Doosan Portable Power has been awarded a new £3 million order for portable air compressors from A-Plant, the leading UK plant, tools and equipment hire company.

The new A-Plant compressor order comprises over 300 Doosan models, including around 60 of the innovative ‘Dual Mode’ 7/73-10/53 and 7/124-10/104 models from Doosan. The balance of the A-Plant order is made up of 7/20, 7/26EG, 7/41 and 7/41G single- and two-tool models, as well as the new 10/174 model, the largest single axle portable compressor from Doosan.

“We are delighted to win the new A-Plant order, which shows great confidence in the product range and the aftermarket service we offer,” says Andrew Hatton, Business Director EMEA for Doosan Portable Power.

“This is the biggest order yet for the new 7/124-10/104 ‘Dual Mode’ compressor and along with the 7/73-10/53 model, the growth in the numbers of these ‘Dual Mode’ models in the A-Plant compressor fleet is a perfect demonstration of the benefits this concept brings to the rental industry. The order also includes the first of our new Stage IV single axle 10/174 14.9 m³/min models offering excellent mobility at this capacity size in the A-Plant fleet.”

The innovative ‘Dual Mode’ feature incorporated as standard on the 7/73-10/53 and 7/124-10/104 compressors offers a choice of dual pressure and flow outputs on both machines that can be selected simply by pushing a button on the keypad.

These portable compressors provide a ‘two-for-one’ solution which replaces the need to have two different sized models in the fleet as used to happen in the past and offers much greater operational flexibility from the same machine for both A-Plant and its customers.

“The ‘Dual Mode’ models make great commercial sense to us, as they are multifunctional and our customers can get more from them, which offers the potential to achieve a higher utilisation,” says Andrew Winlow, Director of Purchasing & Fleet Management at A-Plant.

“Portable compressors remain an important part of our core plant business at A-Plant and are a staple plant requirement for our customers, with the vast majority of construction sites around the UK featuring compressors and ensuring there is always high demand,” says Winlow. “Doosan is a long term supplier to A-Plant and the two businesses have an excellent working relationship built up over many years and based on the great service and aftermarket care Doosan provides.”