Hire Station Corporate Information

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Vp plc can find its roots back in 1954 when Vibratory Roller and Plant Hire was first formed. We are a specialist rental business that provides a broad range of products and services to a diverse range of industry markets both within the UK and beyond that include civil engineering, rail, oil & gas exploration, construction, outdoor events. We have evolved over the past six decades to form a very broad plant hire based company with a group capable of supplying equipment rental and associated services to individual market sectors.

Today Vp is a market leading business with each of our six individual groups being dedicated to understanding both their customers’ and industry requirements. The business was first floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1973 and is now formed of the six businesses you see below.

Hire Station

Hire Station is a dedicated tool hire business. Our main is focus is on the rapid supply of plant, tools and lifting equipment to locations within the UK.

With 56 nationwide branches we are one of the leading UK tool hire shops. We offer a country wide tool and equipment service capable of supplying your hire needs.

We are currently focusing on bringing in a wide range of new products for our customers whilst also providing improved safety and efficiency when hiring from any of our branches.

We offer an extensive range of tools that include cement mixers and road breakers to industrial cleaning equipment and even JCB dumper trucks.

Our entire range of products are vast and when it comes to tool hire we are the people to talk to. We’ve always got you covered so you can hire from us with complete confidence.

Airpac Bukom

Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services are Vp’s equipment rental division for the oil and gas industry being the market leaders in air compression equipment.

We supply an extensive range of offshore Zone II and Rigsafe air compressors, the largest in the world. This range is also complimented by our selection of steam generators (sometimes referred to as steam boilers), gas or air boosted compressors, heat exchangers, sand filtration units, Coflexip hoses, desiccant dryer packages, after-coolers, filtration units and associated additional equipment that is either designed or adapted for every customers requirements.

Our main bases include Aberdeen, Great Yarmouth, Singapore, Australia, Curaçao and the United Arab Emirate (U.A.E.). From here we supply both equipment and services for well testing, pipelines, air drilling, UBD’s (unbalanced drilling) as well as both rig repair and maintenance.

Our highly skilled operators provide expert support whether it be operators air/steam packages used on well testing ops or large equipment spreads for both drying and de-watering procedures on pipelines.

Our foundations are rooted well within the UK where we have supplied equipment and services to the up most standard and environments such as the North Sea for over three decades!

In 2002 we commissioned our Singapore facility to help support our customer develop their operations throughout South East Asia.

During 2007 we opened more servicing facilities and new distributions hubs in Latin America, the Middle East and even Australia due to ever increasing international demands by our customers for more local support.

Groundforce

Groundforce is Vp’s construction industry supplier specialising in trench shoring equipment, piling equipment, pipe pressure testing units and surveying instruments.

We have been supplying the construction industry for over 20 years and have a desirable portfolio of products and services developed to keep the company at the forefront of today’s market, constantly meeting stringent and modern safety requirements and challenges.

At Groundforce we have underlined a policy of providing industry leading companies with survey and pipe testing equipment, piling products and installation plants to create what we call ‘Total Solution packages’ to both the construction and civil engineering industries.

There are four main divisions of Groundforce that keep the company at the tip of the spear within its industry, they are:

  •          Groundforce Shorco
  •          Piletec
  •          Stopper Specialists 
  •          Survey Technology

We are also a multi-award winning company having been presented with the 2013 Construction News Specialist Award for BOTH ‘Site Preparation’ AND ‘Service specialist’.

Torrent trackside

Torrent Trackside is the recognised market leader as a supplier of specialised rail, portable plant and trackside lighting service to the rail industry covering both rail infrastructure maintenance and renewals.

We reinforce the aims of the rail industry helping make sure staying on track 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year is possible. They also support the aims by allowing customers, who include both Network Rail and London Underground, to work all hours within the rail infrastructure.

We also provide around the clock support packages that include specialist on-site deliveries by request.

The company has arguably the widest range of specialised portable rail equipment anywhere in the UK. They also cover more of mainland UK with rail equipment than any other supplier.

To help provide a fast and reliable response to any of their customer’s needs, Torrent Trackside has an increasing number of ‘Rail Hire Centres’ placed throughout the UK at strategic locations.

TPA

TPA (Trax Portable Access) is Europe’s leading supplier of portable roadways, pedestrian walkways, bridges, barriers, pitch cover & rail access and fencing for over 10 years.

The company was established in 2001 and has enjoyed rapid growth to become the industries number one supplier in Europe. We provide our expert advice and services to industries including electricity transmission, rail, civil engineering, construction, ground investigation, portable building, crane hire, outdoor events and even renewable energy.

To further advance and support its loyal customer base, we have begun significantly investing in more specialised access equipment and safety products to ensure that TPA is THE access provider.

The company’s main office is located in Worksop, Nottinghamshire which is supported via satellite depots in Lesmahagow and Winslow. TPA also has a depot in Port Laoise that provides a centralised location for distribution in Ireland and a network of locations of Germany help project TPA across continental Europe.

With Vp’s secure financial backing added to TPA’s unrivalled staff experience, it allows them to continue to provide not only cost effective and best suited access solutions.

UK Forks

UK Forks is the industry’s number 1 rental provider specialising in telescopic handlers, rough terrain straight mast forklifts and attachments.

Our range of products is very unique in the industry that covers almost every application. We supply all sizes of machines via a variety of manufacturers to help meet any requirement imaginable, helping maintain a high level of confidence within the business. 

Material handling is an integral part of on-site conditions and inherently requires consideration during any project. We have built an exceptional level of experience and expertise to help provide you with the right equipment from start to finish every time.

Our main objective is to provide a fast, reliable and dependable service whilst nurturing long term partnerships, constantly striving towards new and innovative solutions. Their unrivalled commitment to customer service is facilitated by two main points:

  • As the UK’s specialist in telehandler and straightmast forklift hire we are fully committed to providing the very best customer service response.
  • We pride ourselves on the reliable and durability of their equipment, helpful and knowledgeable hire desk staff and an emphasis on efficient service.

With a fleet of over 1000 telehandlers and a vast range of compatible and accompanying attachments the right solution is here with UK Forks. Their strategic network of depots means that no matter where you are, UK Forks is always local!

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Aberdeen
Ashford
Barnsley
Birmingham
Brighton
Bristol
Canning Town
Cannock
Canterbury
Cardiff
Carlisle
Chessington
Chesterfield
Colchester
Coventry
Croydon
Dartford
Derby
Edinburgh
Exeter
Folkestone
Gateshead
Gillingham
Glasgow
Greenford
Heathrow
Huddersfield
Hull
Leeds
Leicester
Liverpool
Long Eaton
Loughborough
Maidstone
Manchester
Mansfield
Margate
Melton Mowbray
Middlesbrough
Newcastle
Northfleet
Norwich
Nottingham
Peterborough
Plymouth
Sheffield
Shrewsbury
Sittingbourne
Skipton
Southampton
Stevenage
Stoke
Strood
Swansea
Telford
Tonbridge
Tower Bridge
Warrington
Aberdeen
Ashford
Barnsley
Birmingham
Brighton
Bristol
Canning Town
Cannock
Canterbury
Cardiff
Carlisle
Chessington
Chesterfield
Colchester
Coventry
Croydon
Dartford
Derby
Edinburgh
Exeter
Folkestone
Gateshead
Gillingham
Glasgow
Greenford
Heathrow
Huddersfield
Hull
Leeds
Leicester
Liverpool
Long Eaton
Loughborough
Maidstone
Manchester
Mansfield
Margate
Melton Mowbray
Middlesbrough
Newcastle
Northfleet
Norwich
Nottingham
Peterborough
Plymouth
Sheffield
Shrewsbury
Sittingbourne
Skipton
Southampton
Stevenage
Stoke
Strood
Swansea
Telford
Tonbridge
Tower Bridge
Warrington

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