Complete Hire & Sales service across North England.

Operating from Leeds HQ and 7 other depots

Family-run since 1949, Chippindale Plant thrives today.

Complete Hire & Sales service across North England.

Operating from Leeds HQ and 7 other depots

Family-run since 1949, Chippindale Plant thrives today.

Our Story

We're known throughout the North of the UK as one of the largest privately owned plant hire & sales companies; our extensive hire fleet provides everything a construction site needs from Plant, Tools, Attachments and Site Cabins. We have an award-winning customer-focused service, the capabilities, the infrastructure and over 74 years of experience providing the best service in the industry; read below to find out more about us.

Proud Yorkshire Business

With over 75 Years of Experience...

Here at Chippindale Plant, we provide the complete hire & sales service for plant, tools, attachments and site accommodation throughout the entire North of England and beyond. We operate from our head office in Leeds and a further 7 strategically placed depots in Catterick, Huddersfield, Keighley, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield and York.

As a family business founded in 1949, we now have over 75 years of experience offering an exceptional service and some of the most reliable equipment in the industry.

We take pride in our consistently high level of investment into our market-leading hire fleet and our staff; this ensures that we can provide an unrivalled level of knowledge to add value to your business and provide you with the best equipment to get the job done right every time.

“Chippindale provided a great service to me when I needed them the most. Super reliable company.”

Samuel Willson Plant Manager, Manchester


Get to know us

We’ve been family run since 1949, when we were first founded by Wilfred Chippindale, now, with an extra 120 staff in the team; we still keep those same family values at the heart of how we do business.

Today the company is run by Nigel and Peter Chippindale, who take pride in having a hands-on day-to-day role in the business, getting to know our customer’s needs and making you feel as much a part of the team as us.

Peter took over from Gordon Chippindale in 1989 after finishing his engineering degree at Sheffield University, Nigel joined alongside Brian Chippindale in 1983 after completing his HND in Business Management. The two have grown to be a formidable team and have taken the company from strength to strength, earning multiple awards and building an enviable reputation for quality and customer care.

Our Responsibility

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Chippindale Plant, we take pride in our commitment to sustainability. In this section, we delve into our eco-conscious practices and initiatives that enable us to minimize our environmental impact. From our fleet of fuel-efficient machinery to our recycling and waste reduction programs, discover how we are actively working towards a greener future while still providing top-notch construction equipment and plant hire solutions.

  • Over 342,144 Machines Hired
  • Over 31,782 Products Sold
  • Over 8,976 Happy Customers

Why choose us?


Discover our prestigious industry awards, recognizing our excellence and customer satisfaction in construction equipment and plant hire.

Working With You

Experience a personalized approach tailored to your unique needs when choosing Chippindale Plant for construction equipment and plant hire.


Meet our dedicated professionals who provide expertise and support, ensuring the success of your projects.

Case Studies

Explore real-world examples showcasing the positive impact of our equipment and solutions in construction projects.


Simplify equipment procurement with our high-quality and reliable construction equipment available for hire.


Find the perfect solution for your needs with our wide selection of new and used construction equipment, supported by our knowledgeable sales team.


We’re part of AER Group

Our vision is to be the UK & Ireland’s leading independent hire company

We're part of AER Rents, an ambitious and forward-thinking company owned by O'Flaherty Holdings, one of Ireland's largest family business groups, who hold the same family values for exceptional service as us. They have been heavily involved in the Irish motor industry since the 1940s, managing an extensive network of car dealerships (Mercedes, VW, Mazda and more). Now, through AER Rents, they are bringing their expertise and passion to the plant hire market.

AER Rent's core business trades in the traditional plant hire sector providing Tools (incl. M&E), Plant & Powered Access. Our aim is to establish a depot network capable of servicing 75% of the UK & Irelands SME's. Alongside this, we are establishing a network of complementary specialist businesses providing a range of specialist products and services that support the core offering and give our customers more reasons to choose an AER Rents brand.

Our Mission & Values

Our mission is to deliver industry-leading customer service and outstanding value for money to our customers


This is at the centre of everything we do. The wellbeing of our teams and our customers matters more than anything else.


We aim to provide a wide range of products and services that will help you to operate safer and more efficiently.


Large enough to have the capability, but small enough that we genuinely value your business. Our teams will go out of their way to find a solution for you

Our Partner Subsidiaries
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Have a question or need to contact us?

Our team is always on hand to help if you want to find out more about our plant hire or construction plant sales, so contact us via the link below and we’ll be in touch to assist you.