Scam warning issued for UK scaffolding suppliers

A warning has been issued after a scaffolding supplier was targeted by suspected fraudulent customers. UK Scaffolding suppliers are today being urged to be vigilant following a report that Actavo Hire & Sales (UK) has been subjected to a spoofing scam. It's not known at this time if the scammers were successful (see update below) but the company has reported that...

George Roberts Ltd Posts Record Turnover and Strong Growth

George Roberts Ltd

Latest results for George Roberts Ltd, one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of scaffolding and access equipment shows a rise in both sales and profits after an ‘exceptional’ year. The Liverpool based scaffolding hire and sales company is now eyeing further development as it looks to continue to build on the strength of its well-known industry brand. Financial results just...

International AFIX Group acquires UK hire and sales firm

International scaffolding manufacturer AFIX Group has acquired London based scaffolding hire and sales firm Grand Construction Products Ltd.

International scaffolding manufacturer AFIX Group has acquired London based scaffolding hire and sales firm Grand Construction Products Ltd. Headquartered in Belgium the AFIX Group are not afraid of challenges. In the midst of the Brexit period, the Group acquired the majority of the shares of Grand Construction Products Ltd, a London based wholesale distributor of traditional scaffolding components. The company said...

Scaffolding supplier confirms sale of tool hire depot

Caspian confirm sale of Grimsby tool hire depot

Scunthorpe based Caspian Group Limited has confirmed the sale of their Grimsby tool hire depot to independent tool hire firm GoHire. The Caspian depot, which has had a strong and successful presence in Grimsby for over thirty years, was acquired as a going concern by GoHire, a deal which includes the comprehensive hire fleet and two vehicles. 5 staff members...

George Roberts unveils its global rebrand

George Roberts has unveiled its global rebrand which will be launched across the industry.

George Roberts Ltd, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of quality scaffolding and access equipment, has unveiled its global rebrand which will be launched across the industry. George Roberts fresh new look signifies the progressive direction of the company and matches the evolution of its products, which consistently meet the daily challenges of its customers around the world. One of...

New Fleet Acquisition for Caspian Group

Caspian Group continue their expansion with further investment in their transport fleet. The Scunthorpe based scaffolding supplier recently added a new Renault D26 wide 6x2 truck to their growing range of vehicles, acquired from Thompson Commercials Ltd, with whom they have worked with to secure most of their current fleet. With the fleet ranging from 3.5 tonne vehicles through to 26...

Caspian Group purchase new three-acre site

Caspian Group

The Caspian Group, a leading producer and supplier of scaffolding access equipment continues its investment and expansion with the acquisition of an additional Scunthorpe based site.  Situated on Scunthorpe’s Grange Lane North, this recent purchase is the result of the group’s continued growth over the past 18 months and becomes the fifth site within its operations, the firm has reported. Managing Director...

New Name For Major Scaffold Boards Provider

Caspian Group Ltd

Lincolnshire based Caspian Access and Plant Hire Ltd becomes Caspian Group Ltd. For over 30 years Caspian Access and Plant Hire Ltd have been one of the UK’s leading suppliers of scaffolding boards and related services. Maintaining a loyal national and international client base, the company has announced its proud to 'relaunch itself as Caspian Group Ltd.' Operating across 4 sites in...

Beaver84 Merges With Generation Hire & Sales

Beaver 84 Merges With Generation Hire and Sales

Scaffolding specialist Altrad Beaver84 has merged with Generation Hire & Sales. As of the 1st January, Altrad Beaver84 is now trading as Generation Hire and sales the firm has said on its website. Both Beaver84 and Generation were acquired by French scaffolding giant the Altrad Group, in 2011 and 2012, both have traded independently ever since. ScaffMag understands that in 2018 the...

Steel Price Fluctuations Hasn’t Dented Scaffolding Firm Sales

George Roberts

The price of steel has fluctuated over the past 12 months causing a bit of a headache for scaffolding firms and suppliers. The reason for the quick changes in steel prices has been predominantly attributed to currency fluctuations over the past year - yet, its causes may be more wide-ranging than currency fluctuations alone. Working out when to buy...



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