AFI-Uplift Investment Timeline

AFI Group Opens New Depot in Bahrain

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10 May 2017

AFI group has opened a new depot in Bahrain to continue its expansion in the Middle East. The new depot has got off to a flying start supplying two Snorkel TB126J, a JLG 860SJ, a Snorkel TB85J and a Skyjack SJ86T for use at the recent Bahrain Grand Prix.


AFI started its operations, Access Rental Gulf, in the Middle East in 2008 opening a depot in Dubai, and has since grown with depots in Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Jeddah, Doha and now Bahrain.

AFI Acquires Kimberly Rentals Group

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19 July 2017

AFI has acquired Kimberly Rentals Group (‘Kimberly’). This deal further strengthens AFI’s position within the powered access equipment rental sector bringing its annual turnover to nearly £100m. The acquisition will bring the number of machines in the Group’s rental fleet to over 7,000.

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11 October 2017

World's largest boom lift joins AFI's super-set fleet

AFI: UK Customer Service Awards Finalist 2018

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16 November 2017

AFI has reached the finals of the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2018 in the Best Application of Technology category. The winners are due to be announced on 6 March after being judged by a panel of industry experts, business leaders and academics.