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REID Lifting becomes a member of Pump Centre

REID lifting are proud to become a member of Pump Centre.

With membership at a record high, exhibiting at the Pump Centre Conference was extremely beneficial to the business. The conference is recognised as the leading event of its kind within the UK and it provides the ideal platform for members to exhibit their products and services. It became apparent that showing off some of our cutting-edge lifting equipment at the event would be an ideal opportunity to broaden our audience further.

We were able to present our newest product, the PORTA-DAVIT QUANTUM. This is a unique, rapidly deploy-able jib crane capable of safely lifting up to 600kg. Weighing from just 18.5kg and with an integrated carry-handle, the PORTA-DAVIT QUANTUM is easily transported and particularly suited for safely lifting heavy submersible pumps.

Not only were we able to show the PORTA-DAVIT QUANTUM, but also the innovative PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE; the easy to transport, mobile lifting gantry.

REID lifting were also invited to attend the Pump Centre Awards Ceremony after one of our promising engineers, Tim Battersby, won Young Engineer of the Year. Tim fought off some stiff competition for the highly commended accolade having grown up around innovation, “I wanted to be an engineer from a fairly early age,” remembers Tim, “It’s always been within me.”

Tim goes on to say that “the award was great recognition not just for the work I had put in, but also for the whole company’s efforts.” This acknowledgement was just one of the many benefits received by becoming a member and exhibiting at Pump Centre for the first time. Many visitors became interested in our products, the work we undertake and the features that set us apart from competitors.

Some of the engineering that Tim has been involved with caught the eye of the judges, most noticeably the work REID Lifting has undertaken with The Bloodhound Project. “It’s the 1000mph attempt. REID Lifting has been involved in designing a gantry to lift the jet engine (in and) out of the car,” Tim explains. During construction of the super-sonic car, Bloodhound chose to use a REID Lifting PORTA-GANTRY. The tall gantry lifting system helped Bloodhound to carefully construct each element of the car, powered by both a jet engine and rocket.

REID Lifting are honoured to be working alongside such a remarkable project and look forward to further helping Bloodhound achieve its objectives.

We also feel privileged to become a member of a great organisation like Pump Centre and hope to continue the relationship for some time to come.

This article, as well as the rest of the article, can be found in the upcoming edition of Pump Centre Magazine.

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