Vp Businesses

UK Forks is one of the UK's leading specialist hirers of telescopic handlers and tracked access platforms.  

The products and services are utilised by customers to improve safety and productivity on construction and housebuilding sites across the UK.

UK Forks have a fleet range of over a thousand machines, controlled by a centralised hire desk, promoting efficient fleet management and supporting a range of targeted market sectors. Areas of sustainable innovation include working with suppliers to develop a range of electric and hydrogen powered telehandlers.

Groundforce is the market leading rental provider of excavation support systems and specialist products for the water, civil engineering and construction industries.

Groundforce operate in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe. Sustainability initiatives include swapping all fork lifts to electric in 2023 and working with suppliers to drive down value chain emissions. 

TPA Portable Roadways is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of temporary access solutions.

Operating from bases in the UK and Germany, TPA provides equipment rental and installation of portable roadways, walkways and stairways, to customers in the transmission, construction, rail and outdoor events markets. Key areas of sustainability focus for TPA are installing LEDs, solar panels and rainwater harvesting infrastructure where possible as well as improving the circularity of its fleet.

Brandon Hire Station is a leading provider of tools and specialist rental products to industry, construction and home owners across the UK.

With over one hundred and fifty trading centres, Brandon Hire Station are able to service both local and national customers across all UK mainland locations. The business continues to roll out more battery, solar and corded products replacing fossil fuel powered fleet.

ESS is a specialist provider of safety, survey, communications and test & measurement equipment.

ESS operates in the UK and the Netherlands. ESS are focussed on product lifecycle management, specifically manufacturer buy back deals along with transitioning to a sustainable commercial vehicle fleet by 2024.

MEP Hire provides mechanical and electrical press fittings and low level access products to the UK construction, fit out, mechanical and electrical markets.

MEP Hire have been very successful in rationalising the number of their heavier vehicles with a reduction of 50%. Building on this, MEP is exploring the introduction of HVO fuel to further reduce its carbon footprint.

Specialist suppliers of rail infrastructure portable plant and related trackside services.
Torrent Trackside are dedicated to the rail market and supply to Network Rail, London Underground and their appointed track renewal and project contractors. Torrent Trackside are making great strides in developing a range of solar lighting products as well as co-locating on site with customers to reduce transport emissions.
Airpac Rentals is an international business supporting a wide range of oil and gas markets, servicing well test, pipeline testing, rig maintenance and LNG markets worldwide.
Our equipment spreads are mobilised from an unrivalled network of service facilities located in the UK, Singapore, Australia, U.A.E. and Latin America. Airpac Rentals are installing solar panels, LED lights and EV chargers and are the first in the Vp Group to enhance the biodiversity at one of their sites.
TR is Australasia's leading technical equipment rental group providing test and measurement, communications, calibration and audio visual solutions.
TR operate in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. TR have installed solar panels on key facilities and continue to transition to paperless operations. 


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