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AR Demolition invests millions in new equipment

By Tom Pegden

An East Midlands-based demolition contractor has put millions of pounds of investment into new vehicles and premises.

AR Demolition has invested more than £2.6 million in new plant and vehicles, alongside new facilities at its home near Market Bosworth, in west Leicestershire.

The business, which recently came under a new shared ownership, will used the premises as a workshop for its machinery and vehicles, as well as fabrication and engineering, Some 12 staff are based at the new facilities.

They will also be the home of AR’s haulage activities, managed by Alex Murrell, the company’s plant and logistics manager.

AR has also bought a new excavator with a crane that has three quick release arms that cut downtime on site, and which can stretch to 100ft.

It has also put money into new demolition excavators, HGVs and smaller vehicles taking AR’s fleet to more than 50 vehicles.

Founded in 2007, AR is now under joint ownership by new managing director Mike Henderson and finance director Matt Munro, alongside chief executive Richard Dolman.

Mr Henderson, who joined the senior management team in late 2016, said: “We are pleased that this latest stage of the development of our company is complete, and the foundations are all in place for our future.

“For the benefit of our own business but also the demolition industry as a whole, AR is determined to pioneer standards for safety, staff welfare, sustainability and innovation.

“Over several years to shape and offer our clients true enabling solutions, we have innovated with technology, engineering and demolition techniques as can be seen in our latest investment in our high-reach demolition excavator with quick release arms and attachments, a first for the industry in Britain.

“These solutions themselves require good maintenance to ensure they remain effective and efficient.

“Our new premises will help us ensure that standards remain high, both in how we do our work and in how we look after our staff.

“That’s a key part of how we take our company forward. Under our new joint ownership and with our expanded premises, plant and vehicles secured, the next stages of our journey have clarity and direction, with focus on key deliverables and areas of business activity.”

He said the company plans to switch its diesel vehicles to low carbon fuel in the early part of next year and is currently researching the costs and practicalities of using hydrogenated vegetable oil.

The rest of the fleet already consists of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Mr Henderson said: “We’re in this for the long haul and the investment in our new machinery, vehicles and facilities demonstrates the belief we have in our business and values.

“Of course as a specialist demolition contractor, it’s exciting to be continuing to add to our fleet.

“We’ve created a reputation for innovation and sustainability, so having modern machinery is essential for the delivery of our services.”

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