It's Official - A-Plant is European Rental Company of the Year

A-Plant has been announced European Rental Company of the Year by the European Rental Association (ERA). The company received the prestigious accolade at the eighth European Rental Awards held in Rome, Italy, during the ERA’s annual convention.

The awards are jointly organised by the ERA and International Rental News, and A-Plant was declared winner of the Large Rental Company of the Year category (turnover over €15 million). The ERA represents 5000 rental companies, and many of them from across Europe entered this year’s ERA awards. The awards are designed to celebrate excellence in the hire industry and were presented before an audience of over 250 European rental executives and ERA members.

Asif Latief, A-Plant’s Marketing Director said: “We are extremely proud and privileged to be declared European Rental Company of the Year. Awards such as this are incredibly important as they are just not about A-Plant as a business, they are about our people and, as such, this award belongs to our 2,700 employees who work so hard and professionally each day.”

A-Plant received the award in recognition of the company’s commercial successes, multi-million pound fleet investment, staff development, commitment to reducing accidents across the industry and innovation in the rental industry. A-Plant’s capital expenditure over the last 12 months has reached £150 million, ensuring that customers can hire the most innovative, highest quality and most environmentally efficient equipment available.

During 2014, over 3,000 training days were held for A-Plant staff to help colleagues reach their full potential and A-Plant Customer Training also offers one of the industry’s most extensive ranges of Health and Safety, bespoke, product-related and accredited training programmes to help customers comply with ever-changing legislative demands.

Apprentices play a key role at A-Plant and last year the company won the overall Apprentice Large Employer of the Year Award across the whole of Great Britain at the CITB Managing Agency Apprentice Awards 2014.

A-Plant recently announced its recruiting 150 new apprentices across its business, which will bring the total number of A-Plant apprentices to over 250, making this its largest ever intake of apprentices on the company’s Apprentice Programme.