GAP Hire Solutions extended hire fleet with 200 Trime X-ECO LED Lighting Towers
The national equipment hire group, GAP Hire Solutions, has extended its hire fleet of site lighting towers following the purchase in excess of a further two hundred Trime X-ECO LED sets from Trime UK Limited.
The order was finalised at the recent Executive Hire Show Road Show, held in Glasgow.
GAP Hire Solutions are well known within the industry for their positive attitude towards the impact that their services and equipment have on the environment. Their Green Action Plan sets out the steps they are taking to reduce their carbon footprint and the support they provide to their customers to help them progress their own sustainable qualities.
In support of this action plan, GAP has committed to increasing their fleet of X-ECO LED lights, citing the low fuel and carbon emission properties that the X-ECO LED features.
GAP’s Green Action Plan document states, “The X-ECO LED from Trime is the most innovative lighting product on the market. Thanks to its LED lamps and automated start/ stop technology, the X-ECO LED uses less than a third of the fuel required to run a standard lighting tower, producing 888kg less CO2 per month as a result.”
GAP Hire Solutions believe that they now have the largest hire fleet of Trime X-ECO LED lights in the UK.
Commenting on this latest order, Ken Stewart, GAP’s Head of Procurement added, “With fuel prices at a premium the cost savings that the X-ECO LED offers makes these sets very popular with our customers. Their popularity and low running costs helped to make the decision to invest further in the X-ECO LED an easy one.
“We now have a hire fleet in excess of 2,000 units offering various models with the X-ECO LED now being the largest single holding. We continue to enjoy a long standing and successful relationship with Trime and their support and service is second to none. The first deliveries of this new order have been received at our depots and immediately went out on hire.”
Trime have estimated that a hirer of the X-ECO LED can save as much as 72% in fuel costs, with a corresponding carbon emission reduction.
The GAP Group has recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Established in 1969 by Gordon Anderson, the family-owned and run business has grown to become the UK’s largest independent plant, tools, equipment and vehicle rental company. GAP employs over 1,800 employees across 142 locations throughout the UK.
The Trime Group has over 50 years of experience in the manufacture, development and marketing of environmentally sustainable lighting sets for the rail, off-shore, event, construction and rental markets. Trime UK is headquartered in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire; their manufacturing plant is based near Milan, Italy.
GAP Hire Solutions has over 140 locations strategically placed across the UK, with eight divisions offering a wide range of hire equipment and services. Traditionally known for plant and tool hire, GAP moved into hiring non-mechanical plant, such as fencing and barriers in 2009 and established their Lifting Hire & Sales division in 2011. In 2014, GAP diversified further and launched their Welfare Services, Event Services, Survey & Safety Hire and Vehicle Hire divisions to offer their customers a complete hire solution under the one GAP umbrella.