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Phoenix rise up with MHM generators

Gary Derraven and Mat Llewellyn (Centre) and the Phoenix Hire Team

Gary Derraven and Mat Llewellyn (Centre) and the Phoenix Hire Team

Phoenix Hire and Sales, the South Wales based hire company have expanded their hire fleet of generators with the purchase of two of our 33kVA super-silenced sets 

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.

Greenpower Plant Grows

Green Power smallWest 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


Brandon Hire are lighting up at the Biggest Weekend with our X-ECO Lights!

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

The X-ECO Lighting Sets off to the Biggest Weekend!

The X-ECO Lighting Sets off to the Biggest Weekend!

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.

Redpath Tool Hire is on the right path

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.

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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 power into the Welding World Awards final

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

Welding World Awards 2018

Welding World Awards 2018

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.

YHC Hire Solutions invest in our Rental Specification Generators

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

YHC MHM Generators

YHC MHM Generators

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.