Westport Equipment has been founded by two veterans of the equipment rental industry who between them have extensive experience in specialist product supply in both the UK and Ireland.
This exciting new team has partnered with a number of key suppliers of access, shoring, training, temporary fencing, crowd control barriers and formwork to ensure that they have the products to meet the demands of their customers. Already the business has taken delivery of nearly 1000 tonnes of rental equipment and has equipment on hire to access contractors in Cork doing retrofit work and several housing sites in Dublin. The first operational depot for the business is in Dunboyne Co. Meath. The business also has a training centre and the first scaffolding training course will run at the centre on the 6th March this year. The company is one of a select few who have an accredited trainer for these courses.
The management team is made up of Liam Brew & Liam Spring; Liam Brew was the General Manager for an international shoring business which he grew from a start up to an Irish market leading position. Liam hired and sold equipment to many of the major infrastructure and many residential projects, examples include the Limerick Tunnel, Cork N25 South Ring road works, Dublin Airport T2, the Luas works in Dublin City Centre and the NUI Galway as well as many other projects all around Ireland. For the past three years Liam led a major modular building hire and sales business.
Liam Spring has over ten years’ experience as a director in multi-site rental businesses across Ireland and the UK that provided scaffolding, formwork, modular building, safety products, and shoring. He has extensive asset finance experience.
The theme in this new business will be an enthusiasm for the customer, efficient business systems together with a passion for investing in modern rental fleet which the firm believes will make them a supplier of scale in their chosen product areas.