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Verlinde know-how gets hoist experts out of a sling

Lifting specialists Gunnebo hosted a European training day recently at its Dublin plant, providing Gunnebo’s engineering team in Ireland with a masterclass on the latest Eurochain VR hoist from globally recognised manufacturer, Verlinde France.

The event introduced Eurochain VR, a whole new range of flexible electric chain hoist solutions capable of lifting loads from 60-5000 kg. This new Verlinde hoist represents a significant improvement on the previous model, being over 25% faster than the previous generation of hoist and has been ergonomically designed not just for looks, but with ease of servicing in mind.

Demand has been increasing for flexible hoist solutions and this is the first model to address many of the markets key concerns in terms of speed, power and performance with no compromise on safety.

The training session was delivered by Verlinde training specialist Michael Ghesquiere, with client support provided by Simon Rothechild, business development manager for Verlinde, and distributor Gunnebo kindly playing host. A full day’s training brought Irish distributors up to speed on the latest innovations offered by this new hoist from Verlinde.

Commenting on the training session, business development manager for Verlinde, Simon Rothechild, said: "Ireland remains an important market for Verlinde and as the country’s industrial sector continues to perform despite the recession, it is vital to keep up to speed with the demands of key clients. After a lot of consultation with distributors and customers, the new Eurochain VR hoist was designed to allow our distributors to keep ahead of the game.

"We are all very grateful to Justin Whelan and all the staff at Gunnebo for making us so welcome at what proved to be a highly constructive and informative day for all."

"The training day a great success and we hope the first of many as Verlinde introduce new products," said Gunnebo UK & Eire director, Justin Whelan. "It was a pleasure to welcome both our European guests and Irish colleagues to the event and at the same time learn more about this new hoist firsthand. It’s another great product and we’re looking forward to putting it through its paces with our customers."

"It was a pleasure to demo the new hoist and deliver my training to such a receptive audience," said Verlinde trainer Michael Ghesquiere at the end of the day’s events. "For the techies, there was a lot to talk about, in particular our new patented ‘5 pocket load wheel’, which without getting too technical, gives better control of the chain and eliminates the risk of jamming. What this means for the end user is not just convenience, but reduced maintenance costs and increased operational safety."

Gunnebo Lifting has been supplying lifting equipment to industry in Ireland since 1996 and employs over 30 members of staff across offices centred in Cork and Dublin and their reputation for service, coupled with their location in Dublin made Gunnebo the perfect hosts for the event.

"The market for versatile hoists like Eurochain VR is performing much better than the market for the more traditional heavy lifting equipment," added Simon. "Eurochain VR has a lot of great new features and we anticipate keen interest from industrial, marine and petrochemical markets among others."

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