Morris Leslie strengthens foothold in England with Harborough Hire Centre acquisition
Scottish-based plant hire company, Morris Leslie Plant Hire has acquired Harborough Hire Centre based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
The sale, which was concluded on Friday, 31st of March for an undisclosed sum, sees Morris Leslie Plant Hire increase its UK wide depot network to 15, providing plant hire services from the highlands of Scotland to the south coast of England.
The purchase increases Morris Leslie’s already extensive plant hire fleet by over 300 machines.
Graham Ogilvie, managing director for Morris Leslie Plant Hire, said: “We are delighted to have concluded the purchase of the long established and well respected hire business which has been built up and grown by John and team at Harborough Hire Centre.
“This strategic purchase will allow us to expand our offering in the Leicestershire and East Midlands area.”
The sale sees all of Harborough Hire Centre staff being retained and joining the Morris Leslie Plant Hire business.
Mr Ogilvie added: “While the name may be changing, Harborough Hire customers can be sure that they will continue to receive the same first class service from the same great team!”
This announcement comes just 2 weeks after the news of Morris Leslie Plant Hire’s record-breaking JCB order for almost £90 million to support their 2023 growth plans.