UK regional powered access rental company Warren Access is celebrating 30 years in business.
It has also purchased two new 20 metre Ruthmann Ecoline RS 200’s truck mounted lifts, plus two Klubb van mounted platforms from CPL - the 12 metre KL26 telescopic on a cutaway van, with no outriggers, and a 14 metre K38P.
Warren access was established in May 1993 after Derek Warren was laid off after 28 years with rental company Marshall Branson, where he was general manager of its Plant and Access division
At 53 he used his redundancy money to purchase two used Acklift van mounted platforms, and using contacts made over almost three decades in the business, got off to a good start. Over the next two years, he expanded the fleet to 12 vehicle mounts, and in 2005 his son Graeme and daughter in law Michelle joined the business.
2008 saw Warren Access take delivery of the first two 27 metre Multitel MX270’s in the UK.
The company continued to expand seeing fleet investments including more truck mounted lifts while moving into spider lift rental. Along with the growth came a move to larger premises, while gaining IPAF and PASMA training centre accreditation.
Derek Warren retired from the business in 2018 leaving it to the second generation, but still continues to offer support from the side lines.
Graeme Warren said: “Being the same age now as my Dad was when he started Warren Access, I am so proud of everything he has achieved and the commitment it took from him to make this happen. It’s true to say that Warren Access would not be the business that it is today, had it not been for him, his approach to business and his love of people and customers. Thank you, Dad, for everything you have done.”
Michelle Warren added: “The next year is exciting, our new vehicles will let us do even more with new customers and those that have been with us on our journey so far. We’re proud of the business over the last 30 years, and the next 30 to come!”