UK lifting equipment manufacturer Pelloby Ltd. has been supplying cranes to HL Smith automotive transmission remanufacturers of Albrighton for over twenty years. Despite both operating internationally the two Shropshire based firms have enjoyed a longstanding relationship in which time over 30 Pelloby cranes can been installed at HL Smith’s factory.
The majority of the lifting systems on site are post jib cranes in Pelloby’s classic red and green colours. Located at various points throughout the HL Smith workshops, these jibs range in safe working capacity from 125-500kg.
Many of the jib cranes are positioned above directly alongside individual workstations and feature manual slewing designs, allowing their manufacturing team to easily operate them by hand on a daily basis. This gives each member of staff instant lifting access while working on HL Smith’s various propshafts, manual and auto gearboxes, driveheads and other products.
In addition to the jibs Pelloby have also supplied HL Smith with various goal post mounted monorail cranes and manual overhead cranes for lifting bulky items between workstations and on to trolleys to be moved to other sections of the facility.
Pelloby have also provided servicing support for the site since the first cranes were installed back in the early 1990s, covering everything from ongoing maintenance through to refurbishment and modernisation work to ensure the cranes are both safe for use and able to accommodate HL Smith’s evolving operational requirements.
HL Smith‘s Managing Director Russell Smith said “over our long association Pelloby have supplied our company with both a quality product and service allowing us to move forward in a confident and safe environment knowing that our lifting requirements within the workshops is being looked after in a most professional manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pelloby for any needs in this field.”