HSS Hire Service Group, a U.K.-based national supplier of tool and equipment rental and outsourcing services, was appointed the preferred supplier for the outsourced management of the equipment needs of Enterprise, an infrastructure maintenance support services company, in a multi-million pound deal.
HSS will source and manage the supply of all equipment requirements and maintenance across the Enterprise business in the U.K. Whilst Enterprise will continue to work with and maintain contractual relationships with its established supply chain on existing framework contracts, HSS will manage all areas of hire operations, order processing and equipment management on their behalf.
“We are delighted — we fought off stiff competition to win this contract and it’s a great testament to the service we offer, the people in our team and to our open and transparent approach to business,” said Chris Davies, HSS Hire CEO. “It’s a partnership based on the things we do best and value most — safety, value, availability and support — and in the sectors we specialize in, maintaining and operating.
“This also gives us a great opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of our HSS Outsource service as we audit Enterprise’s owned assets nationwide and take over the management and maintenance of their ground care fleet.”
Enterprise asset director John Farrell said, “We selected HSS to oversee all of our equipment management after an intensive competitive process based on service — we were impressed by their systems, absolute commitment to safety and compliance and by the shared values between our organizations.”
As part of the agreement, HSS will welcome a number of new hire desk consultants, fitters, engineers and ground care experts who will transfer over from employment with Enterprise.
Enterprise is a £1.2 billion (about U.S. $1.87 billion) business that maintains the infrastructure of the U.K. It is the U.K.’s largest dedicated maintenance and frontline service provider to the public sector and utility industry.
HSS Hire is based in London.