HSS Hire, the UK’s award-winning tool and equipment hire company, has secured a multi-million pound contract with Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) to be a preferred supplier for the hire of all tools and equipment.

In an innovative ‘through the line’ approach, HSS Hire will become a vital supply chain partner to HAL and all of their associated contractors with the key aim of driving competitive and consistent rates as well as ensuring rigorous service levels. HSS will offer one point of contact and a 24 hour service to any and all onsite contractors at Heathrow Airport for the provision of reliable, safety-compliant tools and equipment at centrally pre-agreed, competitive rates.

HAL will also be using HSS’ revolutionary online business management system, ‘HSS LiveHire’, which will provide them an unprecedented level of transparency and control over their equipment portfolio.

Announcing the contract, HSS Chief Executive Chris Davies, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Heathrow Airport Limited on this exciting new agreement. We believe firmly in helping our customers to save time and money and this new collaborative partnership model is a pioneering approach that will do just that by promoting price transparency and operational efficiency. It will also encourage the cross-hire of equipment between contractors which will help reduce both any potential downtime and the number of deliveries to site.”

Dennis Darwent, Senior Category Specialist Logistics at BAA added: “We needed a supply partner that could not only satisfy all of our equipment needs but that could do so in such a way as to promote operational excellence.

Partnering with HSS Hire has offered us an innovative solution to ensuring our own supply chain is as effective and as efficient as possible and that, by consolidating deliveries to site, will also help us achieve our environmental objectives.”