In a recent project for heavy machinery specialist Liebherr, FlotechPS supplied an access solution for its earthmoving equipment used for training purposes. Previously, the training facility used a steel rolling platform which, due to space constraints, was suitable for only one person at a time. The instructor required access to the vehicle to demonstrate key areas and engine components for servicing and maintenance.
The project specification was for a 3m high platform which would allow up to 8 personnel to view the engine bay and all components. The construction needed to be lightweight and mobile to allow the platform to be stored in order to park various sized machines in the training department. Liebherr required a standardised modular product that, should its needs change, could be adjusted to suit by adding extra components. Liebherr also required a secondary platform contained within the structural framework, for access to a secondary hatch on specific machines. The access needed CE accreditation to meet Liebherr’s high safety standards.
Steve Garfirth, Earthmoving Technical Trainer for Liebherr said, “FlotechPS in the UK reacted very quickly to Liebherr’s initial enquiry and it was decided that a bespoke variant of the MP series platform was the solution. We worked with FlotechPS’s North American supplier to develop the ideal platform for our needs.”
FlotechPS provide access solutions, loading arms and other flow control products.
FlotechPS is pleased to announce the appointment of Mo Ahmed to the role of Business Development Manager. In this role Mo will be responsible for key account management and identifying and leading strategic business development.
Prior to joining FlotechPS, Mo was account manager for Honeywell Enraf, global manufacturer of solutions to the Oil/Gas industry. Much of Mo’s early career was spent in technical sales & application roles.
FlotechPS have recently supplied 10 EMCO Wheaton loading arms to a terminal operator near Basra in Iraq. The arms are for the top loading of distillate products. The terminal was looking to improve the safety and efficiency of the road tank loading process. FlotechPS supplied 10 Emco Wheaton loading arms with overfill detection. These arms were chosen due to their superior quality and proven longevity of use in harsh environments.
Having moved their offices to Fareham earlier in the year, FlotechPS is supporting the local community by sponsoring, under 11’s team, the Warsash Wasps. Throughout the 2014/2015 season, the team’s kit will be sponsored by FlotechPS, with the FlotechPS logo proudly displayed on the team’s shirts.
As of March 2013 FlotechPS became sole UK and Ireland distributor for EMCO Wheaton. FlotechPS is a Fareham based manufacturer of safe fluid handling solutions for the fuel and chemical market sectors.
EMCO Wheaton produce a range of loading arms solutions for marine, road, and rail applications so the partnership is well matched and in both the companies’ core focus.
We look for well-established, successful, financially stable, and professional organisations that have adequate engineering, project management and after-market service resources. This is why we are delighted to be partnering with FlotechPS.” Speaking on the topic of the new partnership, Graeme Murphy, Vice President and General Manager of EMCO Wheaton, said, “We spend a lot of time finding the right partners around globe to adequately support and assist our customers (new and existing), before, during and after their loading/unloading solution is delivered.”
EMCO Wheaton have been designing and manufacturing loading solutions for over 50 years and pride themselves in providing technically advanced solutions to suit almost any application. Murphy says, “After the solution is installed, commissioned, training given and handed over, we see this as the start of what is often a twenty-plus year relationship.”