Contracts boost for Black Country engineering firm

Deritend Group secures multi-million pound agreements with Severn Trent Water.

One of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers has enjoyed a great start to 2021 with two major framework wins for Severn Trent Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy Cyfyngedig.

Deritend Group has been awarded the Fabrication and Mechanical frameworks that means it can provide essential maintenance, repair and replacement services to all clean and waste sites across Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Hafren Dyfrdwy, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire

Located across three sites in the Black Country, Teesside and Bedfordshire, the company expects this work to be worth up to £20 million over a potential seven-year period.

Neil Ashwood, Framework Manager at Deritend Group, commented: “This is a massive achievement for our business and gives us a really strong platform for the business going forward.

“About thirty suppliers were invited to tender for the framework contracts and nine were eventually appointed, which means we have been approved to carry out work across Severn Trent Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy Cyfyngedig sites.”

He continued: “This involved site visits for scoping jobs to quote against, completing tender sheets, work scenarios, and completing bid sheets. All of these were marked against stringent criteria and I’m delighted to say we scored highly in all of the six lots we applied for.

“Our skill sets, reputation, capabilities, price and commitment to meeting response times were all cited as key reasons for our successful bids and we’ve already responded by strengthening our framework team with new appointments and investment in new fully equipped vans.”

Deritend, which was acquired by Richard Hale and his management team in 2001, plays a critical role in ensuring we have clean water in our homes, production lines meet just-in-time requirements and society has a regular supply of food.

A fully equipped fabrication operation in Middlesbrough and a skilled team of engineers located strategically across the UK continue to support customers ranging from Thames Water and JCB to British Steel and Mondelez International, who own Cadbury.

The recent relocation of its headquarters to West Bromwich takes its annual investment to over £1 million, with new equipment installed and an upskilling programme implemented for the majority of its 120-strong workforce.

Richard Hale concluded: “We are often the first sector to emerge from the downturn and this certainly appears the case, with the last six months seeing a number of new contract wins and preferred supplier status secured for the global supplier database IESA.

“The Severn Trent Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy Cyfyngedig framework wins is a great way to start 2021 and we look forward to using our fabrication and mechanical expertise to deliver essential repair and maintenance services to keep these sites operational.”