News - 2016
UK rental specialist A-Plant has acquired Lion Trackhire for a total consideration of £38m and will merge the business with Eve, which it bought three years ago.
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.
Eve, one of the UK’s leading suppliers to the events industry, is celebrating after being crowned the ‘Events Services Supplier of the Year’ for Scotland. The company received the esteemed accolade at The Drum Scottish Events Awards 2016 held in association with Events Scotland and the only awards dedicated to celebrating the creative events sector north of the border.
Eve has invested in new modular trench crossings that provide customers with a system that can be rapidly deployed across any terrain. The specially engineered range of Trench Crossings have been designed to Eurocode Load Model 3 and come complete with their Design Certificate. Constructed from galvanised steel, the crossings can withstand loads up to 80 tonnes.
Eve has played an ace with the launch of Pontoons into its vast hire fleet. The robust floating and certified systems are used to provide access over any type of water, whether inland or at sea.
Created by Real Business, held in association with Lloyds Bank and supported by the CBI, The Growing Business Awards are the most established and respected national recognition of SME and entrepreneurial success.
Eve, the UK’s leading supplier of temporary access systems, has expanded its footprint in the south by increasing the equipment storage capacity of its flagship Service Centre in Wimbledon and its satellite facility in Thurrock, East London.
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.
LION are regularly listed in the Fast Track 100 league table as one of the UK's fastest growing private companies, reaching a turnover of £16m in only 7 years. This year however, based on an 80% increase in profit, we have also ranked in the Sunday Times Profit track 100 league table at #44.
LION crews were spotted last week on Irish TV news for our ground access solutions on the next Star Wars movie. LION are no strangers to high profile TV and film work, our Engineers having worked in film from the early eighties.