Our annual North West open day has once again proved to be a real hit with customers and contacts. Specially invited guests visited the event which took place on Thursday 25th August at the Leyland site, home of the Preston Depot, Transport and the Heavy Cranes Division.
Guests were given a behind-the-scenes look at the depot and got up close and personal with some of fleet as well as meeting staff from the site’s teams.
The features of the day included, tours of the workshops and depot, demonstrations from the Heavy Cranes fleet, guidance on the latest lifting regulations BS 7121 and an introduction to the use of 3D CAD BIM in the business.
Guests also had demonstrations on cranes fitted with VarioBase® technology, working at height training and presentations on “Why Ainscough”. The most popular session was the target practice challenge where visitors were able to take the controls of a crane and test their operating abilities.
Among the guests were representatives from many of Ainscough’s customers including: Murphy Group, Bison, Tata Steel, National Grid, INEOS, Severfield, AIG, Forterra, United Utilities, Sellafield and Select.
Derek Gow, commercial director at Ainscough said: “It has been great to see so many of our customers come along to the North West open day to see why Ainscough are the market leaders for health, safety and innovation.
“We plan to hold more open days across the UK so look out for an event near you in the future.”
Cranes on show at the open day were: a Spierings SK1265 tower crane, an MPC44, three Liebherr LTM1060-3.1 – one with Variobase, two Scania haulage transport vehicles – truck and trailer a Liebherr LTM 1300-6.1, 300Te crane and a Liebherr LTM11000, 1000Te crane.