GAP Group, the largest independent hire company in the UK, is delighted to join forces with SITECH UK & Ireland, forming a unique partnership in the survey industry.
The Survey & Safety division at GAP has full national coverage, with 14 stand-alone depots offering repair and calibration services at dedicated locations strategically located throughout the UK. This specialist division has recently formed a new Technical Services unit which will initially offer Machine Control Services and later move into HD Scanner and Monitoring Solutions.
Modern projects, now more than ever, need the contractor to be able to flexibly handle information and data between the site and office with fast accessibility and a smooth data transfer. GAP has noticed a definite upturn in the demand for machine control products which has primarily been driven by some of the major projects and contractors in the UK, many of which GAP is a supplier for.
In addition to the geospatial survey equipment GAP currently supplies, such as robotic total stations and GPS/GNSS network rovers, customers are now able to come to GAP for the complete machine control solution.
GAP and SITECH’s solution offers customers best-in-class hire, support and service on the Trimble machine control product range. This unique and trusted partnership between the two companies makes GAP the first authorised rental partner for SITECH throughout the UK.
SITECH UK & Ireland is the leading provider of Trimble Construction Technology to Civil Engineering, Construction, Mining and Material Processing organisations, specialising in machine control systems and site positional systems.
Working with SITECH will allow GAP’s Technical Services team to offer its customer base Trimble civil and construction products, with a full service of installation, operator training and repairs.
Jim Burke, GAP’s Head of Survey Technical Services, commented: “SITECH’s technical experience and expertise are complemented by first-class support, service and training. With a wide range of industry knowledge and a passion for excellence, which falls in line with GAP’s principles, SITECH have built a reputation for delivering the best and most reliable technology solutions.
“GAP is thrilled to be partnered with SITECH allowing us to provide this complete service to our customers.”
David Kirkpatrick, Strategic Sales & Partnerships Manager at SITECH UK & Ireland, stated: “We have been working with GAP Group for a number of years, and their professionalism and drive for progression meant it was a natural progression for them to become an Authorised Rental Partner with SITECH UK & Ireland. We are confident that the Technical Services unit will deliver the Trimble machine control in the same way we would ourselves.
“We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Jim and his team over the coming years.”