September 2, 2015

As the economy continues to improve and the market recovery stays on track, the pent up demand for machines is beginning to be released.

Contractors and plant hirer customers are now feeling more confident in their workloads and so have a greater confidence that they will be able to finance any move for more equipment.

But that doesn’t mean that fleet managers are ready to throw money away. If anything the last few years of recession has made companies more reluctant to part with their cash unless they can be convinced they are getting real value for money.

Some plant manufacturers offer ‘whole life’ guarantees that seem to promise the earth but in the end deliver very little. They seem to fail to take into consideration the hefty up-front cost of their equipment which will very often totally outweigh any perceived ‘whole life’ warranty saving.

Over the years Molson has developed a reputation as being straight talking with exceptionally high after sales service. We believe we match the right products with the right customer and then back that up with industry leading service values that ensures we will not leave a customer stranded with a break down on site.

For Kent hirer FGS Plant being able to offer real value for money throughout our product range, coupled with those service levels, has been paramount in its decision to buy some 30 Hyundai machines from Molson in just two years.

During that time it has taken crawler excavators from across the Hyundai range including six R80CR-9A 8tonne midi-excavators, R140LC-9A machines and R220LC-9A crawler excavators.

Area sales manager Stuart Butler has been dealing with the FGS Plant team since it bought its first Hyundai two years ago. It offers self-drive machines as well as contract plant hire with qualified drivers for firms across London and the South East. Stuart advised the team to try the Hyundai machines and says that they offer the best value for money.

He said: “The Hyundai machines work best for FGS. They are a quality product and offer all the latest features and gadgets that operators expect but at a price that is more affordable. In the end it means that FGS can see a return on its investment.”

The plant purchase regime has seen FGS draw the Hyundai excavators into its fleet at a steady rate over the past two years with the team replacing its older stock as and when demand dictates.

Stuart said: “We have worked with the FGS team to help replace machines as they get older until we have reached the point now when we have 30 Hyundai’s working in the FGS fleet.”

FGS Plant has helped supply plant and drivers to some of the biggest construction projects in London and the South East. Its mission is to be safe whilst delivering practical solutions to customer’s plant hire needs with impeccable service offering the best value for money.

FGS Plant prides itself on the success of the organisation built on the mutual respect of its employees, customers, suppliers and the local community while always ensuring the health, safety and welfare of employees and others is a key priority.

Stuart said: “Like most firms these days FGS Plant needs to know that its money has been well spent and it is getting the best value from it. I believe that the Hyundai machines and Molson’s famed customer service offers that best value.”