Monday, June 01 st, 2015
B&T Plant Hire, one of the South East’s most prominent plant equipment suppliers, has completed a 90 machine, £6.5m deal with UK and Ireland Caterpillar dealer Finning. The investment includes 84 Cat® excavators, ranging from Cat 303.5 minis to Cat 320EL RR large machines, plus four Cat 730C articulated trucks and two Cat 950K wheel loaders.
Operating out of its two main depots in Surrey and Kent, B&T Plant Hire has maintained 30% growth annually for the past 3 years. Faced with further demands from its growing customer base, the firm has opted for a diverse range of equipment to further its versatility.
Commenting on the deal, Andy Davies, Strategic Account Manager for Finning, stated: “B&T Plant Hire’s recent success demonstrates how its business is benefitting from the strengthening plant market in the South East, which has gone through eight consecutive quarters of growth.
“With this deal in place, we are committed to making sure the firm’s upward trajectory continues by supplying industry leading Cat equipment, coupled with Finning’s service and equipment management solutions. Increasing demand in the South East construction market means that it is essential we enable the plant sector to thrive by maintaining our sold machines’ productivity and efficiency levels at all times.
“With B&T also opting for support from our team of Finsight engineers, it allows us to provide them with real time data on their fleet’s fuel efficiency, utilisation and location. At Finning it is not just about sales, we are driven to constantly improve our customers’ operational profitability and look forward to working in partnership with B&T Plant Hire to achieve this.”