Indeco for the UK (part 1)
By Indeco Staff
With a growing UK economy and construction on the up, Indeco UK’s Managing Director John Jackson says that.
“In the UK we have had a particularly good start to 2014 with a very positive attitude on investing in plant. We have seen a growing interest in pulverizers and we are looking to improve market share for specialist attachments including rotary shears and sorting grabs”.
Vital to Indeco success in the UK is the dealer network. Built up over the years, they specialise in hydraulic attachments for rental, sales and repairs service and provide a high level of service for: parts stocking, service engineers, technicians and product expertise and advice. As the UK machine market has developed so has the Indeco range to fit, with an attachment range suited to more and more varieties of excavators and tool carriers. The Indeco dealerships have developed their expertise with a mixture of rental, sales, service and repair dealerships and become experts in many more industrial sectors including quarrying, demolition, urban regeneration and the wide spectrum of recycling industries.
Indeco’s Dealer network is key to UK success – with national coverage and specialist advice.
RENTAL/HIRE STRENGTH – the UK has Europe’s largest rental/hire industry, with by far the majority of construction plant and equipment purchased for rental fleets. Today there are many specialist breaker rental/hire companies meeting the growing demand for bespoke attachments. Indeco UK have many of the best specialists.
MH Equipment, based in Kent has been an Indeco dealer since the start and offers specialist breaker rental services working on major projects in the busy South East.
“As both rental and sales we work closely with customers to recommend and supply the breaker that is fit for purpose. With an extensive fleet we can advise the smallest breaker necessary for the job, according to the material and required production, so saving on fuel and cost”.
At a national level, One Call one of the UK’s largest hire firms has the largest Indeco fleet with more than 150 breakers in the fleet. At a regional level Eagle Hire, with more than 22 hire outlets has a focus on small plant hire mainly in the Midlands and the South West of England with a product range up to 10 tonne.
As specialist rental/hire firms the Indeco range has been designed for the rigours of rental – with high utilisation, durability is essential.
With increasing demand for hydraulic specialists many dealers opt to offer both hire and sales. East Midland based Indeco Dealer and excavator attachments hire specialist Derek Fitzgerald Plant Ltd has been one of Indeco’s busiest dealers since 1991. With a broad range of attachments Fitzgerald Plant purchased the first Indeco Steel Shear in the UK, complementing their extensive rental fleet of Indeco attachments. The hire division has become more and more significant with a large fleet supporting specialist industries including demolition, quarrying, recycling and civil engineering. Across the UK Indeco machinery dealers who also have breaker hire include: Caradon of Cornwall, Gordon Bow Plant Hire of Scotland, and KDM Hire in Northern Ireland. The specialism often called for has seen a number of dealers who operate as Attachment Hire Specialists including Genesis of Yorkshire, SGS Equipment Hampshire, and Spartan Plant of South Wales who have been a dealer since 1986. “With Indeco machines you get a reliable durable product, built for the demands of high utilisation, rental can often be an economical alternative”.
Global Construction Plant based in the Home Counties is a specialist in breaker sales.
“Many customers are focusing greatly on their costs per tonne of production. Indeco breakers focus on increased productivity and payback, reducing total cost of ownership of breaking equipment – reduced operating manpower, breaker efficiency and reduced fuel consumption. The quarrying industry in the UK is particularly keen on whole life costs”.