GAP Hire Solutions is the UK’s largest independent equipment rental company, hiring out an extensive range of equipment to industries including construction, utilities, civil engineering and events.
In recent years, GAP has focused on a diversification strategy that has seen the company grow from its traditional Plant & Tool hire roots to a multi-service offering with eight divisions, providing customers with a complete hire solution. The company now has over 140 locations and employs more than 1,700 employees throughout the UK.
GAP’s eight divisions comprise Plant & Tool Hire, Lifting Hire & Sales, Non-Mechanical Plant, Survey & Safety Hire, Welfare Services, Event Services, Vehicle Hire and London Tools & Access. GAP also offers their customers additional services such as their Test, Inspect and Certify (TIC) service where their engineers test and inspect all lifting equipment to ensure compliance and safety, even if it has not been hired from GAP. Additionally, through their GAP one facility, a specialised team offers bespoke managed services suited to individual customer needs.
GAP was established in 1969 by Gordon Anderson and the company is still family-owned and run by his sons Douglas and Iain. GAP’s aim is simple – to make their customers lives easier by providing market-leading equipment and exceptional service. With values such as trust, integrity and honesty underpinning their nationwide operations, the third generation of the family is now involved in the business.
GAP’s vision is to be the UK’s most innovative hire solutions provider, with a focus on reducing their environmental impact on the world. This means GAP invests heavily in innovative eco-products and green technologies. GAP proactively works with their suppliers to develop greener products, advise their customers on best practice and implement environmentally friendly processes.