News - 2016A-Plant News
Leada Acrow, the leading falsework, formwork and groundwork supplier, is marking its 80th year in business by carrying out a string of fundraising challenges to help raise a target figure of £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity that helps improve the lives of everyone living with cancer.
At the North West regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 A-Plant, was crowned as Large Employer of the Year Award for organisations in Manchester, Cheshire and Staffordshire. The awards recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own talent through apprenticeships and the apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
Leada Acrow, the leading falsework, formwork and groundwork supplier, is introducing a Trainee Scheme as part of the company’s quest to attract and retain the most talented people in the industry. The trainees will be employed as Temporary Works Engineers and will be given on-the-job training by experienced professionals in the company’s Technical Offices whilst also completing a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil/Structural Engineering on a day or block release basis.
A-Plant, part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has embarked on a journey to upgrade its extranet and deliver a new technologically advanced customer portal. The company has committed to invest over £2 million in new technologies that will help keep it at the forefront of the hire industry.
Leada Acrow has invested almost £250,000 in new formwork equipment specially manufactured for the company. The majority of the new formwork has gone out on immediate hire to assist construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty project, a major transport infrastructure project at the heart of the Scottish Government’s commitment to improve transport in Aberdeen and across the north east of Scotland. The project involves the construction of a new 58km road which is scheduled to open in winter 2017.
Leada Acrow has continued the expansion of its hire fleet of equipment by placing a £0.5 million order for Mammut heavy-duty formwork components manufactured by German-based MEVA, one of the world’s leading concrete formwork and falsework producers.