Major vehicle hire Group formed by industry acquisition

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Major vehicle hire Group formed by industry acquisition

Lincoln-based specialist vehicle contract hire business Essential Fleet Services has completed its acquisition of Leicestershire’s Go Plant for an undisclosed sum.

Together, the companies will create one of the UK’s biggest providers of specialist and commercial vehicles.

Combined, the group has sales of £80 million, over 500 employees and 35 depots with service centres across the UK.

Andrew Cope, Executive Chairman of Essential Go Plant, said: “Our combined business is now the UK leader in the provision of specialist and commercial vehicle contract hire, maintenance, rental and driver operated vehicles, delivering a consistent UK-wide service powered by our network of dedicated workshops and knowledgeable teams.”

“The combination of Essential with Go Plant is strategically and geographically complementary, and we’re excited about the benefits we can bring to all of our customers through this transaction.”

Essential acquired Go Plant from the Davidsons Homes group, the Midlands-based construction firm owned by the David Wilson family of housebuilders.