Ashtead Group Plc engages in equipment rental services. It offers a full range of construction and industrial equipment used in lift, power, generate, move, dig, compact, drill, support, scrub, pump, direct, heat, and ventilate. It offers a short-term rental to customers in North America, and the United Kingdom for non-residential construction markets, facilities management, disaster relief, major event management, climate control, scaffolding, and traffic management. It operates through the following segments: Sunbelt, A-Plant, and Corporate Items. The Sunbelt segment is responsible for North America operations. The A-Plant refers to services provided in the United Kingdom. The company was founded by Peter Donald Lewis and George Barnett Burnett on April 11, 1984 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.