Today marks a very special day at Pier UK, as it’s 15 years to the day since we received our very first Vacuum Excavator. Whoever would have thought that 15 years on, we would be preparing ourselves for the delivery of our 100th system. Entering the specialist marketplace of Vacuum excavation back in 2008 was seen as a huge risk. Especially with the current climate back then and considering since 2001 we’d concentrated solely on the installation of deep drainage. As we were one of only a handful of companies offering Vacuum Excavation hire at this time, we soon realised its potential and directed our focus toward its growth. So much so, that we decided to cease the drainage installation side of our business in 2012. Our growth continued over the coming years, and we soon became the largest provider in Europe by 2015. We are extremely proud to have been able to maintain this status to the current date. It’s fair to say, that for us to reach such a milestone, we could have only achieved this by employing some good people to make this happen. Today we directly employ more than 140 staff, allowing us to continuously grow our business. All that said we have no intentions of stopping here or even slowing down anytime soon. Indeed, we intend to expand our fleet even further in 2024, with a commitment to our customers to provide the best service possible from our 6 strategically placed depots throughout England, Scotland & Wales. At the start of our Vacuum Excavation journey, we committed to purchasing our very first system from MTS Saugbagger GmbH. Since this point, MTS have been our number 1 supplier and continues to be so to the present day. This fantastic relationship has seen both businesses go from strength to strength throughout this period. It’s this special bond that made us want to champion MTS and their 25 years in business, along with our achievements. By marking this momentous occasion for both companies and dedicating our 100th truck in memory of the late Frank Walther. Frank was one of the founders of MTS Saugbagger GmbH, who sadly passed away in January 2023.


First truck purchased by PIER

Our first truck purchased 15 years ago

First truck purchased by PIER

The same truck today, still going strong

PIER celebrating truck #100

Dedicated to the memory of Frank Walther

Sean, director of PIER UK

Our director Sean collecting the 100th truck