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A-Plant buys Kier hoist business

A-Plant has announced its acquisition of Kier Construction’s hoist business.

The deal, which is for an undisclosed amount, will see the division incorporated into GB Access, A-Plant’s specialist personnel and goods hoist hire and sale division.

A-Plant also said it had secured a new five-year trading agreement with the contractor.

Kier group strategy and corporate development director Claudio Veritiero 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.”

Commenting on the relocation of employees, a spokesman for A-Plant said: “They had one location in Kent that the people operated out of and our director of GB Access Nigel Bland will be working on an integration plan with them to see how they’ll fit in with…. the A-Plant business.”

The Kier move comes on the back of A-Plant’s acquisition in November of three Hewden divisions after the Manchester-based rental company went into administration.

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