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Major fleet-management contract for Babcock


Multi-million pound five-year HME fleet-management contract with Rail Freight Services

RAIL Freight Services (RFS), a UK leader in fully integrated transportation and logistics services, have awarded Babcock International Group a multi-million pound five-year contract (with a five-year extension option) to provide a fleet-managed service for their UK-based heavy mobile equipment (HME).

Babcock will use ALCAMiE, their proven method of delivery, to optimize the performance of RFS’s customized HME and specialist ancillary equipment located predominantly in Greater London, Essex and Kent. This toolbox of systems and processes will benefit RFS through the delivery of granular data that will drive strategic decisions, reduce ownership costs and allow them to focus on their core operations.


The contract sets service level guarantees, based around availability, that underpin Babcock’s performance in managing RFS’s HME. The service also offers the supply of additional services and the management and procurement of ground-engaging tools (GET) and tyres. In delivering the contract, Babcock will transfer across to their team a small number of RFS employees who are critical to service delivery.

Jim Flatman, business manager with RFS, said: ‘We are committed to continually improve our performance through reliable machinery which, in turn, ensures an efficient and continued service for our customers. In partnering with Babcock, we can concentrate on what we do best – delivering a premier service in the loading and unloading of railway wagons and waterborne vessels – leaving Babcock to support us with their asset-management expertise.’

Martin Lumsden, Babcock’s head of operations for mining & construction in the UK, said: ‘We are delighted to be awarded this new contract with Rail Freight Services, and look forward to partnering with them in transforming their fleet performance, sharing best practice and delivering long-term benefits.’

Babcock currently manage nearly 30,000 vehicles and more than 176,000 equipment stock lines globally, including a five-year HME fleet-management contract with Aggregate Industries and a 10-year contract to manage Lafarge’s HME fleets within the UK, US and Canada.

The company will be exhibiting its specialist asset-management capability at Hillhead 2014, taking stand P50 in the main pavilion as well as showcasing one of its new mining and construction mobile maintenance units (MMU) on the ramp. The MMU forms part of a fleet that is helping to support Babcock’s UK customers.


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