7 September 2021
Strong construction activity and greater stability in the oil and gas industries has created steady demand for Aberdeen-based Palmaris Plant Hire.
“It’s really very busy,” said sales manager Murray Brodie. “House builders are flat out, homes are selling like hot cakes and the oil industry has bounced back. There’s also a strong focus on renewable energy installations such as wind farms on and offshore.
“We’re busy supplying groundworks contractors and builders, and utilisation is very high.”
Recent Palmaris additions include ten Shindaiwa PowerCenter 15 generators, multi-voltage units that have a 15kVA capacity. This takes the number of Shindaiwa machines in the fleet to 50.
“They are very good, reliable units and customers like them,” said Murray, who is pictured (left) with Shindaiwa’s Scottish sales consultant Alan Bissett. “They are also straightforward to service.”
Another strong market for Palmaris at the moment is welfare units, site accommodation and portable toilets.
“We have approximately 200 chemical toilets in the fleet now and as soon as one comes back from hire it’s off again to the next customer," said Murray.
“Some sites are doubling or trebling the number of units they have because of Covid-19 requirements and home owners want to minimise the number of outsiders who enter their houses.”
Palmaris has another tool hire and equipment hire depot in Elgin, which also reports brisk business levels.