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Lifting Innovation

Without innovation, REID wouldn’t exist – it has been our life blood ever since Jim Reid first researched causes of lifting injuries in the water industry and developed our first lightweight, portable lifting davit jib aluminium crane, the PORTA-DAVIT.

For us, the word ‘innovation’ has always been embodied in our work: from designing our own optimised aluminium extrusions to our patented design breakthroughs; our independent testing; our manufacture; our analysis of market requirements; our renowned ease of product assembly and our way of dealing with customers.

This patented PORTA-DAVIT design breakthrough was the platform for many more engineering developments such as the PORTA-GANTRY family of aluminium gantry cranes (with a unique capability to WLL 5000kg) and the new, rapidly deployed, ultra-lightweight PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE WLL 500kg, made possible by further bespoke-designed aluminium extrusions and patented design and assembly methods.

Our PORTA–GANTRY product family has won the ‘Innovation’ category of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and our business’ dedication to quality and safety has been recognised by the following accreditations and memberships:

ISO 9001 (Quality Management)
ISO 14001 (Environmental Management)
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems)
LEEA (Full Membership) (Lifting Equipment Engineers’ Association)

We have also been successfully audited by Lloyds Register (LRQA) for approval to its integrated management system combining quality systems management, environmental issues and the health and safety practices within the company.

Engineering innovation, quality and a real ROI make REID stand out in the market, and it’s this way of working which leads us to continuously develop our products and solutions. Our clients’ needs are ever-changing, and so our processes and products are designed to keep us ahead of the game and seek out new markets.