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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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’).

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AFI Gains Airside Approval At Birmingham Airport

08 August 2017

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

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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.

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AFI Places 7million Of New Machine Orders

19 July 2017

AFI has placed a further £7m of orders for 500 MEWPs for the AFI-Uplift fleet and new truck and track mounts for the Wilson Access fleet.

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Premier Conference And Events Venue Hires AFIs Premier Boom Lift

28 June 2017

When a premier conference and events venue needed a boom lift to access a high-level stadium roof it hired the premier model from AFI’s fleet – the Genie SX-180.

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AFIs Resale Division Gains Major Export Order

23 May 2017

AFI Resale – the AFI group’s new and used machine sales operation – has gained a number of major contracts in the first quarter of 2017, including a £500,000 order to supply 57 booms and scissor lifts to a trader in Eastern Europe. This success comes after the division achieved a 25% growth in export sales during 2016.

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AFI Support Armed Forces Charity Boxing Evening

19 May 2017

AFI recently supported a charity ‘Evening of Military Boxing’ held at RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire by supplying a Skyjack 3219 scissor lift to help prepare the gym for the event.

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AFI Produces Machine Familiarisation Videos For Super-Set Large Machine Range

08 May 2017

AFI has further extended its range of powered access machine familiarisation videos by producing videos to cover models in its Super-Set large machine fleet.

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AFI Gains FORS Gold Reaccreditation

28 April 2017

AFI has achieved Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold certification for the third consecutive year for its good working practices in the way it operates its machine delivery and service van fleets.

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AFI Senior Hire Desk Controller Wins HAE Award

26 April 2017

Billy-Jo Davies, Senior Hire Desk Controller at AFI’s Wakefield depot, has won the Hire Manager of the Year award in the Hire Association of Europe (HAE) Excellence awards.

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Wilson Access Tackle Rugby Stadiums Floodlight Maintenance

13 April 2017

A Wilson Access truck mount made light work of tackling banks of floodlights at the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats rugby stadium.

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AFI To Purchase Low Noise Delivery Vehicles

06 April 2017

AFI is making noise reduction a key requirement in future purchases of vehicles that deliver its powered access machines to sites throughout the UK.

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Leading Games Retailer Chooses UTN Training

05 April 2017

When employees working for the UK’s leading games retailer needed IPAF accredited operator training they turned to a training provider who is at the top of their game – UTN Training.

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Wilson Access Truck Mount Tackles The Hall Of Steel

27 March 2017

The might of a Wilson Access truck mount was put to the challenge to help contractors to clean the glazing in the Hall Of Steel, the architectural centerpiece of the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

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Press release - UTN Training Completes Barnsley Council Contract

16 March 2017

UTN Training has completed nearly 2,000 hours of skills training for Barnsley Council employees.

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Press Release - AFI Donates Five Thousand Pounds To The NSPCC

06 March 2017

Following fundraising throughout 2016, AFI has now presented a cheque for £5,000 to the NSPCC.

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Press Release - AFI Shortlisted In Three HAE Award Categories

27 February 2017

AFI has been shortlisted in three categories of the 2017 Hire Awards of Excellence:

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