GAP Hire Solutions is delighted to announce the opening of a new depot in Bridgwater, Somerset.
The 0.6-acre site comprises a fully operational Plant & Tool Hire depot with storage, repair and maintenance facilities. The new location, which opened for business on Monday 23rd October 2017, will provide coverage in the areas between GAP’s Bristol and Exeter depots for small tools, accessories and plant equipment up to and including 3-tonne machines.
GAP’s South West Regional Operations Director Andrew Feltham commented: “GAP is constantly investing in property to expand our UK coverage and keep pace with demand. Being able to supply kit quickly is an essential requirement of our customers. GAP’s new Plant and Tool Hire depot offers our customers in Somerset a broad range of equipment available for same day delivery and collection. From angle grinders, drills and saws to mini excavators, dumpers and telehandlers, we offer a complete hire solution.”
GAP deals directly with market leading supply partners including Hilti, Stihl, Makita, Wacker Neuson, Kubota, Thwaites and Hamm to source the highest quality equipment available in the industry. Founded in 1969, GAP is still family owned and run, adopting a long-term perspective when making decisions. Andrew continued: “We focus on building the local markets we operate in whilst supporting our larger customers nationwide. “The new depot on Showground Road is in a good strategic location in South Bridgwater with excellent access to the M5 and the ongoing construction at Hinkley Point.”
GAP prides itself on being an industry leader in its level of capital investment and providing modern equipment for hire, investing £148m in its hire assets over the last 24 months. This level of expenditure ensures that GAP continues of offer their customers a wide choice of products from one of the youngest fleets available in the industry today. In recent years, GAP has focused on a diversification strategy that has seen the company grow from its traditional Plant & Tool Hire roots to a multi-service offering with 8 divisions.
35 miles from Bridgwater, GAP’s Bristol depot hosts several divisions: Plant & Tool Hire, Survey & Safety Hire, Welfare Services Hire, Non-Mechanical Plant Hire and Lifting Hire & Sales. The company now has over 140 locations throughout the UK.
GAP Hire Solutions has over 140 locations strategically placed across the UK, with 8 divisions offering a wide range of hire equipment and services. Traditionally known for plant & tool hire, GAP moved into hiring Non-Mechanical plant, such as fencing and barriers in 2009 and established their Lifting Hire & Sales division in 2011. In 2014, GAP diversified further and launched their Welfare Services, Event Services, Survey & Safety Hire and Vehicle Hire divisions to offer their customers a complete hire solution under the one GAP umbrella. 2015 saw the establishment of a new London Tools & Access division which was set up to deliver a bespoke service to customers within the M25 with fast collection and deliveries.
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