Picture of Surrey hire staff with Glen Hampson of Kubota UK

Surrey Hire appoints Kubota sole excavator supplier

Published:  22 June, 2018

Independent tool and plant hire company Surrey Hire & Sales has appointed Kubota as its sole supplier of excavator machinery.

The two year process of switching its 45 strong digger fleet over to the Japanese manufacturer is already under way.

The company, which covers Surrey and West London, was established in 1979 and employs 23 staff to provide plant hire equipment through depots in Epsom, Addlestone and Heathrow.

Having previously used multiple suppliers, Surrey Hire decided to work with a single manufacturer that had an extensive range of excavators – particularly 1-3 tonne machines – and could provide the highest levels of service and aftersales support.

Steve Dormer, managing director of Surrey Hire & Sales, said: ‘We are always looking at ways to streamline our business operations and we felt having a single point of contact that could meet all our excavator needs would enhance efficiencies and help us provide a better service to our customers.

‘After speaking to numerous fellow hire companies and user-operators, it became very clear that Kubota is the go-to manufacturer for excavator machinery, not only because of the broad range of products available but also because the machines are robust and perform to the highest level in the toughest conditions.

‘In addition, through Kubota’s extensive dealer network, Lister Wilder is on hand to service and maintain the fleet whenever we need it, which is paramount to the success of our business.

‘We are very excited to begin this relationship with Kubota and the future looks great. We continue to invest in our machinery fleet, we have a new sales team in place and we will soon be opening our fourth depot. We look forward to working with Kubota as our business continues to grow.’

Surrey Hire has begun the two year process of replenishing its fleet with Kubota machinery with the recent purchase of 9 x U17s, 4 x U27s and 4 x K008s.

Glen Hampson, business development manager construction division at Kubota UK, said: ‘We are very happy to be working with Surrey Hire.

‘Steve and his team have built up a great reputation in Surrey and West London as a company that provides quality equipment and service to its customers and we aim to take this to the next level with our latest machinery and excellent aftersales support.’

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