RE Plant Hire was founded by George Tandy, father of the now managing director Mike Tandy in 1974 with the purchase of 5 used 2 inch petrol water pumps for £28. These 5 pumps hire to customers over a period of time assisted in the purchase of bigger and better pumps along with numerous 4x4 Land Rovers.
In the early years, George Tandy rented a small workshop and yard along the Port Talbot docks and grew the company to hire many more variations of plant machinery and tools such as welding sets, compressors, low loaders, excavators, JCB telescopic handlers and HIAB vehicles, all of which were and still are operatd by RE Plant Hire's flly trained and certified drivers.
When stationed at the docks, RE Plant Hire dealth with many major South Wales companiesat the time, Andrew Scotts, South Wales Electricity Board, William Prett, T. Potter Group, Shepard Hill Construction and Steel Company of Wales to name a few.
Today RE Plant Hore Ltd stationed at their new and larger premises at Purcell Avenue Industrial Estate have chosen to specialise their equipment into telescopic handlers and HIAB vehicles to give a more expert and focused service to their clients.