£3million investment to support Horizon growth plan

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£3million investment supports Horizon growth plan

By Ben Hirst, Managing Director

As part of Horizon Platforms’ commitment to quality and safety, I’m delighted to announce a £3million investment to support our ambitious five-year growth plan.

By far the largest proportion of the money – a £2.2million capital injection – will pay for new equipment to expand our existing 700 strong hire fleet and ensure customers have even more quality access platforms to choose from. An additional 160 new specialist powered access platforms – cherry pickers, scissor lifts and personnel lifts – are being brought on board, primarily for use in the indoor maintenance and installation sector.

A further half a million investment in our people will pay for an extra 15 members of staff to support the planned growth by ensuring all our customers continue to benefit from the excellent levels of service they enjoy.  A new team of Relationship Support Managers is already in place and more are being recruited to act as a single point of contact for clients. Our operational team is also being strengthened to ensure delivery and breakdown response rates are further improved.

The 2015 investment marks the first year of a £30m expansion plan and reflects our commitment to providing a leading hire fleet across the north of England. Almost two-thirds of the investment will go toward increasing the size of the fleet while the remaining third is to be invested in the facilities in the North West and West Yorkshire.

Most of the new machines are being supplied by the Manchester branch of JLG. The first batch arrived last month and the remainder will be available to customers by the end of the year.

As a leading supplier of work at height platforms, I think it’s vital to demonstrate our commitment to quality and safety by investing in the right equipment and the right people. With the addition of our brand new machines and our expanding team, I’m confident we can deliver an even better service for customers.

Thanks for your continued support.

To find out about the full range of elevated work platforms and equipment in our hire fleet, call Horizon today on 01924 270383 or visit www.horizonplatforms.co.uk

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