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Company History

Scott’s Hire Ltd has come from a very humble beginning with Martin Smithson the current Managing Director purchasing it from the company’s founder Don Scott in 1998 who started the company over 30 years prior.    At the time of purchasing it the depot ran out of a small yard attached to the previous owner’s property. The office consisted of a towable caravan and wagon to deliver machines.

After 2 years Scotts had grown large enough to finance the move to a larger yard in Macclesfield. With the business nearly doubling in size in this space of time.

In the year 2000 came the acquisition of Buxton Plant Hire Ltd from Derick Buxton based in Sandbach which doubled the size of the company once again and in the following years opened further depots in the Midlands and Manchester.

In 2008 Martin developed and patented the Digadoc safety trailer for mini-excavators (more info can be found at which has now developed into its own separate entity having signed a licensing agreement with Brian James Trailers. The Digadoc has proven to be an invaluable asset to the utility sector, becoming the preferred trailer for many large Plc’s.

Scott’s continues to operate to the highest standard of service due to strong management, focus on customer satisfaction and lasting relationships with both large blue chip companies and smaller independent business alike.

Contact us today on 01270 766421 to find out how we can help.


Scott’s Hire Ltd
Arclid Green Industrial Estate,
Hemmingshaw Lane,
CW11 4SY

T: 01270 766 421
F: 01270 768 912

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