ABI Equipment Limited was established in 2007 by Managing Director Mark Lee. Mark is a graduate Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the design, manufacture, hire and sales of piling and drilling equipment. In partnership with ABI GmbH, Mark formed the subsidiary to meet the growing interest and demand for ABI equipment in the UK, which he located in Northampton. The UK subsidiary now runs an extensive hire fleet of ABI Mobilram, Delmag Drilling Rigs and Hammers and Banut Piling Rigs. The company continues to grow and Mark puts this down to the level of support and expertise offered by the company combined with ongoing investment in its employees and the latest equipment from ABI Group.
What makes ABI Equipment Ltd different?
ABI Equipment Ltd specialises in providing project advice and support. We work with people to find the most appropriate solutions to their challenges. In many cases we are contacted by contractors who are looking for specialist equipment to meet a particular ground-work challenge, or are experiencing problems on a site they are currently working on. We pride ourselves in our technical knowledge and expertise, and our ability to provide advice and support quickly when it is needed.
About ABI GmbH
The parent German company, ABI GmbH, was founded in 1974 and currently employs over 200 people. In the construction industry, the word ‘ABI’ is synonymous with the Mobilram ‘telescopic leader rig’ system of driving and extracting sheet piles. Over the past 40 years this has revolutionised the driving of steel piles both in the UK and overseas. Until it’s invention this had always been carried out by means of rope suspended hammers and vibrators working from cranes.
Nowadays, ABI Mobilrams are used for many varied steel and concrete piling and drilling applications. These include the driving of sheet, H- and tubular plies, installing cast-in-situ piles, pre-augering, CFA piling, and the installation of single, contiguous and secant pile walls plus a range of ground improvement techniques.
The ABI Group
The ABI Group consists of the brands ABI, DELMAG and BANUT – the DELMAG Company, established in 1922, was acquired by ABI in 2000. DELMAG Drilling Rigs are now being built in ABI’s factory in Niedernberg, Germany, together with the BANUT machines – the BANUT Company being bought by ABI in 2003.
DELMAG diesel hammers continue to be built in the long established factory in Esslingen, Germany but the company also has a second manufacturing plant in China thus permitting customers to choose their preferred source and budget.
Need any advice?
If you require any advice regarding the types of equipment available for various applications, or identifying the best machine or attachment for your project, please call us on 01604 586960 and we will be happy to help.