Speedy Hire, the U.K.’s leading provider of equipment rental and support services, has supplied an onsite facility to Al Futtaim Carillion, Carillion plc’s long-standing joint venture in the Middle East and North Africa with the Al-Futtaim Group, for its Cairo Festival City project in Egypt.
The mixed-use U.S. $3.2 billion development, which spans nearly 10 million square feet, will deliver several retail outlets, office space, housing, restaurants, entertainment and a school as well as creating more than 50,000 office jobs and housing for 13,000 residents when completed.
A full range of Speedy equipment worth £2.5 million (about $U.S. 4 million) will be used by the Al Futtaim Carillion onsite, including telehandlers and backhoe loaders. Services from Speedy include asset management, bar-coded tool distribution system, training, and health and safety advice.
A group of at-least nine Speedy employees are onsite in Cairo to facilitate the optimum use of the equipment and services, and the contingent is expected to increase to 40 as the project develops.
“We support our customers in delivering major overseas projects and facilities management contracts by providing a managed site support service, which combines our core expertise in equipment hire with asset management, infrastructure and logistics services.”
Founded in 1977, Speedy Hire is based in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, U.K.