Mabey Group, a global provider to the construction industry, has acquired APlant Hire in Australia, and has launched rental operations in the Australasian shoring market. APlant Hire is not to be confused with A-Plant Hire, which is owned by Ashtead plc. The new entity, known as Mabey Hire PTY Ltd. in Australia and Mabey Hire Ltd. in New Zealand, has launched rental operations from three existing branches in Australia and one in New Zealand.
Mabey will use the newly acquired facilities in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Christchurch, to provide for the construction and engineering industry with a unique range of equipment available for rent or sale, including aluminum shoring boxes and safety handrails, steel roadplates, bridging, sheet piling and hydraulic supports. The company may add additional Mabey products in the future.
Mabey has plans to add numerous branches in Australia and New Zealand during the next year.
Mabey’s commitment to enter the Australian and Asian markets is a direct reflection of construction work levels in all Australian states and territories rising above decade averages. The expansion of the company’s New Zealand business aims to provide construction teams with the equipment needed to support the decade of repairs required following major earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.
Kyle McShane was named managing director of Mabey Hire PTY Ltd., based at the head office in Brisbane. McShane will be responsible for managing strategic growth in Australasia and will draw on his knowledge and experience from more than 20 years in the Australian rental market.
Mabey recently doubled its operations in the United States and established Mabey Hire International in Singapore as a springboard to developing rental business in Asia.