Rushlift’s relationship with CreateCity began almost twenty years ago, and has developed every year since. Thanks largely to the handsome devil that is Tony Forrester...
When you've got some serious lifting to do, it helps to have a crane business as your sister-company! This amazing bit of air cargo kit is now was shipped from Germany to become part of the new Rushlift hire fleet.
As the sole UK supplier of materials handling equipment to Saint-Gobain Building Distribution (SGBD), a global market leader in building and construction materials, Rushlift maintains and specifies a wide range of equipment for an extensive variety of businesses, amongst them, telegraph pole manufacturer Calders & Grandidge (C&G).
Having decades of experience means that Rushlift can provide the optimal solution for the customer’s needs. This is why Rushlift work with some of the largest, widely recognised industrial businesses, such as Calsonic Kansei.
Independent materials handling specialists, Rushlift, has provided a major new fleet of materials handling equipment to PD Ports, including a fleet of 45t counterbalance forklifts fitted with a new integrated generator powering magnetic plate attachments. The new fleet for Teesport was developed in conjunction with a number of suppliers as part of Rushlift’s ‘applications engineering’ approach to problem solving which ensures customers receive not only the right equipment, but original solutions to their materials handling needs. […]
Our friends at Rushlift GSE are set to make a splash at the GSE Buyers & Ramp-Op Conference in Dublin. We've been busy putting together a snazzy new ad, conference handout and display materials for them. The conference sees senior figures in the world of GSE manufacturing and procurement come together with ramp operators to learn, discuss and network over the course of this industry-leading meeting. It also covers the benefits of GSE leasing in relation to ownership and the value to a carrier of employing a specialised handler, which we think our guys will be very interested in! Have a great trip fellas...
Tata is rightly considered a giant of manufacturing. With links to the aerospace, automotive and construction industries, among others, its steel division is a leading supplier to customers across the globe. In its former incarnation as Corus, the company already had a long-standing relationship with Rushlift, having supplied a variety of equipment to the strip mills in Brinsworth and high capacity forklifts on site in Scunthorpe. The Tata Steel Speciality (TSS) division offers a wide variety of carbon, alloy and stainless steels designed to meet the needs of some of the worlds most demanding applications in markets ranging from aerospace to oil and gas, power generation to industrial bearings. Engineering manager, Rob Mallin worked with Rushlift to take care of all the TSS materials handling needs. Says Rob: “We have a variety of forklift applications, some heavy, some less so, but we felt we were better able to provide value to the group and control the fleet by bringing the operation under one roof. “Rushlift were clear in what they could offer us and have delivered every step of the way. We have forklifts, sideloaders, road sweepers and aerial access platforms provided by them. The benefits to having a single point of contact and, in a business like ours where safety is paramount, experienced and capable engineers, are incalculable.” Bringing equipment into an environment like a steel mill brings with it its own special considerations. “The harsh environment can be tough on equipment,” says Rob. “We need our equipment to be durable and fit for purpose, but we also need excellent back up and high levels of service to keep the mills rolling.” […]
Rushlift Ltd. and Virgin Atlantic Airways have announced the signing of a contract for Rushlift to supply and maintain ground support equipment to the famous airline. The contract, worth up to £4M over 7 years involves Rushlift supplying Virgin with a new fleet of ground support equipment, used mainly in aircraft maintenance both in the hangar and on stand at Heathrow Airport. The agreement will be extended to cover Virgin operations at Gatwick airport. Rushlift will provide full maintenance cover including an immediate response if equipment fails and prevents an aircraft from departing. The winning of this contract complements Rushlift’s recent acquisition of the American Airlines maintenance facility at Heathrow, giving them the ability to respond to airside emergencies. Speaking about the new contract, Peter Cosgrove, Chairman and co-founder of Rushlift said, “We are entering a new and exciting phase [...]
Rushlift Ltd., a national supplier of equipment leasing and maintenance services, has acquired the ground support equipment (GSE) maintenance facility at London Heathrow (LHR) from American Airlines (AA). The deal secures several jobs at the facility and marks an acceleration of the company’s expansion in to the market, having already secured contracts to supply and maintain GSE equipment for two major airlines. Rushlift GSE will operate out of the existing LHR base at Elmdon Road, close to British Airways’ Vanguard House, and will continue to support AA, as well as other key customers, for whom it currently maintains on ramp equipment. Click here for high resolution images […]
INDEPENDENT MATERIALS HANDLING SPECIALIST, RUSHLIFT, HAS SECURED THE UK’S SINGLE LARGEST SUPPLY LEVEL AGREEMENT WITH THE BUILDING DISTRIBUTION DIVISION OF LEADING INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS GROUP, SAINT-GOBAIN. The exclusive ten-year deal will see Rushlift supply the group with a variety of materials handling equipment and covers the management and maintenance of over 2,000 forklifts across a variety of UK manufacturing, retail and merchant sites. These include the company’s Jewson, JP Corry and Gibbs and Dandy builders’ merchants chains. The scale of the agreement, over two years in the making and worth around £100m over the next 10 years, has prompted Rushlift to recruit 30 additional engineering, account management and administrative personnel, with more appointments expected to follow. […]
Rushlift has secured a national deal to supply JP Corry, Northern Ireland’s largest builders merchant, with specialist equipment from forklift manufacturers Doosan and Combilift. A highly respected name in Ireland, with almost 200 years’ experience providing timber and building supplies from around the world, JP Corry has already received over 40 new Doosan and Combilift trucks across 17 branches. The 10-year supply contract was developed by Rushlift national account manager Matt Turner who travelled to each site, assessing the branch’s individual requirements and recommending new methods of working. Due to his expertise and knowledge, Matt was able to identify a tailor made solution for JP Corry to improve productivity and reduce lifetime costs. […]