Leicestershire company seals £25m maintenance deal

A Leicetershire company has secured a £25m deal with a local authority – its biggest contract to date.

Go Plant Fleet Services, which is based in Ibstock, will supply and maintain a wide range of machines and equipment for Harrow Council as part of an initial eight-year contract.

The deal, which includes fleet management services, will also incorporate the authority’s workshop and the TUPE transfer of 10 maintenance staff.

Up to three additional jobs will also be created by the move, which went live on January 1.

Go Plant Fleet Services will provide full contract hire with maintenance for around a 140-strong fleet including compact sweepers, 7.5 and 12-tonne refuse collection vehicles and 60 accessible buses.

The deal also includes grounds maintenance equipment such as tractors, mowers and rollers as well as quad bikes for weed spraying activity.

The company will also provide a ‘maintenance only’ service for the remainder of the authority’s 350-strong fleet which also features RCVs, road sweepers and various light commercial vehicles.

The contract is the largest in the 40-year history of a company which now operates 44 depots and service centres across the UK.

Mark Gallimore, commercial director of Go Plant Fleet Services, said: “It’s a substantial deal for us and it will have a hugely positive impact on the business.

“We’re in a period of nationwide expansion and this will help us to build on the outstanding progress we’ve made in the last 12 months.

“It will provide the perfect platform for further growth, particularly in the London area, and is a major step towards our goal of developing the business on every level.”

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