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Speedy Hire


Speedy Hire has acquired OHP Group, the Crewe-based rail equipment hire firm with 25 staff, for up to £3m.
09-Feb-2016


Speedy Hire is to open three more equipment hire superstores and a national distribution centre in Tamworth over the next six months.
12-Nov-2014


Speedy Hire has sold the Speedy Space chain of 14 accommodation hire depots to the Elliott Group subsidiary of Algeco Scotsman for £35m.
26-Apr-2011


Speedy Hire is to reorganise its nationwide network of hire depots over the next five years, in order to create about ten large multi-service centres, up to 60 superstores and 200 local stores.
23-Feb-2011


Speedy Hire has acquired the portable and modular accommodation business of Carillion Asset Management for £11m, with the transfer of three depots and 23 staff.
29-May-2008


Speedy Hire is to acquire LSS, the Darlington-based tool and equipment hire firm with 250 staff at ten depots, from Amec for £13m.
10-Jan-2008


Speedy Hire has acquired Waterford Hire Services of Ireland for up to £4.4m, with the transfer of two hire depots and 31 staff.
02-Aug-2007


Speedy Hire is to acquire the tool hire division of Hewden Stuart for £115m, including 188 depots and 1,200 staff.
15-Jun-2007


Speedy Hire is planning to support the growth of its tool hire business by setting up a training academy and increasing its IT spending by £11m.
23-Nov-2006


Speedy Hire has acquired Lifting Gear Hire, the lifting equipment rental company with 309 staff at 34 depots, for £13m.
31-Oct-2006


Speedy Hire has acquired LCH Generators, the generator hire company with 196 staff at depots in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Wigan, Coventry, London and Portsmouth, for £55m.
16-May-2006


Speedy Hire has acquired the hire division of Caledonian Building for £14m and the survey assets and cabin fleets of Mowlem for £5m, in order to expand its steel site cabins business.
13-Feb-2006


Speedy Hire has acquired Caledonian Safemaker, the temporary accommodation hire company with five depots, for £14m.
03-Feb-2006


Speedy Hire is to acquire Delyn Hire Centres, the chain of four tool hire centres in North Wales, for £1.2m.
04-Oct-2005


Speedy Hire is to raise £15m in a share placing to fund acquisitions and the expansion of its network of more than 300 hire centres.
15-Sep-2005


Speedy Hire is to acquire the internal plant hire operations of MJ Gleeson for £8.2m.
04-Jul-2005


Speedy Hire has acquired The Cabin Company, the owner of 950 portable units for construction sites, from Birse for £6.3m.
25-Apr-2005


Speedy Hire has acquired the lifting and tool equipment rental business of Lloyds British Testing, including six depots, for up to £3.1m.
01-Mar-2005


Speedy Hire has acquired DAD Hire Services, the Cheshire-based tool hire company, for £0.3m, while its Toilet Hire UK business has been sold to a management buy-in for £1.1m.
10-Feb-2005


Speedy Hire has acquired the internal hire division of Simons Construction for £0.5m.
12-Oct-2004


Speedy Hire has acquired Coates Rentair UK, the power generation equipment hire company, for £6.7m.
17-Aug-2004


Speedy Hire has acquired the tool hire business of Multi Group for £7.2m, including ten tool hire depots and 23 temporary on-site facilities.
03-Aug-2004


Speedy Hire has acquired Petreavie Tools, the operator of tool hire sites in Livingston and Dunfermline, for £0.3m.
05-Feb-2004


Speedy Hire is planning to expand its chain of plant hire centres from 279 to 400 over the next four years, at a cost of £10m a year.
27-Nov-2003


Speedy Hire has acquired Kingfisher Hire & Sales, the South Wales-based tool hire company with six depots, for £1.4m.
04-Jul-2003


Speedy Hire is planning to expand its chain of 257 hire depots to 400 over the next few years.
12-Jun-2003


Speedy Hire is planning to open four more Speedy Survey depots, including sites in Cardiff, Exeter, East Anglia and the north-east.
01-May-2003


Speedy Hire is planning to open 30 hire depots this year, taking its total network to over 280.
22-Jan-2003


Speedy Hire is looking to expand its new lifting equipment hire division from an initial 24 outlets to a nationwide chain of between 55 and 100 sites.
10-Oct-2002


Speedy Hire is planning to buy Jewson's Hire Point network of 20 branches from Saint Gobain for £13m, increasing its chain of hire centres to more than 250.
03-Jan-2002


Speedy Hire is planning to open eight Speedy Power depots throughout the country by 2002, which will focus on the hire of specialist power tools.
04-May-2000


Speedy Hire is planning to expand its network of tool hire branches from 150 to 250, and has been selected as preferred supplier to both Carillion and Kier.
13-Apr-2000