News from the AFI-group of companies

Hire | Training | Sales | Safety

  • 26
    August 2020

    AFI launches first fully integrated MEWP hire App

  • 24
    July 2020

    Introducing the Falcon Spider Atrium Crawler Lift FS330Z

    The new articulated Falcon Spider Atrium Crawler Lift FS330Z is one of the highest articulated Z-boom on the market. This ultimate crawler platform is now part of the Wilson Access Fleet.
  • 13
    March 2020

    COVID-19 update on training courses

  • 9
    March 2020

    AFI achieves IPAF Rental + Gold status

    The AFI group of companies has achieved IPAF Rental+ Gold Status for their MEWP hire and rental operations. The highest standard in powered access equipment hire.
  • 16
    December 2019

    Rapid Platforms now offer a wider range of Goods and Passengers Construction Hoists

    Rapid Platforms have over 35 years’ experience in supplying solutions for the vertical transportation of persons and materials with their Construction Hoists.
  • 10
    December 2019

    4 things you need to know about IPAF Training

    The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide and here at UTN we are recognised as one of the leading approved IPAF training providers in the UK.
  • 6
    December 2019

    Graham Hawkins named as MD of Hampshire Plant & Access

    The AFI group of companies has announced the promotion of Graham Hawkins to Managing Director of Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA).
  • 29
    November 2019

    AFI is shortlisted for the Construction News Specialists Awards 2020

    AFI has been selected as a finalist in the Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year category of the 2020 Construction News Specialists Awards.
  • 7
    March 2019

    AFI Shortlisted for the Hire Awards of Excellence Awards

    We have been shortlisted for five categories in the 2019 Hire Awards of Excellence (HAE) 2019 awards.
  • 20
    November 2019

    Sustainability Update: 64 of AFIs MEWP fleet is now Electric or Hybrid

    AFI group of companies, one of the UK's leading powered access specialists, has invested significantly to replace their powered access fleet towards more specialist hybrid or electric equipment to keep up with market demand and comply with increasingly strict emissions regulations.
  • 30
    October 2019

    AFI becomes Film & TV’s 'Albert Sustainable Production' recommended Supplier

    The AFI group of companies has become a recommended supplier to the UK Production & Broadcasting Industry by the prestigious BAFTA Albert Consortium.
  • 4
    October 2019

    Brexit-Proof 7 Tips to Help Your Construction Company

    Brexit is a hot topic at the moment and construction companies across the UK are feeling the effect of the uncertainty. We are taking a look at the ways in which you can help your company during these times. Read on to find out more.
  • 12
    September 2019

    Access Rental Gulf in $5m USD Skyjack middle east fleet investment

    Access Rental Gulf (ARG) part of the AFI group of companies, has placed a $5m USD new equipment order with leading manufacturer Skyjack.
  • 20
    August 2019

    AFI’s Nick Higgins steps up to group COO role

    The AFI group of companies has announced the promotion of Nick Higgins to Group Chief Operating Officer
  • 14
    August 2019

    Acquisition of Facelift and new £60m financing from Pricoa Private Capital

    AFI-Uplift Limited (‘AFI’ or ‘The Group’), one of the UK and Middle East’s leading powered access specialists offering machine rental and sales as well as industry-accredited training and health & safety courses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Facelift (GB) Limited (‘Facelift’). The Group has also secured new long-term financing from Pricoa Private Capital (‘Pricoa’).
  • 30
    July 2019

    AFIs delivery fleet is Ultra Low Emission Zone Ready

    The AFI group of companies has announced its inhouse delivery fleet is Ultra Low Emission ready across the UK.
  • 23
    July 2019

    AFI Webinar: 5 Tips to Reduce MEWP downtime from electrical breakdowns

    The AFI group of companies has announced its latest webinar will be on Tuesday 30th July at 10AM BST.
  • 18
    July 2019

    Wilson Access increase Midlands coverage from purpose-built depot in Birmingham

    Powered access specialist Wilson Access increases Midlands coverage for their specialist truck and track mounted platforms from a purpose-built depot in Birmingham.
  • 3
    July 2019

    AFI’s Brian Parker takes on 3rd ZIGGURAT bike ride for the construction and built environment sector

    AFI’s Business Development Manager (Technical Support) Brian Parker is taking up a 326-mile, 4-day cycling journey from London to Compiegne in the 3rd annual ZIGGURAT challenge.
  • 2
    July 2019

    Amazing 2-day dinosaur installation at Heathrow Terminal 5

    AFI’s major project team has been busy this spring with the successful installation of a 13 metre 155 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton, which towered over the check-in at Heathrow Terminal 5.