Quick turnaround helps Britlift strengthen client relationship
Notus Contract Lifting has over 60 years’ combined experience delivering contract lifting solutions. The company specialises in ensuring that lifting requirements are executed safely and in line with a project’s operational and commercial demands. As a fully independent business, Notus can offer each customer a completely unbiased, evidence-based technical proposal, meaning the correct equipment is used every time.
Notus has been a Britlift customer since February 2021, now owning a range of Britlift modular spreader beams from 8t to 24t capacity. It recently used Britlift spreaders on a job in Brighton that took six months of planning. Notus lifted a 13,000kg packaged plant room at 27m radius into place on a new 57m-high apartment and office block in the town centre. Notus planned and executed the lift including the road closure as well as traffic and pedestrian management. The project was carried out on behalf of FG Mechanical Building Services and principal contractor McAleer & Rushe.
Adam Thomas, technical director at Notus Contract Lifting, said: “We find the Britlift spreader beams extremely useful because of their modularity. We keep at least one spreader in each of our vans at all times. We use them for a range of lifting applications from construction and modular buildings to factories and air handling units. Britlift are cost-competitive, and the customer service is top drawer.
“You always get a personal service from Britlift and they are agile enough to respond to last-minute requests for us, whether that is getting a product to site very quickly or even getting it painted in our colours. Their flexibility and ability to adapt quickly is what makes Britlift stand out in the market.”
Notus currently works across three continents: Europe, Middle East and America, delivering lifting solutions to blue chip clients in the wind, nuclear, petrochemical, aviation, infrastructure and construction sectors.
Based in Dorset, UK, Britlift works with a global client base, providing an end-to-end lifting equipment engineering design service including calculations, design, manufacture, certification, and rig design. The qualified mechanical and structural engineers at Britlift will work with the client during the design phase, ensuring the most efficient, effective, safe and suitable solution is engineered, be that a lifting beam or frame, a bespoke handling or lifting tool, complex rig design, or FEA. Its Traditional Modular spreader beam is also available in a variety of standard sizes.
“Culturally there are a lot of similarities between our business and Britlift,” added Adam. “We are both fast-growing, customer-focused companies specialising in problem-solving. This has strengthened our relationship to more than customer/supplier – we bounce ideas off each other and discuss complex lifting challenges to find the right solution.”