The multi-million pound deal will see HSS source and manage the supply of all tool and plant requirements and maintenance across the Enterprise business in the UK, whether directly supplied by HSS or cross-hired from other tool and plant hire companies.
Enterprise will continue to work with and maintain contractual relationships with its established supply chain on existing framework contracts, but HSS will manage all areas of hire operations, order processing and equipment management on its behalf.
Enterprise asset director John Farrell said: “We selected HSS to oversee all of our equipment management after an intensive competitive process based on service – we were impressed by their systems, absolute commitment to safety and compliance and by the shared values between our organisations. We are confident that this progressive partnership will deliver even better service to our customers and communities.”
HSS Hire chief executive Chris Davies said: “We fought off stiff competition to win this contract and it’s a great testament to the service we offer, the people in our team and to our open and transparent approach to business. It’s a partnership based on the things we do best and value most – safety, value, availability and support – and in the sectors we specialise in, maintaining and operating.
“We will work with Enterprise to deliver the most cost-effective hire solutions as well as driving up service quality, ensuring best value, continual innovation and investment and delivering best practice safety and environmental standards. This also gives us a great opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of our HSS Outsource service as we audit Enterprise’s owned assets nationwide and take over the management and maintenance of their ground care fleet”.
As part of the agreement, HSS will recruit several hire desk staff, fitters, engineers and ground care experts who will transfer over from employment with Enterprise.