HSS wins five-year deal with Thames Water
By Murray Pollok18 October 2010
HSS Hire has won a five year, multi-million pound rental contract with Thames Water, the UK's largest water and wastewater utility company.
The agreement will see HSS supply equipment and tools to any contractors working on Thames Water projects throughout the London region. The deal includes small tools and equipment, safety and survey equipment and health and safety training.
HSS said it was the latest of its ‘through the line' contracts, where it supplies all contractors working on behalf of the end-customer, offering one point of contact and a 24 hour service to any onsite contractors at pre-agreed rates.
"This will not only ensure consistently low costs and encourage a level playing field for those contractors", said HSSA, "but will also guarantee HSS' rigorous service levels throughout all areas of the supply chain."
Thames Water will also be using HSS' online rental system, HSS LiveHire, which allows contractors to see what they are renting and where.
HSS chief executive, Chris Davies, said; "We believe firmly in helping our customers to save time and money and this new collaborative partnership model is a pioneering approach that will do just that by promoting price transparency and operational efficiency.
"It will also encourage the cross-hire of equipment between contractors which will help reduce both any potential downtime and the environmental impact of multiple deliveries to site."
Thames Water supplies water to 8.7 million customers across London.