Siemens contract win
23 September 2016
Buck & Hickman, the distributor of tools, maintenance and health & safety products, has won a major contract with Siemens’ new wind power turbine facility.
As part of a UK-wide contract, Buck & Hickman now supplies personal protective equipment (PPE), tools, cutting tools and consumables to all Siemens business units nationwide, including the new £160m wind turbine production and installation facility at Hull’s Alexandra Dock.
The contract win coincides with a £400k investment from Buck & Hickman and parent company Brammer in the Hull region, as part of a drive to support customers in this emerging region. The investment includes a move to a new 4,200 sq ft branch from which the two companies will be able to meet the MRO and industrial consumable needs of customers spanning a variety of sectors.
The partnership between Siemens and Buck & Hickman began six years ago with a contract to supply the 23 acre turbine manufacturing facility in Lincoln through a full-time Insite - a dedicated Buck & Hickman branch on site. Over the years the contract has grown in line with Siemens’ Europe-wide One County One Supplier policy and has gone from strength to strength, achieving more than £230k in signed off cost savings since 2014. These include more than £50k saved through tooling upgrades and around 50% cost savings on critical safety products including eyewear and gloves.