Another acquisition for AER Rents – The best is yet to come! Watch this space!
UK based AER Rents – part of O’Flaherty Holdings and owner of Mr Plant Hire, Drogheda Hire & Sales and Mainline Hire group – has acquired Welfare 4 Hire.
Based in Farnborough, Hampshire, the company provides mobile welfare units such as site toilet units, kitchens and canteens etc… from three locations covering the Midlands down to the South Coast. It was founded by Marc Prince and Stephen Dormer in 2013 with sales director Mel Gould joining in 2017. Prince and Gould will remain with the company along with its 14 employees.
The company said: “AER Rents will continue to expand its presence in the plant hire market through a combination of strategic acquisitions and organic growth, offering its customers access to a wider offering of modern products and services.”
Marc Prince added: “Welfare 4 Hire are excited to join the AER group and for the opportunities this will bring. Additional investment will allow us to accelerate our growth plans and expand our product range. Future depot expansion into the North of England will further improve our geographical coverage and maintain our high level of customer service. We will continue to work closely with our preferred suppliers to ensure we offer the best welfare facilities in the UK.
Mr. Plant Hire, a UK-based company established in 1981, remained open throughout the pandemic. Hospitals within the London area were preparing for hundreds of potential patients and decided they needed to construct a COVID-19 unit as soon as they could. Working with their customers to meet these urgent demands, Mr. Plant Hire dedicated a transport unit to react to last minute machine orders to assist in building COVID-19 units across its region.
The London-based rental company found ways to help its customers build these units by waiving late drop-offs and last minute order fees for customers working on COVID-19 support.
“We will continue to support our customers throughout this pandemic whilst following government guidelines,” said Ele Ioannou, Powered Access Division Manager at Mr. Plant Hire PLC. “Knowing we were part of the response in a positive way helps me through this challenging time.”
We are currently hiring for the following roles, if you or anyone you know may be interested in any of the roles then please send your CV to our Powered Access Division Manager who’s information can be seen below!
Roles we’re hiring for!
Powered Access Workshop Administration Assistant.
Admin / Apprentice role – Working along side the workshop manager, ordering parts, accepting purchase orders in and working with the purchasing departing to ensure all admin up to date. Keeping a record of maintenance machines and updating progress. Setting up new deals with suppliers. Full training given. Will be based in the workshop office, full PPE will be required throughout full day. Hi vis, toecap boots.
New products added to our Mechanical & Electrical fleet!
It has been tough throughout the pandemic but as things start to look like they’re going to get better and we’re heading in the right direction our Mechanical & Electrical Division have expanded their fleet! Due to popular demand and keeping up with the ever-growing needs of our customers we’ve purchased more of the ALF 150’s and we’re introducing the Cosh Cage to our fleet!
AER Rents, part of O’Flaherty Holdings group, has acquired Derbyshire based Mainline Hire group, which includes Mainline Tool & Plant Hire and Mainline Access & Training, from Keith Williams and Carole Poynton.
The two owners, who will remain on board, established Mainline 39 years ago and have grown the business into a leading regional rental company, covering the Midlands and the English Home Counties. The business employs 34 and has assets of around £7.4 million.
Mr Plant Hire has expanded its scissor lift hire fleet with 16 new JLG scissor lifts. We took delivery of the eight R3246 and eight R2632 models, the first of the rebranded R range, in February.
From our modern purpose-built depot and workshop in Enfield, our scissor lift hire can serve customers nationwide through our membership of the Access Alliance. Mr Plant Hire’s core business is mechanical and electrical specialists, working on office refurbishment and warehouse construction projects. Four of each new model types are fitted with pipe racks to meet the needs of these customers.
We’ve recently added a new product to our website which is the GRP Youngman’s Scaffold Tower. You can locate this product HERE. The Youngman’s Scaffold Tower is the worlds premier Glass Reinforce Polymer tower system and is a new product added to our Mechanical & Electrical fleet. We’ve also added a new IPAF course to our site which is the IPAF 3A & 1B course which can be found HERE.
The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has given the go-ahead for a new apprenticeship to encourage construction workers into the industry. The apprenticeship was the brainchild of an employer-led working group and is supported by the Construction Plant Hire Association.