A North Staffordshire manufacturer has won its biggest ever contract, to supply three 38 person, seven floor goods-and-passenger lifts to a landmark new self-storage facility.
DeSeM Lifts designed, manufactured, and installed the three lifts at the Storagebase facility, which is seven storeys high and situated next to Junction 9 of the M6 in Wednesbury.
The Stoke-on-Trent-based company has incorporated several green features into the lift design, including LED carlighting panels, anti-synchronised starting, soft motor starting and bespoke triplex control especially for the self storage industry.
Storagebase has more than 1200 individual storage units, which will rise to more than 2500, making it one of the largest facilities in Europe.
DeSeM's success was also good news for Crewe-based Active Supply and Design, who worked with DeSeM to install mezzanine floors in the building.
DeSeM's Mike Carp said: "We've had one of the most successful years in our 10-year history, with the growth of the self-storage sector here andoverseas being a key reason.
"This is the biggest project in our history, worth more than £300,000, and we have a number of other large projects now in the pipeline in this country and in Europe, for various industries, including 10 ton fork lift carrying lifts."
Storagebase Managing Director Ben Morris selected DeSeM for the project after comparing their work to more well-known lift companies like OTIS and Schindler.
He said: "We have used other lifts in the past, as well as DeSeM's, and found that DeSeM's lifts just do the job better.
"They are more reliable than rival lifts, and when things do go wrong – which is rare – they are fixed much more quickly and cost-effectively."