Big Deal: Cadent starts new equipment partnership with A-Plant


  • Cadent and A-Plant announce major equipment deal
  • A-Plant will provide equipment and plant hire services to Cadent operational teams
  • As part of the deal A-Plant have invested £1.5m in new machinery including commissioning an entire production line at manufacturer JCB  

Cadent has announced a major new partnership with the UK’s largest plant equipment company, A-Plant which includes £1.5m of investment in new kit.

From this month A-Plant has begun a new long-term partnership with Britain’s largest gas distribution network, Cadent, to provide plant and equipment hire including mechanised plant, welfare accommodation, fencing and barriers, access equipment and generators.

The equipment will be mainly used by Cadent’s repair teams though the equipment will also be accessible to all of Cadent’s operational teams.

In a commitment to Cadent, A-Plant has invested £1.5m in new machinery as part of the deal. This has included commissioning an entire production line at manufacturer JCB, speeding up delivery times of brand new mini excavators and trailers to Cadent teams.  

Cadent Chief Operating Officer, Howard Forster said: “I’d like to thank all of our colleagues involved in the procurement process which has led to this point.

“Our new relationship with A-Plant will help us to raise the bar in terms of our operational management, safety and utilisation as we start to realise some early time and cost efficiencies which is a great result.”




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