L. Lynch Plant Hire is meeting hire demands by opening a new, purpose-built depot in Rushden, Northamptonshire. This is the latest investment by the company which has spent more than £19 million this year on equipment alone – despite the industry problems and financial situation over the past two years. The influx of new equipment means the company has maintained its 18 month old average age target throughout its 1,800 mixed fleet items.
"The new depot – a converted heavy goods vehicle yard - is set on a three acre site and has been purpose-designed for our use including workshops, integrated offices and a large storage area," said director Rob Lynch. "There is also plenty of room for further expansion in the future."
With good road links both to the north and east/west, the new depot is well placed to service both the Midlands (including Derbyshire and Lincolnshire) as well as East Anglia and across to Wales.
The depot was officially opened by the Mayor of Rushden last month with more than 300 guests and customers enjoying an 'open day' that included eight major suppliers exhibiting their own equipment and products. A digger game staged by Lynch in the ITV show 'Red or Black' was recreated for plant operators to play. The open day culminated in the presentation of a £6,000 cheque from Lynch to Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
"We are very keen to be part of the local community and want to help local charities," said Lynch. "At the moment business is good with utilisation and hire rates on the up. We are currently planning our bulk equipment orders for next year with our major suppliers. We expect an upturn in the Midlands region area and our investment will help us serve demand."