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December 15, 2014

Motiva mixing with cement giants in new deal

MOTIVA Group are hoping a ground-breaking deal for a fleet of concrete mixers can cement a long-term relationship with one of the biggest companies in the world.

The vehicle solutions specialists are delivering 11 of the specialist 26-tonne vehicles to the UK arm of global building materials suppliers CEMEX.

The contract, valued at £1.2m, is the first of its kind between the two companies but Peter Wright, Sales Director at Motiva, hopes it won’t be the last.

“CEMEX is a huge business with operations spanning 50 countries around the world, so the fact they’re renewing part of their fleet through us is a massive shot in the arm.

“We haven’t run a contract hire deal with them before, so it would be great if this initial agreement can help create a long-lasting connection.

“They’re obviously keen to get the best deal they can for their fleet, combined with service they can rely on, and that’s what we’re all about.”

The DAF CF 330 FAT Euro 6 machines, fitted with McPhee Mixers, were supplied by Heathrow Truck Centre in Reading.

And some of the vehicles, valued at £108,000 each, are already being put to work at various locations around the UK as part of a 469-strong fleet.

Mr Wright says the contract with CEMEX, whose UK headquarters is in Surrey, is a ringing endorsement of Motiva’s growing stature within the fleet industry.

He added: “We’ve enjoyed exceptional growth this year and deals like this show that we’re now competing on the national stage with the biggest fleet firms in the country.

“Hopefully, other major companies will see that CEMEX has come to us and will want to follow suit.

Chris Rose, National Readymix Fleet Manager for CEMEX UK, said: “The initiative with Motiva offers real benefits to both businesses.

“We operate the trucks on short-term leases with the option to transfer ownership to independent contractors within the CEMEX fleet while extending the lease terms, thus providing a sustainable model for future growth.

“Motiva provide a closed-loop service for maintenance and repairs ensuring the integrity and availability of the fleet operationally.

“They offered us the perfect deal – the vehicle, service network and financial package we wanted. We couldn’t have asked for more.”

CEMEX was introduced to Motiva Group by vehicle solutions firm Indelease, with whom they joined forces earlier this year.

And Mr Wright says the close working relationship between the companies is paying big dividends.

He added: “Indelease is an independent brokerage which finds the best deals on commercial vehicles for its clients.

“They’ve been sending a lot of business our way and that, in itself, speaks volumes about us.

“It shows we’re providing both quality and value and, when you combine that with customer service that’s widely recognised throughout the industry, it’s a package that’s tough to beat.”

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December 15, 2014

New appointment strengthens Shepherd PR team

Shepherd PR is delighted to announce the appointment of a new account director to meet growing demand for our expertise.

Ex-journalist and media relations expert Jo Hine joins our 10-strong team and brings a wealth of experience in consumer, education, financial and business-to-business media relations.

Jo’s former PR clients include leading ceramic brands Emma Bridgewater, Steelite International and Royal Crown Derby as well as UK subsidiaries of international financiers Dollar Financial.
From our offices in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Shepherd PR generates media coverage, videos and award entries, as well as managing social media channels for clients within industries ranging from construction and manufacturing to automotive, energy and professional services. Our high-profile clients include Crown Paints and a range of national trade associations.
Founding director, Jane Shepherd, said: “Our aim is to make Shepherd PR the agency of choice across the Midlands and beyond.  Jo brings new expertise to the team and takes our combined journalistic experience to more than 60 years, which is probably unparalleled within our industry.
“Our practical approach to public relations, combined with high quality videography, ensures we have an enviable track record of securing media coverage for companies both in the UK and their international markets.”
Shepherd PR has enjoyed significant growth since it was first established in 1999, and has recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme at Aston Business School.

December 15, 2014

Finlay Central awarded dealership with Terex Environmental Equipment

Finlay Central has teamed up with the industry leader in design and manufacture of environmental equipment under an innovative dealership.

Terex Environmental Equipment (TEE) are now working hand in hand with Finlay Central to offer clients state-of-the-art machinery for wood processing, biomass and recycling.

Their extensive fleet includes whole tree biomass chippers, trommels, horizontal wheeled, tracked grinders and low speed shredders - as well as recycling screens featuring powerful Spaleck technology.

Neil Partington, of Finlay Central, said: “The machines are renowned for providing efficient production on site, whilst running at an extremely low operational cost.

“The equipment also boasts ease of maintenance ensuring that down-time is kept to a minimum.

“We are delighted to launch this partnership, which we believe is a great opportunity for our clients looking for quality, innovative solutions in environmental plant, backed by service and support out on site.”

Finlay Central is part of the Finlay Group – which comprises of eleven stand alone companies offering the most modern and diverse range of material processing equipment available in the marketplace today.

With its headquarters in Stafford, the company has a national reach across England and Wales.

The group includes Sure Equipment Spares, which supplies a wide-ranging stock of spares, wear parts and screening media to the waste and recycling sector.

Finlay Hire, is another member of the group, and offers one of the UK’s largest hire fleets of crushers, conveyors, mobile screens and washing equipment.

Available nationwide at competitive rates, the service also offers clients the chance to ‘try before they buy’ – ensuring that the right machinery is chosen for the job.

For more information about Terex Environmental Equipment or Finlay Central call 01785 282323.

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