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Brandon Hire Station Corporate Information

Vp plc Brandon Hire Station

Brandon Hire Station is part of Vp plc, who are a long established group which has evolved over a 60 year trading history.

The group comprises of main operating divisions which offer the rental and sale of specialist equipment and associated services to a diverse range of end markets, including; construction, civil engineering, rail, water, oil and gas, outdoor events and house building.

Brandon Hire Station is one of the Seven operating companies of Vp plc founded in 1954, the other Group comprises are: UK Forks, Groundforce, Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services, Torrent Trackside, TPA and TR Group. These businesses offer the rental and sale of specialist products and associated services to a diverse range of end markets, including construction, civil engineering, rail, water, oil and gas, outdoor events and house building. In addition Brandon Hire Station offer specialist products and services through ESS Safeforce the market leaders in confined space and survey, who supply equipment and confined space training and MEP who offer press-fitting, electro fusion and low level access equipment.

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The Company was founded in 1954 and floated on the UK Stock Market in 1973 as Vibroplant plc.

In 2000, the Company exited its historically core general plant business to focus on higher return specialist activities and subsequently changed its name to Vp plc.

Since then the Group has developed a wide range of sector leading, specialist rental businesses serving a diverse range of end markets in UK and International markets.

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Established in 1991, ESS Safeforce has gradually become one of the leading specialist safety, survey, communications and test and measurement equipment companies in the UK, operating from 25 strategic locations across Europe. Our innovative product range can provide a safe and efficient solution for a wide variety of applications, such as those dealing with the challenges of a hazardous environment, carrying out a critical construction survey, or even deploying equipment and services to a critical project. Our 'Making it happen... this time, next time, every time' ethos drives everything we do, from delivering the equipment directly to you, to training you on how to use it.

Head Office: Essential House, Vaux Road, Finedon Road Industrial Estate, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4TG
t: 01933 443 442 e: [email protected]

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MEP Hire has been supplying specialist services to the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing industries for over twenty years and during that time has built up an enviable reputation for quality, service and reliability. MEP Hire is a leading provider of press fitting tools for all the major press fitting system manufacturers. We offer a complete package of support, including hire and sales, on-site training and familiarisation. MEP Hire also are the UK’s Specialist in Low Level Access Machines. Low Level Access products have been developed to meet the needs of people and businesses to safely work at height.

Head Office: Unit K, Ashley Drive, Bothwell, Glasgow, G71 8BS

t: 0800 587 5121 e: [email protected]

vpplc Groundforce

Groundforce, a division within Vp plc, offer total solutions to the construction industry dealing in shoring equipment, piling equipment, air pressure testing, trenchless technology, temporary bridges, and EUSR accredited excavation training.

We are one of the UK's leading construction industry supplier of trenching and shoring equipment systems. Our range includes; site safety, trench boxes, trench sheets and piles, light and heavy duty hydraulic bracing and strutting systems and other related products.

With over 30 years of experience Groundforce have an enviable portfolio of products and services developed to meet the stringent safety requirements of today’s market, operating in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

We are a multi award-winning company having scooped multiple awards over the years which include the 2019 Ground Engineering Awards for Specialist Geotechnical Supplier of the Year as well as Plant & Civil Engineers Plant Hire Company of the Year.

Head Office: Central House, Beckwith Knowle Otley Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1UD

t: 0800 000 345 e: [email protected]

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UK Forks is the UK's leading specialist rental provider of telescopic handlers, rough terrain straight mast fork lift trucks and associated products and services.

The business provides services to the housebuilding, general construction and industrial markets. UK Forks operates from a network of locations across the country, which act as distribution and maintenance branches providing operational support. Customers contact the central hire desks in Harrogate or Glasgow, where all hires and service related calls are handled. On-site service and repair requirements are provided by a national team of mobile service engineers. The equipment offering includes telehandlers ranging from 4m to 25m lift height, a major proportion of which are JCB, but we also operate machines from Manitou and Dieci.

Head Office: Central House, Beckwith Knowle, Otley Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1UD
t: 0800 123 101 e: [email protected]

vpplc Torrent Trackside

Torrent Trackside provides high quality services to the railway maintenance and renewal contractors in the UK. Torrent help our customers achieve the optimum levels of safety by providing plant, equipment and associated services to the highest of standards. As well as rail specific portable plant, Torrent also provide trackside lighting, traffic management, and Asset Management Services to our customer base.

Torrent Trackside prides itself on maintaining our own assets to the highest and most exacting standards. Because of this expertise, customers asked if Torrent could maintain and repair their owned fleets of rail specific small plant and on track plant.

Torrent Trackside are the specialists in Operator Supplied Plant Hire. Our experienced personnel maintain and operate this range of equipment throughout the year; nobody understands it better than them.

Torrent Trackside are the experts in the design and installation of trackside and tunnel lighting. With safety being the main priority on track our lighting systems are designed and installed to ensure that poor visibility isn’t a contributory factor in accidents.

Head Office: 1st Floor, Ventura House, Ventura Park Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3HL
t:08457 697168 e: [email protected]

vpplc TPA

Formed in 2001, TPA has firmly established itself as a trusted supplier of temporary access solutions across the UK and Europe, providing reliable rental and first class installations delivered by our teams of industry experts. Utilising our comprehensive range of specialist products, our teams will design and deliver an access solution to ensure you can get from A to B whether that be over land, rail or water.

Operating since the turn of the century within a broad spectrum of sectors including: electricity transmission, rail, utilities, construction, marine, and outdoor events, TPA has become the trusted access partner for many of Europe’s leading contractors.

Our Head Office in Worksop, Nottinghamshire is supported via satellite depots, facilitating a prompt service within the UK. In Ireland our depot in Port Laoise, is centrally located for distribution and our branch network across Germany allows us to service contracts throughout Mainland Europe.

TPA’s commitment to first class service delivery is further demonstrated by its securing of numerous accreditations and recognised industry standards. TPA benefit from ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.

Head Office: Dukeries Mill, Claylands Avenue, Worksop Nottinghamshire S81 7DJ
t: 01423 533 400 e: [email protected]

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Airpac Bukom are the oil and gas equipment rental division of Vp plc, offering specialist rental of Air Compressors, Steam Generators, Steam Heat Exchangers, Sand Filters, Coflexip Hoses and Air Treatment Ancillaries.

Each of our service offerings can be tailored to suit virtually any oil, gas or energy application. Airpac Bukom offer solutions that are winterised or operational in high ambient as well as heli-transportable equipment for remote and difficult to access locations.

Having originally been set up to support North Sea offshore operations in the mid 1970s, we have over 40 years experience serving the oil and gas industry. Airpac Bukom has since developed a network of seven international distribution and servicing facilities, with rental offices located in the United Kingdom (Aberdeen & Great Yarmouth), Curaçao, U.A.E., Singapore and Australia (Perth & Brisbane).

Our ongoing commitment to the training and development of our employees allows us to continue to meet your needs in an evolving market environment. Airpac Bukom are committed to continued growth by delivering high levels of equipment reliability, service excellence and competitive pricing. We strive to continually add value to our customer relationships.

Clients range from leading operators and offshore maintenance contractors to major well service providers, specialist oilfield contractors, LNG plant fabricators and EPC companies. Airpac Bukom offer services to both the onshore and offshore energy markets globally.

Head Office: Tofthills Avenue, Midmill Business Park, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0QP
t: 01467 242 000 e: [email protected]

TR Group

The group has facilities in over twelve locations across three countries, delivering flexible procurement solutions encompassing:

  • Equipment rental
  • Equipment sales
  • Engineering and design
  • Service and maintenance
  • Calibration and repair
  • Calibration equipment sales

The driving vision for the group is to be a single point, providing a complex array of complementary technologies and support services to a core group of industries that includes mining, telecommunications, defence, manufacturing, construction and government.

Our core strength is our capacity to provide end to end solutions across a spectrum of technologies, delivering complete solutions encompassing consultancy, solution design, equipment asset management, rental and sales, research and development, installation and commissioning, as well as comprehensive after sales support. Our relationships with key strategic partners allow us to provide complete “turn key” solutions on a significant scale.

Head Office: Standards Laboratory, 41 Enterprise Cct, Prestons NSW 2170
t: Australia 1300 790 480

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