A-Plant invest for £500 million Amey contract


EQUIPMENT rental company A-Plant has invested £1.6 million in new equipment to support Amey as work begins on the Infrastructure plus contract with Staffordshire County Council. Amey, one of A-Plant’s largest customers, has been awarded a ten year contract by the council to manage and maintain 10,000km of roads and provide winter maintenance services and highway improvement schemes.

Valued at around £50 million per year with potential for a further ten-year contract extension, the deal is the first of its kind in the market. Amey will manage and maintain the county’s highways infrastructure, with scope for the council to bolt-on a wider range of services into the collaborative partnership.

A-Plant has invested in a wide range of equipment to assist Amey, including Breakers, Vibration Plates, Rammers, Rollers, Dumpers, Telehandlers, Accommodation Units, Pumps, Traffic Lights and Confined Space Equipment. A-Plant has also purchased a number of JCB Wheeled Loading Shovels valued at over £300,000 for the contract, the first such machines in A-Plant’s hire fleet of equipment. Utilising JCB’s EcoMAX engine, the Loading Shovels meet Stage IIIB/Tier 4 emission regulations without exhaust after-treatment; A-Plant’s local Service Centres will supply the new machinery.

A-Plant’s Managing Director for the Midlands, Paul Dennis said, “We are delighted to partner with Amey to provide the latest and safest equipment to service this impressive contract for Staffordshire County Council. We are 100% committed to supporting Amey and this is demonstrated by our high level of investment, especially in new equipment which has never formed part of our fleet before.”

Steve Jones, Amey’s Account Director for Staffordshire, said, “This £1.6 million investment by A-Plant in our fleet will assist our highways team in improving the core maintenance service, as well as continue their excellent work in helping Staffordshire County Council to deliver a high quality and efficient customer-focused service.”