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The total hire & sales story

Originally founded as City Plant Hire Ltd in 1968, Total Hire and Sales has grown from humble beginnings to the well-established and respected company it is today. 

Here’s a brief snapshot of our history:

City Plant Hire truck from 1968

Where it all began

City Plant Hire (Derby) is established to hire out G.F.Tomlinson’s surplus plant and machinery.


The story continues

City Plant Hire Ltd was formed for the hire and sale of small plant, tools and equipment


City Plant & Tool Hire

City Plant Hire Ltd and City Tool Hire and Sales Ltd merged into one business to create City Plant and Tool Hire Ltd


Birth of Total Hire and Sales

Creating Total Hires and Sales Ltd, the business that operates today, provides a total solution for tool, equipment and plant hire, plus much more.