Deliveries, collections and why don’t we have more branches.
Wow what a busy June, but then June’s supposed to be. But it was fraught with machines down awaiting weeks on end for parts, so quite a challenging month. Floor grinders were the flavour of the month, for several days we were almost ‘grinderless’. From large 3-phase, even to our ever-popular HTC450 Floor grinder which is the most popular 110-v floor grinder on the market.
About 8 years ago, a management decision, stick with the one branch in Warrington, Cheshire. Being at the UK’s mid-point it’s the ideal location to service the whole Country. The big plus for having the one branch is it keeps overheads down to a minimum, without reducing the quality of the hire service, and avoiding having the right machine but at the wrong depot.
We’ll readily admit that if you want a heavy breaker on its own in London, Multi-Hire may not be the cheapest, especially if a transformer’s needed. The carriage alone would make the week’s hire up to 30% more expensive than your local Speedy or HSS. But if you need a grinder or scraper next day, or even the same day (location depending), that’s where we come into our own, with a breadth and depth of a flooring hire fleet, unrivalled anywhere in the UK.
How we deliver –
Anything pallet sized can be delivered to most of the UK for just £65.00. Put that into the hire cost and Multi-Hire still come out best value. Add to that, if you need it there first thing, for a little extra we can arrange AM or pre-10:00 am next day. With a couple of days’ notice, we’ll even deliver the day before and start the ‘hire meter’ the day you start work. All our pallets are secured using ratchet straps to make them safer and easier for the return leg.
Need it same day or the machine’s too big for a pallet? We subsidise delivery costs, making them more appealing and cost effective. Take for example, we cross hired to replace a breakdown and was quoted for a £65.00 delivery, £180.00 each way!! For £180.00 MH will deliver to Lands End or John o’ Groats – though not together, ha ha. MH deliveries – Manchester or Liverpool is £22.00, West-Mids £65.00 and most of London or Glasgow is under £120.00.
We also use couriers for our small / med consumables or smaller hire items like box cutters and breakers charging from just £12.00 for most of the UK.
Get the picture? If you’ve got a problem, we’ve probably the solution, at the lowest possible cost!