02Gorrel / Welcome

The UK’s Leading Plant Hire Company

Gorrel are the premier provider of material re-handling equipment, and the largest plant rental company in the UK with over 33 years of experience. We specialise in providing our customers with bespoke solutions to meet every requirement. We offer a 24/7 service with mobile plant engineers, covering the whole of the UK, to ensure that our customers are fully supported and are able to focus on their core business. We supply equipment into a diverse range of industries including Quarrying & Aggregates, Waste & Recycling, Timber, Ports, Construction and Civil Engineering.

Gorrel offer flexible hiring options which range from weekly hire to fixed long term hire agreements.

We continually invest in the renewal of our fleet in order to maintain the most modern and up to date efficient plant hire options to our customers. In addition, we also sell well maintained used plant.

With our Headquarters in Bristol we have continually grown and our new state of the art workshop facility ensures our equipment is maintained and presented to the highest standards.

Gorrel is a branch of the Walters Group, a compliance led, self-delivery-based service covering a wide range of sectors across development, plant and civil engineering across the UK. First formed in 1982, the Walters Group has built its reputation in the industry by ensuring a top of the line service. Gorrel (part of the Walters Group) is a multinational plant hire solutions specialist company, servicing all corners of the United Kingdom with the best plant hire services available.


Why Choose Us?

At Gorrel, we’re able to provide you with the greatest support needed for your plant hire equipment needs. We’ve been strategic with our service team, who are located through the UK, meaning that wherever you and your project are, you’re never too far away from one of our National Support Team members. Our engineers are on call 24/7 with fully equipped vans to ensure that we can respond to all of our customer needs and be on site as a matter of priority.

Our expert on hand team coupled with the fact that we have a vast range of plant hire equipment, makes us one of the most well-rounded plant hire equipment companies in the U.K. From Material Handlers to bespoke Specialist Conversions, we’re confident that we have the right equipment for whatever project you’re working on.

Growing Presence

The Walters Group was established in 1982 and has continued to expand since its conception, as a result, Gorrel has been formed as part of its wide portfolio of services. As such, the group now employs over 400 people, all professionals in their respective fields meaning that you’re not only getting the wealth of knowledge that the Gorrel Equipment Hire team possesses, but also the resources and know-how of the Walters group to ensure your needs are all met.

As one of the largest plant hire equipment companies in the U.K, Gorrel take pride in having the best team, being able to deliver the best products. We keep all of our machinery up to date and our fleet of vehicles are consistently monitored to ensure there are as little faults as possible when in your hands.


Walters plant hire was established in 1982 by its current chairman, Mr Gweirydd Walters; a resourceful and enterprising man that started his career as an apprentice fitter in Trecatti coal mine and through shrewd investment, was able to build Walters from the ground up by purchasing one piece of Plant machinery (a Caterpillar 988 Loading Shovel), hiring this out and then through gradual growth and investment, was able to build Walters into the £250 million pound operation that it is today.


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