Stertil Koni's competitive pricing and reputation for quality have resulted in a substantial order from Staffordshire County Council. The local authority purchased a number of new vehicle lifts for its relocated fleet workshop, which keeps all the council's vehicles, including police cars and buses, on the road.
The project involved the installation of eight new vehicle lifts plus the moving and re-installation of three existing lifts from the county's old workshop. An additional challenge was the timescale: Stertil Koni was tasked with completing the job in just five working days.
The new workshop is responsible for maintaining County Council and Staffordshire Police vehicles serving the whole county, home to some 800,000 residents. The council chose five of Stertil's SK2030 two-post, three-tonne car lifts; two ST4070LV four-post, seven-tonne light commercial lifts with lighting kits and jacking beams; and one ST4175 four-post, 17.5 tonne commercial lift with a nine-metre platform and 12-tonne jacking beam.
The SK2030 offers unrestricted access to vehicles, thanks to its threshold-free construction and the asymmetric positioning of its telescopic lifting arms. Its pick-up height of 90mm makes the SK2030 suitable for a range of vehicles from sports cars to light commercial vans. It also has specially-designed footplates which provide a high degree of stability.
The four-post ST4070 has a seven-tonne capacity and a low drive-on height of 160mm, giving it the ability to lift family-sized cars as well as larger vehicles. Its 2030mm lifting height makes it comfortable to work under and, with no raised edges on the tracks, maximum accessibility to vehicles is guaranteed.
Stertil's ST4175 is designed free of cross-beams to ensure perfect access to vehicles and to the lift itself. The drive-on height of 240mm and lifting capacity of 17.5 tonnes makes it ideal for heavy-duty vehicles such as buses. Operators can choose the required width for the set-up, depending on the type of vehicle to be serviced. The lifting height can be pre-programmed from the well-positioned control panel, which operates the lift entirely electronically. A range of track lengths, from six to 11.5 metres, offers even greater choice for customers,
Working in conjunction with distributors Calibration & Consultancy Services, who supplied the air, oil and extraction systems, Stertil's experienced team worked flat out to meet Staffordshire County Council's deadline and have the new workshop ready for business in just five days.
"Our existing hoists were very old and it didn't make sense to move them to the new workshop," says Staffordshire Council's Fleet Manager, Keith Lawson. "Stertil's lifts are high quality products and priced very competitively and the Stertil team did an excellent job of completing the installation within our extremely tight deadline."
"Our target was to move the old lifts, reinstall them along with all the new ones and have them fully commissioned within five working days," explains Tony Edge of Stertil Koni. "Our engineers did a superb job to achieve this and the customer was delighted."