Our main aim is to profitably develop and sustain our business as one of the UK’s leading plant and equipment hire companies whilst maintaining our position as the largest compaction and surface dressing plant hire specialist in the UK.
We mainly provide non-operated plant and equipment hire services to the Construction, Civil Engineering and Road Maintenance sectors and adopt the culture of “Committed to Service” in everything we do.
Subject to sustainability, customer requirements and appropriate market conditions we will continue to extend the range of our activities and geographical coverage of our operations.
We undertake to fulfil our corporate and social responsibilities and respond to the needs of and enhance our reputation and image with the following stakeholders:
External and Internal Customers
Local communities, public at large and all affected by our activities
This will be achieved by:
Striving for excellence in our leadership, working practices and relationships
Honesty, integrity and being ethical in all our dealings
Giving full commitment to our Quality, Health & Safety, Environmental, Human Resource and Corporate Social Responsibility Policies
Delivering to our customers and receiving from our suppliers the right quality and value of products and services
Investing in our people, appropriate technologies, infrastructure and equipment to enable the delivery of our Missions, Business Plans and Objectives
Communicating and working with our Stakeholders to deliver improvement in all our services, activities, relationships and business results.
The Company has made considerable progress during its 50 year journey. Established in 1965, near Ludlow in Shropshire, Clee Hill Plant started out life as a transport business hauling crushed stone from local quarries to motorway construction sites. This soon led to a decision by the owner to diversify into the hire of plant surfacing and compaction equipment. By 1989 the company turnover had grown to £2m with 30 employees. For the first half of its life Clee Hill Plant was privately owned by aptly named Plant family but in 1989 it was acquired by NSM plc, a large industrial group whose core business was mining and the extraction of coal and other minerals. Under NSM management the company opened new depots in Chesterfield (1991) and Darlington (1992) and by 1997 its turnover had grown to £4m with 58 employees.
However, Clee Hill’s management believed they could take the business forward more effectively if they could act independently of the NSM Group and this led to a management buyout in May 1997.
This proved a wise move and since then the company has grown and prospered. New depots were opened in Glasgow (1998 relocated in 2012), Dartford (2000), Stoke (2004), Corby (2011), Andover (2011) and Newton Abbot in 2017.
By adopting the ethos of being ‘Committed To Service In Everything We Do’ and focussing on meeting our customers’ expectations the business has grown its customer base and the breadth of its services. The Clee Hill Hire fleet has grown out of all recognition, from the early days, and now comprises of over 2,000 units from leading manufacturers using technology and operating with low noise, low emissions and sophisticated systems that would have been unimaginable back in 1965 or even 1997.
In 2019 the Company achieved a record turnover of over £18m thanks to the efforts, commitment and high levels of competency of all its employees which are now approaching 200 in number.
Across the UK Clee Hill’s plant and equipment, large and small can be seen working on construction sites, civil engineering projects and the UK’s road network safely and reliably. Clee Hill is the largest compaction and surface dressing hire company in the UK and we also operate a ‘general purpose’ fleet of compact and mid-range sized construction and materials handling equipment. Throughout our history of over 50 years, we have invested heavily in the latest market leading equipment, staff training and local on-site support which have all helped to establish Clee Hill Plant as a valued supplier to many of the largest construction and civil engineering companies in the UK.
Today, Clee Hill Plant has a nationwide network of depots providing local sales and service support, a fleet of over 2,000 machines and an experienced, qualified and enthusiastic team of employees who are fully committed to maintaining our reputation for delivering first class customer service.
Clee Hill Plant, committed to service in everything we do.
Having completed over 50 years in servicing customer’s needs, we look to the future and to opportunities for further growth using the latest innovative technology, new processes and services and the continuous development of our management systems and staff.
Constantly working to our Core Values and Mission Statement we will continue to deliver to our customers old and new:
• A wide range of the latest market leading equipment
• A prompt, efficient and friendly service
• Safety, security and assurance
• Value for money