Sponsor Showcase – Groundforce

Specialist Construction Solutions – VP Groundforce

Groundforce, established in 1978, is part of Vp Plc, the equipment rental specialist. Based at Vp’s head office in Harrogate, Groundforce has depots located in the UK, Ireland and Europe and employs over 300 staff. Groundforce, the largest division within the Vp group, comprises seven business units – Groundforce Shorco, Piletec, Groundforce Bridge, Stopper Specialists, U Mole, Shorflo and Groundforce Training Services.

Groundforce Shorco, the largest business unit in the group, offers excavation support equipment to both site staff and temporary works engineers operating in the civil engineering, general construction, house building, rail and utility market sectors. Groundforce’s trenching and shoring equipment includes trench box systems, trench sheets and piles, light and heavy hydraulic bracing and strutting systems and other related products. The equipment is supported by a highly trained team of qualified engineers, technical representatives and regional hire staff.

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Products offered by the other business units of Groundforce include piling equipment, pipe testing products, pump hire, temporary bridges, trenchless technology and site safety training. The business also offers design services including scheme designs, risk assessment assistance, method statements, digital engineering services and a website-based resource centre providing autoCAD drawings, product tutorial videos, product user guides and technical design notes.

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