SHB Hire, the family-owned vehicle hire and management company, at number 41 on our Solent 250, has taken delivery of 176 Fiat Professional vans, which will be rented to customers from SHB’s 15 sites across the UK.
Paul Street, managing director of SHB, said: “We have worked with Fiat for a number of years and have always found them to be easy to deal with. Their high standards of customer service and reliability go hand-in-hand with how SHB operates as a business and we believe the vehicles supplied by Fiat will further complement and enhance our expanding reputable fleet.”
SHB continues to grow and a few months ago acquired the UK’s leading traffic management equipment supplier, Acklea.
The acquisition is in line with SHB’s strategic growth targets and vision to be the UK’s leading ‘partner of choice’ for equipment to the highways maintenance and infrastructure market. The Wiltshire-based company will continue to operate from its base in Calne and deliver customer excellence to the traffic management market as a division of SHB.
Both companies are focused on delivering solutions with a strong emphasis on operator and equipment safety. Bringing together the two companies takes advantage of both team’s skills, specialist knowledge and extensive vehicle portfolios. This means we can offer the customer a leading one-stop-shop Highway solution.
Paul Street said: “We are delighted to have had this opportunity to bring together two very strong companies, allowing us to leverage years of experience and skills from the teams. Acklea have a fantastic product in the traffic management vehicles they produce, which are designed and built in Calne, and by adding this to our already strong rental offering for the highways sector we have cemented our place as the leading UK provider.”
The Solent 250 is sponsored by HSBC, KPMG and Irwin Mitchell.