MW Hire Group invests in fleet of over 50 Cat machines

Wednesday, October 07 th, 2015

Ireland’s leading plant and pump hire specialist, MW Hire Group, has invested in over 50 Cat® machines in a breakthrough deal with Caterpillar dealer Finning (UK) and Ireland, that will see the business substantially grow its hire fleet in Ireland.

With over 30 new rollers joined by a range of mini excavators, the deal will see MW Hire Group start to take delivery of the new Cat machines in July, with units split between its three regional branches in Urlingford, Kilkenny and Wexford.

First established in 1992, the latest deal marks a significant investment in new equipment and comes off the back of an uplift in demand for compact equipment, as founder and MD Matt Walsh commented: “As a business we have always been know for offering a very customer focused service, particularly when it comes to hiring compact equipment. Significantly for this latest deal, we have opted to make a much larger fleet purchase than in previous years introducing both new roller and mini excavators. This is all about taking advantage of the increase in customer demand.

“Having purchased Cat equipment before, we know the products well. From a service level perspective it is not just about the reliability and productivity of Cat, it is also about the service support we get from Finning, as we can also tap into its branch network and mobile engineers as and when we need to. This is important as we look to grow the business as our customers expect the highest levels of uptime and productivity.”

The new units will be joining existing Cat equipment in the MW Hire Group fleet, also sourced from Finning.

Commenting on the deal, Finning Sales representative, Norman Gearon said: “This is a significant investment for MW Hire Group and reflects both the confidence and growing demand from the construction industry in Ireland. By having the newest Caterpillar compact equipment fleet in Ireland, the business is set to continue its ambitious growth plans.”