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Speedy Hire Plc Timeline
23 Nov 2017
Speedy opens its first depot in Wigan
John Brown purchase Speedy Fixing Power Tools Ltd
First Speedy depot opens in London, with Graham Neave, Ian Gibson, Kevin Everett and Shane Coil joining the company.
Speedy buys Hire-a- Tool and Kendrick Hire. Including first depot in Wales and splits the two companies to form Speedy Northern and Speedy Southern. Speedy launches “Hire Direct”, the first centralised, national call centre operation in the hire sector.
Acquisition of Tidy Hire to create Speedy Midlands
Name changes to Speedy Hire Plc
Speedy celebrate 25 years in hire. Speedy makes biggest acquisition to date, acquiring Jewson´s 37 standalone depots
Speedy launches its landmark apprenticeship scheme. Speedy launches its “Safety from the Ground Up”(SFTGU) initiative to help tackle the construction industry´s poor health and safety record at site level. The first campaign targets deaths and injuries caused by falls from height.
Speedy becomes the only UK hire company to offer bio-fuel generators. Speedy opens its first true on-site facility, providing on the ground access to essential tools, equipment and consumables to operatives, while minimizing deliveries to and from site. Customers now include Carillion Bovis, Costain and Balfour Beatty. Speedy becomes the first company to trial and use electric vehicles for delivery
Speedy launches its first Multi Service Cenre(MSC), an 8 acre logistics and distribution centre to bring the group entire products and services under one roof. Speedy works with equipment manufacturers and customer to develop and launch a new range of environmentally friendly site accommodation(EnviroCabin).
Speedy launches its Greener from the Ground Up program – a package of measures and innovations designed to help customers reduce waste and improve energy efficiency.
New Chief Executive Officer Mark Rogerson MBE is appointed.
Speedy acquire rail overhead line equipment specialist, OHP, significantly enhancing their offering in the rail sector. Speedy awarded the RoSPA Gold Medal for the second year running. Speedy lead the industry in the launch of new Smart Device technology. Speedy become the first company in the sector to achieve the ISO 50001 accreditation for energy saving.
Russell Down appointed as CEO in June 2015. New optimized property network is completed, incorporating a new pioneering National Distribution Centre, 8 Multi-Service Centres and 38 Superstores.
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