Long-term deal for Cooper Handling

Cooper Handling Group has been awarded a new five-year contract to maintain LLWR’s mobile site equipment.

The relationship with Cooper was established in 2013 when its heavy lifting division won a contract to supply LLWR with three 42-1200B Konecranes forklift trucks. Now, maintenance arm Cooper Solutions has secured a long-term contract for all of LLWR’s mobile site equipment.

Iain Irving, Head of Site at LLWR, said: “Cooper has a wealth of expertise in our industry and we know we can rely on its team to specify materials handling equipment that is best-suited to working in a difficult environment and ensure it is properly maintained so that we get optimum performance from our fleet.”

The original Konecranes machines supplied by Cooper replaced LLWR’s existing equipment and during the intervening years, Cooper has not only met the requirement for extra equipment but also implemented a full maintenance programme on Site.

The additional machines – a Konecranes 16-tonne truck and two 12-tonne forklifts – were customised to satisfy the demands of the nuclear industry and incorporate Site specific options designed to improve safety and driver comfort while also promoting equipment longevity.

Maintenance support covers not only the Konecranes equipment but LLWR’s entire rolling fleet. To ensure the right level of support, Cooper Solutions has committed a dedicated engineering resource to the Site.

Chris Barnes, General Manager at Cooper Handling Group, said: “This latest contract with LLWR cements our position as its preferred partner and reinforces our credentials as the leading supplier of specialised handling equipment and maintenance support for the nuclear industry.”