CAMS Hire, a Guernsey-based construction equipment rental and support provider, has been acquired by GAP Hire Solutions, the UK’s largest privately-owned plant, tools, and equipment rental provider.
In this exciting development, GAP will add CAMS Hire to 4Group, the Jersey based operation purchased in 2018, creating a pan Channel Islands equipment rental, training and logistics support offering. The business will also be re-branded as 4hire.gg.
The move will provide benefits to the hire trade in Guernsey with planned investments in infrastructure, equipment and products, giving customers in Guernsey access to a wider range of newer equipment, allowing for further implementation of the very latest construction techniques. The expanded offering will later also include equipment safety training for customers, so a greater number of builders and organisations can benefit from the new offering.
Paddy Cunningham (shown in main picture), Managing Director of CAMS Hire told Channel Eye: “We are thrilled to move onto the next phase of our development. We have created a great team at CAMS and the resources and experience now available to us with GAP and 4Group will help us achieve even more. After an initial period of settling in, we will be working with our customers to develop new product offerings and provide new solutions to some of our unique island challenges. GAP’s vision is to be the UK’s most innovative equipment rental provider, and this is what we have always aspired to locally as well.”
In the near future, CAMS Hire will be re-branded to become 4hire.gg, retaining its Guernsey identity, while working alongside 4Group. Nigel Blandin, MD of 4Group said: “We have long wanted to offer a true inter-island solution and now is the perfect time. Many of our customers are working in both islands and having the 4hire.gg team onboard will offer a vast range of equipment and solutions with local knowledge and support.”
Douglas Anderson, Joint Managing Director of GAP Group commented, “By adding CAMS Hire to the GAP portfolio, we can now truly offer our customers top to toe UK coverage with all of our 10 operating divisions. The drive and enthusiasm of the CAMS team to be the best in their beautiful island works perfectly with the innovation and quality we offer through 4hire and 4safety in Jersey. We will now be able to share resources and solutions to customers working across the Channel Islands.”