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Hewden acquire hybrid generator company


Equipment and crane hire firm cranks up sustainable power solutions with Firefly acquisition 

NATIONAL equipment and crane hire specialists Hewden have purchased the rental arm of Firefly – a cleantech company which designs and manufactures industry-leading hybrid generators – for an undisclosed sum.

Hewden say the strategic acquisition is part of their commitment to providing sustainable hire solutions and will ensure they have the most comprehensive range of hybrid generators in the UK.


A range of equipment will be added to Hewden’s product portfolio as part of the acquisition, including generators, hybrid units, solar panels, distribution units, cables and lighting solutions.

Commenting on the acquisition, Hewden’s chief executive officer, Adrian Murphy, said: ‘Sustainability is no longer a nice to have, but rather a fundamental part of how businesses should run. Hewden are committed to providing the most sustainable solutions possible from the products we hire to the places we operate.

‘This investment allows us to expand our portfolio of sustainable power products and ensure we deliver on our promise to be the leading on-site solutions provider in the UK.’

The acquisition of Firefly’s rental business follows more than £25 million worth of investment this year on products such as generators, skid-steer and tracked loaders, telehandlers, non-mechanical plant and cranes. It also follows Hewden’s acquisition of lifting and materials-handling firm Interlift at the start of the year.

‘We’re going into new areas such as events, as well as specialist parts of the industrial sector,’ explained Mr Murphy. ‘Over the past 12 months we’ve restructured the business to take a more sector-based approach. We’ve also brought in the best people in the industry and given them the products and services our customers are asking for. Nobody else in the market can quite do what we do, so we’re in a very good position right now.’


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