Go Plant continues expansion with SM Sweepers acquisition

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Go Plant has expanded its operations in the midlands by acquiring SM Sweepers, adding specialist vehicles to Go Plant’s fleet.

Effective from March 16, the acquisition will see SM Sweepers continue to operate from Islip, Kettering.

It also increases the number of primary operating centres to 11 and the operated sweeper fleet to 400.

These are supported further by a network of 12 satellite sites and a number contract service centres, which brings the grand total to nearly 40 sites.

Go Plant’s chief executive officer Vaughan McLeod said: “Go Plant having a small presence in the South Midlands, had identified it as key to expansion.

"Therefore, SM Sweepers was an excellent fit, operationally and in delivering the same high standards and service levels to its customers.”

Critical to Go Plant was the TUPE transfer of their operators and therefore enabling the continuation of service to current and future customers.

“The purchase also adds a number of specialist vehicles into the fleet, including two Beam sweepers and a Quadvac sweeper, as well as a de-watering facility,” said McLeod.

“This comes as Go Plant is already expanding its Beam sweeper fleet, having ordered five new beams which will be distributed around the regional service centres.

“One of our key objectives is the ongoing development of systems to recycle waste from sweeper arisings, the de-watering facility is a vital piece of that puzzle and puts us a step closer to achieving our aims.

"Whilst the acquisition brings valuable equipment and expertise, it gives customers in the area peace of mind and brings the Go Plant brand to a wider audience.”

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