Aggregate Industries US (AIUS), part of the Holcim Group, has awarded Babcock International Group a US$30m, 10-year contract to provide a fleet managed service for its Aggregate operation’s Heavy Mobile Equipment (HME) across the Mid-Atlantic region.
This agreement covers over 130 assets across 14 sites in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Babcock’s said that its independence coupled with ALCAMiE™ , its unique approach to optimising fleets, ensures that AIUS will benefit from an innovative asset management partner, improving efficiency and service for its customers while enabling the business to fully focus on its core operations.
Babcock explained that it will work closely with AIUS to procure the right equipment and services at the most competitive price regardless of manufacturer or supplier. The contract sets service level guarantees, based on vehicle availability, that underpin Babcock’s performance commitment. The one-stop-shop service, delivered through Babcock’s 24/7 North American Managed Service Center, also offers the optional supply of additional services such as the procurement and management of ground engaging tools and tyres, the company added.
Robert Whetstone, Babcock’s Head of Operations - North America, said: “We are delighted to be AIUS’ fleet management partner of choice and look forward to partnering with them in transforming their fleet performance, sharing best practice and delivering long term benefits.”
This contract builds on Babcock’s organic growth in North America following contract awards by Lafarge between 2012 and 2014, and sees Babcock now managing close on 2000 trucks and HME across Canada and the U.S. This expansion has enabled a substantial increase in Babcock’s North American footprint and has seen further investment in local capabilities, the company highlights.
To capitalise on this international growth, Babcock is investing in a continuous improvement programme, capturing best practise from every part of its Mining and Construction operations and sharing these for the benefit of all its customers. Commencing in North America, an international Babcock team is evaluating processes, procedures and governance in detail to ensure that fleet management services remain robust and future-proofed for growth across the globe, the company said.