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Latest News From AFI-Uplift

  • 15
    October 2018

    AFI Conference 2018 - A Platform For The Future

    Attitude, Focus, Innovation, that was the themes for our second AFI annual conference held at the Belfry Hotel & Golf Resort in early September. The two-day event lived up to its promises to be another thought-provoking, informative and enjoyable event.
  • 12
    October 2018

    AFI opens flagship depot in Birmingham

    The AFI group of companies has further strengthened its UK coverage by opening a flagship depot on a 2.2 acre site in Birmingham.
  • 5
    October 2018

    AFI gains ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certification

    The AFI group of companies has achieved ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certification.
  • 28
    September 2018

    AFI Resale appoints UK Retail Sales Manager

    AFI Resale have appointed a retail sales manager to drive sales of new and used powered access machines in the UK.
  • 29
    August 2018

    AFI’s Brian Parker takes on 2nd ZIGGURAT bike ride for the construction and built environment sector

    AFI’s Business Development Manager (Technical Support) Brian Parker is taking up a 300 mile, 3.5 day cycling journey from London to Brussels in the 2nd annual ZIGGURAT challenge.
  • 23
    August 2018

    AFI Webinar HSEQ - Rescue Plan for Working at Height

    The AFI group of companies has announced its latest HSEQ webinar on Tuesday 28th August at 10.30 am.
  • 15
    August 2018

    PASMA appoints AFIs Brian Parker as Training Committee Chairman

    PASMA, the international not-for-profit body dedicated to the mobile access tower industry, has appointed Brian Parker, Business Development Manager, Technical Support, from AFI as new Chairman of the PASMA Training Committee.
  • 2
    August 2018

    AFI Aerial View July 2018

    AFI Aerial View July 2018
  • 31
    July 2018

    AFI Online - making it even easier for you to do business with us

    We are seeing a huge increase in the usage of the AFI Online web portal and a continual increase in the number of new registrations as our customers are experiencing the many benefits that online trading brings.
  • 28
    June 2018

    AFIs Sister company Wilson Access Truck Mounts used to repaint the Trafford Arch Digital Advertising Site in Manchester

    Two 21m Truck Mounts from the Wilson Access fleet helped industrial painting contractors repaint the prestigious Trafford Arch Digital Advertising Site in Manchester.
  • 27
    June 2018

    AFIs sister company Wilson Access Truck Mount provides close up views of Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race

    A Wilson Access Hire Truck Mounted platform enabled a TV production company to get close up views of competitors in all four stages of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire cycling race.
  • 14
    June 2018

    AFI-Uplift and Wilson Access score on joint project installing flood lighting at Swindon Town FC

    AFI-Uplift and Wilson Access, both part of the AFI group of companies, deliver the height required for Swindon Town FC at their ground The Energy Check County Ground Stadium.
  • 18
    May 2018

    AFI Webinar HSEQ Hazards associated with the use of MEWPs

    The AFI Group of Companies has announced its latest HSEQ webinar on May 22nd at 10.30am.The Webinar will be presented by Brian Parker, Business Development Manager, Technical Support, AFI Group.
  • 28
    March 2018

    AFI Shortlisted In Four HAE Award Categories

    AFI has been shortlisted in four categories of the 2018 Hire Awards of Excellence, organised by the Hire Association of Europe (HAE).
  • 27
    March 2018

    AFI To Invest A Further 10m In New Machines

    AFI is making a further £10m investment in new machines across the group during 2018.
  • 16
    January 2018

    More Companies Tackle Mental Health Issues

    AFI’s decision to make mental health a key theme of an innovation day event it held for construction industry delegates has resulted in a number of companies implementing their own initiatives to combat the problem.
  • 29
    November 2017

    AFI Makes Major Fleet Investment

    AFI has made further significant investments in its MEWP fleet by purchasing 24 Dingli scissor lifts and two JLG large boom lifts.
  • 16
    November 2017

    AFI Shortlisted For Institute of Customer Service Award

    AFI has been shortlisted in a prestigious award scheme run by the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) to recognise organisations that have implemented successful customer service strategies.
  • 1
    November 2017

    AFI Boom Lifts Help Contractors To Complete Hotel Steelwork To Schedule

    Boom lifts from the AFI fleet helped structural steelwork specialists Evadx to complete a steelwork contract on time at a luxury hotel in Cumbria, despite a spate of bad weather.
  • 18
    October 2017

    AFI Innovation Day Focuses On Safety Innovation and Mental Health

    Safety when working at height, innovation and mental health were the three key themes of a Driving Innovation Day organised by AFI for delegates from the construction industry.
  • 11
    September 2017

    Worlds Largest Boom Lift Joins AFIs Super-Set Fleet

    AFI has added two JLG 1850SJs – the world’s largest boom lift – to its Super-Set large machine hire fleet.
  • 8
    August 2017

    AFI Gains Airside Approval At Birmingham Airport

    AFI can now deliver powered access machines direct to contractors working at Birmingham Airport.
  • 24
    July 2017

    AFI Super-Set Machines Rise To The Challenge At Agricultural Feed Mill

    Contractors redeveloping an agricultural feed mill hired booms and scissor lifts from AFI’s Super-Set fleet of large machines to help them build a new £10m manufacturing facility and extend the existing premises.
  • 19
    July 2017

    AFI Places 7million Of New Machine Orders

    AFI has placed a further £7m of orders for 500 MEWPs for the AFI-Uplift fleet and new truck and track mounts for the Wilson Access fleet.
  • 28
    June 2017

    Premier Conference And Events Venue Hires AFIs Premier Boom Lift

    When a premier conference and events venue needed a boom lift to access a high-level stadium roof it hired the premier model from AFI’s fleet – the Genie SX-180.
  • 23
    May 2017

    AFIs Resale Division Gains Major Export Order

    AFI Resale – the AFI group’s new and used machine sales operation – has gained a number of major contracts in the first quarter of 2017, including a £500,000 order to supply 57 booms and scissor lifts to a trader in Eastern Europe. This success comes after the division achieved a 25% growth in export sales during 2016.
  • 19
    May 2017

    AFI Support Armed Forces Charity Boxing Evening

    AFI recently supported a charity ‘Evening of Military Boxing’ held at RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire by supplying a Skyjack 3219 scissor lift to help prepare the gym for the event.
  • 8
    May 2017

    AFI Produces Machine Familiarisation Videos For Super-Set Large Machine Range

    AFI has further extended its range of powered access machine familiarisation videos by producing videos to cover models in its Super-Set large machine fleet.
  • 28
    April 2017

    AFI Gains FORS Gold Reaccreditation

    AFI has achieved Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold certification for the third consecutive year for its good working practices in the way it operates its machine delivery and service van fleets.
  • 26
    April 2017

    AFI Senior Hire Desk Controller Wins HAE Award

    Billy-Jo Davies, Senior Hire Desk Controller at AFI’s Wakefield depot, has won the Hire Manager of the Year award in the Hire Association of Europe (HAE) Excellence awards.
  • 13
    April 2017

    Wilson Access Tackle Rugby Stadiums Floodlight Maintenance

    A Wilson Access truck mount made light work of tackling banks of floodlights at the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats rugby stadium.
  • 6
    April 2017

    AFI To Purchase Low Noise Delivery Vehicles

    AFI is making noise reduction a key requirement in future purchases of vehicles that deliver its powered access machines to sites throughout the UK.
  • 5
    April 2017

    Leading Games Retailer Chooses UTN Training

    When employees working for the UK’s leading games retailer needed IPAF accredited operator training they turned to a training provider who is at the top of their game – UTN Training.
  • 27
    March 2017

    Wilson Access Truck Mount Tackles The Hall Of Steel

    The might of a Wilson Access truck mount was put to the challenge to help contractors to clean the glazing in the Hall Of Steel, the architectural centerpiece of the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.
  • 16
    March 2017

    Press release - UTN Training Completes Barnsley Council Contract

    UTN Training has completed nearly 2,000 hours of skills training for Barnsley Council employees.
  • 6
    March 2017

    Press Release - AFI Donates Five Thousand Pounds To The NSPCC

    Following fundraising throughout 2016, AFI has now presented a cheque for £5,000 to the NSPCC.
  • 27
    February 2017

    Press Release - AFI Shortlisted In Three HAE Award Categories

    AFI has been shortlisted in three categories of the 2017 Hire Awards of Excellence:
  • 24
    February 2017

    Case study - Not Unemployed for Long

    A Hull man found employment just three weeks after renewing his IPAF Operator PAL Card with UTN Training.
  • 22
    February 2017

    Press Release - Wilson Access Track Mount Gives A Brilliant Performance At Concert Venue

    A Wilson Access track mount played a leading role at a historic concert hall and music venue – by helping contractors to inspect an auditorium ceiling.
  • 16
    February 2017

    Press Release - AFI Shortlisted In IAPA Access Rental Company of the Year Award

    AFI has been shortlisted in the Access Rental Company of the Year category in the IAPA 2017 awards.