Clements Plant and Access Hire, the leading plant hire company in Coventry are extremely excited to announce that we have been wholly acquired by Kent based FGS Plant.
Since 1965, Clements have been delivering plant hire and access platform equipment across the West Midlands and East Midlands. The acquisition sees Clements become part of Heathcote Holdings Group, and under the guidance of FGS Plant, we will operate alongside our new sister company Hire Access Platforms, based in Poole, Dorset.
The company released the following statement:
Coventry based Clements Plant & Access Hire are excited to announce that they have new owners following the acquisition by Kent-based FGS Plant.
Part of Heathcote Holdings Group and owners of South Coast-based Hire Access Platforms – FGS Plant is run by Divisional Managing Director Stuart WIlly.
The deal was completed on 31st March resulting in Clements Chairman and majority shareholder Jim Longstaff leaving the company. Current Managing Director, Adrian Hutchinson will remain along with the rest of the team.
“I believe that FGS are an excellent fit for Clements and the fact that Stuart wished to keep the team together was a fundamental factor in the decision to take advantage of their approach” stated Longstaff (54).
“We are very impressed with the way the business is run” stated Stuart Willy “We see huge synergies and shared values which will benefit both teams. We are especially excited by their bespoke created digital Tee-card system, which was a factor in helping them win the 2022 Executive Hire Show Independent Passionate Hirer of the Year award. Our intention is to implement this throughout our Plant division in the coming months, with the whole Group plant divisions working closely for the benefit of the teams and its customers” He added.
“The Heathcote Group is an extremely strong multi-discipline business, which will provide excellent support for Clements to grow and thrive as well as potential progression opportunities for the team” said Clements Director Adrian Hutchinson. “It’ll be strange without Jim, but we are all looking forward to exciting times ahead in building on our great regional reputation, which started all the way back in 1965.”
Longstaff added “I have been at Clements for over 16 years and first had dealings with the company in 1994 when it was run by my former late business partner -John Jennings, so it will be hard to walk away from the brilliant and dedicated team that we’ve built.
However, I’ve been in the Plant & Access industry since 1985 and maybe it’s about time I take some time-out to decide on my next adventure, however, one thing is for certain…. It won’t be in rental. I will though, be looking out for Clements with pride and watching them grow from strength to strength under Stuart and Adrian’s leadership and I wish them, their team and customers the very best for the future.”
The Future Is Bright For Clements…
Moving forward, now that Clements Plant & Access Hire have been acquired by FGS, the principal goal is to build a Plant Equipment and Access Hire Group that offers first class customer service across the country. There will be continued investment in the best equipment to make sure that we are able to meet with the growing customer base across Coventry, Warwickshire and the Midlands.