Speedy buys 860 Milwaukee battery products

By Belinda Smart07 July 2022

Speedy has signed an exclusivity agreement with Milwaukee to supply its MX Fuel range. (Phot: Speedy.)

UK hire company Speedy has purchased 860 battery powered, cordless electric lighting towers, cut off saws, demolition hammers and diamond core drills from US tool and equipment supplier Milwaukee’s MX Fuel range.

Described in a statement from Speedy as “a multi-million-pound investment” the products will be available across Speedy’s network of UK service centres.

The move follows an exclusivity deal agreed in January, making Speedy the only hire provider to offer the MX Fuel range in the UK. The business began investing in the battery powered tower lighting range from MX Fuel last year.

MX Fuel is part of Speedy’s drive to expand its offering of low and zero carbon equipment, which now makes up almost a quarter of its equipment fleet, across battery, hydrogen and solar-powered equipment. 

Low and zero carbon emission equipment is positioned as a core priority for the company’s Capex investment, as Andy Connor, supply chain director at Speedy, confirmed. 

“We recognise our responsibility to introduce transformative technology to the markets we operate in, while responding to the growing demand from contractors for more sustainable equipment and ways of working.

“It’s already clear how game-changing Milwaukee’s MX Fuel range is for enabling contractors to significantly reduce their carbon emissions on site, with the added benefits of lower costs to run and less vibration for enhanced safety.”

Dale McElveen, General Manager, Milwaukee, said; Speedy’s delivery and service centre network would help widen the distribution of the MX Fuel range nationwide.

“The range is designed for contractors striving to reduce their environmental impact while delivering projects safely, on budget and on time with no compromise on productivity.”

Speedy has made a number of low carbon investments recently, including the €9.6 million euro purchase of 150 electric vans last month.

In mid-2021 the company made a commitment to net zero carbon. Following that it also opened a low carbon innovation centre in November.

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