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M Group support Yorkshire Water with nine Econ vehicles

With many miles of pipeline to maintain and a busy schedule of upgrades to support, M Group’s Plant & Fleet Solutions worked with Econ to deliver a range of Yorkshire Water projects.


Morrison Utility Services branded Econ Roadmender vehicle


The Plant & Fleet Solutions division of utility contractor M Group Services provides specialist vehicles and equipment for a range of M Group clients, including Yorkshire Water. With over 62,000 miles of water pipe to maintain and a busy schedule of upgrades to support, M Group’s Plant & Fleet Solutions turned to Econ for its Yorkshire Water projects.

Yorkshire Water’s own fleet stands at over 2,000 vehicles. With a growing number of projects planned, M Group were looking for additional versatile and reliable road maintenance vehicles. They spoke to Econ and agreed their Hotboxes and Roadmenders would be a perfect solution, allowing M Group’s team to work quicker, more efficiently and minimise any disruption to road users.



In October 2018, M Group’s Plant & Fleet Solutions division took delivery of eight 5cu twin chamber Hotboxes and one 26 tonne Roadmender with 5cu twin chamber hotbox, side tip compartment and bucket loader. All nine vehicles went out to Yorkshire Water projects.

A huge variety of projects are undertaken by Yorkshire Water every day, many of which require fast and efficient road restructuring. From upgrading old pipes in line with new drinking water regulations to laying brand new pipes for residential developments, Yorkshire Water’s work invariably requires work from a Hotbox or Roadmender.

Morrison Utility Services, part of the M Group, has been working with Yorkshire Water for over five years and retains operational responsibility for all water network repair and maintenance activities, as well as developer and metering services, across Yorkshire Water’s entire operation.

With specialist vehicle support from the Plant & Fleet Solutions division, the two companies have collaborated on the deployment of several innovative technologies and initiatives designed to minimise customer and supply interruption across the Yorkshire Water network.

“When we saw the Econ Hotboxes and the Roadmender we knew they suited our requirements exactly." Craig Dealey, Engineer at M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions


Craig Dealey, an engineer at M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, said: “When we saw the Econ Hotboxes and the Roadmender we knew they suited our requirements exactly.

“With crucial water pipes crossing important roads and travel infrastructure it is important that any planned maintenance projects are completed quickly and efficiently. Econ’s Roadmender allows our drivers to carry a variety of road building materials and with twin augers and split chambers on each Hotbox we can maximise our output.”

He added: “With the nine new Econ vehicles we can continue to deliver the best results for Yorkshire Water and support their upgrade and maintenance projects across the region.”

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