As 2017 draws to and end it is amazing to sit in my office and look at our annual business plan on the wall and see just how much Straightpoint has achieved again this year. New products, further top-level recruitment and sales numbers at an all-time high. None of this would be possible without the first-class team here at Straightpoint and our global network of distributors, partners and friends. So, as we head towards the end of 2017 I would like to say a huge thank you to you all, a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! See you in 2018 and let’s do it all again! David Ayling CEO
Please note our UK and USA offices will be closed during the following dates for the Christmas Holiday period: from 4pm 22nd December - 8am 2nd January.
Concord Lifting and SP Combine to Lift, Weigh Record Samosa
Lifting equipment, including a custom below-the-hook rig and load cell, was integral to a successful Guinness World Record attempt by humanitarian charity Muslim Aid, which claimed the title for the largest samosa, weighing in at 153.1kg.
The attempt took place in the summer (August) at a mosque in East London, UK and official adjudicator Pravin Patel was on hand to judge the culinary feat. While the attempt presented a number of obvious challenges, Muslim Aid also had to find a solution for lifting the giant samosa for cooking and provide an accurate means of measurement.
It looked to Concord Lifting Equipment, which supplied a Genie Superlift Advantage, boasting load capacities to 454kg and lifting height to 7.49m. The manually...
LGH Supplies SP Load Cells for Turbine Pump Project
Construction company Pace Contracting recently completed removal and installation of three vertical turbine pumps, used in emergency flooding situations in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Integral to the project were four 50-ton capacity Straightpoint (SP) wireless compression load cells supplied by Lifting Gear Hire (LGH).
Pace accepted a scope of work from the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD), which partners with 59 municipalities (co-permittees) to comply with storm-water permit requirements for the St. Louis Metropolitan Small...
SP Names Scotland-Based Technical Sales Engineer
Straightpoint (SP) has recruited load cell expert Kyle Milne from Scotload; he joins as technical sales engineer based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Milne brings a wealth of relevant experience, having joined the lifting industry as an apprentice almost a decade ago.
Milne, who started his new role on 4 December, will be responsible for selling SP’s extensive range of equipment to professionals in the oil and gas, renewables, construction, break bulk, shipping, marine and other industries.
David Ayling, director at SP, said: “Upon hearing of Kyle’s...