Tracker helps police recover stolen Kubota
Date: 05 March 2014
Leicester police successfully recovered a Kubota mini digger worth approximately £20,000 resulting in two arrests, thanks to support from TRACKER, the UK’s leading stolen plant and agricultural recovery provider. The mini digger was on hire from national hire specialist, GAP Group and was stolen during the night from a construction site on Station Road in Leicester.
GAP Group is a successful family run business specialising in the hire of plant, tools, lifting and survey equipment through nationwide operations. Iain Anderson, Joint Managing Director from GAP Group says, “Our business ethos is to provide exceptional customer service and peace of mind when customers hire from us. The fact that we were able to recover the Kubota within 12 hours of it being stolen meant minimal disruption to business operations for our customer. The speed at which the police were able to recover our stolen asset was remarkable and investing in TRACKER technology certainly proved invaluable.”
Adrian Davenport, Police Liaison Manager for TRACKER, says “Not being able to recover stolen plant machinery can hit a business dearly. We are not just talking about the cost of replacing the stolen asset, but also loss of business and increased insurance premiums. TRACKER’s relationship with UK police forces certainly ensures we can recover the majority of our customer’s stolen property within 24 hours. We were pleased to work closely with Leicester police to successfully recover the Kubota for GAP Group.”
The National Plant & Equipment Register (TER) reports that plant theft costs the UK around £1 million every week, with 95 per cent of stolen plant equipment never being recovered each year. However, TRACKER figures show that a staggering 68 per cent of all plant it recovers is done so within 24 hours of the SVR device being activated. Ten percent of those are recovered within just one hour.
TRACKER also supports CESAR, the Construction Equipment Security & Registration Scheme supported by the government and major players in the industry.