Clements Plant and Tool Hire Company Information…

Clements Plant & Access Hire are the Midlands’ largest independent supplier of quality hire equipment for all industries. Our centrally based Plant Hire service covers Coventry, Warwickshire and the surrounding areas, from under one roof. Our roots go back over 50 years and a little of our history is below.

Clements Midlands plant hire was first established in Coventry in 1965 as a transport company by Fred Clements. In 1967, the company was acquired by GW Deeley Ltd, a long-established local building contractor and property developer. Deeley’s transformed the business to become an in-house transport and plant supplier. Over the next few years, the product portfolio transformed. A significant change was undertaken during the early 1980’s to start hiring equipment, and securing business from external sources. In 1990, to enhance the business further, the acquisition of a well-known independent tool hire company in Rugby – Alljay Tool Hire was made.  The Alljay owner – John Jennings joined the combined company (called Clements Alljay) as Managing Director. John had extensive experience of the UK Hire market as he was one of the original founding members of the Hire Association of Europe (HAE); the highly respected industry body for the Hire industry.

Our Business Focus

The aim of the business was to offer a quality product and an exceptional Midlands plant hire service to cover Coventry and the surrounding area. In 1996 the additional acquisition of Thumb-a-Lift Ltd, a small independent Leamington Spa-based Access Equipment hire company brought Clements into the growing Mobile Aerial Work Platform (MEWP) rental market. Throughout the 1990’s and into the new Millennium the business developed and grew. The name of the company changed to Clements Plant & Tool Hire Ltd to better represent its product portfolio and the company continued consolidating its reputation for supplying

Our Mission statement is simple:

  • Make our service the very best in its class
  • Provide Quality Products and Service
  • Employ Staff that care
  • Work closely with our customers
  • Respect and work with our suppliers

quality equipment in the local area. Overtime, the method of construction within the Deeley Group changed significantly and Clements was no longer a core business. Subsequently, local man – Jim Longstaff (who had been a supplier of equipment to Clements for a number of years), approached the Deeley Group to acquire the business.

Jim saw the opportunity to develop the business, and turned Clements back into an independent hire company. The purchase was completed alongside John Jennings through a newly formed holding company – Alljay Holdings Ltd. Subsequently, John became the Chairman and Jim the Managing Director.

Continued Business Investment.

The company continued to invest in new equipment and listened to customer demands regarding their requirements. Constantly adapting the portfolio and service to fit the needs of the ever-expanding customer base. To see the extensive range of equipment available click here.

Jim was joined by Managing Director Adrian Hutchinson in 2015 as a shareholder when John retired.

Clements have become the leading specialist independent Hirer of all types of contractor’s plant and access equipment as well as a wide range of power tools. We have a depth of experience in solving problems by having assembled one of the widest varieties of specialist Midlands plant hire skills and knowledge. Clements cater for all types of business, including the hiring of equipment to the keen DIY’er.

This coupled with the vast experience of our staff, the longest serving of which has been with the business over 40 years, enables Clements to provide an unrivalled service. Many of our trade customers have established a partnership with us that spans two generations. Everyone with an awkward job at some point comes to Clements Midlands Plant Hire to find solutions. Whether it is narrow access, low headroom, additional outreach, or reduced ground pressure, we provide answers for our customers.