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Slough Borough Council chooses SHB Hire fleet solution

Published:  22 August, 2017

A five-year contract for the supply of standard and specialist vehicles has been awarded by Slough Borough Council to national vehicle hire and management company SHB Hire.

The contract will see SHB supply in more than 40 vehicles and was awarded following their successful tender submission. Key to their success was their ability to provide a complete solution delivered at a local level.

SHB’s nearby West Drayton depot will maintain the fleet which includes highly specialist vehicles suc as sweepers, gully emptiers, lining trailers, graffiti trailers HGVs and LCVs.

The fleet renewal programme will allow Slough Borough Council to operate newer, cleaner vehicles, supporting their carbon reduction targets as specified in their Climate Change Strategy.

Councillor Fiza Matloob, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: ‘Slough is leading the way in bringing its environmental services team back in house and as part of this we needed to procure a whole fleet of vehicles to serve our aim of improving the environment of Slough for our residents.

‘I look forward to seeing this new fleet on the streets of the borough when the new service starts in December.’

SHB was able to offer a robust and comprehensive level of maintenance care to the council with mobile maintenance as well as using their nearby Heathrow depot.

SHB’s commercial director Nicky Simpson said: ‘Slough went to market for the supply of their fleet requirements with the need for the vehicles to be supplied within 18 weeks.

‘This was a challenging task with some of the specialist vehicle types required, however we were able to provide a suitable lead-in solution to the Council drawing from our rental fleet capabilities and flexibility as a supplier. We aim to have the majority of vehicles delivered by the end of November.’

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