Portfolio News

AFI-Uplift has recently acquired Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA). This deal is the fifth bolt-on acquisition since Rutland first invested in the AFI Group in May 2013, when it successfully completed the simultaneous merger of three companies; AFI-Uplift and Hi-Reach in the UK and Access...

— International Centre for Automotive Technology Signs Agreement with Millbrook

Laidlaw Interiors Group has had its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health recognised in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015 and will receive a Gold award at the RoSPA award ceremony on 15 July 2015. The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety...

— Millbrook Goes Mobile with PEMS Methane Measurement

AFI has won another top industry award for its SmartZone safety and security device. SmartZone controls and monitors the use of powered access equipment and was judged 'Product of the Year' at the recent Hire Association of Europe Excellence Awards. SmartZone brings far reaching improvements to...

Maplin has focussed strongly on product and service in recent years, which has paid dividends as the electronic retailer has seen its strongest growth since 2008. Maplin's full year like-for-like figures have increased by 4.3% with revenue up by 6.3% to £237m. Online sales have increased...

— Award Win For Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw

Bernard Matthews recognises just how important green energy is to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for the business whilst better managing natural resources and protecting the environment for future generations. This ethos has provided the basis for Bernard Matthews' Big Green Plan; the company's...

— AFI Wins Equipment Supplier of the Year Award