Speedy has made a £multi-million investment in new battery-powered tools and equipment from Milwaukee’s MX Fuel range.

The company will make the 860 cordless electric lighting towers, cut-off saws, demolition hammers and diamond core drills available across its network of UK service centres. The move follows an exclusivity deal agreed in January, making Speedy the only UK hire provider to offer the MX Fuel range.

Low and zero carbon equipment now make up almost a quarter of the firm’s equipment fleet, demonstrating the growing demand for battery, hydrogen and solar-powered equipment. The business became the first to significantly invest in the battery-powered MX Fuel tower lighting range last year.

Speedy recently showcased the MX Fuel range to rail engineering firms at Rail Live on the 22nd and 23rd June, which follows similar initiatives at major construction projects across the UK.

Andy Connor, supply chain director at Speedy, said: “Low and zero carbon emission equipment is a core priority for our CAPEX investment. We recognise our responsibility to introduce transformative technology to the markets we operate in, while responding to the growing demand from contractors for more sustainable equipment and ways of working.

“It’s already clear how game-changing Milwaukee’s MX Fuel range is for enabling contractors to significantly reduce their carbon emissions on site, with the added benefits of lower costs to run and less vibration for enhanced safety. We’re proud to bring this range to the hire market as we guide our customers on their journey to net zero.”

While Dale McElveen, general manager at Milwaukee added: “Speedy’s leading delivery and service centre network will help to significantly boost access to our MX Fuel range nationwide, helping contractors to meet their client’s carbon emission targets as the industry moves to net zero.”