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- Wheeled Loading Shovels
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AB2000 Limited, incorporated in 1995 by Adam Bruce who has over 40 years’ experience of the operated plant hire industry, is now Scotland’s biggest privately owned hirer of operated plant and equipment.
The Company’s head office and main workshops at Cambuslang provide excellent access to the motorway network in Central Scotland. Depots at Tipperty, Aberdeen and Nairn service the North of Scotland.
AB2000 Limited operates four “trading divisions”- core construction plant and equipment; mobile crane hire (including test weights and equipment moving), railway, and Northern (including Ellon Plant Hire Limited, Phoenix Weights and Phoenix Marine – trading subsidiaries of AB2000).
Turnover, profit, and operating margins have grown steadily since 2013 and continue to increase in the current financial year as a result of expansion and investment in the plant and equipment available for hire. In 2014 AB2000 was awarded Scottish Business Insider’s fastest growing SME award and was ranked in 2015 as the 2nd most successful SME in Scotland.
The Core Plant Hire Division has over 300 items of operated and non-operated plant for hire from 1.5T mini excavators to heavy equipment- dozers, tracked excavators up to 55T; wheeled excavators; articulated dump trucks up to 30T, soil stabilisation equipment, rollers, 180 degree machines, road brushes, tele-handlers and rotators. It supplies plant and equipment to Civil Engineering Contractors, Public Authorities, Ports, Builders, Quarries and Energy Companies for use on construction projects – motorways, commercial and retail developments, house building, earthworks, ground stabilisation, costal & flood protection, water, drainage, foundations, roads, bridges, windfarms, electricity substations, overhead cables, railways, power stations, rock crushing and bulk muck-shifting projects.
It owns a range of tractors, HIAB’s, flat back lorries, and low loaders, which are hired as well as being used to deliver and collect Company’s plant and machinery from customer’s sites.
All of AB2000’s plant operators has CPCS and or NPORS accreditation for the equipment they operate and many also have quarry passports and PTS (railway accreditation).
The Crane Division has 14 mobile cranes from 35T to 200T (plus ballast) and includes a test weight subdivision with over 250T of certified metal test weights from 0.25T to 7.0T and test weight “cradles” from 30T to 100T. The division undertakes contracts for lifting, rigging, and machinery movement by Appointed Persons, lift supervisors and qualified riggers.
Phoenix Weights at Aberdeen has 250T of test weights and cradles for hire or sale and supplies off shore.
The Railway Division includes RRV’s (Road/ Rail Vehicles- Excavators), MEWPS (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) and has a wide range of trailers, and specialised equipment and attachments used on railways. The plant of this division is operated by CPCS and PTS certified operators and hires to Network Rail, BAM Nuttall, QTS, TRAC Engineering, Balfour Beatty, AMCO, Babcock Rail, Story Contracting and Stobbart Rail.
The Northern Division supplies all of the equipment owned by the Company from the Company’s depots at Nairn, and Aberdeen. Ellon Plant Hire Limited and the 2 No. Phoenix Companies at Aberdeen are managed, operate, and report as separate Limited companies.
The diversity of the Company’s activities and geographical coverage, investment, industry knowledge, acquisitions, new depots, people, and ideas have been key factors in the growth achieved by AB2000 Limited. The market for Plant Hire is in line with the Construction Industry in general which has increased substantially as the economy recovered following the downturn in 2009.
AB2000 Limited annually invests over £10m in buying new equipment to extend the range of plant carried and in replacement of plant. This has been essential in achieving the growth and development of the business. Recent investments include soil stabilisation systems, rotators, telehandlers, a range of Kobelco and 20T Sany tracked excavators. The Company has ordered 4 additional cranes and 4 additional RRV’s (Road/ Rail Vehicles- Excavators) for delivery in the first months of 2016.
AB2000 Limited achieved top marks of up to 100% at recent Achilies UDBV and Link Up audits for core and railway plant. Achilies audits include Health & Safety; Quality and Environmental matters. Ensuring the health of our employees is vital and the Company is currently assessing the outcomes from a recent occupational health survey of employees.
AB 2000 is proud to support the following sports clubs and charitable organisations including: