Ashtead Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the construction, industrial, and general equipment rental business in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It provides pumps, power generation, heating, cooling, scaffolding, traffic management, temporary flooring, trench shoring, and lifting services. The company offers its products and services for facilities maintenance and municipalities, such as office complexes, apartment complexes, government, hospitals, data centers, parks and recreation departments, schools and universities, shopping centers, pavement/kerb repairs, and golf course maintenance; construction of airports, highways and bridges, office buildings, data centers, schools and universities, shopping centers, residential, remodeling, manufacturing plants, and green energy plants; emergency response for fire, hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, winter, storms, residential and health emergencies, alternative care facilities, points of distribution, and mobile testing facilities; and entertainment and special events, including national events, concerts, sporting events, film and telvision production, theme parks, festivals farmers' markets, local 5k runs, and cycle races. It operates 967 stores in the United States, 89 stores in Canada, and 177 stores in the United Kingdom under the Sunbelt Rentals brand. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.


Ashtead was founded in 1947, in the village of Ashtead, Surrey, as Ashtead Plant and Tool Hire. In 1986, it was first listed on the London Stock Exchange.In September 2018, Ashtead appointed Paul Walker as non-executive chairman of its board.In November 2018, it was announced that Geoff Drabble would retire as CEO after twelve years on 1 May 2019, and would be succeeded by Brendan Horgan, the Group Chief Operations Officer and chief executive of Sunbelt Rentals, Ashtead's North American business.


Extend our equipment rental industry-leading positionDeliver superior returns for shareholders through the economic cycle

Key Team

Mr. Eric Watkins (Gen. Counsel & Sec.)

Mr. John Washburn (SVP Sales & Marketing)

Mr. Anthony J. Miller (Exec. VP)

Mr. Douglas McLuckie (Managing Director of ESG)

Ms. Cheryl Black (Sr. VP of Culture & Engagement)

Mr. Rob Phillips (Chief Exec. of Ashtead Technology Rentals)

Leadership team

Mr. Michael Richard Pratt (CFO & Director)

Mr. Will Shaw (Director of Investor Relations)

Products/ Services
Construction, Industrial
Number of Employees
20,000 - 50,000
London, England, United Kingdom
Company Registration
SEC CIK number: 0001518258
Net Income
1B - 20B
Above - 1B
Traded as
Sun Mar 03 2024

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