We manufacture, supply and hire a range of equipment to the tunnelling, construction and civil engineering industries.

Specialist Plant is the leading independent equipment hire and engineering service supplier to the UK's tunnelling, construction and civil engineering industries, operating within the Joseph Gallagher Group.

We operate a wide range of equipment, including our substantial fleet of ventilation fans (one of the UK's largest), and our own in-house designed air powered grouting equipment which offers simplicity with rugged reliability for the harshest of conditions. Plus much more.. 

Our Mission

Specialist Plant Associates is committed to exceeding customer expectations with quality equipment and a reliable service that recognises us a market leader.

Our Values

We are passionate about our customers and we are proud of what we do. We strive to maintain an ethical and honest approach to our business. 

Our Service

We are happy to visit your sites if required, in order to assess your project needs. This enables us to offer you the best solution with the right equipment for the job.

Extensive Knowledge and Expertise

With our complex knowledge in our sectors, we are able to  provide you with support and guidance with your hire/purchase and advise you on best methods and equipment for particular projects. 

We are innovative and forward thinking

Providing you with solutions for our equipment that may not be in our fleet, or adapting existing equipment. 

International supply

Our hire equipment can be supplied to contracts in every part of the UK as well as abroad. Within the UK, we can operate a next day delivery and with many of our stock lines, we are able to provide them on the same day if necessary. 


We have worked in partnership with many of our clients for years and have built an excellent rapport and long standing business relationships. We are proud to have clients that are happy with our services and continue using us.


We define corporate responsibility as action taken by the company which positively impacts on our customers, stakeholders, our people, our suppliers and the communities around our business and which includes and goes beyond our legal and regulatory obligations.


Specialist Plant Associates recognises its operations directly impact on the environment and therefore we continually assess the environmental implications of our activities. Our decisions are made with the understanding of the potential impact on people and the environment, for the future. We extend our environmental awareness to our clients, sub-contractors and suppliers and seek co-operation at all times in all activities, minimising adverse effects. We seek to maintain and instigate continued improvements such as recycling materials, protection of our surroundings and the well-being of our neighbours is paramount.


It is our policy to maintain a quality system designed to meet the needs and expectations of our customer, therefore ISO 9001:2008 is fundamental to our business. It provides the platform for our systems and is essential for our ‘right first time’ philosophy. With on-going review of specific measurable quality objectives, we are able to establish a quality management system that ensures employees are meeting these objectives.

Our Accreditations