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Groundforce appoints European sales director

Groundforce appoints European sales director – Nigel Robbins rejoins Groundforce in a new role.

Specialist ground engineering and equipment supplier Groundforce has further stepped up its focus on Europe by appointing a new sales director for the region.

Nigel Robbins rejoins the company after almost four years in Australia setting up a new division of top-end hydraulic ground shoring solutions for a company he had also worked with previously.

As well as this, he brings to the European sales director role for Groundforce a total of more than 12 years’ experience with Vp plc in positions ranging from business development manager for ESS Safeforce, regional sales director for Hire Station, and regional sales director and national technical sales manager for Groundforce.

Groundforce strengthens its position in Europe

Excavation support specialists Groundforce is stepping up its presence in Europe with the appointment of Peter Richardson to head up the major projects team for Europe.

Peter Richardson, who has represented Groundforce since 2008 advising on marketing and acquisition of major shoring projects in Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and France, has been appointed as director of major projects, Europe.

His new role will include the continued acquisition of major project work across the EU, together with forming a dedicated major projects team for the continent complementing and leveraging the existing UK business

Groundforce team up with Per Aarsleff A/S

The UK’s leading structural support and rental specialist Groundforce, has teamed up with main contractor Per Aarsleff A/S, who will be acting as the company’s official distributor throughout Denmark, offering a full design, installation and removal service.

Groundforce who are part of the VP Group, and supply a wide range of modular proprietary shoring systems to the UK’s civil engineering industry, has already worked with Per Aarsleff A/S on projects in Denmark

This new collaboration follows the company’s opening of a new depot and offices in Germany, and forms part of a long-term plan to further increase its presence across Europe, offering alternative, cost effective solutions, for basement propping and excavation support.

Groundforce in European expansion

Excavation support and civil engineering rental specialist, Groundforce, part of the UK-based Vp PLC, is opening a depot in Germany to meet rising demand from mainland Europe.

The company is now establishing a permanent base to facilitate this expansion on an hectare site in Lehrte, alongside another Vp Group company, TPA Portable Roadways which is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of temporary access solutions.

The new facility has been fully operational since July 1st and is managed by Jorge Heidmeier, Technical Sales Manager for Groundforce. It offers a range of excavation support equipment and associated products.