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Fit for Purpose

With limited manoeuverability on site our client, a Nationwide Demolition company, was concerned about access for the machine they needed to hire and whether it would actually go around the very tight corners it would encounter.

For help they rang Charlotte, one of our Hire Controllers. Rather than just guess, Charlotte took the measurements and set up an exact replica of the customers site in the UPA depot yard at Lymm Services. Then the machine was driven around the layout where it proved a perfect fit and would be absolutely fine much to the relief of John, the company's Estimating and...

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The UK's Leading Hire Specialist

UPA is delighted to announce that it has been nominated as supplier of the month by Nationwide Hire Limited for the month of August.

The UPA team was nominated for exceptional customer service and for pulling out all the stops to resolve a last minute request for a specific hire.

Jason O’Brien, United Powered Access, commented: "Last month we received a telephone call mid afternoon, for a hire that same evening over in Bridlington, approximately 133 miles from where we are based. No other supplier had been able to help, but with a bit of quick thinking, UPA sourced the machine and it was...

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UPA Scissor Lift

“We will be certainly looking to use UPA on an ongoing basis.  The four hour turnaround is a fantastic service and, in this game, service is key

Main Contractor for a National Retailer

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Ian Smith joins the UPA Team

To ensure our machines are always maintained to our high standards we have recently recruited Ian Smith to our team as Machine Preparation Operative. 

With a vast experience of bodyshop operations and mechanical repair, Ian will be responsible for the entire United Powered Access fleet in terms of maintenance and repair and will ensure that our machines are always clean and ready for rental.  He will also look after the maintenance of our main depot at Lymm Services.

In addition to these duties, Ian will also carry out delivery and collections using our fleet of Land Rover Defenders with...

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Manitou 280 TJ

“Fortunately one of our surveyors stumbled across UPA whilst out on site visits.  Since then we have always received excellent service from Jason, Greg and the team.

Punctuality and machine quality has always met our expectations and everything is communicated in a professional and friendly manner.

Excellent service from start to finish.  Keep up the great work!”

Service Coordinator - National Specialist Installer

“We have a quality reputation to protect so our choice of self propelled booms and scissor lifts is important, this is why we use UPA.

Our film and TV clients demand clean,...

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UPA 3000th hire goes to AA Access

We have, very recently, celebrated a major milestone with the 3000th order of our specialist access equipment from AA Access, a company specialising in the provision of access platforms for TV and Film projects. The 3000th Hire was a HR21 Diesel boom, which was used in the filming of the ITV series, Scott & Bailey.

UPA was set up in 2012 to provide modern, reliable and cost effective access equipment on short or long term hire, for installation projects throughout the UK.

Andy Ainsworth, from AA Access commented: “Our Film and TV clients, demand clean, well maintained, reliable kit,...

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UPA take delivery of new 280TJ boom lifts from Tony Hobbs of Manitou UK

UPA has recently taken delivery of three 91ft Manitou 280TJ telescopic boom lifts in response to customer demand.

So far the compnay have principally purchased Skyjack scissor lifts (www.skyjack.com) and Niftylift articulated boom lifts up to the HR21 (www.niftylift.com). Last February UPA also added its first mast booms, five 10 metre Manitou 100VJRs (www.manitou.com). 

The 280TJ features a short rising pivot point, three section telescopic boom and two section telescopic articulated jib to provide a 28 metre working height. 

Greg Miller, Sales Director at UPA said: “We already have...

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Matthew Philbin

To ensure that high levels of quality and reliability are maintained throughout our fleet the team has been strengthened again with the recruitment of Matthew Philbin.  Matthew is our new National LOLER and Safety Examiner. 

Matthew is responsible for all LOLER examinations for UPA.  He is a time-served engineer who has been extensively trained by our manufacturers giving him an in depth knowledge of the machines which make up the UPA fleet.  Matthew, who is also CAP Registered, will be fully mobile and will cover the whole of the UK's mainland. 

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Charlotte Dugdale-Storey

The team at UPA has grown recently with the addition of Hire Controller, Charlotte Dugdale-Storey.  Although new to the powered access rental industry, Charlotte brings a wealth of customer service experience and enthusiasm to the team and is already making big steps to build up her product knowledge. 

Charlotte will be the main point of contact for customers at the Lymm depot and will maintain and develop further the compnay's focus on customer service and quality. 

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