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15 February 2012

Lafarge's £100mn Babcock contract

First published26/03/2012
Lafarge has awarded Babcock International Group a £100million (€118.6 million) ten-year contract to provide a fleet managed service for its heavy mobile equipment (HME) located across its aggregate and cement sites in North America.

The programme follows the £50million (€59.3 million) fleet management contract awarded to Babcock in July 2011, which covers Lafarge's aggregate and cement sites in the UK.

Babcock is delivering a whole lifecycle approach to managing Lafarge's fleet of vehicles and equipment, from procuring and supporting the equipment through to arranging equipment disposal.

The contract covers HME including vehicles such as loaders, heavy rigid and articulated trucks, excavators, and bulldozers. Through Babcock's proven partnering approach, Lafarge will be able to focus on its core activity of delivering world-class materials, while benefitting from the efficiencies, a multi-jurisdictional overview of its fleet operations, and the sharing of best practice that this new service will deliver.

“This contract marks a significant milestone with Lafarge. Following the successful UK roll out, our dedicated team in North America is ready to deliver the highest level of support to Lafarge's Aggregates and Cement businesses, enabling transformation in the way the fleet is operated and managed,” says Neal Misell, Babcock's managing director, mobile assets.

Babcock currently manages close on 30,000 vehicles and over 176,000 equipment stock lines globally.

Using ALCAMiE, its proven method of delivery, Babcock says it transforms that way that customers optimise their fleet and equipment availability, improving performance and reducing the lifetime costs of ownership and uncertainly.

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