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City Hire enters Birmingham with Acquisition of Construct-Equip

Press Release

Date: Monday 4th September 2023

City Hire today announces the acquisition of tool & plant hire company Construct-Equip in an all-share purchase.

From left to right: Lionel Burgess (City Hire), Allan McCafferty (Construct-Equip), Warren Burgess (City Hire)

Construct-Equip owner Allan McCafferty will be assisting in the handover of day-to-day tasks before enjoying his well-earned retirement, spending time with children and grandchildren, as well as frequenting his favourite golf courses.

City Hire is taking on both the Birmingham and Telford branches including all staff and assets and will begin investing in the business immediately with plans in place to purchase new machinery to aid growth.

Seller Allan McCafferty said: “I put down our success over the years to putting customers first, and it was important to sell to new owners that would continue that philosophy. I’ve been involved in Construct-Equip since it was initially set up in 1989 as a new venture of Diamond Products supplies, and it’s nice to know that all the reputation we’ve worked hard to build will pass into safe hands.”

Sales Director Lionel Burgess said: “We have many existing clients with sites in Birmingham and the West Midlands region, and the acquisition will really help us serve these customers better and connect our North West operation with our London locations, giving us geographical coverage throughout the heart of England. The team at Construct-Equip shares many of our values and has built an excellent reputation in the area.

We are really excited to start investing in the Midlands region and will ensure the two depots in Birmingham and Telford are fully stocked up with the same equipment range we have across the rest of the business.

This is another milestone for us in our strategic growth plan and the team is ready to continue growing throughout 2023 and beyond.”

About City Hire

City Hire is an independent tool and plant hire company supplying the construction industry, having been founded in 1989. It has focused on high-quality equipment, reliable service and the use of technology to help grow its reputation and business to over 130 staff. With 3 distribution centres supplying London, Essex, Kent, South East, & North West regions, it supplies a wide range of equipment for hire including Plant, Powered Access, Tools, and Non-Mechanical equipment.

About Construct-Equip

Construct-Equip was founded in 1989 and supplies Construction and Civil Engineering contractors across the West Midlands from its depots in Birmingham and Telford. Current owner Allan McCafferty has focused on establishing a reliable plant hire business supplying repeat customers for over a decade.

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