Harlow tool hire plant JPS acquired by UK Hire Group
Business / Thu 27th Oct 2022 at 08:53am
JPS, a leading supplier of tool hire, plant, powered access and tower solutions based in Harlow, has recently been acquired by UK Hire Group as part of new plans for the company which will see it continue to grow and implement new innovative products under its two divisions JPS Group Services and JPS Platforms.
Founded in 2014 by John Young and Sandra Clarke who saw a gap in the market, Foster Street-based JPS works across London and the South East to deliver equipment hire solutions, environmental services and working at height training including IPAF and PASMA courses. The business, which is made up of over 25 team members from the local area, has also recently been named one of the top 30 powered access companies in the UK by Cranes and Access as part of its annual survey.
Adam Hems, Chief Executive of UK Hire Group, says: “Our plan is to maintain the strong customer service that has enabled the impressive growth to date, whilst progressing with a strong technical focus. New innovative products will be introduced soon in order to offer products and services that make the jobs of our customers safer, more productive and more efficient.
“We also want to continue growing our team. The people within JPS are who make the company what it is today. We want to maintain our strong culture but also continue to attract the best people. We are currently in the process of creating training programmes for those at every level and every role to ensure that progression and career opportunities are front and centre.
“The acquisition has presented a brand new and exciting opportunity for JPS as it continues to solidify its place as the leading plant and tool hire company within the UK.”
Within the past couple of months UK Hire Group has already invested in new equipment including its largest scissor lift to date and hired new employees including Shane Walker who will act as General Manager of JPS Group Services. The acquisition will see the company continue to evolve, creating more employment opportunities for the local community in Essex, and develop its sustainable offering which includes a 70% electric fleet.
John Young, Founder and Director of JPS, comments: “Myself and Adam both shared ambitions to build a modern, technically focussed hire business and after the Coronavirus pandemic shifted the way in which large projects are undertaken, the acquisition felt right. JPS is in a strong position to supply our contractors across Essex, London and the South East and continue its expansion.
“I am very much looking forward to being part of JPS’ new journey and remaining as Director to support its growth.”
well done guys,