Groundforce is the market leading rental provider of excavation support, piling attachments, pipe stoppers, concrete pile croppers, trenchless technology, temporary bridges, and excavation training.

The divisions operate throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.


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Groundforce Shorco

Groundforce Shorco is the market leading supplier of shoring equipment, providing proprietary and bespoke shoring solutions from light duty shoring for the utilities, through to challenging schemes such as arenas, airports and city basement dwellings. Groundforce Shorco’s vast fleet of site safety equipment, including trench boxes, heavy duty hydraulic bracing and strutting systems, are delivered by a team of over 300 professionally trained staff covering all aspects of business; including Sales, Operations, Technical Support, Product Development and Customer Service.

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Groundforce Shorco Major Projects 

Expert chartered senior engineers lead the Major Projects team at Groundforce to deliver world class high end propping solutions to the construction industry. A dedicated hire desk, together with a national team, provide full support which includes expert on site installation assistance. This specialist division of Groundforce uses advanced technology in modern facilities to undertake bespoke design projects for customers throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. The Major Projects team focus relentlessly on continuous product development and research with customer satisfaction acting as the main driving force.

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Piletec offer a fully comprehensive range of piling equipment of the type used in driving, extraction and foundation preparation; supplying the construction industry with Piling Vibrators and ancillaries, Sheet Piles, Pile Croppers, Culver Pullers and Excavator Attachments. On-site technical support is provided by fully trained and qualified service engineers supported by a hire desk team who are comprehensively trained to give customers the best customer care and advice.

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Stopper Specialists

Stopper Specialists is Groundforce’s niche supplier of flow control stoppers and pipe testing equipment. The company operates at the forefront of innovative pipe testing expertise and are continually increasing their range of specialist products. Sectors managing product storage and movement typically rely on Stopper Specialists for temporary blanking of pipes and vessels for pressure testing, repair or inspection. Stopper Specialists provide a service to those involved in agricultural, manufacturing, water and gas utilities, petrochemical and anaerobic digestion.

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U Mole provides specialist trenchless technology equipment, predominantly supplying equipment to the civils, water, power and gas industries. With a keen eye for new innovation and equipment development, U Mole’s aim is to reduce environmental impact while keeping costs to a minimum. This is achieved by the installation and maintenance of underground utilities without the need for digging or ground disturbance. Heavy investment in new products, coupled with an expanding national presence, has made U mole the market leader it is today.

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Groundforce Bridge

Groundforce Bridge supply a broad range of temporary bridge solutions to the rail, construction, transmission and events sectors. Bridges are designed as a lightweight modular flat pack system and many bridges can be installed in under two hours by a small team, meaning there is no requirement for expensive, heavy lifting equipment. Speed, agility and cost-effectiveness are the hallmarks of Groundforce Bridge and this has resulted in an ever-growing customer base.

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Groundforce Training

With a focus on safety, compliance and professional development, Groundforce Training has become a trusted provider for those working in the utilities, construction and civil engineering sectors. Groundforce Training’s objective is simply to ensure that ‘...people come home safely each day by providing specific and critical training solutions’. In-house professionals deliver industry accredited courses either at their flagship training centre or at customers’ sites using classroom and field based pedagogy.

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