleet

Ainscough to buy Select Plant mobile cranes
4 months ago

HSS warns on profit after efficiency plan delays

Tool hirer says branch streamlining plan taking longer to implement than expected
4 months ago

250 jobs axed as Hewden collapses with more at risk

A-Plant swoops to buy three divisions in £29m deal with administrators
4 months ago

Belgian firm launches £348m hostile bid for Lavendon

Lavendon board rejects TVH Group approach as bid goes public
4 months ago

Crane hirer Hewden fighting for survival

Loss-making hirer's financial woes deepen as negotiations to find new investors stall
4 months ago

Tower cranes to be erected for Manchester’s tallest building

Above ground work to start at 64-storey Owen Street resi complex
4 months ago

Construction plant skills card scheme under review

Future ownership of the CPCS under discussion
5 months ago

Driver loses both legs as dumper truck overturns

Court hears contractor failed to carry out risk assessment on site plant
5 months ago

Nationwide Platforms md takes Ardent chief executive role

Jeremy Fish joins Ardent to steer expansion drive
6 months ago

Groundforce launches safer trench sheet installer

Three-in-one tool makes life easier for contractors
6 months ago

Speedy Hire chairman survives vote to oust him

Shareholders vote for turnaround specialist David Shearer to join board
6 months ago

New CEO at Ainscough crane hire

Janet Entwistle takes over at crane hire specialist
7 months ago

Hirer Ardent ramps up telehandler fleet with £40m JCB order

The bulk of the 700 new machines are JCB Loadall telehandlers
7 months ago

Concrete specialist buys mobile crane business

Milbank Concrete Products acquires Cadman Cranes
7 months ago

HSS Hire losses ease in first half

Hire firm say investment in national distribution centre will bring further operational efficiencies
7 months ago

Speedy backs chairman as boardroom row rumbles on

Major investor wants management change and merger with HSS
7 months ago

Contractor services