AFI Webinar: PASMA Tower Safety Week - The safe use of mobile access towers and low-level podiums

06 November 2018

The AFI group of companies has announced its latest webinar will be on Tuesday 13th November at 10.30 am during PASMA Tower Safety Week.


AFI Conference 2018 - A Platform For The Future

15 October 2018

Attitude, Focus, Innovation, that was the themes for our second AFI annual conference held at the Belfry Hotel & Golf Resort in early September. The two-day event lived up to its promises to be another thought-provoking, informative and enjoyable event.


AFI opens flagship depot in Birmingham

12 October 2018

The AFI group of companies has further strengthened its UK coverage by opening a flagship depot on a 2.2 acre site in Birmingham.


AFI gains ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certification

05 October 2018

The AFI group of companies has achieved ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certification.


AFI Resale appoints UK Retail Sales Manager

28 September 2018

AFI Resale have appointed a retail sales manager to drive sales of new and used powered access machines in the UK.


AFI’s Brian Parker takes on 2nd ZIGGURAT bike ride for the construction and built environment sector

29 August 2018

AFI’s Business Development Manager (Technical Support) Brian Parker is taking up a 300 mile, 3.5 day cycling journey from London to Brussels in the 2nd annual ZIGGURAT challenge.


AFI Webinar HSEQ - Rescue Plan for Working at Height

23 August 2018

The AFI group of companies has announced its latest HSEQ webinar on Tuesday 28th August at 10.30 am.


PASMA appoints AFIs Brian Parker as Training Committee Chairman

15 August 2018

PASMA, the international not-for-profit body dedicated to the mobile access tower industry, has appointed Brian Parker, Business Development Manager, Technical Support, from AFI as new Chairman of the PASMA Training Committee.


AFI Online - making it even easier for you to do business with us

31 July 2018

We are seeing a huge increase in the usage of the AFI Online web portal and a continual increase in the number of new registrations as our customers are experiencing the many benefits that online trading brings.


Wilson Access Truck Mounts used to repaint the Trafford Arch Digital Advertising Site in Manchester

28 June 2018

Two 21m Truck Mounts from the Wilson Access fleet helped industrial painting contractors repaint the prestigious Trafford Arch Digital Advertising Site in Manchester.


Wilson Access Truck Mount provides close up views of Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race

19 June 2018

A Wilson Access Hire Truck Mounted platform enabled a TV production company to get close up views of competitors in all four stages of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire cycling race.


AFIs Training Division (UTN Training and Integrated Training Solutions) achieve CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status

14 June 2018

On April 1st, the CITB changed the way it supports training for the construction industry. Part of their strategic change is the creation of CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) which they award to recognised training providers.


AFI-Uplift and Wilson Access score on joint project installing flood lighting at Swindon Town FC

14 June 2018

AFI-Uplift and Wilson Access, both part of the AFI group of companies, deliver the height required for Swindon Town FC at their ground The Energy Check County Ground Stadium.


Hampshire Plant & Access machine on site preparation for Watercress Farm

08 June 2018

Watercress farmers from the award-winning Watercress Company in Hampshire carrying out seasonal ground clearing and preparation works hired an 8 Ton Doosan excavator from Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA).


AFI Group Training achieves £1m revenue for online bookings

23 May 2018

AFI’s successful Training team has reached £1m in revenue from online bookings since it launched the booking system on its website in 2013.


AFI Webinar HSEQ Hazards associated with the use of MEWPs

18 May 2018

The AFI Group of Companies has announced its latest HSEQ webinar on May 22nd at 10.30am.The Webinar will be presented by Brian Parker, Business Development Manager, Technical Support, AFI Group.


Hampshire Plant & Access machine on site at large scale modern fish farm

04 May 2018

Fish farmers from the Test Valley Trout Group in Romsey carrying out vital ecological works hired the first Manitou 220J stick boom in the UK from Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA).


AFI Shortlisted In Four HAE Award Categories

28 March 2018

AFI has been shortlisted in four categories of the 2018 Hire Awards of Excellence, organised by the Hire Association of Europe (HAE).


AFI To Invest A Further 10m In New Machines

27 March 2018

AFI is making a further £10m investment in new machines across the group during 2018.


New Website For Hampshire Plant & Access

27 March 2018

Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA) has launched a new website to provide customers with a new look, easy to navigate website with smartphone and tablet friendly functionality.


Hampshire Plant & Access Makes Further £1m Investment

28 February 2018

After completing a £1 million investment programme in 2017, Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA) is investing another £1 million this year to further update and expand its powered access and plant hire fleet.


Wilson Access Truck Mount Puts Council Branding On KCOM Stadium

16 February 2018

A truck mount platform from the Wilson Access fleet helped to put Hull City Council branding in place at the KCOM Stadium – the home of Hull City Football Club and Hull FC Rugby League Club.


Hampshire Plant & Access Appoints Sales Director

15 February 2018

Graham Hawkins has been appointed to the newly-created position of Sales Director at Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA) in a move which highlights the continued expansion of the company.


Rapid Platforms Gains FORS Silver Accreditation

24 January 2018

Rapid Platforms has been awarded FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Silver accreditation for its good working practices in the way it operates its powered access machine delivery and service van fleets.


Wilson Access Makes Further Investments

23 January 2018

Wilson Access is extending its track mount fleet by purchasing 14 additional machines, including a 31m Teupen Leo 31T Redline, which has become the largest track mount in the Wilson fleet.


Rapid Platforms Help Glazing Specialist To Meet Tight Time Frame

22 January 2018

Truck and track mounts from the Rapid Platforms fleet helped contractors to complete glazing inspections and repair work to a tight deadline at an office complex in Bracknell, Berkshire.


More Companies Tackle Mental Health Issues

16 January 2018

AFI’s decision to make mental health a key theme of an innovation day event it held for construction industry delegates has resulted in a number of companies implementing their own initiatives to combat the problem.


AFI's Training Division Gains Matrix Standard Reaccreditation

08 January 2018

AFI’s Training Division – which was the first in the working at height and safety related training sectors to gain the Matrix Standard – has now gained reaccreditation for the fourth consecutive year.


Boom Lift Helps To Safeguard Ancient Monument

03 January 2018

A Niftylift boom lift from the Rapid Platforms fleet has helped to safeguard the future of a 700 year old monument for generations to come.


UTN Training from a customer’s perspective

19 December 2017

What’s it like working with UTN Training? Aerial View spoke to Mark Atkinson, Health & Safety Manager of the Clugston Group, to get his feedback.


Hampshire Plant & Access Machines On Site At New Distribution Centre

06 December 2017

Contractors carrying out electrical fit out work in a new distribution centre in Southampton have hired scissor lifts and a boom lift from Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA).


AFI Makes Major Fleet Investment

29 November 2017

AFI has made further significant investments in its MEWP fleet by purchasing 24 Dingli scissor lifts and two JLG large boom lifts.


AFI Shortlisted For Institute of Customer Service Award

16 November 2017

AFI has been shortlisted in a prestigious award scheme run by the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) to recognise organisations that have implemented successful customer service strategies.


AFI Boom Lifts Help Contractors To Complete Hotel Steelwork To Schedule

01 November 2017

Boom lifts from the AFI fleet helped structural steelwork specialists Evadx to complete a steelwork contract on time at a luxury hotel in Cumbria, despite a spate of bad weather.


Hampshire Plant & Access Completes £1m Investment

18 October 2017

Hampshire Plant & Access has taken delivery of two skid steer loaders to complete a £1 million investment this year to update and expand its powered access and plant hire fleet.


AFI Innovation Day Focuses On Safety Innovation and Mental Health

18 October 2017

Safety when working at height, innovation and mental health were the three key themes of a Driving Innovation Day organised by AFI for delegates from the construction industry.


Worlds Largest Boom Lift Joins AFIs Super-Set Fleet

11 September 2017

AFI has added two JLG 1850SJs – the world’s largest boom lift – to its Super-Set large machine hire fleet.


AFI completes significant acquisition of Kimberly Access Group

06 September 2017

AFI, the UK’s largest independently owned powered access equipment rental, training and sales business, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business and assets of Kimberly Access Group (‘Kimberly’).


AFI Gains Airside Approval At Birmingham Airport

08 August 2017

AFI can now deliver powered access machines direct to contractors working at Birmingham Airport.


AFI Super-Set Machines Rise To The Challenge At Agricultural Feed Mill

24 July 2017

Contractors redeveloping an agricultural feed mill hired booms and scissor lifts from AFI’s Super-Set fleet of large machines to help them build a new £10m manufacturing facility and extend the existing premises.