Plant hire business expands with ‘Super Depot’ launch

Chippindale Plant, a family-owned plant hire and sales specialist, has expanded its site accommodation business with the opening of a “Super Depot” at its Leeds headquarters.

The company, which employs over 120 people and has nine depots serving the north of England, has invested over £1m into its cabin fleet this year alone, adding over 50 units, with further investment and expansion planned in the coming months.

Chippindale made the decision in early 2020 to expand its site accommodation service across the north of the UK after predominantly running its cabin division with great success in the Manchester region.

The company’s cabin fleet now totals about 550 cabins and five new employees have been taken on at the Leeds Super Depot, with further plans to expand the team as it grows.

Nigel Chippindale, joint managing director, said: “Our focus has always been to provide a premium offering for cabins at competitive rates, just as we do with our plant fleet.

“This large investment has allowed us to not only drastically expand our fleet but to ensure we can provide the premium levels of quality that our customers expect.

“We’re working alongside renowned West Yorkshire cabin manufacturer Thurston Group on premium custom cabin builds for our fleet.

“Our commitment to sustainability will be at the fore as we build on the already high quality of the cabin fleet.

“We will introduce new technologies and cost-saving measures such as solar panels, modular designs and moveable walls, thermostatic heaters and much more, to reduce levels of maintenance and to continually drive the quality of our fleet forward.”