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£3million investment to support Horizon growth plan

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

ben£3million investment supports Horizon growth plan

By Ben Hirst, Managing Director

As part of Horizon Platforms’ commitment to quality and safety, I’m delighted to announce a £3million investment to support our ambitious five-year growth plan.

By far the largest proportion of the money – a £2.2million capital injection – will pay for new equipment to expand our existing 700 strong hire fleet and ensure customers have even more quality access platforms to choose from. An additional 160 new specialist powered access platforms – cherry pickers, scissor lifts and personnel lifts – are being brought on board, primarily for use in the indoor maintenance and installation sector.

A further half a million investment in our people will pay for an extra 15 members of staff to support the planned growth by ensuring all our customers continue to benefit from the excellent levels of service they enjoy.  A new team of Relationship Support Managers is already in place and more are being recruited to act as a single point of contact for clients. Our operational team is also being strengthened to ensure delivery and breakdown response rates are further improved. (more…)

More New Equipment on the Horizon

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Yes, we’re at it again. Tom Brook

Due to popular demand Horizon are adding to the fleet once again, and with the busy period upon us, what better time to receive more new JLG deliveries?

As of June 17th we have steadily been taking delivery of all core products which is enabling us to supply the great demand our customers expect from us, whilst also maintaining our impeccable customer service and young fleet of equipment.

Brand New JLG Delivery

Brand New JLG Delivery

Obviously, we cut no corners when it comes to satisfying the customer and that’s why we’re one of the largest independent stockists of JLG equipment.  Throughout the industry the JLG brand is synonymous with quality, reliability and elegance which is something we’re more than happy to put our name to.

If you would like to make a memorable impression on site and give a great impression in front of your new client then it’s not too late!

We are taking many more deliveries in the coming months.

Call 0845 0710 007 now to secure yours!

Tom Brook – Account Manager

Now that’s what I call Nifty!

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Luke Jones - Horizon PlatformsHorizon Platforms have invested heavily (yet again!), in new equipment this year, with a large sum being spent on a particular range of products.  I’m sure you are all aware that at one point or another you have tried to hire or have hired one of the NiftyLift range of booms.  The product itself is revolutionary for warehousing, industrial and also construction work.

All of the equipment we purchase from NiftyLift is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.  Machines also have non-marking tyres as well as a huge outreach and the NiftyLift trade mark narrow machine width.  I think we can all agree that that this investment is money well spent.  The substantial order will give Horizon Platforms the breathing room it often requires to meet customers’ demands, along with allowing us to be able to satisfy more orders at the high level of customer service you have all come to expect.

NiftyLift HR17NDE

NiftyLift HR17NDE

I have no doubt that I will be taking a look at the new machines as they arrive, and also checking out the Anti-entrapment device which has been fitted to each of the machines (HR15NDEHR17NDE and HR21 Hybrid).  I need to be quick if I don’t want to miss out on a viewing of the brand new machines though, as demand is high and I am sure the machines will be out on hire as fast as they come in.


Luke Jones - Internal Account Manager

Clean Environment? Clean Machine!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Powered access equipment has traditionally been used for heavy construction work and other similar industries.  However, since the introduction of the Work at Height Regulations, MEWP’s have been in more demand for other sectors such as hospitals, warehousing and manufacturing.

Contractors working in clean environments will know how important it is to have equipment in excellent working order.  It is also imperative that the machines are spotless and free of any contamination.

26MB - Haulotte Star 10

26MB – Haulotte Star 10

Luckily for our customers, Horizon Platforms are fully equipped for hires in these environments. With the average age of our fleet being less than 3 years old, and the type of equipment we run – we should definitely be your number one choice for powered access rental for those demanding sites.

We also offer additional ways to avoid any contamination, such as wheel covers and nappies/drip trays.

If you have a contract coming up for a clean site, or if you have an ongoing requirement  – please get in touch with us.  We are happy to discuss your needs and come up with  the right solution for you.

Vicki Crowe - Account Manager (North West)

If you’re not sure – just ask!

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Have you ever ordered an access platform to find that when it turns up on site, it doesn’t fit through the door or reach high enough? It’s an easy mistake to make but it could end up  costing you more money than expected, and we could all do without that right?

That’s why we at Horizon Platforms offer a free site survey to all of our customers.  Our dedicated team of experts will visit your site – come wind, rain, snow or shine to ensure you are provided with the safest, most cost effective solution.

So don’t be shy – ask us for our professional advice.  That is what we are here for!