Vp plc comprises of six main operating divisions, providing the rental and sale of specialist products and associated services to the construction, civil engineering, rail, oil and gas exploration, events and industrial market sectors.
Operating out of Aberdeen, Great Yarmouth and Singapore, Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services holds a leading market position in the supply of a comprehensive range of compressed air, nitrogen and steam generation equipment and services, supporting well testing, pipeline dewatering and drying, platform fabric maintenance and underbalanced drilling segments of the global oil and gas industries.
Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services have been helping the oil and gas exploration and production industries for more than thirty years, in more than thirty countries. With a fleet of Zone II and Rigsafe specification air compressors, Airpac fit a range of safety features for the exacting needs that the extreme offshore environments many of their customers operate in.
Groundforce has been (literally) supporting the construction industry for over twenty years. Providing specialist equipment rental including shoring, piling solutions, pipe pressure testing equipment and surveying equipment.
Operating a nationwide network of 13 depots, Groundforce supply the largest range of excavation support systems and associated products in the UK. A comprehensive technical support service is provided by a dedicated team of qualified civil engineers.
The product portfolio includes the full range of trench box systems, trench sheets and piles, together with light and heavy duty hydraulic bracing and strutting systems. Groundforce business units supply laser & survey instruments, pipe stoppers, piling and formwork equipment.
Survey Technology, a division of Groundforce, is the leading independent provider for hire, sale, service and repair of surveying instruments in the UK and are dedicated to the supply of high quality optical and electronic instruments to the construction industry.
The range of Hire equipment includes everything from Automatic Levels for simple site levelling to robotic total stations to allow rapid one man surveying and setting out. Complementing these items are a range of interior and exterior laser products and a range of detection equipment including cable location equipment and environmental monitoring solutions.
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Vp's national tool hire business, Hire Station has a network of almost 90 branches throughout the UK, supplying to both trade customers and the general public. A leading specialist at the forefront of the tool hire industry, Hire Station can also offer a single point of contact service - One Call - for those contractors who work across the UK.
Each branch provides a comprehensive range of tools, small equipment and allied services including access & support (alloy towers/pop-up platforms), lighting, power generation, & welding, drilling/breaking/fixing, cutting & grinding, concrete & compaction, woodworking, plumbing & pumping, cleaning & floor preparation.
Hire Station also operates three other specialist services:
Lifting Point applies the same customer centred approach to the hire of specialist material handling equipment, overhead runway beam testing, equipment inspections and PAT testing.ESS Safeforce is a specialist in safety hire, sales and service, with a market leading largest and modern fleet, allowing it's customers peace of mind and helping them to comply with Health and Safety regulations.Climate Hire which provides cooling, heating, drying and clean air hire and sales solutions, effectively improving the local environment upto national specialist solutions.
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Torrent Trackside is a leading supplier of specialist rail equipment and rail contracting services on both Network Rail and London Underground infrastructure. With depots strategically positioned on major rail routes throughout the UK, Torrent's dedicated staff and wide ranging services offer reliable support to maintenance and renewals contractors enabling them to concentrate on the timely completion of their contracts.
Torrent provides the following services to the Rail Sector: Portable rail plant for hire, supported by security and logistics solutions, qualified portable rail plant.Operators, dedicated traffic management teams, with chapter 8 certification, plant operator training.Contracting services including trackside lighting, temporary solutions and tunnel ventilation.
TPA is the UK's leading supplier of portable roadways, pedestrian walkways, portable bridging, barriers and fencing. Its aluminium 'traxpanel' roadway system is widely used across a number of sectors from construction to major outdoor events, providing safe and easy access to industry and public alike.
Based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, the company also has depots in London and Scotland enabling it to service the entire UK easily. With a staff based in Germany, work is also regularly undertaken across mainland Europe.
Innovation is at the heart of TPA's ethos. So far the unique 'steerable' Traxpanel has been a huge success with customers, allowing roadways to be laid neatly around almost any immovable obstacle. Cable ducts and speed retarders are also amongst TPA's innovations. The company's 'camber' panel provides orthogonal traction to vehicles and is also a first within the industry. It is this attitude to innovation that keeps TPA ahead of its competitors and which won it a prestigious Queen's Award for Industry in 2005.