Having visited TotalKare at the CV Show this year, Facilities Management specialist Norse Commercial Services is set to benefit from increased availability of its minibus and service van fleet, following the installation of two vehicle lifts.
The company, whose support service operations include planned and reactive building maintenance, cleaning, security and waste management, installed two fixed two post lifts at its Norwich vehicle workshop after seeing the lift at TotalKare’s stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham.
The product is ideal for companies with a large fleet of vans that require regular maintenance and repair work. It can lift up to 5,500kg, making it suitable for vans, minibuses and pickup trucks. Its telescopic arms allow it to be easily adjusted to fit a variety of vehicles – even long wheelbase vehicles, such as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, or Volkswagen Crafter. A simple drive-in action allows for quick set-up too, facilitating even more efficient vehicle inspection.
The two post lift installations complement the existing two sets of TotalKare mobile column lifts already at Norse Commercial Services’ Norwich workshop. Installation will be supported with an ‘AfterKare’ service package, including expert advice available on the phone 24-hours per day, two service visits per year and Reports of Thorough Examination. The latter is often overlooked and misunderstood, but is required by LOLER and is a vital part of the safe operation of heavy-duty vehicle lifts in the workshop.
“We now have the lifting capacity required to cover the full range of vehicles in our fleet,” said Terry Carson, Workshop Manager at Norse Commercial Services, “I was particularly pleased with the short lead-time, from placing the order to the quality installation that has made a major difference to our workshop.”
Adam Bowser, Area Sales Manager for TotalKare, said, “Having the two post lift on our stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show was ideal for Norse Commercial Services, who had enquired with us prior to the event. It gave our technical experts the opportunity to demonstrate what it can do and ensure that it met the customer’s specific requirements. This, coupled with the cost-effective solution we were able to offer, were key factors in their selection of TotalKare.”
The full offering
TotalKare supplies heavy-duty vehicle lifting and testing solutions and aftersales care, providing four and two post lifts, forklifter ramp systems and a comprehensive suite of ancillary products, including transmission jacks, trailer beams and support stands. The company also launched its new brake tester range earlier this year, the first time the business has introduced nonlifting products to its portfolio.
Available as mobile or in-ground options, the brake tester is technically advanced and the company claims it is amongst the strongest and most reliable brake testing systems currently available. It is set to improve durability and features app technology so that data and subsequent analysis can be completed on a tablet. TotalKare offers ongoing support for its brake testers through comprehensive nationwide service coverage and can also cater for the BM range of in-ground and mobile brake testers.