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continued from page 38               RSS attends to a myriad of industries   positioning the image of the company in
         tive clients or those who haven’t worked   from six UK locations but its most re-  certain areas to capitalize on the growth
         with our apparatus in the past.”   cently opened site is in Warrington,   we detect where heavy lifting equipment
           Meanwhile, SP’s 2018 trade show mar-  close to the heavy-lift depot of Ain-  is concerned; we recently signed off on
         athon continues this month (April), with   scough Crane Hire, which named RSS a   promotional materials that focused on
         exhibition stands at the Mast and Tower   preferred supplier of lifting and rigging   our capability to supply heavy lifting and
         Safety Group’s second annual conference   equipment at the end of 2016. And the   crane  accessories. There  is also  a good
         in Leeds, UK on the 11th, before the   partnership, combined with market con-  tie-in with our inspection, repair, and
         Norwegian Society of Lifting Technology   ditions, is yielding demand for heavier   other divisions of the company.”
         and  the  Offshore  Mechanical  Handling   and often specialised rigging gear.  Hutin was reluctant to state a capacity
         Equipment Committee host the Inter-  Steve Hutin, Managing Director at   at which he feels the heavy-lift market
         national Offshore Cranes & Lifting Con-  RSS, said: “Our heavy-lift initiative is   begins. He said: “Some might say any-
         ference in Aberdeen, Scotland from the   two-pronged in that we want to ensure   thing over 250t is a heavy lift but we
         24th to 27th. Three events follow in May.  we have the product and expertise to   have equipment suppliers with the en-
                                            respond to demand, but we must also   gineering capability to go into the thou-
         Rope and Sling Targets             continue to raise our profile in the sec-  sands of tons. Taking into account the
         Heavy-Lift Marketplace             tor so more industry professionals view   super- or mega-heavy end of the market,
           Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS)   us as a company capable of delivering   the lines are blurred further. That’s why
         is raising the capacity and diversity of its   below-the-hook solutions at the higher   we look at the sector not only in terms of
         rigging  stock,  while  equipping  itself  to   end of the marketplace.”  capacity but also in the context of com-
         respond to increasing demand for com-  He continued: “In the first instance, we   plexity, where a spreader beam, slings,
         plex below-the-hook solutions, to more   are looking at our stock levels and manu-  and other rigging gear might be required
         efficiently serve the heavy-lift sector.  facturing capabilities, but we are also re-  beneath the hook of a single crane.”
                                                                                 Hutin was actually keen not to high-
                                                                               light Warrington  as the fulcrum  for
                                                                               this renewed heavy-lift focus. “Demand
                                                                               [for heavy lifting equipment] is nation-
                                                                               wide,” he said. “In fact, at the forefront
                                                                               of our marketing endeavours is the
                                                                               message that we  can  provide rigging
                                                                               products and services  across  the UK.
                                                                               Further, we’re not limiting our growth
                                                                               strategy  to supply of product—hire,
                                                                               sales, and inspection services  are col-
                                                                               lectively important.”
                                                                                 RSS does not want to enter the con-
                                                                               tract  crane  market,  whereby  it  would
                                                                               source a crane and deliver a complete
                                                                               lifting package to clients. This exclu-
                                                                               sive  focus  on  rigging  equipment has
                                                                               swelled the potential of the Ainscough
                                                                               partnership, but has also opened doors
                                                                               with other major and regional crane
                                                                               rental  firms.  Sarens  recently  sourced
                                                                               a significant order for a project within
                                                                               the heavy-lift sector, Hutin confirmed.
                                                                               Caldwell and The RUD
                                                                               Group Partner in the Field
                                                                               of lifting and material
                                                                               handling solutions
                                                                                 Through  our combined efforts to
                                                                               consistently enhance our role as lead-
                                                                               ing and innovative system providers
                                                                               of below the hook lifting and material
                                                                               handling  solutions,  together  we  have
                                                                               reached another high point.
                                                                                 As of  May 2018, Caldwell and the
                                                                               RUD Group will unite their sales and
                                                                               marketing activities in  the North
                                                                               American market within a common or-
                                                                               ganization. This means that our collec-
                                                                               tive customers and business partners
         RSS provided a variety of rigging equipment, including spreader beams, wire rope slings, and   in the US and Canada  now have at
         wire rope bobbins, for use beneath the hook of this Ainscough crawler crane.  their disposal a high level of combined

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