We are celebrating being chosen as finalists in three individual categories in the forthcoming Hire Association Europe Hire Awards of Excellence.
The panel of judges have placed the new our Baby-Lite LED4 Lighting Tower in the final of Hire Industry Product of the Year section and our Hire Desk and Office Manager, Bethan Jones, joins four contemporaries in the Hire Manager of the Year of the category.
Finally, Leonie Morris, our youngest team member, has been selected in a three person contest in the final of Apprentice of the Year.
The awards will be announced at a gala dinner hosted by Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 13th April 2019.
Commenting on these successes, Mat Llewellyn said, “We are absolutely delighted and honoured to be finalists in three categories. This exceeded our expectations. To have our hire manager and workshop apprentice both vying for the top award is a testament to their skills and hard work. Whatever the final outcome is, we can be immensely proud of their achievements.”
The super-fit trio comprising of; Megan Rand (Sales & Marketing Executive), Bethan Jones (Hire Desk & Office Manager) along with Liam Pullen from the firm’s workshop, have stepped up their training routines and are getting ready to compete in the forthcoming Cardiff Half Marathon 2019, which takes place on 6th October 2019.
Megan Rand explained their motivations for entering this event, “None of us have ever competed in any marathons before!! We’ve completed some smaller 10km runs, so this is a real big challenge for us! However, we really want to do MHM proud and we are taking our training very seriously, we hope to finish in a decent time and hopefully we will have raised enough money to reach our target of £600.
All the donations and sponsorship they receive will be handed to their chosen charity – Cardiff’s Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital. The money will be used to provide critical children’s services and to purchase vital medical equipment including the installation of facilities such as a hydrotherapy pool.
Megan added, “We hope by reaching our target we can contribute to making a real difference to the 73,000 vulnerable babies and children in Wales each year that need specialist and often life-saving treatment at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital.”
The trio have set up a Just Giving page which can be accessed here (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mhmcardiffhalf) and for more information about the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital visit their website (https://noahsarkcharity.org/).
Any size of contribution is welcomed.
Baker Plant Hire (BPH) a leading Lincolnshire independent hire firm has invested in a fleet of site lighting towers.
This is their first venture into site tower lighting. The company opted for the Trime X-ECO LED lighting set supplied by our us.
“I believe that our policy of always being responsive to a customer’s requirements is the thing that makes us stand out from our competitors,” contended Paul Layton, Plant Manager for Sleaford based, Baker Plant Hire.
“So when one of our clients needed three lighting towers for a long-term contract at a renewable energy plant we immediately set about researching the market for site lighting suppliers,” continued Paul.
Paul contacted three suppliers and carefully evaluated their respective offers.
“The MHM X-ECO LED unit was the most appealing to us for several reasons, but principally because the unit had all the features that our client required fitted as standard and Mat (Mat Llewellyn – MHM’s managing director) put together a very competitive quotation,” added Paul.
The lights have been delivered to site and will be soon be providing safe and secure illumination throughout the winter months.
With efficient performance at the core of its development, the manufacturer has calculated that the X-ECO LED uses approximately £336.00 less in fuel each month when compared to many traditionally illuminated lighting sets. The set is also fitted with the AMOSS safety system, which automatically lowers the mast if the lighting set is moved whilst the mast is still erected.
Baker Plant Hire offers a comprehensive range of large and small plant and tool hire, which includes a line of non-operated equipment, such as disc cutters, cement mixers, accommodation units, breakers and plate compactors. They also supply powered access machinery throughout their locality and right across the Country.
Their purpose built headquarters was opened in January 2016
Lee Stuart, of Stuart Energy explained, “One of our clients in the North-West needed some temporary power on a site but access was very limited. We couldn’t get any of our vehicles near enough to properly site the generator, so we called our rehire partner, MHM for advice.”
After some careful consideration, we assessed that one of our 30kVA super-silenced sets fitted onto a road tow trailer would be ideally suited for this application. We duly despatched the set from the headquarters and it arrived the very next day at Stuart Energy’s office in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.
Stuart Energy’s engineers towed the generator to the client’s site and with some careful manoeuvrings soon had the power up and running.
Lee continued, “Our client was delighted. MHM’s service is always excellent. Their hire desk is polite, helpful and never keeps you hanging around. With their modern equipment and excellent after sales service, we are always confident that we are going to get the right equipment for our customers.”
Stuart Energy Limited was formed in February 2018 and is operated by Brothers Lee and Mark Stuart utilising the business acumen of their father, Fred. The trio previously managed the longstanding generator hire firm, Mather and Stuart. Although a relatively new player in the power market, Stuart Energy can boast over 100 years’ experience in the generator hire markets. Their super-silenced hire fleet encompasses a power band between 10kVA to 1250kVA. They operate from the North-West but cover the entire UK.
We are hailing an excellent regional Glasgow EHN regional Road Show.
Commenting on the event, Mat Llewellyn said, “The show had all the
ingredients to make up a great day. We saw many of our existing clients as well quite a few potential customers. The organisers should be congratulated in securing a great mix of national, regional and independent hire firms to the show.”
“The intimate setting meant that we were able to properly interact with all the delegates. With our Coatbridge depot now up and running, the timing of the show was perfect to introduce the team that will be running this brand new operation,” added Mat.
We have extended our operations with the appointment of Laois Hire as our dealer for the Republic of Ireland.
Laois Hire have already stocked up with a line of our generators from 5.0 to 25.0 kVA and a fleet of welders up to 300 amps. The company will maintain a stock of fast moving, popular products typically being 6 and 10kVA generators alongside Mighty Midget and 200amp petrol welders.
In the first instance, Laois Hire was drawn to the quality of our products, citing the high quality of the manufacture and the attractive finish of all of our sets. This, combined with very competitive price points on the machines, made a very appealing aggregation to the Laois Hire management.
Commenting on this arrangement, Conor Stafford, Branch Manager at Laois Hire Dublin said, “Overall our experience with MHM has been second to none. Mat is extremely knowledgeable about the whole range and is always on the other end of the ‘phone. The guys in the office are the same, very helpful and alert to whatever needs we have. The webchat system in particular is fantastic, any question or price we need is got within minutes!”
“We have also used their re-hire service, especially in the winter time. Last year we took roughly 100 lighting towers to cover orders throughout the season,” added Conor.
Mat Llewellyn said, “It’s great to have such a respected firm handling our products in Ireland. We are confident that the Laois Hire team will heighten and enhance the MHM brand in the Republic and make it a mutually beneficial arrangement for both parties.”
Laois Hire was established over 20 years ago and is now a leading plant and tool hire company in Ireland. They provide a comprehensive range of services from plant machinery and tools to highly specialised equipment. They currently have seven depots from Galway in the west, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in the South and in the capital Dublin. Portlaoise, Athy, Portarlington and Rathconnell cover the areas in between. They deliver throughout Ireland.
In the line with our current ambitious expansion plans, we have confirmed Glendun Plant Sales Limited as our distributor for Northern Ireland.
Glendun Plant Sales is based in Dungannon, County Tyrone and is an established and well respected dealer and distributor for a wide
range of plant, tools and equipment.
Commenting on this latest distributorship for Glendun Plant, Dermot Cunnie, sales director said, “We had seen the success that Mat was having in Great Britain through various trade publications and online media. Our interest in the product developed after a very positive meeting at our offices. The quality is a main factor – we are already familiar with the lighting tower products and the MHM generators are a very good fit to our profile”.
Following these successful discussions, Glendun Plant Sales placed an initial order for a stock of our petrol and diesel generators from 3.0kVA to 25kVA. They also received an immediate order for a 3,000 litre fuel cube from one of their regular customers and an order for 6.0kVa sets from Balloo Hire Centres. Glendun have committed to keep in stock a wide range of fast moving items, which will build up as customer demands become apparent in their area.
Dermot added, “Mat and the team have been a great help in getting us up and running. They know the product, market and the business, so it’s onwards and upwards!”
Managing director, Mat Llewellyn added, “We are naturally delighted to have Dermot and the Glendun Plant team marketing our range of equipment in Northern Ireland. Their success in promoting a complimentary range of machinery drew us to the conclusion that Glendun was the company we should be working with to increase our market share.”
The company, which has just celebrated its tenth year in business, already has a fleet of MHM petrol and diesel generators from 4.0 to 70.0kVA. They opted for the MHM GE33 SSY sets following a specific request from one of their clients.
Gary Derraven, Phoenix Hire and Sales Managing Director said, “We took the decision some time ago to standardise on the full range of MHM generators. These two 33.0kVA sets are a new size for us, but following our policy to always respond to individual customer requirements, we selected these generators as they matched our customer’s exact requirements.”
The MHM 33kVA generator features a Linz alternator driven by the latest Yanmar diesel engine. With the MHM-Gen engine protection shutdown system fitted as standard, the hirer will be guarded against low fuel, low oil pressure, high engine temperature and battery charge failure. The set is fitted with a fully bunded base, helping to resist any ground contamination from oil or fuel.
Phoenix Hire and Sales base their purchasing policy on three standards; Customer Acceptance, Reliability and Price. They can confirm that MHM complies exactly too these three measures.
Phoenix Hire and Sales also takes advantage of the MHM re-hire service, which gives them enhanced coverage throughout the UK and an excellent back up to their own fleet. This service helps them to extend their scope of supply without having to compromise any commercial privacy.
Gary added, “When you’re dealing with MHM your dealing with real people who care about your business with a passion.”
2018 saw Phoenix Hire and Sales reach 10 years in business. The company was originally founded by Gary Derraven in 2008 ‘out of the ashes’ of Kingfisher Hire. They marked this milestone by a special event open to all staff and their partners held at the Vale of Glamorgan resort. The Phoenix Hire and Sales teams were treated to food and drink, with the entertainment provided by a Tom Jones tribute act.
West Midlands based Greenpower Plant, along with their sister tool hire firm Hirelink UK have been steadily increasing their respective fleets of MHM power generators.
Greenpower Plant which boasts an extensive hire fleet of JCB machinery and power access equipment have increased their line of power generation products to encompass a power band between 10 to 100kVA. Hirelink UK, which principally serves the small plant and tool hire markets, have a large collection of power generators up to 8kVA. During the summer months, Hirelink UK is a renowned hirer of generators to outdoor festivals throughout the UK.
Both companies are headed by David Green. Commenting on these recent new investments David said, “Running a small plant hire company and also a heavy plant hire company together means that I get all sorts of suppliers seeking a chance to use their products. The truth is we are very loyal; I have no need to use other suppliers whilst I am happy with MHM and, more importantly, my customers are happy. This means we can concentrate on other aspects of the business which need looking after, rather than worrying about generators and associated products.”
Greenpower Plant recently secured an order from a well-known housebuilder working in London. Greenpower Plant supplied them with several brand new 100kVA sets to supply the power to this project.
David added, “We have agreed to supply this particular house builder with brand new generators every two years. We won this contract over other hire companies as we offered a free weekly site visit to ensure generators are working efficiently.”
Greenpower Plant and Hirelink UK are more than satisfied with the MHM products. They confirmed that they have found that MHM to be a trusted manufacturer with a “fantastic” back-up service.
David concluded with this accolade, “It’s inevitable that things sometimes do go wrong on site. But even if it’s 4.00pm on a Friday, we know if we call MHM it is always dealt with. Plus being able to call Mat, their managing director, at any time to deal with a problem is also a massive plus.”
Greenpower Plant and Hirelink UK are headquartered in Sutton Coldfield; Hirelink UK has additional depots in Boldmere and Lichfield. Both companies offer a full nationwide service
The Swansea branch of Brandon Hire have hired six lighting towers to the BBC’s ‘Biggest Weekend’ music festival held at Singleton Park, just outside the City centre.
With thousands of music fans descending onto the site, naturally the safety of the visitors was of paramount importance. Consequently, the event organisers contacted Brandon Hire’s Swansea branch requesting some substantial engine-powered lighting sets that would ensure the safe passage of both foot traffic and vehicles into the main arena.
Brandon Hire’s Swansea branch manager, Chris Lewis explained, “We have close links with the event teams at Swansea Council and they recommended us to the organisers of the Biggest Weekend. The requirement was for good quality lighting along with extended running times between refuelling.”
“We decided that due to the importance of this very prestigious event, the X-Eco LED lighting sets
would be the best product to cover the organiser’s responsibilities. We have had previous experience with these units and always found them more than satisfactory,” added Chris.
And we supplied the X-Eco LED lights to Brandon Hire, we supply a wide range of lighting and associated power products to Brandon Hire throughout their branch network.
Based in the Borders of Scotland, Redpath Tool Hire is currently expanding their range of generators due to increasing demand from clients throughout Scotland and the Border region.
The company, owned and managed by Alan Redpath, have over the past two years purchased a collection of 2.5kVA and 6.0kVA petrol and diesel sets. With the call for larger sets mounting, the company has now extended their hire fleet to include 20kVA sets, following a new investment in the our GE 20 SSY-MV, UK Rental Specification model.
Redpath Tool Hire have already secured a long term, 8-month, hire for one of the GE 20 SSY-MV sets with a well-established and renowned house builder.
Before the company selected us as their principal supplier of power generation machinery, they carried out an extensive evaluation of generators offered by other manufacturers. After the completion of this evaluation process, it became evident that we led the way in meeting their technical and commercial criteria. They have now finalised a long-term supply agreement with us alongside other key suppliers.
Alan Redpath explained,” We have been dealing with Mat and the team at MHM Plant for nearly two years now. They have demonstrated on numerous occasions their ability to deliver and support hires throughout Scotland whether it be hire or sale.”
Alan continued, “They have a fantastic technical team behind the scenes that complement the sales and rehire departments within MHM Plant and their service is unquestionable. We are already in advance discussions to support MHM Plant and promote their products throughout Scotland in the coming months.”
Redpath Tool Hire also takes advantage of the our re-hire service, which gives them enhanced coverage throughout Scotland. This service helps them to extend their range of supply without having to compromise any of their commercial confidentiality. They also have plans to add lighting towers alongside 33kVA, 45kVA and 60kVA generators to support the local event market in the Scottish Borders.
Redpath Tool Hire based in the town of Duns approximately 10 miles north of the border town of Coldstream. The company
supplies a wide range of tools and plant throughout Scotland. Alan Redpath has a long pedigree in the hire industry, having held senior positions with A-Plant, GAP Hire Solutions and Speedy Services. He formed Redpath Tool Hire in 2014
We are celebrating! We were nominated as a finalist in the influential Welding World Awards 2018.
These prestigious awards present a unique platform upon which to celebrate the successes of the diverse range of organisations that make up the UK welding industry.
Our vast expertise the supply of prime welding equipment
has been recognised in the Best Welding Machine Supplier category, sponsored by Westermans International.
Mat Llewellyn, our Managing Director said: “This is fantastic news for everyone at MHM and a testament to all the hard work put in by the MHM team. We have been supplying the welding markets and their rental partners for over eight years and to be nominated in these important awards is indeed an honour.”
“I believe that getting to the final in a Welding World Award is the most impressive industry recognition a company can achieve,” continued Mr. Llewellyn, “We all enjoyed the awards ceremony with our colleagues and friends in the welding industry.”
The awards ceremony took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, hosted by popular broadcaster and television personality, Eamon Holmes OBE.
We had the pleasure to receive an order from the top hire company, YHC Hire Solutions at this year’s Executive Hire Show.
YHC Hire Solutions operations director, Jim Patch explained, “We always attend the Executive Hire Show with the intent to make purchases for our hire fleet. There are often show exclusives and it gives us the opportunity to meet the suppliers face to face”.
“This year,” continued Jim, “We placed a sizable order with MHM Plant for a line of their generators and, in particular, their larger ‘rental spec’ sets for our burgeoning event hire division. We were immediately impressed with the build quality of the units and the positive attitude of the MHM team.”
The YHC Hire Solutions generator fleet is now enhanced by 20, 35 and 45kVA super-silenced, multi-voltage Rental Specification sets. They are each powered by the latest Yanmar diesel engine combined with a Linz alternator. The power output is managed by a Deep Sea controller and a unique MHM-Gen engine protection, shut down system, helps to ensure safe operation. With a fully bunded base and robust canopy, YHC Hire Solutions clients can be assured that they will be experiencing the very latest in temporary power.
YHC Hire Solutions also purchased a line of our 3kVA petrol sets
for general construction use at the show.
Commenting on this order, Mat Llewellyn, our managing director said, “We were anticipating keen interest from the UK rental trade in our new line of generators and allied equipment. To receive this order from Jim and his team; helped to make the show one of our most successful trade shows to date.”
YHC Hire Solutions are an independent, family owned hire company, with over 30 years’ experience in the rental industry, specialising in tool and plant hire for the professional and DIY enthusiast. They have over 1000 carefully selected items currently available for hire, ranging from mini excavators to power tools, alongside power generation products and specialist surveying equipment. Their head-office is in Yeovil, Somerset with six further depots in the West of England.