Piletec gets attached to new business

08 Nov

Piling equipment supplier invests in a dedicated attachments business.

To meet the ever-increasing demand for multi-purpose attachments, the UK's leading specialist supplier of piling equipment to the construction industry, Piletec, is launching a dedicated attachments business.

Previously supplied under the holistic Piletec banner, the company’s existing attachments portfolio including excavator-mounted vibrators and pile breakers will be significantly enhanced with the addition of high-quality mini crushers and shears, multi-processors, grabs, hydraulic compactors and hammers, and digging and re-handling clamshells, to name just a few – basically anything that uses a hydraulic excavator’s linkage.

The move is partly designed to give Piletec access to new sectors such as demolition, waste and recycling, agriculture and forestry, with the aim of becoming the £60 million industry’s leading attachments supplier (as Piletec is in the piling and pile cropping industry) within three years.

The business, which has a sales team of seven are in turn supported by the 25-strong sales team at parent company Groundforce. 

Parts and servicing of the hire products will be carried out in-house at Piletec’s many depots throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Piletec Director Bill Gorton said: “Previously we had focussed on supplying equipment allied to the piling industry but we found we were losing hires because people wanted a one-stop-shop for attachments which are increasingly being used to save costs.

“This new business is a natural extension to our current offerings within Piletec and as well as meeting our customers’ needs also gives us access to revenue sectors which will benefit from the decades of experience our personnel have built up offering guidance on the best solutions.”