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Skyjack boosts Ashbrook’s rental fleet

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 ( #851 ) - Cheshire, United Kingdom
Ashbrook has added Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms
Ashbrook has added Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms
UK rental company J K Ashbrook has turned to Skyjack as it expands its fleet of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Ashbrook added more than 120 access machines to its fleet in 2017, with more due to arrive, and orders already placed for 2018.

Ashbrook began sourcing new access equipment in 2016 when it took over two depots from Hewden, a former plant hire company. The company wanted to ensure it was running a modern and safe fleet of machines, and specifically selected Skyjack's range of equipment as the units are easy to operate and maintain. Skyjack also provided Ashbrook with helpful and professional support.

"We have been expanding our fleet quickly and we've bought nearly the full range of Skyjack units as they're good, reliable products," said James Ashbrook, managing director of Ashbrook. "We have a good relationship with Skyjack - they are our brand of choice as, like us, they have a customer first and can-do attitude."

J K Ashbrook, which has been trading in the north west of the UK since the 1990s, is one of the leading plant hire, ground-works, and civil engineering contractors in the region. The former Hewden depots at Bangor and Warrington have been added to the group, and a new depot has been established at Amlwch, in North Wales, this year. As well as offering a full range of access equipment, they offer nationwide self-drive hire of construction plant equipment, including excavators, telehandlers, bulldozers, dumpers, rollers, and tractors.

"We've come a long way since first investing in access equipment," Ashbrook says. "It is clear from the success of our access division that there is high demand for a professional, reliable hire service that combines new equipment, access to the latest machinery and innovation, without the cost of ownership."

The milestone 100th machine delivered this year was a SJ9250 RT rough-terrain scissor, which was used for signage work near the internationally renowned football club, Manchester United.

Among Ashbrook's fleet, the most popular Skyjack machines are the SJ46 AJ articulating boom and SJ6832 RT rough-terrain scissor. "We have a good customer base for construction, heavy industry, and events production," says Ashbrook. "This has been a huge investment for us, and it strengthens our position as a leading plant and access hire provider in the north west and north Wales area."
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