Chippindale Plant, the family-owned plant hire and sales specialists, which celebrated its 70th Anniversary earlier this year, has opened a new depot in York.

The new depot has a larger workshop and better transport links to increase speed of service. It also gives Chippindale Plant more scope to expand across the region.

“Our service is our number one priority, and by upgrading our workshops and introducing new technologies we can better service our fleet, respond to our customers even faster and increase availability,” explains Joint Managing Director Nigel Chippindale.

“We have been servicing York for well over 15 years and we wanted our growth to be reflected in our service and our offering, so we put together a keen investment plan that sought to improve infrastructure across the country. Our new depot in York is part of that plan and we are delighted to announce its opening!”

Founded in 1949 by Wilfred Chippindale with £100 of his savings, the company has grown from Chippindale’s home in Leeds selling concrete and scaffolding, to become one of the UK’s largest family-run construction equipment hire and sales companies.

Today Chippindale, with Wilfred’s grandsons Nigel and Peter Chippindale at the helm, employs over 120 people and has nine depots serving the entire North of England and beyond.