What We Do

We provide high quality powered access machine hire and sales, industry-accredited training and health & safety courses to ensure that anyone working at height is doing it at the safest, most professional way. From only three UK depots and 270 machines in 2002, we have expanded to 30 locations in the UK and six in the Middle East. We now have a fleet of more than 7,000 powered access machines and provide training for more than 25,000 people each year.



Operating since 1998, AFI-Uplift is one of the UK’s leading powered access specialists. We provide national coverage with over 20 depots, and have a versatile fleet of over 6,000 MEWPs, ranging from 3.6m to 58.56m, including articulating and stick booms, scissor lifts, mast lifts and push around verticals (PAVs).
To find out more or to hire a MEWP online visit: www.afi-uplift.co.uk

AJ Rentals

In operation since 1990 and having a fleet of 500 MEWPs, Wales-based AJ Rentals joined the AFI group of companies in 2011, helping us to increase our fleet and network in Wales.
To find out more visit: www.aj-rentals.co.uk

Truck & Track Mounts

Wilson Access Hire

Established in 2002, Wilson Access Hire joined the AFI family in 2013. Wilson provides a comprehensive range of truck and track mounted platforms with reach heights up to 57m. Whether it’s tight, awkward or uneven spaces, Wilson’s truck and track mounts mean nowhere is out of reach. Experts in our industry, our philosophy is to provide a safe, reliable and innovative solution to your working at height needs. Our experienced team is our greatest asset. We pride ourselves on our first class customer service, always putting the customer at the heart of everything we do.
To find out more visit: www.wilsonaccess.co.uk

Powered Access & Specialist Equipment

Hampshire Plant and Access

Hampshire Plant and Access joined the AFI family in 2015. We offer premier plant and powered access equipment for hire, including telehandlers, rollers, compressors and MEWPs. With depots in Winchester, Salisbury, and Southampton, we provide an unrivalled service throughout the southern counties of Hampshire, Berkshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and beyond.
To find out more visit: www.hampshireplantandaccess.co.uk

Rapid Platforms

Based near Stansted Airport, Rapid Platforms joined AFI in 2016. Established in 1982, Rapid Platforms are renowned for providing a high quality service and have a wealth of experience within the powered access and hoists area.
The Rapid Platforms hire fleet covers all categories of MEWPs. Our trained and experienced service engineers maintain our machines to the highest standards. In addition to hire, Rapid Platforms also provide access equipment sales, servicing and training.
To find out more visit: www.rapidplatforms.co.uk

UTN Training

Established in 1996, UTN Training has a long history of providing health, safety and skills training for the construction industry. We are a leading provider of SQA accredited courses for those working in New Roads or Street Works environments. We also offer training courses accredited by CITB SSSTS and SMSTS, IOSH and NEBOSH.
To find out more or to book training online visit: www.utntraining.co.uk

AFI Training

AFI Training is a leading provider of Working at Height accredited training and offer a comprehensive range of IPAF and PASMA courses. Our Working at Height courses are delivered at our dedicated training centres and depot network across the UK. We can also host training on-site at suitable customer premises.
To find out more or to book training online visit: www.afi-training.co.uk

Integrated Training Solutions

Integrated Training Solutions (ITS) provide full cost, fully funded and part-funded NVQs to the construction industry, plant industry and related sectors. We will support you and your employees throughout the whole NVQ process, ensuring the qualifications fit around your work schedule.
To find out more visit: www.training-its.co.uk

AFI Resale

We specialise in new and used powered access machine sales in the UK and abroad. Our dedicated and longstanding team of access experts are on hand to help find the right machine for your project, whether it is to buy brand new machines or used machines from our very own extensive fleet of ex-rental machinery. In addition to sales, we offer service and maintenance options to ensure your machine is safe and legal to use and finance options to UK customers to help manage your purchase with ease.
To find your next machine visit: www.afi-resale.co.uk

AJ Access Platforms

With over 25 years of experience, our focus has always been to supply quality new and used access platforms to customers throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. We pride ourselves on being able to provide cost-effective solutions for our customers.
To find out more and to see what machines we currently have for sale, visit: www.accessplatforms.com

We Buy Any Access Platform

The largest UK dedicated access platform buying service, We Buy Any Access Platform provides a quick, easy and convenient way to sell your access platform. Visit our website and follow the three simple steps: www.webuyanyaccessplatform.com

Access Rental Gulf (ARG)

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

ARG was established in 2008 in two locations – Jubail in Saudi Arabia and Dubai in the UAE. Following a recent programme of investment and expansion, ARG has now also established a presence in Bahrain, Qatar and a second depot in Saudi Arabia.

Qatar is a major market in the Gulf Cooperation Council, behind Saudi and UAE, so it was a logical step for ARG to have a presence there. The new Qatar base will enable ARG to capitalise on the increased construction spend in Qatar as the State increases its infrastructure in advance of the 2022 World Cup.

ARG has one of the most experienced teams in the Middle East, offering machine rental, sales, and working at height training.
Visit our website: www.accessrental-gulf.com

AFI in Figures

Since 2014 our total revenue has increased by 66.5% to £91.4m in 2017. Of this figure, our overseas activities contributed 18.4%.

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As a successful business, we are very aware that we play a significant role in the wellbeing of the people who work with us, in the environment and in the local communities within which we work.

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