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Beaver Tool Hire (Chichester) Ltd has opened a new depot on an industrial estate in Winchester, bringing the total in its network to six. “Having four branches already in Hampshire, and a lot of existing

customers working in that direction, Winchester was the obvious choice,” Operations Director, Tony Criddle, told EHN. “It is a fantastic central location with excellent transport links, and has been in the planning stages for several years, but it was only recently that the right premises presented themselves. Situated on one of the main routes in

and out of Winchester, the depot offers a great visual presence plus ample parking, storage and a shop.” Depot Manager, Andy Neal, has previously managed one of

Beaver’s other locations and is supported by Assistant Manager, Stuart Hawthorne, and Fitter, Ron Duncan. “We have also made a considerable investment in new equipment

for the Winchester fleet, including Belle mixers, plates and generators, Hilti breakers, Boss tower and Husqvarna disc cutters,” added Tony.

Lord achieves new quality standard

Newcastle-based Lord Hire Centres reports that it has successfully transitioned from the ISO9001:2008 quality standard to the revised 2015 version at the first time of asking, prior to the expiration of its previous quality management system accreditation that was due in 2018. “We put a lot of effort into this, having revised our quality manual

P.E.T. adds Snorkels

P.E.T. Hire, based in Crewe, has bought eleven new Snorkel electric scissor lifts for its fleet. The order comprised six S3219Es models, four S3226Es and one S4732E machine, offering maximum working heights of 7.79m, 9.9m and 11.8m respectively. MD Carl Banks, who is pictured, centre, with his wife Barbara and

Snorkel’s Joseph Whitton, said, “We placed the order with Snorkel based on the quality of the product, and their competitive pricing. Additionally, the numerous design adaptations on their new range of electric scissor lifts helped to swing the balance in their favour.”

More Kubotas for Emmitt Plant

Emmitt Plant has expanded its Kubota fleet with the addition of five KX71-3 mini excavators, four KX080-4a models, four U17-3a machines, a U48-4 unit and a KX016-4 excavator, bringing the total in its fleet to more than 140. The hirer, which has depots in

Ipswich, Corby and Diss, reports growing demand from the construction industry throughout the east of England, fuelled by major projects, including flood


defence work, a £1.5bn upgrade to the A14 in Cambridgeshire, the expansion of the Port of Felixstowe, and a new £450m renewable energy park near Peterborough. MD Ron Chidgey said, “It’s great to see

the huge investment that is going into infrastructure projects within the region. This not only provides more jobs for local construction companies, but also increases the need for equipment.”

and procedures, incorporating a more risk based approach to quality management,” General Manager Carl Bartlett told EHN. “We have already exceeded our training target submitted to CITB

for the year ending 30th November 2017. We are pleased to have achieved 63 days staff training in less than six and a half months.”

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