Interesting Facts

We are committed to being the best within our industry and strongly believe that our business will continue to thrive. Learn about our AFI interesting facts.

18 awards & 27 Finals - AFI facts

During the past three years AFI has won 18 prestigious industry awards (including Apprentice of the Year, Workshop Manager of the Year and RoSPA Gold three years running) and has reached the finals in 27 other categories.

AFI's fleet combined would equal the height of 77 kilometres

 If you combined the maximum working heights of all the machines in the AFI fleet it would reach 77 kilometres into the sky, equivalent to the total height of all 7 of the tallest mountains in the world. Or alternatively, the same height 93 Burj Khalfia’s, the world’s tallest building.

 

The mileage covered by our vehicle fleet in 2017 is equivalent to driving around the world 166 times

The mileage covered by our vehicle fleet in 2017 is equivalent to driving around the world 166 times.

 

We train a customer every 4.8 minutes

Every 4.8 minutes we train a customer on a construction safety and working at height course.

we now sell over 2,000 machines per year which equates to a machine sold every 64 minutes

 

As well as hiring, we now sell over 2,000 machines per year which equates to a machine sold every 64 minutes.

We sell across the world from the UK to the Far East and even as far as Antarctica.

 

We are a global business, selling across the world from the UK to the Far East and even as far as Antarctica.

8% of our work force are apprentices

 

In the UK, we have 50 apprentices, representing nearly 8% of our workforce. Some of our earlier apprentices still work in the Group in senior positions, including several Senior Engineers and members of the Senior Management Team.

 

 

We work on high-profile projects, from Leicester City Football Club to Goodwood Festival of Speed to Hinkley Point C to the Bahrain Grand Prix.

 

AFI’s machines have been involved in a variety of high-profile projects, from Leicester City Football Club to Goodwood Festival of Speed to Hinkley Point C to the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The furthest hire from our Southampton depot in the UK is all the way to Falklands, a distance of 8,000 miles

The furthest hire from our Southampton depot in the UK is all the way to Falklands, a distance of 8,000 miles.

In the UK, on average the hire period is 16 days whereas in our Middle East operations, this is significantly longer at around 85 days

In the UK, on average the hire period is 16 days whereas, in our Middle East operations, this is significantly longer at around 85 days.

Strategy

Our strategy is based around four key areas: profitability, customer service, developing our team, and safety and innovation.

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Overseas

AFI has a substantial presence in the Middle East where our Access Rental Gulf (ARG) business is making a significant contribution to group revenues and profits.

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