Ashtead

At a glance

We operate mainly in the US, Canada and UK, under the brand names Sunbelt Rentals in the US and Canada and A-Plant in the UK. 

  Sunbelt US Sunbelt Canada A-Plant
Description The second largest equipment rental company in the US, Sunbelt US continues to increase its market share rapidly. Sunbelt US has 793 locations. Market share increasing in Canada with 68 locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.  The largest equipment rental business in the UK with 191 locations nationwide, operating in a mature, stable market.
Employees 13,551 1,009 3,799
Principal operating regions US Canada UK
LTM revenues to 31 July 2019 $5,202m
(£4,037m)
C$362
(£212m)
£481m
LTM operating
profit to 31 July 2019
$1,606
(£1,247m)
C$57m
(£33m)
£56m


Ashtead provides rental solutions in all manner of situations including:

  • Non residential construction markets - providing all types of construction equipment
  • Facilities management - providing all types of equipment for maintenance and repair rather than new construction
  • Disaster relief - providing pumps and power generation equipment in all types of application ranging from assistance at times of flooding due to weather (e.g. following storms/hurricanes) to a burst water supply
  • Major event management - providing power generation, lighting and other equipment for events such as the Super Bowl and other sporting events, major music concerts and festivals
  • Climate Control - providing temporary, portable, supplemental and emergency cooling, heating and dehumidification equipment to the construction, commercial, industrial and events markets
  • Scaffolding - providing rental solutions, including installation, for access to new or existing structures
  • Traffic management - providing portable traffic systems to facilitate major engineering projects or clean-up after an accident.

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