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£24 million boost for Wernick hire fleet

posted: 29th Jan 2020

Wernick Hires investment programme saw £24 million invested into the hire fleet in 2019.

Wernicks ongoing commitment to providing choice and quality has resulted in its biggest year of investment to date. This boosted the number of units for hire across all 28 depots, and the quantity of readily available eco units.

Almost 3,500 new units were purchased, a quarter of which are eco mobile and static welfare units for the construction industry. 

To ensure consistency throughout the hire fleet, Wernick has also invested heavily into refurbishing existing units. Which means customers can expect the same level of craftmanship and finish whether choosing from existing stock or opting for a new, bespoke product.

The investment follows a similar expenditure of £23m in 2018, which expanded the number of units available by 2,700.

Spearheading a move towards eco products in the construction sector, Wernick Hire were winners of the 2019 Considerate Constructors Ultra Site Environmental Best Practice prize award under the category supplier of welfare accommodation products which help to drive down a construction site’s carbon footprint.

Available products from Wernick Hire include Fusion Pulse® Eco welfare units which come with the technology to harnesses solar energy, which reduces the units reliance on a diesel generator. This cleaner energy makes the units up to 80% more fuel efficient and less likely to break down.

The Fusion Pulse® units are part of an array of carbon reducing solutions on offer. Wernicks popular Greenspace® range also includes modular anti-vandal and fire-rated units, toilets and showers and standard eco static and mobile self-contained welfare units.

Fully trained staff are on hand to guide customers through the options available and the best way for customers to reduce their carbon footprint. 

Managing Director Michael Thistlethwaite commented: “It is vital that we offer customers choice, availability and above all quality. As well as investing in our stock, we are continually investing in our people, ensuring that they receive the knowledge and support to offer our customers an unrivalled service.”

Wernick Hire is a division of the Wernick Group, now in its 86th year of manufacturing temporary buildings in the UK.