Griffiths Hire Shops Ltd was initially set up by Mr Chris Griffiths in 1980 trading from premise's in Gobowen village near Oswestry. Chris had experience in the Construction and Plant Hire industry for many years and he realised that there was a need locally for a tool hire/rental outlet and so Griffiths Hire Shops was formed. After trading solely from Gobowen for several years addition shops were opened - first in Whitchurch followed by Wrexham and another shop in Oswestry.
In the year 2000 new premises were built on the Maes y Clawdd Industrial Estate in Oswestry and the two Oswestry area shops were amalgamated there. Since then Griffiths Hire Shops Limited has grown, becoming the largest hire outlet in the Oswestry, Wrexham and Whitchurch area. We supply a wide range of equipment from small hand tools up to larger items such as excavator and mobile access equipment for the building trade, industry and DIY.
Our Wrexham shop supplies customers in the Wrexham, North Wales and North West.
The Wrexham shop is also the business' main outlet for access equipment with a large fleet of scissor lifts and cherry pickers. We now also have a dedicated training facility with a training room for 12 delegates and a 90m2 practical assessment area to offer in-house or IPAF powered access and PASMA scaffold tower training through an accredited member. We are also members of IPAF for Hire and work closely with a accredited IPAF Training member .
The Whitchurch shop also offers sand and gravel delivery service at competitive prices.
The main function remains Tool Hire but, now Griffiths Hire Shops Limited can supply for sale a vast range of equipment and consumables. Both Oswestry and Wrexham shops are ideally situated being just off the main A483 trunk road and the Whitchurch shop is located in a central position opposite the Victoria Garage in Whitchurch near to Tesco Superstore. The business remains a true local family business now being run by Chris's sons Kevin and Paul with the motto of the business being "if we can't help, we will find someone who can".