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Groundforce Breaks New Ground With State-Of-The-Art Premises


Specialist equipment rental provider Groundforce has moved to a new state-of-the-art premises in Mountmellick, Co Laois. The company’s new two and a half acre site includes a half-acre warehouse, dedicated painting booth, double wash bay and two dispatch areas, halving equipment turn-around times to ensure timely deliveries of high equality equipment to their customers. This is good news for the construction industry that is looking to Groundforce to provide innovative solutions to meet its shoring, piling, pipe testing, site access and temporary works needs.


Joe Lenihan, General Manager, Groundforce.

Groundforce Customer Service

Joe Lenihan, General Manager at Groundforce, says; “At Groundforce, delivering top-class customer service is at the core of our business model. This attitude, combined with our continued investment in new equipment and backed up by an innovative technical service, allows us to deliver advanced solutions to our growing and loyal customer base.

Groundforce has a long history of providing support to Irish contractors and counts Sisk, BAM and GMC among its long client list. While its core market is water and infrastructure works, it also provides solutions for the building, transmission, marine and utility sectors.”

Groundforce ‘Plant & Civil Engineer’s Plant Hire Company of the Year’

As well as currently holding Plant & Civil Engineer’s Plant Hire Company of the Year award, recently Groundforce was awarded ‘Specialist Geotechnical Supplier of the Year’ at the 2019 Ground Engineering Awards in the UK. The judging panel of over 50 experts said that Groundforce “clearly demonstrated innovation in a number of areas and across a variety of projects, including training provision, with good growth and investment in staff built on the foundations of the key values of service, technical excellence, innovation, value and compliance.”

Groundforce Products

Groundforce provides a wide range of specialist products. The expansion of the operation in Ireland will facilitate the delivery of a number of new products including Larssen sheet piles, free suspended piling hammers and temporary bridges.

“With the extra working room in the new depot, we can increase our stock holding of day-to-day items such as trench boxes, trench sheets and pipe testing equipment, Joe Lenihan continues.” It will also allow us to stock some of the more specialist equipment in the Groundforce portfolio such as Larsen sheet piles, crane suspended piling hammers and the larger capacity hydraulic struts – none of which were available in Ireland until now.”

Groundforce Excavation Training

Groundforce is also unique in that it has a comprehensive excavation support training service for clients. With over 25 years of experience as a market leader in ground support systems, Groundforce delivers hands-on training in a safe environment provided by qualified industry professionals. Its dedicated training facility offers a range of courses, from classroom-based understanding to replication of on-site scenarios with handson experience in the outdoor training area.

Groundforce New Premises

With its move to new premises, Groundforce has positioned itself to maintain its place as an industry leader and provide even greater support to its large and continuously-growing client base. With plans for expansion to meet client needs, Groundforce will also continue to introduce the latest proprietary shoring, and temporary access products to the Irish market.

“The re-location of the business will allow us to build on the success we have achieved over the past 12 years with continued but measured expansion as the Irish economy remains buoyant, Joe Lenihan concludes.”

To learn more call 1890 882 364 or visit www.vpgroundforce.ie