The deal will see Hitachi providing Amey with funding and vehicle management for its entire fleet of more than 8,500 vehicles and specialist assets.
Amey has more than 300 contracts, including in the utilities, highways and waste management sectors, and many of these call for a fleet of specialist vehicles available continuously.
“We need a fleet of specialist vehicles that are provided and managed to the standards of operational safety, compliance adherence and optimum availability that are also fit for purpose when considering required customer outcomes,” says Tom Lawless, Amey’s fleet and plant director.
Hitachi is “uniquely placed”, he says, to deliver full support for Amey’s operations, adding: “This new partnership will allow our business to make better use of our fleet of dedicated assets, which will ultimately result in a better service for our customers.”
Jon Lawes, managing director of Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, adds: “This appointment demonstrates our ability to fund and manage the most complex and mission critical fleets operating in the UK.”
The agreement came into effect on 4 July 2016 and runs until 2022.