Ferguson Modular Invests in New Plant Equipment

(Press Release)
Monday, May 14, 2012

Ferguson Modular, part of the Ferguson Group recently invested in state-of-the art plant equipment to improve operations. 
Ferguson Modular has made a significant investment in equipping its Kintore base with the latest tools to improve daily operations. A brand new Combilift straddle carrier, the first to be implemented in North East Scotland, went into operation recently at Ferguson Modular. The equipment will improve the safety and efficiency when mobilising accommodation modules during loading/unloading. 
The Combilift straddle carrier has a 35tonne capacity and offers complete independence for the transportation of containers and similarly oversized loads. It can lift fully loaded containers from the ground to trailer, from trailer to trailer and can be used to stack modules.
Previously, moving accommodation units has involved a complex logistical exercise including hiring a crane, completing lifting plans and utilising four specialist employees, and this all relied on a combination of standard forklifts and mobile cranes. It meant that one single lift could take over an hour to complete in the past, which could be delayed further by bad weather.
The new plant equipment allows Ferguson Modular to eliminate costs associated with crane hire, and bad weather no longer delays operations, with the loading/unloading process easily managed in a matter of minutes. The new Combilift straddle carrier will help Ferguson Modular to improve efficiency and safety.
Graeme Bisset, Ferguson Modular Hire Manager, said: “Having such a specialised piece of equipment will prove invaluable to Ferguson Modular, streamlining the operation of moving expensive accommodation modules around the yard in a quick and efficient manner. We will now have a system to move accommodation and workspace modules around the site and onto delivery lorries safely, quickly and cost effectively.”
Martin McVicar, Managing Director, Combilift said: “Combilift’s business model is to offer customer material handling solutions which allow them to handle their products more safely and efficiently. Ferguson Modular is an excellent example of this put into practice. The management at Ferguson Modular worked very closely with our engineering team during the design and manufacturer of this straddle to meet their bespoke requirements.”
Combilift recently installed the straddle carrier at the Ferguson Modular base with assistance from Gray Forklift.  


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