A Staffordshire-based defence equipment specialist has won a major contract worth more than £240 million as part of a new joint venture.
Briggs Defence – which is a specialist division of Cannock-based Briggs Equipment – and infrastructure support service provider Amey plc has won the major defence contract as part of new partnership.
The deal means AmeyBriggs will maintain and manage the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) fleet of construction and materials handling equipment, and other key plant, until 2027.
Known as MITER, the seven-year contract involves the deployment and maintenance of key equipment used by the UK’s Armed Forces around the world.
AmeyBriggs will also support military personnel in how to use it.
Around 180 staff and supply chain partners will be transferred into the separate AmeyBriggs business.
Gary Clements, managing director of Briggs Defence said: “We’re delighted that the MOD has recognised the value of the AmeyBriggs proposition, which means we not only retain the Defence Mechanical Handling Equipment (DMHE) and Protected Engineering Equipment contracts, but also take on responsibility for delivering the C-vehicle Capability.
“We look forward to developing our long-term relationship with the MOD and by capitalising on the skills and resources of both businesses and maximising technological developments to enhance service delivery and provide innovative solutions we can ensure a sustained and consistent service for British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel on deployed operations at home and overseas.”