GAP celebrates 45 years of success

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GAP Group Ltd recently celebrated 45 years of successful trading. The national equipment hirer has come a long way since Gordon Anderson opened the first depot in Linwood, next to Glasgow Airport.

GAP Group's Sapphire Plant

2013/14 revenues are expected to be up around 20% from £98 million last year.

GAP has grown from strength to strength since its establishment in 1969, and now operates from almost 100 locations across the UK. The company’s strategy for diversification has been a key driver of success over the coming years and 2013/14 revenues are expected to be up around 20% from £98 million last year.

In order to celebrate 45 years of successful trading, GAP’s suppliers have painted a selection of our plant in sapphire blue – the 45th Anniversary theme. A Kubota KX080-4 excavator, Terex TA9 dumper, Bomag HD12 VV Roller, Atlas Copco XAS-47 DDG Compressor and Rammer BR777 Pecker will be travelling to construction sites across the UK throughout the year.

Ken Stewart, Group Procurement Manager at GAP, commented: “I approached the above key suppliers for their support to help us celebrate our 45th Anniversary by producing bespoke pieces of sapphire painted plant and each of them was keen to participate. The appropriate RAL paint code was identified and provided to our suppliers. The equipment was taken from our production schedules and basically painted “off-line” without causing too much disruption and was delivered in time for display at our annual conference. We now have a small collection of this unique plant that will tour the country during 2014.”

GAP is still 100% family owned and will continue to grow the business with our family values strongly in place. The company is looking forward to the future with lots of exciting things to happen within the coming months.

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