Self-drive road sweeper supplier, Go Plant, has completed the acquisition of Yorkshire-based road sweeper business, Smallwoods as part of its continued expansion across the UK.
Go Plant, along with its sister company, Go Plant Fleet Services, currently operate a 4,700-strong fleet of contract hire, operated and self-drive specialist vehicles from 37 depots and service centres nationwide. The company has been seeking to establish a stronger presence in North and East Yorkshire, and the acquisition of Smallwoods will allow it to service public and private sector customers in this area.
Mark Gallimore, Commercial Director at Go Plant, said: “The opportunity to acquire Smallwoods represented a significant expansion in this area. The yard at Smallwoods is perfectly located between York and Pocklington, and this will give us a tremendous platform from which to further develop our offering across Yorkshire.”
Smallwoods has a long history as a family business in York, but until the Go Plant acquisition it had been streamlining operations. The purchase will mean Smallwoods will be placed back on track for growth, with Go Plant aiming to grow its operation to six sweepers over the next year.