Founded in 2005, Red Plant Sales Ltd was started in Colchester and began as a small construction equipment sales company. During the early years the company rapidly grew and expanded from its humble beginnings. We began dealing in all types of used construction equipment from excavators to backhoe loaders, with a particular emphasis on export of machines. We now also sell new machines including Kobelco excavators and Indeco breakers.www.redplantsales.co.uk
As the machine sales side of Red Plant Sales grew, we also began to diversify into other areas of the market, most notably our parts department which was developed in late 2012. Originally named Blue Plant Parts Ltd. Mark Kent soon joined the company which with his many years of experience in sourcing and supplying spares from all over the world gave us an instant lead over similar companies by being able to offer a same day answer to many of the parts enquiries customers have. This side of the business has grown continuously over the last few years, from a UK supply company to now sourcing and supplying parts globally.
As the parts department expanded we made the decision to change the name to UK Construction Parts Ltd we hoped this would show our international experience and enable us to expand into new countries. This also gave us the chance to increase our spare parts range, and develop our knowledge, not only on the common UK brands, but for many other imported machines as well. Building strong links with suppliers in Europe and the Far East has helped us become one of Europe’s modern parts companies with a wide range of spare parts to suit all types of construction equipment.
Mark Kent has spent many years developing our knowledge of construction equipment spares and in particular rubber tracks, undercarriage, final drives and rubber pads. Once we had unrivalled experience in these products we saw the potential for a full range of excavator parts at competitive prices to rival the original parts for quality but reduce customers running costs. Expanding the range rapidly to cover stop solenoids, water pumps, glass, brake parts, universal joints and prop shafts to name but a few.
With the opening of the new offices in 2012, we took the opportunity to expand the range once again, this time we looked to the export market for growth. Over the years we have developed a close relationship with most of the major manufactures of excavators, dumpers and backhoe loaders so that we can now also offer aftermarket OEM and a genuine source for many parts for all types of construction equipment.
With Robert and Dave Gamble’s many years of experience in selling new and used machines, Mark Kent, Damion Jacobs and Sharon Houghton fronting the spare parts side of the company we consider ourselves to be in a great position to help customers whatever their enquiry maybe.
In more recent times we have further expanded our range to include Swedish Truck Parts and Industrial forklift parts. This will allow us to apply our substantial knowledge and experience to other premium product and enable us to continue expanding into the future.