Materials handling and engineering services specialist Briggs Equipment has secured a £2.5m deal with one of the UK's prime defence and infrastructure contractors.
The five-year contract has been awarded to Briggs DLS, the Defence Logistic Support division of Briggs Equipment, by Landmarc Support Services Limited.
Since 2003, Landmarc has enjoyed a highly successful partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MOD), delivering sustainable, cost-effective training and infrastructure solutions for the Armed Services. These include explosives handling, built and rural estate management, design, operation and management of ranges and training areas and specialist environmental and conservation services.
The new contract with Briggs DLS has come about after Landmarc was awarded a £322m government contract to provide services that support the vital training needed to prepare Britain's Armed Forces for operational success.
Within the scope of the contract Briggs DLS will be responsible for 1,000 machines located across 156 sites in the UK. The fleet includes ground care equipment, generators and auxiliary power units, tractors, road-going and agricultural trailers, construction equipment, excavators, road rollers fuel bowsers and small power tools.
Briggs DLS won the Landmarc contract by adopting an asset management approach to the challenge, backed by a high-level service delivery through its engineering capability and flexible Truckcare programme. Servicing and maintenance requirements will be assessed and then Briggs DLS will schedule a plan of support throughout the year to keep the vehicles moving.
Alex Russett, Commercial Manager at Briggs DLS, says: "We are delighted to be working with Landmarc, which has an enviable reputation for ensuring that the MOD's training facilities are safe, effective and sustainable.
"This important new contract will see us co-ordinating activities through our national team of 600 multi-skilled skilled engineers to ensure the assets are well-managed and to keep the equipment operating at peak performance."
Briggs DLS provides global supply and support to the Ministry of Defence and in 2013 was awarded an £87m contract to supply, manage and maintain a mixed fleet of materials handling equipment.