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About Altrad Generation

We are trusted experts in the supply of Scaffolding, Fencing, Groundworks, Edge Protection, Safety, and Light Access products for all domestic, commercial, and industrial uses. Our national branch network spans across the whole of the UK and Ireland to ensure that we can meet every customer’s needs, whatever their location or time restraints.

Our Growth

Our journey began in 1978, under the banner of Generation Building Equipment LTD forming an integral part of the McAlpine Construction Empire. A decade later we evolved into Mitie Generation LTD, establishing six strategic branches in key locations: Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Southampton, and Northampton.

After relocating our head office to Birmingham, we achieved a significant milestone with the opening of our dedicated training centre in Wakefield, marking a pivotal moment in the evolution of the Mitie Access Division which was backed by a substantial £120 million investment.

By 2004, we underwent a transformative rebranding, emerging as Generation Hire & Sales. In 2012 we became part of the Altrad Group and Altrad Generation Hire & Sales was established. Since then, our trajectory has been one of remarkable expansion and innovation. In 2013, we proudly launched our exports division, propelling us onto the global stage. In 2015, we acquired DESSA LTD, allowing us to supply Uni-Roof. That same year, we achieved £80 million in turnover, emphasising our status as a trusted market leader.

In recent years, Altrad Generation merged with Beaver 84 and acquired Actavo Hire and Sales which has broadened our product range, allowing us to provide even more solutions for projects of any size, location, or completion stage.

Fast forward to today, 2024, and our footprint has expanded exponentially, boasting an impressive network of 37 branches spanning the United Kingdom and Ireland. With each passing year, we reaffirm our commitment to delivering only the best quality products with unmatched value for our customers, solidifying our passion as a leader in the industry.                

Our Customer Promises

As trusted experts in our field and one of the largest operators on the market, we understand and focus on what our customers value. We have built Altrad Generation on the following promises.


Our aim is to help our customers reduce costs, installation times, and safety risks with high-quality products that comply with safety and material standards.


With 37 branches nationwide, we can guarantee we will meet your hire and sale equipment requirements, even when you order at short notice.


We will always maintain a customer focused vision for our business. We work with our customers to help deliver project success across all sectors globally.


We can always ensure our customers receive the best value for their money while providing the highest quality products and services available on the market.

Our Values

Our values are the foundation upon which our business is built and upheld by everyone in the company.


We treat people with consideration.

We strive to achieve the highest standards.


We trust each other.

We collaborate effectively.


We lead by example.

We rise to the challenge.


We listen, learn and act.

We open our minds to feedback.


We create a happy workplace.

We acknowledge our achievements.

Our Nationwide Branch Network

With an extensive network of 37 branches strategically positioned throughout the UK and Ireland, we are equipped and ready to fulfil your project requirements, even on short notice. Irrespective of the size of the project or the client, supply is always localised to a specific project or site to guarantee quick and safe deliveries coupled with excellent service.

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