November 18, 2021
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In August 2020 it was announced that the AmeyBriggs joint venture had secured the new £240m MITER contract, which sees them maintain and manage the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) fleet of construction and materials handling equipment until 2030.
AmeyBriggs has appointed TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS) to manage the end to end supply chain for parts and materiel used on the MITER contract. This will see TVS SCS utilise its capabilities in product data management, inventory management, purchasing, warehousing, distribution and repair loop management to supply the range of parts used on the MITER fleet.
The MITER fleet comprises the UK military’s construction, mechanical handling and protected plant equipment and includes bulldozers, cranes and forklifts; valuable assets utilised both in peacetime activities and military operations worldwide. In recent years the fleet has been used to help with recovery following the devastation caused by hurricanes in the Caribbean and during major flooding in the UK. Most recently, the MITER fleet has supported the military response to COVID 19 and the loading and off-loading of essential medical supplies.
MITER has brought three existing contracts – Defence Mechanical Handling Equipment, Protected Engineering Equipment and C-Vehicle capability, under one umbrella contract. Maintenance, management and support of this fleet will see savings over the next 10 years and sustain jobs in the UK.
Gary Clements, Managing Director, Briggs Defence said. “We are very pleased to have TVS SCS as one of our key partners on this contract. The savings that this contract will bring to the Ministry of Defence requires innovative thinking, efficient supply chains and effective collaboration between multiple partners. TVS SCS have demonstrated they have the experience and credentials to deliver to these exacting requirements”.
Irene Ainscough, Defence Director of TVS SCS said. “We are delighted to have been selected by AmeyBriggs and to be part of this innovative contract to deliver significant savings to UK MOD. Our scope of work enables us to utilise our core skills and experience in designing and delivering the optimum supply chain for AmeyBriggs, UK MoD and this fleet of equipment.”