GAP Hire Solutions, the UK’s leading independent equipment rental company, recently announced that it expects to purchase at least 250 Kubota excavators before the end of the year. These would come in addition to the nearly 500 excavators already purchased since January.
Based in Japan, Kubota is supplying GAP with all the excavators it offers in the 800kg to 8.0-tonne categories.
Ken Stewart, head of procurement at GAP, stated:
“We have developed a strong successful working relationship with Kubota over many years and when you combine the performance of the machines with the service we receive from its dealer network, the decision to continue to retain Kubota as our sole supplier of compact excavators was an easy one.
“Not only is the Kubota product well designed and engineered, it is also robust enough to withstand the rigours of the hire industry, which allows us and our customers to focus on the day-to-day business operations without the worry of the excavator down time or requiring maintenance outwith the manufacturer’s servicing schedule.
“In addition to the performance of the machines, many of our products in our extensive hire fleet are powered by Kubota engines, such as compressors, dumpers, rollers, generators and lighting towers, allowing the team at GAP to action routine servicing and preventative maintenance quickly and efficiently across all our machines.”
Kubota UK managing director David Hart praised GAP’s steady commitment to Kubota products.
“The fact that GAP is our largest independent customer worldwide tells you everything you need to know about the strength of our relationship with them,” he said. “It’s a pleasure to continue to work closely with a fantastic company like GAP and we’re thrilled to continue as the sole supplier of excavators for the foreseeable future.”