New mobile gensets for Universal Production Services

October 27th, 2020

ASGB have recently completed delivery of both 4 x 160 kW 18 tonne generator lorries with cargo body and also 2 of the new ASGB Landrover replacement 40 kW gensets fitted to an Isuzu D-Max. These vehicles have both been subject to delays due to COVID and associated manufacturing issues, but we are now pleased […]

ASGB repair damaged vehicle and deliver new vehicles to PKE Lighting Ltd.

October 15th, 2020

The battle scars on the PKE 200kW vehicle pod & body have now been repaired by ASGB. A new coat of paint was given to the generator pod and the vehicle is good to go. The two vehicles on the left of the picture are the last of four brand new Stage 3 160kW vehicles […]

Covid – 19 Secure in 2020

Covid – 19 Secure in 2020

June 25th, 2020

ASGB has complied with the Covid 19 secure in 2020 regulations

ASGB Deliver two further Generators to PKE Lighting Ltd.

June 23rd, 2020

ASGB have delivered the first two out of four genset pods for PKE Lighting Limited based in Greater Manchester. This model is a 160kW stage 3A & 3B emission version based on the Cummins QSB7-G5 genset. There will be a further two of these in the very smart PKE livery to follow on. The model […]

New Generators for Pixipixel

October 21st, 2019

ASGB have recently delivered a further generator pod to Pixipixel Cinema Lighting division based in Tottenham.  Following the 160kW delivered in the Autumn of last year, this model is a 200kW based on a Cummins QSL9-G3 and is the first of these models within the ever growing Pixipixel fleet.  The model utilises the current stage […]

ASGB builds Britain’s First Mobile CSSD

ASGB builds Britain’s First Mobile CSSD

May 13th, 2019

A Smith Gt Bentley is pleased to announce the delivery of Britain’s first mobile Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD) for Vanguard Healthcare Solutions Ltd: under its international brand umbrella Q-bital At an overall length of 15m and two extensive slide outs giving an opened-out width of almost 6.5m the unit is of a […]

Alexander Smith

January 16th, 2019

It is with much sadness that we have to announce that Alexander Smith fondly known as “Jock” and the founder of A.Smith Great Bentley Ltd passed away peacefully on the evening of the  8th January 2019. Jock was being cared for in Ipswich and had been ill for some time but always loved visiting the factory to […]

ASGB is proud to announce its new product range of Air Freightable Broadcasting Units, Smiths Broadcasting Pods™

December 24th, 2018

These come in a number of pre-configured sizes using standardised sub-componentry to give the keenest price points and the swiftest delivery dates. Interior finishes and racking can be customised to suit our clients’ needs. • Fit Air Freight Pallet Base Frame (3.2m x 2.4m) • Low weight materials to minimise transport costs • Designed for […]

ASGB plans for transition year in terms of generator engine emissions.

ASGB plans for transition year in terms of generator engine emissions.

December 5th, 2018

A.Smith Gt. Bentley Ltd have just delivered a 160kW silent generator pod fitted to an 18 ton chassis for a UK based customer.  The pod utilises a stage 3a/3b engine.  From 1st January 2019 the engines in this power range will only be available newly manufactured as stage V emissions compliant with exhaust after treatments […]

ASGB Service Centre open for business

February 9th, 2018

The new ASGB Service bays are open and ready to accept your vehicle for any service requirement. Why not give us a try and have your asset serviced by the best? Competitive rates on application. Please contact our switchboard on +44 1206 250380 or  or

Television Mobiles OB3 refurbished and delivered in 8 weeks

January 31st, 2018

  Television Mobiles OB3 has been returned to Ireland after refurbishment of the side lockers. The 23 year old Outside Broadcast trailer manufactured by ASGB in 1994 has had the lockers replaced, new rear stabalising legs, panelling under the swan neck, and the main chassis beams shot blasted, repainted and under sealed. The work was […]

Welcome back OB3

November 27th, 2017

In an ever growing list of OB refurbishment projects we are pleased to welcome back Television Mobiles OB3 for a complete locker refurbishment.  Built in 1994 and still going strong after 23 years this is another excellent example of what can be expected from an ASGB build and regular maintenance. Call us today for all […]

Great start for ASGB in the MRI & CT scanner market

November 23rd, 2017

ASGB’s drive to innovate while solving customers’ problems continues. One of our strongest beliefs has always been that care could be organised seamlessly around people so they receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time. Therefore, the passion our dedicated team has for providing access to affordable, safe and effective health technologies makes […]

Successful ISO 9001:2015 Transition Audit

October 27th, 2017

Once again ASGB leads the way on quality. We are proud to announce that a first-time successful transition audit to the new ISO 9001:2015 has been achieved. The audit was conducted to determine compliance of ASGB’s quality system to the new standard with its focus on risk based thinking, relationship management and business context.

Mobile and relocatable MRI and CT scanner units

October 12th, 2017

Over 250,000 procedures have already been carried out in ASGB built medical units. As the world’s leading manufacturer of specialist transportable units, developed for a variety of applications, ASGB have recently decided to enter the field of mobile and relocatable MRI and CT scanner units. Our team has developed 3D designs of the units that […]

New Modular Laminar flow Operating Theatre – FOR SALE!

October 9th, 2017

Health Estates Exhibition 2017 in Manchester starts tomorrow! Our brand new Modular operating theatre with laminar flow will be offered for sale at the exhibition (available for delivery in January 2018). The unit has been built with the newly developed 7 layered composite panel that ASGB tested 2 weeks ago. It successfully passed the BS476 Part […]

ASGB Fire Resistance Test – Major success

October 5th, 2017

As a specialist coachbuilding and manufacturing company that strives to always improve and achieve more in order to provide engineering solutions of the highest quality to their customers, ASGB has embraced the challenge of creating a more fire-resistant panel to serve as the basis for building their future units. The topical issue of construction materials […]

Quadruplet of iOB trailers delivered on time

September 22nd, 2017

The fourth of NEP Australia’s four new iOB trailers departed for the docks this week completing another successful project.  Upon its arrival in Sydney in approximately 6 weeks’ time this will bring the number of ASGB built OB trailers in Australia to fourteen.  Seen here is NEP’s Peter “Gus” Angus ceremoniously receiving the keys to […]

New Partnership with London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC)

September 19th, 2017

ASGB are proud to be the chosen service provider to the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) to assist in the preparation of one of the first vehicles off the line for the Frankfurt Motor Show.  Working alongside the London Electric Vehicle Company fitters at our Colchester works the body panels and interior trim are being subjected […]

Join ASGB at IBC 2017

September 8th, 2017

ASGB are very thrilled to announce that the Timeline Television state-of-the-art, triple expanding UHD2 truck built by ASGB, the most advanced OB truck in Europe, will be showcased on the Snell Advanced Media stand #9A01 at IBC 2017 this September. IBC is the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology show. In 2016 the event attracted more than […]

ASGB – Social Media

July 20th, 2017

As the world is changing rapidly, so are we! ASGB is serious about social media to provide you with a variety of platforms to stay in touch with the recent updates within the company projects we have completed, and to contact us as we care about the level of customer service and convenience we provide. […]

Recent delivery to Provision

July 20th, 2017

ASGB Ltd are proud to announce the recent delivery to ProVision, the broadcast equipment rental company owned by ITV, of a 160kW generator pod mounted on a DAF LF chassis. The pod has a Cummins QSB7-G5 engine and a Mecc Alte alternator capable of delivering 160kW continuously.  ASGB worked with Provision to match a tight […]

ASGB at Healthcare Estates Exhibition

July 20th, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that in October we will be attending the Healthcare Estates Exhibition in Manchester for the first time as an Exhibitor. Visitors and delegates responsible for running and maintaining some of the biggest estates in the NHS and private sector attend Healthcare Estates in Manchester to learn about the latest […]

Despatch of the last truck for the Asian Games’17

July 20th, 2017

A few days ago the despatch of this 200kW generator vehicle to Broadcast Solutions saw the conclusion of the second and final phase of coach build for the Ashgabat Olympic City project who are hosting the 2017 Asian Games in September.  This is the last of 11 vehicles supplied specifically for this project that included […]

Check out ASGB in the USA!

June 22nd, 2017

Check out our Youtube channel and see the fantastic Telegenic T5 OB in action on a recent USA PGA tour event and the immense Gearhouse Broadcast USA Columbus OB truck. For Telegenic T5 in USA Press here! For Gearhouse Columbus Press here!


April 11th, 2017

We invite you to visit us at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas where on display you will find the second of two outside broadcast trailers built in the past twelve months specifically for the US market. Custom built to deliver the functionality demanded by Gearhouse Broadcast for their market leading 4K/UHD sports and entertainment productions. […]

ASGB are pleased to confirm a new order from Film & TV Services.

February 7th, 2017

B17FTV delivered by ASGB to Film & TV Services in November 2016 is shown here hard at work at Tottenham Hotspurs White Hart Lane ground. Hot on the heels of the delivery of this new twin set generator to Film & TV Services, ASGB Ltd are pleased to announce a repeat order for an identical […]

Promoting Innovation

Promoting Innovation

September 29th, 2016

Edmond Colbert wins the 2016 Ian Smith Memorial Award for Innovation at the Colchester Institute of further and higher education. The Ian Smith Memorial Award for Innovation in this its inaugural year is for innovation in engineering shown by the up and coming engineers being trained at the Colchester Institute for their City & Guilds […]


August 3rd, 2016

  Following the awarding of new contracts to ASGB, we are pleased to announce the creation of a number of skilled craft opportunities at ASGB. We are currently recruiting for Coachbuilders, Sheetmetal Workers, Fabricator Welders and a Pressbrake operator to join the company. If you are interested in apply please write to or telephone in the first instance to Diane […]

Super Silent 40 kW generator in a small panel van

July 22nd, 2016

Provision have recently taken delivery of a Renault Master MM35 van converted to house a 40kW 1ph generator for use around Manchester.  The requirement was to have a generator vehicle built that did not look like a “generator” and more like a standard panel van. The ASGB team worked with Renault to source a template van, then accurately measure the […]

Cine Electric take delivery of a further 200kW of super silent power.

July 8th, 2016

ASGB delivered a new 200kW Cummins QSL9 powered generator vehicle consisting of the generator pod, bespoke distribution locker, dual fuel tanks and rear mounted ASGB commercial body.  Built on the MAN TGM 18.250 specifically chosen by Cine Electric Ltd, the generator is reportedly the largest capacity mobile generation unit in Ireland.  The 18 ton vehicle contained […]

ASGB signs deal with Chinese investor.

ASGB signs deal with Chinese investor.

May 10th, 2016

A Smith Gt Bentley Ltd (ASGB) has recently been working on a number of collaborative projects with New Long March (NLM), China’s foremost coach builder based in Beijing.  We are now pleased to announce that NLM’s parent company BISLT will be investing directly in ASGB with the acquisition of 60% of the shareholding and a […]

ASGB delivers the outside broadcast trailer of the future…

March 30th, 2016

With the future of broadcasting predicted to be all-IP UHD HDR (Internet Protocol, Ultra-High Definition, High Dynamic Range) Arena Television ( are leading the way with the first outside broadcast trailers containing this technology and ASGB are delighted to be Arena’s chosen coachbuilder. With three new outside broadcast trailers planned, the first has already been […]

New Year Celebrations as SMG completes its first broadcast!

January 13th, 2016

China’s largest Outside Broadcast trailer has completed its inaugural event in Shanghai as it transmits New Year Gala celebrations from Shanghai. The interior of the truck has been finished with modern pod style desks and there are feature areas such as a recombination desk where the client can configure the rear desk in Production 2 area […]

ASGB deliver the largest Outside Broadcast truck into Asia.

December 10th, 2015

Shanghai Media Group (SMG) will shortly receive in China their new flagship 4K 16CH OBVAN with system design by SONY PSC and vehicle desgin and build by ASGB. The truck has the largest OB available working floor area in terms of ASGB build so far produced, accommodating easily the 32 personnel seating positions and will be capable […]

ASGB deliver another 1000 kW of power to Rygor Commercials Ltd

November 20th, 2015

ASGB have recently completed a significant order for 5 x 200kW generator pods, distribution lockers and associated fuel tank fit for Rygor Commercials Ltd in UK.  The five pods have been delivered on 18 ton Mercedes Benz Antos chassis over the rolling period July to late September. The pods used the tried and tested combination of Cummins […]

ASGB’s domination of the Australian OB market continues

October 30th, 2015

The latest ASGB-built outside broadcast trailer in the NEP Australia fleet takes to the highway; designated HD11 by NEP this 15m double expanding trailer takes over the mantle of their flagship vehicle.  Launched to a fanfare on 19th August at a party for guests from the broadcast industry HD11 will  service productions around Australia including […]

ASGB deliver OB trailers, Tender support trailers and Generators for 2017 Asian Games.

October 6th, 2015

ASGB have successfully completed the outside broadcast coach build for phase one of the Ashgabat Olympic City project in Turkmenistan, hosts of the 2017 Asian Games.  The Asian Games is the most prestigious event organised by the Olympic Council of Asia and is the biggest multi-sport games after the Olympic Games.  Similar to the Olympic […]

In Pole Position

June 16th, 2015

ASGB’s OBpods lead the field  ASGB’s OBpods lead the field when it comes to modular outside broadcast facilities.  Working hard for Gearhouse Broadcast Limited ( on the Formula 1™ circuit are four of ASGB’s OBpods.  Designed for easy transportation between racetracks around the world and with set-up and pack-down times to match, the modules are […]


May 8th, 2015

Technical Buyer A vacancy has arisen for a Technical Buyer within the Purchasing Department. Reporting to the Purchasing Team Leader, the successful applicant will have substantial technically based purchasing experience (preferably) gained in a project based manufacturing environment. The ability to develop long term outsourcing relationships working to budgets along with proven commercial negotiating skills […]


April 23rd, 2015

Project Engineer A vacancy has arisen within the Commercial Department for a Project Engineer reporting to the Service & Projects Manager.  The successful candidate will have the ability to manage customer orders for new build and refurbishments from order receipt through to completion. A full job specification and application form is available on request by […]

Inspection and Testing

Quality maintained at ASGB

March 3rd, 2015

ASGB are pleased to announce the successful renewal of our ISO9001:2008 accreditation. In addition to regular audits there is a mandatory company-wide audit every three years.  Following a week-long full audit by the LRQA,  ASGB’s ISO9001 certificate has been renewed. ASGB’s proven quality controls and attention to detail from management to design and throughout our […]

ASGB complete triple expanding Outside Broadcast Truck for JSBC in China

December 3rd, 2014

ASGB has just completed a prestigious build for JSBC, a premier broadcasting company in China.  Supplied through Sony China, the triple-axle, rear steering 13.6m semi-trailer capable of operating up to 20 cameras had double expanding sides with a third expanding section dedicated to a secondary production area.  JSBC are a very exacting customer and had […]

Creating Space………transforming modules to generate space

November 27th, 2014

ASGB are pleased to announce the recent completion of four pods for Gearhouse Broadcast Limited ( for use on their contract with SKY TV to provide broadcast services for SKY’s F1 channel. These broadcast pods will accompany the F1 spectacle at all the races around the world, transported from circuit to circuit by air.  To […]

Probably the largest outside broadcast trailer ever built…..

November 1st, 2014

ASGB recently completed the new flagship outside broadcast trailer for UK based CTV Outside Broadcasts, part of the Euromedia Group.  With the expanded body providing 84m2 of usable space for equipment racks and over 40 operator positions it is probably the largest OB trailer currently in operation.  Calling on all of ASGB’s expertise gained from […]

Mark II – Land Rover 130 based 45kW generator delivered with IVA certification.

September 24th, 2014

ASGB has recently delivered its second 45kW generator body mounted on a free issued Land Rover 130 chassis.  The highest possible electrical output rating was achieved on the low rear axle loading of the chassis and all supplied with Individual Vehicle Aprroved certification (IVA) conducted by VOSA. The standard 130 chassis cab had its rear suspension stiffened and up-rated by […]


September 21st, 2014

Due to continued expansion we are seeking an Electrical Systems Design Engineer to be part of the Design Department.  For full details and to apply please see our advert on CV Library:

A Smith Gt Bentley Ltd and John Dennis Coachbuilders announce partnership.

A Smith Gt Bentley Ltd and John Dennis Coachbuilders announce partnership.

August 7th, 2014

A Smith Gt Bentley Ltd and John Dennis Coachbuilders announce partnership. Colchester, Guildford, 7th August 2014. A Smith Gt Bentley Ltd (ASGB), a premier specialist solutions coachbuilder, and John Dennis Coachbuilders Ltd (JDC), the UK’s principal manufacturer of fire engines today announce a partnership which will enable both companies to position themselves strategically for future […]

Coachbuilding Vacancies at ASGB

July 1st, 2014

  Following the awarding of new contracts to ASGB, we are pleased to announce the creation of a number of skilled craft opportunities at ASGB. We are currently recruiting for Coachbuilders, Sheetmetal Workers and Fabricator Welders to join the company. If you are interested in apply please write to or telephone in the first instance to Diane […]

Press Release from Snoozebox Holdings plc. announces portable hotel rooms to be manufactured by ASGB.

May 28th, 2014

Snoozebox Holdings plc SNOOZEBOX PLACES ORDER FOR NEXT GENERATION HOTEL ROOMS LONDON, 27 MAY 2014:  Snoozebox Holding plc (Snoozebox, AIM:ZZZ), the leading provider of portable hotel accommodation and services, today announces that  A Smith Gt Bentley Ltd (ASGB) has commenced production of the next generation of Snoozebox hotel rooms. Snoozebox and ASGB have created a […]

April 2014. ASGB deliver 3 – 200Kw generator pods.

May 1st, 2014

During late March and early April ASGB has delivered three 200kW generator pods and distribution lockers mounted on free issue Mercedes Benz 1824 Antos chassis. The pods were developed and fabricated from aluminium sheet to help reduce weight on the chassis front axle. The generator set utilises a Cummins QSL9G3 engine coupled with a Mecc […]

January 2014. ASGB complete third OB for Supersport.

May 1st, 2014

Supersport OB HD 1 returned to ASGB from completion of Systems Integration in early March, to undertake an air-conditioning proving test within the ASGB paint shop facility.  The OB, a tri-axle semi-trailer, on a 15.4m long ASGB built body, effortlessly houses the broadcast equipment to satisfy the requirements demanded by major sporting event coverage, such […]

ASGB deliver the first 3D Outside Broadcast Trailer into China for WZTV.

January 31st, 2014

December 2013 saw the PDI and customer acceptance of a two axle semi-trailer OB van destined for Wenzhou TV (WZTV) via Sony China. WZTV are state television broadcaster in the South East Chinese province of Zhejiang and take delivery of the very first 3D capable truck to be delivered into China. The 13m length and 30 […]

Rigid OB for Jordan Radio & Television dispatched for broadcast integration

December 31st, 2013

December 2013 saw the PDI and customer acceptance of a 12m Mercedes Benz 2544 rigid 26 ton capacity OB van destined for JRTV (Jordan Radio & TV Corporation) via Sony MEA based in UAE.   Jordan Radio & Television Corporation is the state broadcaster for Jordan and was founded in 1985 with the merger of Jordan […]

Off Road Power – Land Rover 130 based 45kW generator.

October 4th, 2013

ASGB has recently delivered a 45kW generator body mounted on a free issued Land Rover 130 chassis.  The challenge for ASGB was to extract the highest possible electrical output rating whilst meeting the relatively low rear axle loading of the chassis. Firstly the standard 130 chassis cab had its rear suspension stiffened and up-rated by […]

ASGB & Fläkt Woods deliver four bespoke wind cowls for WWF……..

September 9th, 2013

World renowned air movement expert, Fläkt Woods came to ASGB to utilise our ability and finishing skills for the construction of the four bespoke wind cowls, which have now been installed at the new WWF Living Planet Centre in Woking, Surrey. The new building will be a showcase for green building design and open later […]

Another on time delivery heading down under…

August 21st, 2013

The latest OB in Gearhouse Broadcast Pty’s growing fleet of ASGB trailers leaves the factory on its journey to Sydney, Australia. The timely completion of this 15m double expanding trailer was important to Gearhouse and with our planning and production control techniques we were able to confidently state from the beginning when it would be […]

First of its kind Mobile Operating Theatre in South Africa…

August 21st, 2013

History was made this month with the arrival of the first mobile operating theatre in South Africa.  This ASGB designed and built unit will be operated by Innovo Mobile Healthcare in its quest to take healthcare to the people.  The first project for the mobile medical facility will be VMMC (voluntary male medical circumcision). This […]

ASGB craftsmanship on display in China…

July 11th, 2013

Two ASGB outside broadcast trailers will be on display at the forthcoming prestigious BIRTV exhibition in Beijing.  In association with Sony (China) Ltd and clients TJTV (Tianjin Television) and XMTV (Xiamen Media Group) two examples of ASGB’s coachbuild skills will be on show. The Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV) is the […]

HD Outside Broadcast unit completed for Studiovision in Lebanon

June 29th, 2013

We have recently completed the second trailer for Studiovision in Lebanon. The tri-axle 13.2 metre long trailer at 4 metres high with a 900mm and 1200 mm expansion creates space to allow 18 operators to be seated in comfort at desks finished with carbon fibre. The entire vehicle including the Volvo tractor unit was completed […]

New Website launches

June 28th, 2013

ASGB has today launched a new website to showcase the company’s expertise and products. The site includes product information to help our customers understand our capabilities and achievements. The website will continue to develop technical content, videos, visualisations, and case studies that will work together to provide a detailed overview of the companies capacity across […]