News - 2016

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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.

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PSS HIRE has made an investment of over £3m in the innovative Click Stick from UIS (Utility Innovation Solutions Ltd). The Click Stick, which is available from PSS Service Centres nationwide, has been designed for safely breaking cast iron mains pipes without the need for podger bars.

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PSS HIRE is celebrating its 25th year anniversary throughout 2016 by carrying out a series of fundraising activities for Parkinson’s UK, the support and research charity which works hard to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.

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Equipment rental specialist A-Plant has successfully achieved gold status from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The prestigious accreditation which applies across A-Plant’s 25 strong Service Centre network in the South of England was achieved after the company actively demonstrated its commitment to vehicle safety and efficiency. Among the Service Centres accredited with gold is one of PSS HIRE’s locations in St Albans.

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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.

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PSS HIRE, the UK and Ireland’s leading utilities and pipeline hire equipment provider, has introduced an innovative new range of All Terrain Vehicles to its hire fleet. The Specialist Vehicles will help utilities companies or their contractors to complete off-road work in some of the toughest terrain conditions possible.

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PSS HIRE, the UK and Ireland’s leading utilities and pipeline equipment provider, has acquired the assets of Euremica Limited, which specialises in the hire, sale and recalibration of testing, measurement and process control instrumentation.

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PSS HIRE has enhanced its fleet of equipment by investing in Portable Winches which incorporate the latest safety features and are designed for the installation and removal of cables, both underground and overhead. PSS HIRE is the only major company in the UK to offer these Mobile Winch Units for the hire market.