About Us

PIER (UK) was established in 2001 as a civil engineering and drainage business. In 2009, we started to provide vacuum excavation services to our customers and in 2012, after recognising the many safety benefits it held over more traditional excavation methods, we ceased providing civil engineering services to concentrate solely on vacuum excavation hire.

With continuous investment in our hire fleet, we became the market leaders in vacuum excavation in 2015 and have not looked back since.

We work across the civil engineering, construction, transport, and utility industries on both public and private projects. We support planned maintenance, improvement works, emergency repairs and other development projects. As the industry leaders in vacuum excavation, we listen carefully to your requirements to ensure we provide the best solution for your project.

City Sucker
our accreditations
Achilles UVDB
SMAS worksafe contractor
safe contractor
supply chain sustainability school silver
road haulage association
European GPR Association
FORS
ETSI
clocks champion
CPA
construction line
CHAS
UKSTT
EXOR APPROVED
Achilles Building Confidence
As the UK’s leader provider of vacuum excavation, PIER (UK) has gone from strength to strength.

Our vacuum excavators reduce risks and deliver a safe and efficient solution.

2001

PIER (UK) established in Cricket Street, Wigan providing civil engineering and drainage works.


2002
Undertook large scale drainage project in Manchester.


2005

Worked on a large drainage project for a major supermarket.


2007

Continued to provide drainage works, this time to a large high school.


2007

Continued providing drainage works to Failsworth School in Manchester.


2008

Hired first vacuum excavator to safely excavate ground on large road infrastructure project. Job completed without striking a single utility.


December 2008

Impressed with its safe excavation capabilities, PIER (UK) purchased and took delivery of their first vacuum excavator.

2010

Proving a popular excavation choice with customers, PIER (UK) purchase additional vacuum excavators to add to their plant fleet.


2010

To support safe excavation, PIER (UK) add ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys to their services.


2011

PIER (UK) celebrate their 10th Anniversary.


2012

PIER (UK) cease all civil engineering and drainage works to focus solely on vacuum excavation hire.


2012

Having continued to grow the vacuum excavator hire fleet, PIER (UK) move to larger premises at Junction Lane, Newton-le-Willows.

2015

Purpose designed and built workshop opened on-site to service and maintain the growing vacuum excavator fleet.


February 2015

With year on year fleet purchases, PIER (UK) becomes the largest vacuum excavation hire provider in the UK.


February 2016

Further fleet purchases and acquisition places PIER (UK) as the largest vacuum excavation hire provider across Europe.


December 2016

PIER (UK) proudly takes delivery of its 30th vacuum excavator and celebrates 8 years in vacuum excavation.

Across 2016 – 2017

Our special pink truck was out across the UK in 2016, raising money for UK cancer charities – with an amazing £9,650 raised.


2017

Pier took delivery of 4 new vacuum excavators, retaining our position as the largest hire fleet in Europe


2018

PIER (UK) introduce the UK’s first Tracked-Vac, an off-road vacuum excavation vehicle designed to travel over almost any terrain.


2018

We celebrated the 10th Anniversary of our first vac-ex by taking delivery of our 42nd.


2019

Business moved into purpose built offices to accommodate our growing team

April 2020

PIER (UK) announce a significant expansion to our fleet taking the number of vacuum excavation units to over 50.


May 2020

Achieved a 100% in both Health & Safety and Environmental following an Achilles Audit.


October 2020

PIER (UK) took delivery of a special gold excavator that marked the 1,000th excavator that manufacturer MTS had produced.


August 2021

PIER (UK) celebrate 20 years in business.

2001 - 2009

2001

PIER (UK) established in Cricket Street, Wigan providing civil engineering and drainage works.


2002
Undertook large scale drainage project in Manchester.


2005

Worked on a large drainage project for a major supermarket.


2007

Continued to provide drainage works, this time to a large high school.


2007

Continued providing drainage works to Failsworth School in Manchester.


2008

Hired first vacuum excavator to safely excavate ground on large road infrastructure project. Job completed without striking a single utility.


December 2008

Impressed with its safe excavation capabilities, PIER (UK) purchased and took delivery of their first vacuum excavator.

2010 - 2012

2010

Proving a popular excavation choice with customers, PIER (UK) purchase additional vacuum excavators to add to their plant fleet.


2010

To support safe excavation, PIER (UK) add ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys to their services.


2011

PIER (UK) celebrate their 10th Anniversary.


2012

PIER (UK) cease all civil engineering and drainage works to focus solely on vacuum excavation hire.


2012

Having continued to grow the vacuum excavator hire fleet, PIER (UK) move to larger premises at Junction Lane, Newton-le-Willows.

2015 - 2016

2015

Purpose designed and built workshop opened on-site to service and maintain the growing vacuum excavator fleet.


February 2015

With year on year fleet purchases, PIER (UK) becomes the largest vacuum excavation hire provider in the UK.


February 2016

Further fleet purchases and acquisition places PIER (UK) as the largest vacuum excavation hire provider across Europe.


December 2016

PIER (UK) proudly takes delivery of its 30th vacuum excavator and celebrates 8 years in vacuum excavation.

2017 - 2019

Across 2016 – 2017

Our special pink truck was out across the UK in 2016, raising money for UK cancer charities – with an amazing £9,650 raised.


2017

Pier took delivery of 4 new vacuum excavators, retaining our position as the largest hire fleet in Europe


2018

PIER (UK) introduce the UK’s first Tracked-Vac, an off-road vacuum excavation vehicle designed to travel over almost any terrain.


2018

We celebrated the 10th Anniversary of our first vac-ex by taking delivery of our 42nd.


2019

Business moved into purpose built offices to accommodate our growing team

2020 - 2021

April 2020

PIER (UK) announce a significant expansion to our fleet taking the number of vacuum excavation units to over 50.


May 2020

Achieved a 100% in both Health & Safety and Environmental following an Achilles Audit.


October 2020

PIER (UK) took delivery of a special gold excavator that marked the 1,000th excavator that manufacturer MTS had produced.


August 2021

PIER (UK) celebrate 20 years in business.

Meet The Team

We pride ourselves on having a strong core team to support and liaise with our employees, partners, and clients. Our senior team are a diverse group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds, all with the goal of delivering the best service to you.

REVIEWS

We have used your company for a while now and have never had any trouble. The lads you send us are always good as gold.

The operators are always really polite and the systems spotless

We could use a more local company but choose to use you because you are reliable and provide a good service.

We are very happy with the overall service you have provided.

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