How it all began

In 1974, Stephen Allen, the company's founder, had a meeting with the manager of a Farmers Weekly farm at Easton Lodge, Wittering.  The conversation was about the FW justifying the purchase of a new combine harvester.  The gap between cereal and machinery prices had grown so fast the manager stated, that farms the size of his could no longer justify the purchase of new combines.

Stephen Allen saw the need for hire, and as a result of that meeting Agricultural Plant Hire Ltd was formed. 20 years on from there, APH has become the UK's leading specialist in combine harvesters.

Our Mission Statement

The success of APH has been based upon an overriding commitment to consistent high standards of machinery and service support. - This commitment remains the cornerstone of our business today.

Rebuild Program

You may of heard of our Rebuild Program, click here to find out how APH rebuilt old New Holland 8000 combine harvesters to pristine condition. Although this service is no longer offered the outstanding quality and expertise demonstrated in the rebuild program is a true testament to our professionalism and dedication to meet the changing needs of farmers.