Speedy opens new service centre

Kelly Adams

EQUIPMENT and tool hire specialist Speedy has announced the launch of a new regional service centre in Doncaster to support construction and rail engineering firms.

The 15,000 sq ft centre is four times the size of Speedy’s previous site in the area, with the business adding that it expects to take on new staff as it continues to expand its service offering.

Contractors will be able to access the firm’s 350 most popular products through Capital Commitment, Speedy’s four-hour delivery promise, with click and collect services available via its app or website. The centre will also provide specialist rail engineering equipment, including battery-powered assets for rail welding and track placement for renewal and maintenance projects.

A managed trackside lighting service will provide rail customers with site surveys, bespoke eco lighting systems and ongoing maintenance and management services.

Kelly Adams, regional director for Yorkshire & the north east at Speedy, said, “The new centre will enhance the vital services the region’s contractors need to deliver the major development and infrastructure projects underway across the region – including the regeneration projects underway across central Sheffield and Doncaster. Doncaster is also a strategically important location for our national rail services business. The town is among one of the biggest rail conurbations in the country, bolstered most recently by Siemens’ new train manufacturing factory being constructed nearby in Goole.

“We recognise that local contractors also want to do right by the communities they operate in, and our range of equipment and services will ensure they can deliver projects as safely as possible while minimising their impact on the environment.”

The centre will also include dedicated learning facilities and an electric vehicle charging point.