Selwood is to invest in a significant upgrade of its rental fleet, replacing its 400-strong fleet of excavators in a four-year programme.

The investment comes as Selwood continues to grow its plant hire operation, with a focus on versatility, reliability and outstanding customer service. The comprehensive upgrade programme includes a partnership with Takeuchi, which will supply excavators to Selwood's seven UK plant hire centres.

Richard Bright, Chief Operations Officer at Selwood, said: “Takeuchi’s reputation for reliability and easy-to-operate machinery is a perfect fit for Selwood as we continue to invest in our comprehensive plant hire offering around the UK.

“We know that Takeuchi is a preferred brand of many of our customers, and we are proud to incorporate Takeuchi’s versatile machines into our fleet.”

Takeuchi excavators offer maximum versatility across the weight class from 1- 16 tonnes including: micros, hybrids, towable and wheeled, a range and options for every application.

Tomonori Tamaru, Managing Director at Takeuchi UK, said: “Takeuchi is very pleased to become a supplier of one of the UK’s most established and high-profile plant hire businesses.

“We are very proud of our reputation for outstanding machine performance and reliability in the construction sector, high standards we know Selwood and its customers will appreciate.”