GAP's suppliers help celebrate 45 years of success

GAP celebrated 45 years of successful trading at the end of April, and has come a long way since Gordon Anderson opened the first depot in Linwood, next to Glasgow Airport, in 1969.

GAP has grown from strength to strength and now operates as a national equipment hirer with almost 100 locations across the UK. With the establishment of the first specialist division, Non-Mechanical Plant, in 2009, GAP has found the strategy for diversification to be a key driver for achieving revenues of £118 million for the year 2013/14.

In order to celebrate, GAP’s suppliers have painted a selection of our plant in sapphire blue – the 45thAnniversary theme.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Kubota KX080-4 excavator, Terex TA9 dumper, Bomag HD12 VV Roller, Atlas Copco XAS-47 DDG Compressor and Rammer BR777 Pecker on a construction site near you.

Ken Stewart, Group Procurement Manager at GAP, commented:

I approached the above key suppliers for their support to help us celebrate our 45th Anniversary by producing bespoke pieces of sapphire painted plant and each of them was keen to participate. The appropriate RAL paint code was identified and provided to our suppliers. The equipment was taken from our production schedules and basically painted “off-line” without causing too much disruption and was delivered in time for display at our annual conference. We now have a small collection of this unique plant that will tour construction sites across the UK throughout the year.