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New grounds maintenance contract reduces fuel consumption

Platform Property Care – a subsidiary of Platform Housing Group – has announced Ron Smith & Co as its new supplier.

The new contract will see fuel cost savings of around 7 per cent.

Simon Harris, Service Manager at Platform Property Care explained: “Having new up to date machinery will increase our performance and also drive efficiencies across our cyclical contracts.  With any powered equipment, our carbon footprint is paramount; these new machines will reduce our fuel consumption by up to 7 per cent.”

The new contract will see Platform Property Care leasing 15 new tractor mowers to tackle a substantial workload throughout its operating area, including maintenance of its sheltered schemes, villages, estates, public open spaces, pre-sale shared ownership units and its Rooftop Housing contract.

The decision to appoint Worcester based Ron Smith & Co was part of a robust procurement exercise; the company was chosen for its competitive long term lease savings and its service back up.

Rob Manton, Sales Manager at Ron Smith & Co said: “We are delighted to be the chosen partner for grounds maintenance equipment at Platform Property Care.  We combine being a local family run business with more than 50 years' experience alongside being one of the largest machinery suppliers in the UK.

Simon concluded: “Our aim is to use suppliers with a proven track record in service and support, specific to our industry.  Whilst having new machinery increases both productivity and utilisation, they must also work hand in hand with health and safety, meet homologation standards and vehicle compliance.”

For further information please contact Simon Harris, Service Manager at Platform Property Care on 01684 579382 or email him at

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