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A-Plant wins new tier 1 supplier contract from Costain

A-Plant has signed a new Strategic Partnership Agreement with Costain Group, one of the UK's leading construction companies, as a Tier 1 Supplier for general plant, powered access and power generation equipment worth around £2 million per annum. The new agreement supercedes the previous agreement signed by the two companies in 2007.

With over 115 locations throughout Great Britain, A-Plant, the second largest non-operated plant, tool and equipment hire company in the UK, offers many advantages as a partner to Key Account customers such as Costain. In addition, the specially developed IT systems at A-Plant are unique in the equipment hire industry, enabling the company to provide consolidated information for all transactions with its customers, regardless of what equipment was hired and which A-Plant location was involved.

The health and safety aspects of A-Plant’s business are another key feature for Costain. A-Plant is the first national rental company in Europe to be recommended for dual certification to both the ISO 14001:2004 standard and OHSAS 18001:2007 specification covering health and safety and environmental procedures. A-Plant is also the first major player in the European hire industry to achieve certification that covers the entire scope of the company’s operations encompassing all A-Plant Service Centres and administration centres.

By having its integrated Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) risk management systems independently assessed by the BSI and approved for IS0 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditation, Costain can have complete confidence that A-Plant is a supplier that can offer approved management of environmental, health and safety risks in every aspect of their business.

Sat Dhaiwal, Chief Executive Officer of A-Plant, said: “To provide the best possible service for our strategic partners, we continue to invest in every area of our business, with a special focus on IT; health and safety and staff training. These were all crucial factors that supported the new agreement we are delighted to have concluded with Costain.”