CUSTOMER: British Waterways
SERVICE: Fully-accredited plant hire, access, power and a variety of lifting equipment.
"As we have worked closely with Hewden on previous projects we are reassured by its experience and capabilities in helping us reach our goals over the next five years."
Following a rigorous tender process Hewden has been selected as a preferred supplier to British Waterways for all of its future plant hire, lifting equipment requirements, a deal worth an estimated £500,000.
Hewden has been working successfully with British Waterways for a number of years, but this is the first time the customer has placed a preferred supply deal with a hire company. In particular, the organisation was impressed with Hewden’s approach to health, safety and quality, which includes ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 accreditations at every depot location in the UK.
As part of the deal, Hewden will supply a comprehensive range of modern accommodation, plant, access, power, and a variety of lifting equipment, which is backed by the company’s UK-wide depot network that can provide support 24/7. Further to this, new generation quick hitches, bio oil and trackers will also be made available on request.
Rob Williams, Senior Procurement Manager at British Waterways said: "As we have worked closely with Hewden on previous projects we are reassured by its experience and capabilities in helping us reach our goals over the next five years.
"Hewden will work with us to ensure our efficiency, environmental and financial targets are achieved during this five-year framework contract."
Brian Jones, Hewden Head of Customer Relations said: "The partnership with British Waterways reinforces our commitment to partner both environmental agencies and other government departments. We are looking forward to working with the organisation and to providing safe and reliable fleet, backed by nationwide support."
Hewden now boasts preferred supplier status with many of the country's topranking contractors, thanks to its local depot network, multiple accreditations and comprehensive product portfolio.