A-Plant snaps up Kier’s hoist business

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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National hirer A-Plant has bought Kier Construction’s hoist business and signed a new 5-year trading agreement with the contractor.

A-Plant purchased the assets and ongoing business of the Kier hoist business, which will be incorporated into GB Access, A-Plant’s specialist personnel and goods hoist hire and sale division.

The acquired business provides hoist services to Kier as well as a number of third-party customers and will continue with its existing trading agreements.

The deal completes the sale of Kier’s residual plant and equipment business. In 2014, Kier sold its specialist construction plant fleet run by FPS to hirer GAP.

Claudio Veritiero, group strategy & corporate development director at Kier said: “The new agreement builds on our existing framework with it now extended to cover telehandlers, lighting, generators, trackway, climate control equipment, hoists, specialist utilities equipment and powered access.”

Sat Dhaiwal, CEO at A-Plant said: “We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Kier Group, through the acquisition of their hoist business and by extending the long standing trading relationship we have enjoyed over many years.

“We look forward to playing a leading role in providing support to all Kier operating divisions as they deliver their strategic growth plans over the next five years.”

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