The total order included 40 Tall Porta-Gantry cranes, 30 2,000kg-capacity Intermediate Porta-Gantry systems, and five 5,000kg-capacity Tall Porta-Gantry cranes. All were standard items but part of the new ‘winch ready’ range, which allows the operator to easily convert the gantries for use with the mechanical hoisting device.

Lisa Blake, specialist services director at Speedy, said: “To satisfy our customer demand we have invested in the volume of innovative assets in this category. This particular investment has enabled us to spread the assets regionally, which gives us the ability to react quicker, providing on-time delivery to customers across the UK.”

David Underhill, business development manager at Reid, said: “Reid has worked closely with the hire industry for many years and we are proud of our status as a key partner to major players in the sector. The rental market does not have time to deal with unreliable products, poor customer service, or equipment that is not in high demand, so we view this order as a solid endorsement of our products and overall offering as a company.”