Illuminating GAP



With shorter daylight hours rapidly approaching, GAP Hire Solutions has announced an investment in excess of £1m for lighting towers.

GAP’s Head of Procurement, Ken Stewart, commented:“We`re continuing our excellent working relationship with Trime by maintaining our high level of investment in their X-ECO Lighting Towers which deliver significant savings in fuel and harmful carbon emissions as well as providing multi-directional adjustable LED lighting.”

In 2016, GAP was the first national hire provider to invest in the ‘new generation’ lighting towers from Trime. Following site trials with their major customers who were impressed with both the increased efficiency and significant cost savings achieved with them, GAP continues to expand their fleet.

Ken added: “Another factor in our decision making was the selection of Kubota as their engine provider with whom we have a close affinity for excavator and engine supply in general.

“We have a fleet holding in excess of 2,000 lighting towers and this recent order ensures we have a wide range of products at our disposal for distribution to our valued customers.”

With improved running times, reductions in CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption, GAP’s environmentally friendly lighting towers offer significant cost savings compared to standard models.

“Deliveries of new equipment have commenced in anticipation of what will be a very busy trading period for us. Trime’s management and staff in the UK and Italy have been very supportive in meeting our demanding requirements and our relationship will inevitably go from strength to strength. We’re proud to be associated with Trime who we consider to be the market leader in lighting towers,”Ken added.

GAP Hire Solutions has over 140 locations strategically placed across the UK, with eight divisions offering a wide range of hire equipment and services. Traditionally known for plant & tool hire, GAP moved into hiring Non-Mechanical plant, such as fencing and barriers in 2009 and established their Lifting Hire & Sales division in 2011. In 2014, GAP diversified further and launched their Welfare Services, Event Services, Survey & Safety Hire and Vehicle Hire divisions to offer their customers a complete hire solution under the one GAP umbrella. 2015 saw the establishment of a new London Tools & Access division which was set up to deliver a bespoke service to customers within the M25 with fast collection and deliveries.