North Wales Police appoints FMG for vehicle recovery
The agreement, which starts in January 2016, has been awarded for an initial three-year period with the option to extend up to a maximum of five years, and will see FMG take responsibility for managing the recovery, storage and disposal of vehicles that have been abandoned, stolen, involved in collisions, or crime, and the recovery and roadside repair of police vehicles. This will amount to approximately 22,000 new recovery requests per year for FMG.
FMG already manages the provision of a recovery, storage and disposal scheme for Police Scotland which commenced in January 2015, and operates as vehicle recovery manager on behalf of Highways England, taking responsibility for recovering vehicles over 5,000 miles of England’s motorways and A-roads.
John Catling, customer service delivery director at FMG, said: “Having managed vehicle recovery contracts for a number of Forces, we are delighted to have secured this opportunity to once again demonstrate our ability to reduce costs, mitigate risks and free up resources for the police. Substantial contracts like this support the sustainability of our network of specialist recovery operators, whilst reinforcing our commitment to improving the flow of traffic on Britain’s roads and making our roads safer for all who use them.”