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Balfour takes new approach to plant hire

8 Dec 14 Balfour Beatty’s internal Plant & Fleet Services division has signed a three-year partnership deal with four equipment hire firms.

A-Plant, Speedy Hire, Nationwide Platforms and Vp will be the exclusive suppliers of plant and tools to the Balfour Beatty Group throughout the UK.

The deal is part of a new way of working that sees Balfour Beatty’s new partners delivering every day plant services to its UK operations while the business retains self-delivery of its strategic asset services. 

This new approach to plant hire is being managed from a new centre in Sheffield.

Andy Ormerod, managing director of Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services, said: “This is an exciting new development for Balfour Beatty. By working in close partnership with these industry leading providers of plant and equipment, Balfour Beatty will experience a step change in service. Reducing waste and maximising efficiency through innovation and best practice will unlock value for ourselves and our UK customers.”

Speedy chief executive Mark Rogerson said: “Speedy’s appointment to this framework is great news.  It reflects both our position as the UK’s leading provider of tool hire equipment and our customer-focussed strategy to deliver sustainable profit growth in the UK by driving end-to-end services across our strategic and major accounts. As major customers continue to consolidate and streamline their supply chains, this appointment demonstrates that Speedy is well positioned to benefit through its unique ability to deliver integrated products, specialist solutions and services”.

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