We move into 2017 with over 41500 hires completed, 40 dedicated staff and £4 Million in MEWP Investment (2016/17). This is also the year that APL prepare to move to a new home – watch this space!
Plans for a new depot are developed, with the bespoke design and build set for completion in 2017.
Full NQA and FORS accreditations are attained, including ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management.
Now with all APL Group of companies launched and the brand trademarked, we enjoyed a positive and vibrant 2014 made good progress throughout the year, including launching online booking for our Training services.
APL Aerial Platforms Limited significantly increased staffing levels across all companies within the group and work towards achieving ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001. We placed sizeable orders with JLG, Nifty Lift and Haulotte for new equipment to meet customer demand for these niche products, which are being delivered throughout the year. A new division of the business, APL Rail, was launched to fulfil demand for Rail Equipment hire.
APL focus further on growing the fleet in line with customer demand ending the year with a respectable 315 machines within the fleet and due to the feedback from our customers JLG machines become the customer’s Number 1 choice for hire. Furthermore our sister company APL Training became an accredited IOSH Training Centre offering Managing Safety courses weekly in line with offering a true one stop shop.
APL acquires eastern skills centre tripling our work space to cope with demand and invest further into our transport network. Rachel L Seddon adds to the team as a Financial Director negotiating an exclusive 3 year deal with JLG to supply there ES range within the APL fleet. Furthermore, achieving full PASMA accreditation, offering working at height courses and launching www.apltraining.co.uk into its own division. Finally this very busy year was capped off by achieving the Safe Contractor Accreditation. Ending the year with an increased fleet size of 265 machines.
Aerial Platforms become a fully accredited IPAF training centre, and APL Training is born to work alongside APL – Aerial Platforms. With a further increase in assets to 210 machines focusing on a supply partnering agreement with JLG helping cement our position in the North West backed by a quality reliable product.
Aerial Platforms start the year working towards achieving IPAF Rental+ status combined with the Achilles Accreditation for working in partnership with BLL at Media City, Salford, Manchester. APL increase staffing levels and work towards achieving institute of Customer Service and end the year with 105 machines in our fleet.
Aerial Platforms opened its doors for business in April 2008 with 24 machines and just 3 employees delivering equipment with a Land Rover and Trailer, in and around the North West. Through these challenging times we completed our first year in profit and have managed to increase the fleet to 50 machines, building our reputation in the North West.