About Us


After many years of experience in the Tool Hire industry, plus a concrete mixer and a few small tools, in 1982, our Director, Keith Williams decided to establish his own business with Mainline Tool and Plant Hire. Over the years the company has grown considerably and we now have an enviable reputation for being a quality independent supplier, with a team of highly experienced staff and some of the best technicians in the field.

The profile of our customer base has changed since our initial launch and today Mainline is now a dynamic business who operates from a purpose built two-acre site in Swadlincote, Derbyshire with 4000+ customers. Our remit not only covers hiring out a wide range of the latest tool and plant and power generation (sale/hire) equipment, but we also have a range of energy solutions, including our expansion into the biomass market, an area we were extremely keen to do, to assist in reducing the ever rising energy bills both for the business and consumer.

In addition we have our very own Training Centre which provides training solutions to organisations, enabling them to meet any necessary standards set down by relevant bodies. Customers can undertake standard or bespoke theory and practical training at our headquarters, provided by our dedicated professional trainers. Another option is to have it carried out in-house, reducing your employee downtime.

Mainline has a wealth of knowledge and implements forwarding-thinking strategies, continually researching tomorrow’s new technologies. as well as forming quality partnerships to anticipate and meet market sector and customer demands.

The company has a supportive and committed management structure in place and a dedicated team of people working together to deliver a total supply chain solution. We work on an effective, reliable and flexible delivery basis, which in turn improves competitiveness and savings for customers and deal with each enquiry on an individual basis.

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Our Mission Statement

“Our mission is to deliver high-quality, cost-effective services and projects on schedule, by supporting and employing focused flexible and motivated teams. We value the importance of our relationships and will continue to remain honest and true in our dealings with all employees, clients and partners. Customers count on our dependability, reliability and drive. We take immense pride in our accomplishments and continue to build on these every day.”

Our Values

Understanding Customers
Mainline has dedicated employees who focus on each decision, familiarise themselves with situations, ensure they understand needs and then implement the right solution. By really understanding people, we turn a difficult situation into a positive using our ‘can do’ approach. Our core aim is to create a value-added business via customer and employee knowledge. 

Seeking vision to feed originality
We thrive on new knowledge; obtaining business and market information both within our market sectors and beyond. New experiences we gain, we retain and share within the organisation. We believe insight into business trends is essential so that we can deliver the correct solutions to meet customer needs.

Making a difference
Our emphasis is finding solutions by working with customers, making them more competitive, keeping them informed and implementing processes that improve margins. Making a difference to customers, employees and partners and continuing to improve products and services results in a profitable company, jobs creation and positive move in the right direction.

Committed to our team
At Mainline we are loyal and supportive of each other’s efforts and aim to strike a healthy work-life balance. We respect individuals and value their contribution, encouraging them to share their views and recognise the importance of diversity. Improving the communities we work and live in is important to us and we always aim to recruit locally. We take pride that we recognise the impact the environment has on us and promote the use of recyclable and renewable energy products.

Our main focus: Continual Improvement!

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