Welcome to AER Rents

Our Mission

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

Our values are;

  • Safety — this is at the centre of everything we do. The wellbeing of our teams and our customers matters more than anything else.
  • Innovation — we aim to provide a wide range of products and services that will help you to operate safer and more efficiently.
  • Service — 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.
Mr Plant Hire

Mr Plant Hire

Operating from four locations in North London their experienced team provides a wide range of plant, mechanical, electrical and powered access equipment across London & South East.

Drogheda Hire & Sales

From their initial depot in Drogheda and their new depot in Dublin, Drogheda Hire & Sales are well-placed to provide a comprehensive range of plant, tools and access to the Irish market.

Mainline Group

Mainline Group

From its base in Swadlincote in Derbyshire Mainline is considered one of the leading hire companies in the Midlands, providing a wide range of tools, plant, power and access products to its customers.

Welfare 4 Hire

Welfare 4 Hire

A specialist hirer of welfare units operating from four locations across the UK. Welfare 4 Hire have invested in the latest products to provide their customers with a fleet of over 400 units.

Expertise & Experience

Strong, independent industry-leading businesses with experienced teams that deliver high-quality modern equipment. Whether you are a potential customer, or a successful rental business that would be open to a discussion on the benefits of being part of the AER Rents family, we are waiting to hear from you.

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Even more reasons to make AER Rents your first choice

Our History

O’Flaherty Holdings is one of Irelands largest family business groups. It has a significant automotive business, Including Motor Distributors Ltd and Motor Services Ltd, which have been in operation since the 1940’s. Motor Distributors Ltd is the exclusive distributor of the Mercedes-Benz brand in Ireland.

Motor Distributors Limited is the importer and distributor in Ireland of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Motor Services Ltd is a network of motor dealerships providing sales and after-sales service for Mercedes-Benz, Mazda & Skoda. O'Flaherty Holdings also has a significant property and investment portfolio. AER Rents Ltd was created to develop the Group's interests in the plant hire markets of the UK & Ireland.

About us
Strategy for Rental

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 AER Rents.

We pride ourselves in supporting our individual trading brands and will continue to support their development.

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Plans to Grow

AER Rents has a committed growth strategy and we will continue to have an ongoing interest in acquiring successful businesses that can complement the brands we have in our portfolio.

We pride ourselves on supporting our existing leadership teams with their growth plans, with many of our principals still actively engaged years after acquisition.

If you are interested in having a confidential discussion with us to explore a potential sale please use the contact links below.

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