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Go Plant Fleet Services secures £25m Harrow deal

Go Plant Fleet Service secures £25m Harrow dealGo Plant Fleet Services has landed a major contract in Harrow to provide refuse collection vehicles for the council.

The Leicestershire-based company, a UK provider of a range of commercial vehicles, will enter into an initial eight-year contract with Harrow Council to supply and maintain machines including RCVs, street sweepers, tractors and accessible buses.

Around 140 new pieces of equipment are included in the deal, as well as a maintenance service for Harrow’s pre-existing fleet, while up to three new jobs will also be created. The new vehicles will be phased in over the first half of 2019.

Commenting on the deal, Commercial Director Mark Gallimore said: “It’s a substantial deal for us and it will have a hugely positive impact on the business.

“We’re in a period of nationwide expansion and this will help us to build on the outstanding progress we’ve made in the last 12 months. It will provide the perfect platform for further growth, particularly in the London area, and is a major step towards our goal of developing the business on every level.”

Go Plant Fleet Services employs more than 500 staff across 39 depots nationwide, and currently boasts more than 60 local authority contracts.

Councillor Varsha Parmar, cabinet member for environment at Harrow Council, said: “This important decision forms part of the authority’s overall environment strategy. We want to continue to collect all bins on time and sweep all streets and grounds regularly – with the highest quality. And that means having vehicles that meet the service requirements whilst also being cost-effective.

“We chose Go Plant Fleet Services for their vast experience and expertise. They’ll supply and maintain our fleet and we’re fully confident they’ll deliver value for money and meet our requirements.”

Harrow is part of the wider West London Waste Authority (WLWA), which is the statutory body responsible for waste disposal for six London boroughs: Harrow, Brent, Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon and Richmond upon Thames. The WLWA covers the transport, recycling and disposal of waste, as well as running household waste recycling centres in each borough.

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