Ashtead’s North American operation, Sunbelt Rentals has acquired aerial lift rental company King Equipment.
Sante Fe Springs, Los Angeles, California, based King was established by owner Ernie Quijada in 2007, with a focus on providing boom and scissor lifts across the northern Los Angeles region. It also has a location in Colton, in the North East part of the area.
The business services a diverse range of customers, including electrical, structural steel, plumbing and HVAC contractors, as well as the construction and public utility sectors.
Sunbelt said: “We are excited to welcome King Equipment to the Sunbelt Rentals team. This exciting development enlarges Sunbelt Rentals’ California footprint and provides King’s valued customers with access to a more diverse product and service offering. With the addition of these new General Tool and Aerial Work Platform locations in California, Sunbelt Rentals can better serve the greater Los Angeles market by providing an effective rental solution for any project or job, including infrastructure, residential or commercial construction, facility maintenance, or homeowner applications.”
Quijada added: “Sunbelt is an exciting opportunity for King’s customers and a terrific cultural fit for our people. Combining forces gives us the ability to serve our customers with more equipment and also gives our people many opportunities for career advancement and enrichment.”
No details of the transaction have been revealed at this point.