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Heavy metal – Multilift moves it

Sims Group UK is one of the largest and most successful specialist metal recycling businesses in the world, so when evaluating and upgrading the company's large fleet of vehicles to incorporate skip and hook loader demountables, only the best and most reliable systems could be considered. MULTILIFT, with its exceptional all-round specification, design, engineering and service package, was the natural choice, meeting the company's very specific requirements on all fronts.

Formed in 1917 in Australia, Sims Group came to the UK a decade ago specialising in ferrous and non-ferrous metals, concentrating on producing foundry grade supplies and bales for steelworks. Today, its services encompass the requirements of new legislation and waste as diverse as “end of life” fridges and electrical and electronic equipment through to the de-pollution and recycling of “end of life” vehicles.

Investing in a skip loader and hook loader demountable system formed part of the company's plans for growth but would also help the business to dramatically improve its efficiency. The investment meant taking time to research and subsequently choose the best supply partner. A complete package was required, giving absolute peace of mind and significant long-term benefits.

As a world-class player in the demountable business, Hiab Ltd, the UK's main distributor of MULTILIFT products, has exceptional experience and knowledge in the provision of systems to match its market requirements. Sims Group UK's highly successful integration of the MULTILIFT demountable system has given the company a superbly versatile loading and unloading facility completely dedicated to their requirements.

Sims Group UK is supported further by Hiab's all-embracing service contract, which means the company's busy logistics structure need never to be affected by “down time” as a result of mechanical failure. Service agents located around the UK ensure every vehicle is safely and efficiently operating at all times.

The MULTILIFT system is designed to allow operators to maximise the use of their entire fleet of vehicles, whenever possible eliminating “return empty” trips and delays to the driver and vehicle due to loading schedules and the “idle” costs of vehicles unsuited to certain runs.

Hiab's specification and design team ensure that the correct technical capabilities are applied to every demountable, specific to the customer's application requirements.

A highly skilled engineering department ensures all installations will give long-term performance, together with value-added benefits, which are helping to improve efficiency and save money the world over.

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