GAP Hire Solutions, the UK’s largest independent rental company, is continuing to expand with a new addition to its increasing portfolio of specialist divisions that operate nationwide.
GAP’s Trenching & Shoring has previously been a ‘sub-division’ within the company’s now 10-year-old Non-Mechanical division. However, in April 2018, GAP purchased MV Trench Support, a Scottish-based trenching and shoring company, which has greatly extended its product fleet and brought an additional wealth of trenching and shoring experience to the hire company.
Therefore, along with the company’s recent restructuring announcement, the GAP Holdings Board revealed the decision to officially make Trenching & Shoring GAP’s ninth specialist division, joining Plant, Tools, Non-Mech, Lifting & TIC, Survey & Safety, Welfare, Events and Vehicle Hire.
On top of this, GAP is the sole distributor of EZE Shoring equipment in the UK which gives the new division a boost within the industry. Simple, safe, easy and quick are just some of the comments made by workers installing GAP’s EZE Shoring solutions on a day-to-day basis; made up of only five different components and no pins, clips, slings, pumps or hydraulics to worry about, each individual component weighs less than 25kg.
GAP’s newest division’s product range includes trench boxes, drag boxes, backhoe boxes, trench sheets, waler systems and edge protection and all the groundworks equipment is supplied with user guides and technical information. The rental company also has a wide range of products available for hire which will help put trench boxes in place such as chain slings, manhole lifter, ladders, lifting pins, manhole chain clamps and counterbalanced davit systems.