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HSS Hire bolsters cleaning offer with purchase of Tecserv UK

HSS Hire Services Group, the UK's leading national supplier of tools, equipment and related services, has acquired Premiere FCM (TecServ), the specialist provider of maintenance services for cleaning machines, from Premiere Products Group.

The acquisition will accelerate HSS's growth in the cleaning sector - adding a national fleet of engineers famous for their 'first fix' record and bringing a new dimension to Reintec, HSS's own cleaning equipment service known for its stand-out range of green machines and unique service proposition.

TecServ's capabilities will complement and broaden the footprint of Reintec, HSS's fully outsourced cleaning equipment service, which launched in 2011 and has grown rapidly by delivering on its promise to save facilities managers time and money in equipment management - going straight to the heart of FM's everyday problems.

TecServ has a successful track record in expert maintenance services in contract cleaning for local authorities, PFI sites and specialist food facilities throughout the UK as well as to major contract cleaning contractors. The company will continue to maintain a substantial range of cleaning machines for national customers as well as supporting growing numbers of those who choose Reintec.

"The addition of TecServ to the HSS Group is a strong step for the growth of our company in the cleaning sector," says Chris Davies, Chief Executive Officer at HSS Hire. "TecServ fits well within our existing equipment portfolio and will further enhance our position as a trusted partner and service leader in the tools and equipment rental, outsourcing and services sector. It is an exciting time for our business as we embark upon the next stage of growth and development - increasing our presence in existing markets and expanding in new ones throughout the UK and Ireland."

Paul Lewis, Managing Director at Reintec adds:

"Reintec remains a unique model in the market that really is helping our customers to save time, save money and guarantee their equipment compliance. However, we know that one size does not fit all and there is still a significant amount of owned cleaning equipment in use today which needs to be managed and maintained effectively. I am extremely pleased that with the addition of TecServ, we will now be able to offer an even more complete cleaning equipment service to our customers - whether they use Reintec equipment or their own - designed around their needs and backed by innovative technology."

Graham Stevens, Commercial Director at TecServ UK says:

"We believe there is enormous potential to grow TecServ with the backing of HSS - significantly increasing our combined market share, skilled capabilities and overall customer offering at a dynamic time in cleaning services industry."

HSS and TecServ will continue to partner with Premiere Products Group to provide complete cleaning solutions for all customers.

TecServ is a specialist asset management service provider for companies operating in the cleaning sector including major contract cleaning companies and local authorities throughout the UK. The company has a fleet of mobile, skilled technicians and undertakes approximately 7,000 machine services each year and attends to approximately 8,000 breakdown jobs. TecServ will continue to trade as TecServ UK and will retain the existing management team and current employees, who will now also benefit from input and support from the management team and wider support functions at HSS Hire.
Reintec is a fully-outsourced cleaning equipment management service. Offering easy access to a large 'virtual' fleet of exclusive high performance cleaning equipment that is supported by the logistical capabilities and technical expertise of HSS Hire, Reintec offers customers flexibility and proactive management of their equipment requirements, helping them to save time, save money and guarantee compliance.

Reintec is supported by an exclusive range of cleaning equipment; enhancing the very best of European cleaning engineering performance. Designed to be robust, energy efficient and operator friendly, the broad range includes scrubber dryers, rotary polishers, vacuum cleaners, sweepers and escalator cleaners - suitable for even the most demanding environments.

HSS Hire Service Group is a UK-based tool and equipment hire chain that has been serving big businesses, trade and DIY customers since 1957.
Operating under the banner of HSS Hire, the Group has an established nationwide network of over 240 locations and continues to open new branches around the country. The company also runs a dedicated training division and offers a range of innovative hire related services including HSS LiveHire, HSS Outsource and HSS Pitstop. The Group recently completed the acquisition of specialist power providers, Abird and specialist powered access company, UK Platforms.

HSS Hire is ISO9000, ISO14001, OHSAS18001 and SAFE-Hire certified and holds Investors in People status as well as a 4 star British Safety Award. HSS won the HAE's 'Excellence in Customer Care' award and was the ERA's European Rental Company of the Year in 2011. In 2012, HSS was the HAE's Hire Company of the Year.

T: : 0208 897 8566
W: www.hssgroup.co.uk

28th November 2013

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