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Nationwide Platforms Invests £24.5 Million in AWP Rental Fleet

Nationwide Platforms, a division of U.K.’s Lavendon Group, has invested about £24.5 million (about U.S. $42 million) in its rental fleet in 2014. Nationwide, one of the U.K.’s leading providers of powered access rentals, has invested about £70 million pounds on fleet replenishment since the beginning of 2012.

The largest portion of the 2014 spend will go towards new diesel boomlifts, ranging from 16 to 43 meters and scissorlifts ranging from 8 to 18.5 meters, from Genie. The company is also purchasing from MEC and Haulotte.

About £3.5 million will also be spent on new units to enhance Nationwide’s specialist vehicle division, including both truck- and van-mounted platforms from suppliers Bronto, CTE, Ruthmann and Versalift.

“Our latest investment further reflects our commitment to providing a leading hire fleet across our 26 U.K. locations,” said Jeremy Fish, managing director of Nationwide Platforms.

Nationwide Platforms has a fleet of more than 11,200 machines, and claims to have the largest powered access training department in Europe. Parent company Lavendon Group earlier this year announced an investment of more than £55 million across its international operations.

Lavendon Group is headquartered in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, U.K.

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