The new trading name for the combined Fork Rent and One Call Hire companies headed up by chief executive Steve Corcoran is Ardent Hire Solutions.
As reported last August, Fork Rent, the UKs largest specialist telehandler rental company was acquired by private equity firms Searchlight Capital Partners and Duke Street and merged with One Call Plant Hire – with ex Speedy chief executive Steve Corcoran leading the buy-out and the combined business. See Fork Rent acquired
The operation has 12 depots, with five additional locations planned to be opened over the next two years. The company has suggested that it will invest around £160 million to expand and renew its fleet over the next three years