Amey launches Infrastructure Services business

30 September 2004
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Amey, the support services specialist, today announced the launch of Amey Infrastructure Services (AIS), a new business division that will focus on providing comprehensive end-to-end service solutions, on a national basis, to a wide range of infrastructure clients. 

Under the leadership of Managing Director Chris Webster, AIS, will bring together the strengths and capabilities of the well-established and successful Amey Rail, Amey Fleet Services and Amey Highways businesses into a single integrated organisation that will have the focus and expertise to cater for the expanding requirements of the infrastructure service market.

AIS has a strong platform from which to extend a complete range of professional and operational services aligned with the benefits of sharing best practice, to its existing and potential customers. 

The new organisation is structured to deliver services through five business streams:

  • Professional Services
  • Strategic Highways
  • Rail
  • Local Government
  • Operational Services

AIS is expected to have a  turnover of over £400 million in 2004 and already has an established, strong forward order book of over £1.5 billion.  The business will focus on strengthening its existing position and performance, developing specialist skills and services, deepening customer relationships and securing growth through long-term service opportunities. 

Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, commented: "This is an extremely exciting time for Amey. The proven track record of our Rail, Fleet and Highways divisions provides Amey with an excellent platform from which to launch the new business.  AIS will not only allow us to focus and develop our capabilities for the benefit of our new and existing customers, but will also offer exciting development opportunities to our employees who will profit from the enhanced prospects that AIS offers.”

Notes to Editors

  1. Amey plc is a leading provider of integrated business support services to the public and private sector and is working closely with central and local government to develop major PFI/PPP projects, including education, health, transport and defence. Services range from managing large scale transportation infrastructure to delivering professional and back office services, all of which are underpinned by leading-edge technology and a genuine partnering philosophy.
  2. Amey Infrastructure Services Limited (AIS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amey plc
  3. AIS  has approximately 3500 employees.
  4. Professional Services delivers design, advisory, technical and other consultancy services to AIS and the external market. Amey has a large roads consultancy capability that was ranked at 14 in the New Civil Engineer Consultants File 2004 and also has a strong rail signalling design consultancy. Professional Services includes Datel – Amey’s customer information system design and installation team. Datel has delivered the largest customer information systems assisting 143 million passenger journey’s per year on 176 South West Trains stations.
  5. Strategic Highways delivers Amey’s motorway and trunk road management and maintenance contracts. Amey currently manage and maintain 25% of the motorway and trunk road network in England and Scotland.
  6. Rail delivers renewals and enhancement programmes to surface and underground networks. Amey carries out track renewals programmes in joint venture with the a subsidiary of the French company Seco, has installed and commissioned signalling systems on the 300km per hour section of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and is carrying out a premises and structures maintenance and repair contract for Metronet, one of London Underground’s PPP infrastructure operators.
  7. Local Government delivers Amey’s portfolio of 11 local authority highway management and maintenance activities that include the £45m per annum works services contract with Hertfordshire County Council and the street lighting PFIs in Walsall, Wakefield and Manchester.
  8. Operational Services delivers plant, equipment and people resource management services into other AIS business streams and into the external market. Amey currently manages 30,000 items of plant and equipment and more than 3,000 vehicles.  With our consortium partners we are preferred bidder for the C vehicles programme worth over £500 million over a 15-year period.  The C Vehicles programme will provide all construction vehicles, plant and equipment typically used by the military for engineering projects and equipment/material handling to the British Armed Forces.

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