About Us

Everquip was originally formed in 1981 in Hull by Mr John Everard, he started off repairing garage forecourt equipment such as air line gauges and forecourt air compressors. He made several new contacts and through his dealings with these garages he moved onto the supply, service and repair of Garage Equipment, such as vehicle lifts, compressor, air systems and MoT equipment.

John steadily built the company up employing some family members and engineers from other specialist engineering companies. In 1995 he decided it was time to move on and the three main engineers, Stuart Everard (his brother) Lyndon Blackburne and Carl Crisp put together a Management Buyout of the company and officially took the reins of the business on 1st October 1995.

Now known as Everquip Garage Equipment Limited, the three set off in a similar vein as the original company until 1998 when EGEL manufactured its first Everquip Inspection Pit. The first two pits were installed at the new Humberside County Council VMU facility at Carnaby, East Yorkshire (now known as East Riding of Yorkshire County Council). It was the largest ever project taken on by EGEL to date. We successfully tendered for the new VMU and supplied the Everquip Pits, commercial brake testers, MOT equipment, completed pipe work and lubrication distribution system as well as ancillary equipment. The site is still open and the Everquip Inspection Pits are still in daily use 22 years later.

EGEL saw a gap in the market and in 1999 we exhibited at our first Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC Birmingham. As then Sales Director Sales Everard, decided that we need a demonstration unit to take to interested companies. The company built a full-scale pit section with cut away sides and Stuart travelled the length and breadth of the United Kingdom with his trusty trailer and pit on the back of his Land Rover.

With Engineering Director Lyndon Blackburne taking overall responsibility for the design and production of the range of inspection pits and Operational/Installation Director Carl Crisp took the lead overseeing nearly every installation throughout the UK. With this unique team that had worked together most of their adult lives, the company began to grow to ever expanding markets such as Europe.

Our first toe in the water was Ireland with ASC Garage Equipment of Dublin. Their Managing Director promoted the Everquip Inspection Pits in Ireland and to date we have completed over 50 Installations. After the success with Ireland we looked over the North Sea to our friends in The Netherlands, with assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry, we appointed Hamer Installatintecnik as out Dutch distributor and to date have completed over 50 installations in some very difficult civil engineering conditions. Our relationship with these two distriburtors continues to grow stronger.

Such was demand of the Everquip Pits, we required larger fabrication facilities and we moved out of Hull to the small town of Gilberdyke. The team bought the premises and with with further investment in machinery the Company was able to bring everying in -house from pressing panels to refinishing in the largest spray booth in East Yorkshire.

EGEL have always been loyal to their suppliers and would especially like to thank Michael Braugh Steel Stockholders of Hull and also to NatWest Bank who have always been very supportive in good times and bad.

Everquip has now exported its range of products to 16 different countries from England, Qatar, The United States of America and even Greenland!

Over the years we have been pleased to be a distributor for many commercial garage products including braketesters, MOT equipment, pitjacks, and lubrication equipment.

2020 will see the 25th Anniversary of Everquip Garage Equipment Limited with the three Director at the helm,. They have been through many a storm, recessions, financial crashes and global pandemics, but the three still remain the genuinely best of friends and this ethos has transferred through to our loyal and fantastic staff and without them we wouldn’t be still in business.

We look forward to working with you in the coming year.

Our Story

Over the Years

1983
John Everard started up Everquip as a one man company repairing Garage Equipment around East Yorkshire
1985
Carl Crisp started working at Everquip Limited as a Pipe Work Installation Engineer
1986
Stuart Everard started as an Apprentice Engineer
1988

Lyndon Blackburne started at Everquip as a Hydraulics Engineer

1995

Stuart, Lyndon and Carl take over the reigns to form Everquip Garage Equipment Limited in a MBO

1996

Everquip join The Garage Equipment Association

1999

Everquip obtain order for its two first Everquip Inspection Pits from Humberside County Council, Bridlington

2000

Everquip exhibit at C V Show at the NEC for the first time

2001

Everquip manufacture its Demonstration Pit and Stuart travels the UK demonstrating the pit and securing orders

2004

Everquip signs agreement to be Principal supplier to the Stagecoach Group

2005

Everquip supplies its first export Inspection Pit order to ASC Garage Equipment Dublin, Ireland

2008

Everquip agrees contact with Hamer Installtecnik of Apeldoorn Holland to install Inspection Pits throughout the Benelux region

2008

Everquip move to much larger premises from Hull to Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire

2011

Everquip carries out its largest ever export order with 8 Inspection Pits and ancillary items to be fitted at Doha International Airport, Qatar

2011

DVSA (VOSA) launch the Authorised Testing Facility Scheme, this system was based on an installation set up by Everquip at Martins of Middlewich

2013

Everquip secures its first orders in Romania

2017

Everquip launch BSB SuperSport Team Everquip Racing

2018

Everquip install pits in the USA, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Greenland, Denmark

2019

Everquip continue with strong exports in Italy, Romania, Poland and Holland

2019

Everquip launch PitClad

2019

Everquip secure largest export order with 18 ServicePits to Bucharest, Romania

2020

Everquip celebrate they 25th Anniversary and continue to be market leader

Reasons to work with Everquip

25+ years of trading

25+ years of trading

Over 3750 Pits Installed

Over 3750 Pits Installed

100 miles of pits & counting

14 countries & counting

BS EN 1090 - CE Marked

BS EN 1090 - CE Marked

ISO-9001

ISO-9001

Full consultancy

Full consultancy

In-House Design & Production

In-House Design & Production

UK, European & International Coverage

UK, European & International Coverage

Extensive Knowledge & Support

Extensive Knowledge & Support

25+ years of trading

25+ years of trading

Over 3750 Pits Installed

Over 3750 Pits Installed

100 miles of pits & counting

14 countries & counting

BS EN 1090 - CE Marked

BS EN 1090 - CE Marked

ISO-9001

ISO-9001

Full consultancy

Full consultancy

In-House Design & Production

In-House Design & Production

UK, European & International Coverage

UK, European & International Coverage

Extensive Knowledge & Support

Extensive Knowledge & Support

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Contact one of our Garage Equipment specialists today

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We often work with

We often work with Business Owners, Mechanics, Architects, Quantity Surveyors
& Senior Management from the following sectors…

Commercial Vehicle Repair Workshops

Commercial Vehicle Repair Workshops

transport-hauliers

Transport / Hauliers

bus-coach-sector

Bus and Coach sector

atf-testing-stations

DVSA MOT / ATF testing stations

Councils & Local Authorities

Councils & Local Authorities

Construction Industry

Construction Industry

Rail

Rail

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Everquip Garage Equipment Limited were formed in 1995, we can supply the expertise to design, install and supply the after sales care to your Vehicle Maintenance Unit. From our range of Pre-Fabricated Steel Inspection Pits to the very best Commercial Garage Equipment, we supply a full range of capital equipment from Air Compressors, Commercial Roller Brake Tester and Mobile Column Lifts. We offer full consultancy and design for your new or existing VMU.

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Our Clients

Testimonials

…The attention to detail was first class from the beginning to the end of the job. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all staff at Everquip for the extremely smooth operation and attention to detail, and would not hesitate in recommending Everquip to future prospective clients."

Ralph Douglas
Buyer, Scottish Borders Council

Your staff have been punctual, friendly and extremely professional in carrying out their work. They have done an excellent job."

Dave Cass
Proprietor, M&D Travel

Our Services Department and Engineers are very pleased not only with the installation but with the obvious benefits as opposed to a conventional concrete pit. May I also commend your Company on the installation of all of the new garage equipment fitted within the Workshop. "

Duncan J Lambert
Services Manager, Rix Petroleum Limited

Meet the Directors

Stuart Everard, Managing Director

Stuart has been with Everquip all his working life, 35 years and counting. Stuart is a very keen motor sport fan, married to Andrea and has two daughter Jessica 25 and Emily 19.

His favourite daughter though is his beloved Mabel, an 18 month old Boxer dog

Lyndon Blackburne, Eng. Tech MIMech MIEDTechnical Director

Lyndon has been part of Everquip for over 30 years, Lyndon is a huge aviation fan, married to Julie, he has two children Krissy 25 and Joe 21 (Joe also works at Everquip as a Welder Fabricator)

Lyndon is currently restoring a Canberra cockpit to original specification

Carl Crisp, Installation Director

Carl is the longest serving of the three with 37 years service at Everquip

Carl is engaged to Jane who works within the company and has one daughter Danielle who is 27. Carls life motto is “We arnt here for a long time, we are here for a good time”

 

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