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Skene Group signs up to Volvo's Blue agreement

Skene Group has signed up to Volvo’s Blue customer support agreements for all its twenty two Volvo machines.

The decision to outsource the regular servicing, inspections and oil sampling back to the original manufacture coincides with the delivery of a new Volvo L220F loading shovel equiped with a 5.1 m cu capacity bucket.

Competitive tenders were saught for the maintenance of the company’s mobile plant, comprising mostly of Volvo shovels, excavators and dumptrucks.

The agreements are based on a fixed rate per scheduled service and a fixed rate for mileage including oil sampling and regular inspections to be reviewed on an annual basis.

The Blue agreement centres around a series of comprehensive machine inspections combined with the approved Volvo service programme, maintaining the machine to the recommended standard. All inspection and maintenance work is carried out by Volvo service trained engineers using only genuine Volvo parts and lubricants.