Speedy’s £2M, three year deal to supply crane components to Nuclear Decommissioning Agency (NDA) sites went live at the start of this month.
The firm landed the deal to become a Tier 2 supplier to the NDA at the end of 2011, after a six month procurement procedure.
The contract, which has an optional one year extension, covers equipment such chains, shackles, hooks and blocks for cranes and lifting devices. It applies to the entire NDA estate, giving Speedy a presence on 16 sites around the UK, including Sellafield and Dounreay.
All the equipment will be supplied from a new centralised distribution centre at Barrow-in-Furness.
Since winning the contract Speedy has organised a series of roadshows at each of the sites to introduce itself.
Although the contract is purely for lifting equipment, the company sees it as an opportunity to raise the profile of all its plant hire and equipment supply operations in the nuclear sector.
“This deal gets us in front of a customer business that we’ve not really been in front of before, so it’s got some real legs,” said Speedy major accounts manager Colin Harris. “At the moment we are relatively unknown, but there are huge amounts of business they could do, and we’ve got to educate them that can we can deliver.”
“As a Tier 2 supplier to the NDA, when they have a direct need themselves they’ll get onto us, but we know their contractors, so we will be actively trying to sell this to them,” said Harris.