Under-the-jib equipment provider Verton has named Sparrows Group as its first Australian distributor.

Screen Shot 2021-12-10 at 09.36.39

Sparrows is a global provider of specialist engineering, inspection, operations and maintenance services to the offshore energy, renewables and industrial markets. 

Regional business development manager at Sparrows, Matthew Marinovich, said: “This partnership with Verton demonstrates our commitment to explore innovative technologies which support our clients’ cranes and lifting operations across multiple market sectors. The Verton technology complements our aim to improve the efficiency, safety and reliability of our clients’ operations.” 

Verton develops load orientation products. Its lifting beams and modular SpinPod technology use gyroscopes and sophisticated control systems that orientate suspended loads remotely without the need for human held taglines. The technology removes personnel near and under loads, and keeps them away from the drop zone.

Tim Ekert, Verton ceo, added: “This distribution agreement with Sparrows provides localised support to our Western Australian customers and shows our commitment to eliminating taglines for improving safety and efficiency in lifting operations globally.

“We have worked with Sparrows on a previous project in the region and strongly believe their customer-first focus and integration of innovation for improving lifting operations is a great alignment.”