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Hewden signs second national agreement with Hanson

Specialist rental firm Hewden has signed a second nationwide deal with Hanson, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of construction materials.

Hewden is already the preferred supplier of cranes to Hanson, a deal that commenced in summer 2009, which is currently securing around £1.5 million per year in hire revenue.

This new agreement adds preferred supplier status for each of Hewden’s five main product groups: general plant, access, power, accommodation and radio communications, which is anticipated to generate a further £500,000+ revenue per year.

Hanson's broad product range includes bricks, cement, aggregates, concrete, and asphalt, so Hewden’s hire equipment is used in quarries and major civil engineering projects throughout the UK. In addition, cranes are hired out extensively for installation of precast concrete flooring.

Raj Bhania, Corporate Procurement Manager at Hanson said: "We chose Hewden because of the company’s nationwide depot coverage and extensive core fleet, which maps Hanson’s UK hire requirement closely. We always put health and safety and service at the top of our agenda when selecting suppliers and Hewden holds the Gold RoSPA Gold Award as well as ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 accreditations at all depots throughout the UK."

Hewden’s National Account Manager Phil Battle added: "Factors such as health and safety performance, service quality, fleet offering and average age of fleet were given high weighting when it came to Hanson's choice of supplier. Thanks to our proven track record we were able to demonstrate compliance in all these areas and we are looking forward to continuing our strong partnership with Hanson."