HSS adds increased capability to power solutions division in Scotland

HSS Hire Services Group (“HSS Hire”), the UK’s award-winning national supplier of tools, equipment and related services has acquired Apex Generators Ltd, the Scottish generator hire company, from owners Nevis Capital.

The acquisition will support the Group’s existing specialist power division – which includes their successful Abird business – enabling them to better service a wider geographical area. It will also give both Abird and Apex greater ability to fulfil national power solution contracts.

Apex Generators has an established market leading position throughout Scotland as an experienced generator hire specialists offering the highest levels of service to a significant customer base in the construction, house-building, , events, industrial, marine and offshore sectors. HSS plans to retain the strong Apex brand whilst investing in the business – which will include installing their ‘RFM Smart Equipment’ technology to the Apex fleet.

Chris Davies, Chief Executive Officer at HSS Hire said: “The addition of Apex to the HSS Group is another solid step in the growth of our company as we continue to increase our presence in existing markets and expand into new ones throughout the UK and Ireland. It supports our existing power solutions capabilities, bolstering our specialist Abird power business and further enhancing our position as a trusted partner and service leader in the tools and equipment rental, outsourcing and services sector.”

Darron Cavanagh, Managing Director at Abird said: “We’re really pleased to welcome the Apex team to the Group. Their expertise and established presence in Scotland will not only help us to better serve our customers in this area but together we will also be able to offer all of our customers a truly national specialist power solution.”

Robert Gibson, Manager at Apex – and previously of LCH – said: “This is the start of an exciting new chapter for our business. With the support of the HSS Hire Group, we will be able to make further investment in our fleet, grow our network and deliver our excellent service levels to customers on a more national basis, whilst still retaining the specialist nature of our brand. We’re delighted to be joining the team.”

Brian Aitken, Partner at Nevis Capital, said “Apex has grown to be a successful generator hire business in Scotland across the construction, housebuilding, events, industrial and marine sectors. We have no doubt that the business is better together as part of a national operation such as HSS where it can continue to grow and develop”.