March 13 - Evolution Time Critical has introduced a dedicated critical projects service.

The service focuses on the movement of large scale resources such as vehicle tooling or even live production, and is designed to provide enhanced support for the agile supply chains now required by vehicle manufacturers and major suppliers.

The UK-based company, which has its origins in the automotive sector, claims its new service enables OEMs to reduce the risk, costs and time traditionally associated with large-scale relocations of machinery or production.

"Increasing demand from manufacturers and suppliers for Evolution Time Critical's ability to move large scale resources swiftly and reliably, delivering hugely complex projects, has driven our decision to launch a dedicated critical projects service," says Evolution Time Critical managing director, Brad Brennan.

A team of specialists is operated around the clock to ensure 24-hour micromanagement of bespoke projects, from initial evaluation to ultimate delivery, says the company.

"We turned heads when completing a 300-tonne air cargo shipment of vehicle tooling from China to the UK, which involved extensive planning, in-depth knowledge of global regulations and a charter of two Antonov An-124s and a Boeing 747F," continues Brennan. "At the time, this was a unique project of this scale, enabling a major vehicle manufacturer to overcome last-minute specification changes and optimise the production start of a new model, without jeopardising the tight launch schedule. The proof that such projects can now be undertaken provides new opportunities for manufacturing industries and for the automotive supply chain, which can continue to evolve to meet the demands of a fast-paced industry."