Formby Tool Hire have 2 depots, one in Southport and the other in Formby itself. Being a family owned business in its third generation, the business has been built on providing excellent customer service and an understanding of what the customers expectations are.
With the business growing and more and more light plant being purchased the traditional 3.5 ton drop sliders which Formby have historically operated were proving inflexible due to the limited payload and the need to tow a trailer when delivering and collecting plant equipment.
Having been aware of the Plant & Go®; range from KFS for some time and seeing it in service with other local hire companies, Formby took the opportunity when one of their existing vehicles came to the end of its finance to purchase a Plant & Go® truck which was quickly followed by a second due to the resounding success of the first. Both vehicles are based on the Fiat Ducato with the wider body option which KFS offer and a tailgate.
Simon Thomson (Director at Formby Tool Hire) commented “we have seen over the last year, month on month growth which has been fantastic, and necessitated the purchase of a whole range of new equipment and plant, the KFS Plant & Go® trucks have been part of that investment. The vehicles offer us a great deal more flexibility with regards their carrying capacity, their safer from a driver’s point of view with regards loading and unloading, and from initial indications are going to prove far more cost effective to run and maintain”.