The AFI group of companies has acquired the trade and rental fleet of MBS Access Ltd, MBS who trade under the Spiderlift brand, and are the largest independently owned supplier of track mounted spiderlifts.
Pete Wajner, Wilson Access and Martyn Bass MBS Access Ltd.
One of the UK's largest powered access specialists, AFI group of companies has acquired the trade and rental fleet of MBS Access Ltd. MBS, trade under the Spiderlift brand and this acquisition will significantly strengthen their Wilson Access Truck mount and Spiderlift division. The assets acquired include the goodwill, phone numbers, the Spiderlift trademark and website domain www.spiderlift.co.uk, along with the entire rental fleet of specialist tracked access equipment, (a total of 40 Spiderlift platforms).
The addition of the track mounted Spiderlift booms will increase the availability of the popular machines in the Wilson Access hire fleet. Wilson intends to trade using the Spiderlift name for its fleet of spider lifts.
Pete Wajner, Managing Director, Wilson Access said: "We are delighted to purchase the fleet and Spiderlift name from MBS Access Limited. This is a well-balanced fleet. The 30m+ tracks and hybrid units will complement our existing Wilson access track mount fleet, and allow us to offer a diverse and efficient range to meet demand, as more of our customers strive to meet sustainability objectives throughout supply chains.
"We intend to promote the Spiderlift brand to both existing MBS customers and the wider AFI group customers. We are pleased that we could agree and complete this deal with Martyn in a short time space, to allow him to achieve his objective of exiting the spider rental market."
Major shareholder, Martyn Bass had made the decision to exit the Spiderlift rental business to focus his attention on his MBS Grounds Maintenance business. He said: "We have a longstanding relationship with Pete Wajner and the AFI team at Wilson Access and we are thrilled to see the business go to a good home. The Spiderlift brand has had significant investment in recent times so it’s great to know that the Wilson team will continue to promote it. We look forward to working together with them in the future as a customer, and watching the business go from strength to strength."