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Materials Handling

Uplifting Service

The ubiquitous modular buildings of Elliot Hire are almost guaranteed to be on the majority of most construction sites in the UK.   However, moving the units around and loading them onto transporters uses some rather large forklifts at their depots.   If these fail, distribution comes to a rapid halt; unacceptable for a company that prides itself on rapid turn round.

Elliott Hire has one of the widest ranges of accommodation units available for hire or sale in the UK.   These include portable offices, secure storage containers, portable toilets and showers, temporary kitchens, mobile welfare units, anti-vandal buildings, event cabins, temporary site cabins to name but a few of the variants available.

The company also supplied temporary accommodation for the army at very short notice for the 2012 Olympics.   “This 3 hectare site has well over 1,000 units at the moment.   The idea is to have an off-the-shelf solution available for a customer so they can have their unit within hours.   If they want something special, we can build it in days using our on-site workshops.

We can fit them with water, toilets, showers, electrics, a canteen, drying facilities, and sleeping facilities,” says Slough depot site manager John Davis.   “A standard unit is about 3 tonnes to move so the three large forklifts, a 12 and 15 tonne Yale and a 15 tonne Doosan are in constant use."

David report that the Briggs-owned Doosan had developed a fault and was ‘chewing up’ the 5 metre hoses, so Pirtek Slough was called in to sort it out.

Slough MSST Steve Davis soon found that the Doosan had a bent reel that was destroying the hoses.   This was repaired and two new hoses made and fitted within the hour.   The Doosan was back in action, much to the relief of John Davis who was delighted the fault had been spotted and corrected, thus avoiding more repairs.

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