Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

RRS continues rapid expansion

Portsmouth, UK-based Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has acquired Aberdeen-based Plantshifters. 

Plantshifters specialises in machinery and equipment movement, relocation, installation and dismantling. The company, which currently operates out of two buildings in Dyce, will trade as RRS Plantshifters and relocate to a larger, more modern site near Aberdeen Airport. 

RRS said that a recruitment campaign is already under way to add personnel to the team. Plantshifters’ fleet will also increase with the addition of RRS’ inventory of Valla mini-cranes and Hydra-Slide jacking and skidding equipment. 

Of particular interest to RRS Plantshifters going forward, according to RRS managing director Paul Barber, will be Aberdeen's oil, gas and wind power markets, while vehicles from RRS' existing transport fleet can fulfil haulage and crane contracts in the region.

In addition to the acquisition, RRS is opening a new depot in Newcastle, as the company looks to position itself to fulfil a growing number of contracts in the UK.

“The depots are all part of the strategic growth of the business. Having had a great deal of exposure through our hydraulic skidding and climbing jacks projects, along with our association with Hydra-Slide, we have been receiving bigger and more involved contracts, and needed to bring more skilled labour to the business. Finding the right labour in one location is not easy, so we have had to branch out to key locations to source the right staff and efficiently service our customers and future demand,” added Barber. 

Alongside this expansion, the company has augmented its senior leadership with a financial controller, assistant managing director, operations manager and senior technical sales manager.

www.rapidrs.co.uk

www.plantshifters.co.uk

Heavy Lift | News

Straightpoint tests ringer crane capacity thumbnail image

Straightpoint tests ringer crane capacity

September 19 - Malaysia’s Goforth called on Sarsco Lifting Technical Services to witness the load test of a ringer crane using a Straightpoint load cell and a wireless 150-tonne capacity Radiolink.
Views: 261
Lovemore moves trailers to South Africa thumbnail image

Lovemore moves trailers to South Africa

September 18 - South Africa-based heavy haulage and rigging specialist Lovemore Bros has relocated a number of specialised abnormal trailers to Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Views: 299
Tele Radio opens in Brazil thumbnail image

Tele Radio opens in Brazil

September 16 - USA-headquartered remote control manufacturer Tele Radio has opened a facility in São Paulo, Brazil, due to strong regional demand. The site located in Itupeva is near Viracopos International Airport.
Views: 513
Talbert names Henderson thumbnail image

Talbert names Henderson

September 13 - USA-based Talbert Manufacturing has appointed David Henderson as dealer development manager.
Views: 549

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.