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Our History

Our History

GCE Hire Fleet Ltd is a leading heavy earth moving and plant equipment hire and sales company, underpinned by over 35 years of experience in the industry. Our franchisesVolvo SMT, CAT, Liebherr and many more.

The Italian Job

1970-1985: Gaining Experience

Chris left school at 17 and started in the Construction & Tunnelling & Main Drainage Industry.

Here he gained a good appreciation of plant and construction needs.

FYI "The Italian Job" used these tunnels to film.

1985: Chris Founded General Construction Equipment Ltd

Chris took a calculated risk, sold his house, bought a yard and started trading & hiring small heavy plant machinery.

Chris Founded General Construction Equipment Ltd
The developing of Peterborough

1987: The developing of Peterborough

GCE Hire Fleet supplied the machines to help build the Orton Southgate Industrial areas and Peterborough ring road.

GCE Hire Fleet's Continuous Expansion

To the present the company has a lean team of nine employees.

We hire nationwide & sell internationally

Our sister company A&C Industrial Properties Ltd owns & runs three industrial estates.

Our customers come back, so we'll continue providing cost effective quality equipment.

GCE Hire Fleet's Continuous Expansion