Thomas Plant enters Scotland with acquisition
07 November 2023
Thomas Plant Hire has completed the acquisition of Scottish plant hire specialist Mulholland Plant Services.
Based in Polbeth, West Calder, Mulholland has a fleet that consists of more than 800 types of plant equipment, including telehandlers, compaction, air compressors and mini excavators.
Following the purchase, Thomas Plant said Mulholland will immediately be absorbed into the Thomas Plant Hire operation and become its “number one leading depot north of the border.”
Meanwhile, all employees will be retained, including director Steven Mulholland who will oversee operations.
Ian McMillan, head of business development for the Thomas Group described Mulholland as a “good fit” for the company as it looks to expand in Scotland; “Like Thomas Plant Hire, Mulholland is a family run business with very similar values to our own. Their ethos is aligned with ours, as is its fleet size.
“We envisage substantial growth in Scotland with this acquisition and 2024 will be a very exciting year. The new depot will be fully stocked in the coming weeks allowing us to offer the full range of equipment our clients across the UK have become accustomed to.
“The groups offering in Scotland will include both self-drive and operated machinery, so I would encourage any machine operators to get in touch and register with us for future works.”
“Our machine control division On-Grade MC will also be supporting both our internal fleet and that of our clients in Scotland, with GPS machine control and the latest innovations in machine control and survey equipment”.
“A major part of our sustained growth in the plant hire sector has been through strategic acquisitions, with recent names acquired including Hogg Hire, Kaill Plant, Diggers of Bury and Hawkrent. Our market reach is ever extending as we see a continued growth of approximately 30%, year on year in terms of fleet size, and turnover.”