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A-Plant wins new £10 million contract with Vinci and Ringway

A-Plant has announced it has secured a five year Framework Agreement with VINCI Construction UK and Ringway Group. The new contract is estimated to be worth circa £10 million per annum and covers the entire range of hire products from A-Plant, including General Plant, Air Powered Tools and Specialist Products, including Accommodation Units, Falsework and Formwork Products, Powered Access Machines, Traffic Control and Management and Power Generation and Welding Equipment.

A-Plant has had a deal in place with Norwest Holst - now part of VINCI Construction UK - for well over 20 years and an agreement with Ringway for over two years. The new contract consolidates the supply chain and ensures that VINCI Construction UK and Ringway Group can utilise A-Plant as their first choice solution for all mainstream hired Plant and Equipment.

VINCI Construction UK Limited has an annual turnover exceeding £1 billion and operates through five divisions - namely Building, Civil Engineering, Air, Facilities and Technology. Its Building division integrates some of the UKís leading construction companies, including Norwest Holst and Taylor Woodrow, as well as the regional contracting brands of Crispin & Borst, Gordon Durham, Haymills, Stradform and Weaver, in addition to PEL Interiors.

Ringway is a market leader in highway term services with a current turnover in excess of £400 million; the company operates through two principal sectors - namely term service and contracting and production, and has a number of Joint Venture businesses. Ringway Group has an extensive customer base, including Transport Scotland, Transport for London, Highways Agency and many Local Authorities across England, Wales and Scotland. The principal Ringway Group businesses that will use the A-Plant contract are Ringway Term Maintenance, EUROMARK, Ringway Roadstone, Ringway Airport Services, Ringway Specialist Treatments, Ringway Signs, BEAR Scotland, Ringway Jacobs and South West Highways.

The new contract was awarded to A-Plant following a rigorous selection process which involved all of A-Plantís main competitors. A-Plant was chosen as the strategic supplier of choice on the basis of a commercial model and the companyís commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment, the firmís depot network and extensive product range, the average age of the A-Plant fleet which is typically less than two years, the companyís IT advances and Extranet system and proven track record in supporting major customers using dedicated Account Managers.