Posts Tagged ‘Truss UK’

Space…The Final Frontier

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Truss UK is one of the few remaining British manufacturers of load- bearing aluminium trussing products; they design and manufacture structural aluminium products for the entertainment industry as well as other specialist industry sectors worldwide.

Having recently launched their new aluminium space frame product, Truss UK are pleased to announce that they have supplied the National Theatre (NT) with a large OBLIK system.

OBLIK is a modular space frame system consisting of only three main component types, the largest of weighing in at less than 16kg. The system is lightweight, compact for transport and storage and simple to erect using conventional fixings (nuts and bolts) to create complex aluminium structures that are extremely strong.

Truss UK director Paul Jordan says “The OBLIK space frame system was deployed in the grid of the NT’s Lyttelton theatre and is suspended from the underside of the existing infra structure of the building, fitted in the void between the grid and the roof.”

Paul Jordan adds “Each of the OBLIK frames measures fourteen (14) metres long by three (3) metres wide and weighs only 1,380kg, with all the members in the top and bottom plane of the structure having a load-bearing capacity. After installation each of the OBLIK frames were tested with 9.9 tonnes of live load and performed as it was intended.”

Steve Colley, Head of Automation and Rigging at the NT said “we chose OBLIK for the Lyttleton theatre as this system gives us the flexibility to rig new shows quickly, rigging directly from the OBLIK space frame without having to bridle from the roof structure or move grid stands and point hoists round on the grid for the show setup.”

Paul Jordan added “Rather than show loads being supported by the conventional theatre grid they are now supported fully by the roof structure with the space frame distributing and spreading the loads throughout the system and back to the whole building structure rather than imposing larger point loads on it.”

Truss UK director Tony Dickson said “OBLIK can be used for so much more than lightweight mother grids like at the NT. We also have decking and hand railing components to create suspended walkways, platforms, stages, lighting rigs, ground- supported roof systems and even high load columns.”

Tony Dickson adds “OBLIK has recently been used on the external façade of a building in a central Manchester to support a fourteen (14) metre x eight (8) metre video wall. Conventional steelwork support solutions would have imposed in excess of nine (9) tonnes of additional load to the external face of the building, the OBLIK system only imposed around three (3) tonnes of load, which was more acceptable to the checking engineer”.

For more information on our specialist range of structures and fabrication, please contact: sales@trussuk.com

For further information visit: www.trussuk.com or contact: info@trussuk.com

A Lifting Partnership

Monday, December 14th, 2015

“After ten years of steady growth and expansion, the new premises will enable both companies to move forward with their growth plans. The new headquarters, comprising offices, specialised workshop areas and warehousing facilities, are situated on the Tarran Way Industrial Estate in Moreton, a location chosen for its accessibility to the M53 and UK motorway network. The expansion also reflects both Hoist UK and Truss UK’s continued success over the past twelve months, a year which has seen developments in staffing numbers, product range and a number of new contracts being obtained in both the UK and overseas.

In broad terms, the companies’ output is split 50/50 between the entertainment industry and industrial sectors – and the engineering expertise and heritage of this part of the UK clear to see. You can add to the fact that Hoist UK is a leading distributor of the Verlinde industrial and entertainment lifting equipment range, together with utilising its in-house skills by offering complete design, manufacture and installation services for lifting equipment requirements, and senior personnel from France were present at the opening day event.”

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Paul Jordan and Tony Dickson with Jean-Paul Gatel (centre) and Cyrille Pressac (right) of Verlinde.

“Sister company, Truss UK perfectly compliments the services provided by Hoist UK through its engineering expertise of design, CAD services, structural analysis, quality manufacturing and fabrication in profile steel, stainless steel and aluminium.”

Read the full article here

Hoist UK expands Into New Production Headquarters

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Lifting equipment specialists, Hoist UK and its sister company, Truss UK, have relocated to larger premises, a significant expansion and one which will enable both companies to move forward with their growth plans.

The new headquarters, comprising offices, specialised workshop areas and warehousing facilities, are situated on the Tarran Way Industrial Estate in Moreton, a location chosen for its accessibility to the M53 and UK motorway network.

The expansion reflects both Hoist UK and Truss UK’s continued success and subsequent growth over the past twelve months, a year which has seen developments in staffing numbers, product range and a number of new contracts being obtained both in the UK and overseas.

Hoist UK is a leading distributor of the Verlinde industrial and entertainment lifting equipment range, together with utilising its in-house skills by offering complete design, manufacture and installation services for lifting equipment requirements.

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Sister company, Truss UK, perfectly compliments the services provided by Hoist UK, through its engineering expertise of design, CAD services, structural analysis, quality manufacturing and fabrication in profile steel, stainless steel and aluminium products.

Tony Dickson, Director at Hoist UK & Truss UK, is delighted at the expansion, he said, “We have grown as business over the last nine years by keeping to a robust and achievable business plan. The new premises are ideal for our growing sales, design and administration teams, with meeting rooms for training or client project meetings and will provide more space for production and manufacturing. We have expanded our hoist preparation and testing area as well as increasing our warehousing facility, so we are all set for the further growth planned over the next five years”.

Fellow Director Paul Jordan added, “We are confident that both Hoist UK and Truss UK, and more importantly, our customers, will benefit greatly from our new base and increased engineering capability.”

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 Wirral Chamber of Commerce CEO, Paula Basnett congratulated Hoist UK and Truss UK on their expansion, she said, “It is always rewarding when I see a Wirral Chamber of Commerce member being successful but also a Wirral based business moving forward, particularly those which are providing key manufacturing skills and products to a global marketplace. I am delighted that both Hoist UK and Truss UK are demonstrating this and I wish them both even greater success over the coming years in their new business home.”

The facility was officially opened by The Mayor of Wirral, Les Rowlands on Friday 6th November together with the Hoist UK / Truss UK team.

Remember: Safety Above All

Hoist UK Moves to New 10,000 Sq Ft Unit

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Lifting equipment specialists Hoist UK & Sister Company Truss UK have recently moved to bigger premises, significantly increasing the size of their previous facilities. The new offices, workshop and warehouse are still based on the Wirral peninsula and are ideally located in the heart of the UK motorway network.

The move reflects the growth and success of both companies over the last year which has seen an expansion in the company, the product range and business generally which meant that they outgrew their previous site. The new workspace boasts a 10,000 sq ft building, along with extensive yard space.

HOIST UK is a UK distributor for the complete range of Verlinde industrial and entertainment lifting equipment, as well as offering complete design, manufacture and installation services for all your lifting equipment needs.

TRUSS UK perfectly compliment the range of Hoist UK equipment with their own in house design, CAD & Manufacturing facilities, they can offer the full package: Design, structural analysis, quality manufacturing & fabrication. We are able to fabricate and profile steel, stainless steel & Aluminium products

Tony Dickson Director of Hoist UK & Truss UK Comments “Our new Moreton facility consists of ample office space for an ever growing sales / admin team, substantial customer meeting areas, plus extensive warehousing with a lifting equipment testing bay, that should support the company’s ambitious plans for at least the next 5 years”. The facility will be officially opened by The Mayor of Wirral, Les Rowlands on Friday 6th November together with the Hoist UK / Truss UK team.

From the 3rd August 2015, the new contact details will be:

Hoist UK Ltd / Truss UK Ltd

21 Tarran Way North,

Moreton,

Wirral,

CH46 4UA

 Tel:         +44 (0) 151 334 7682

Fax:        +44 (0) 151 334 9373

Their e-mail and website remains unchanged as:

E-mail:    sales@hoistuk.com

Web:       www.hoistuk.com

Remember: Safety Above All

Truss UK acquire AJB Precision Fabrication

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Truss UK Ltd, sister company to Hoist UK Ltd are pleased to announce that effective from 1st October 2014 they have acquired 100% shareholding of AJB Precision Fabrications Ltd.  From this date the combined companies will conduct business together under the name Truss UK Ltd, with their main office located at 2 Wrynose Road, Old Hall Estate, Bromborough, Wirral, Merseyside, CH62 3QD.

“This is a merger of two innovative and professional companies which have a history of successfully working together over the last six years” says Truss UK Director Paul Jordan “Both companies have a very high standard of products and services with very similar work ethic and philosophy for doing business, with a track record for providing excellent products and customer service” he adds.

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Fellow Director Tony Dickson comments “This union reflects both companies commitment towards sustainable growth creating a world class innovative aluminium fabrication and trussing company based here in the UK. With this combination we have created a company that will provide great opportunities for our employees and deliver superior experience and greater value for our clients”.

Truss UK are a supplier and manufacturer of aluminium trussing products and bespoke aluminium fabrication in the UK. They offer high quality products that are designed and manufactured in Great Britain, their goal is to be more efficient and to continue delivering innovative, high-quality products and services to their clients here in the UK and abroad.

For further information visit: www.trussuk.com or contact: info@trussuk.com

Remember: Quality At Every Stage

ULC TT Nominated for Innovation Awards at PLASA 2011

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Hoist UK Limited have reached the final of this year’s Innovation Awards at PLASA 2011 for their unique ULC TT Universal Load Corner, offered through their sister company Truss UK Ltd

The PLASA Awards for Innovation recognises products which advance the industry by demonstrating a new style of thinking, improving technical practice, or taking a key step forward in terms of safety.

The load corner unit eliminates the need to try and support the truss either side of a conventional corner block or worse still suspend from it. The ULC TT Universal Load Corner which is an integral part of the TT series of truss is a structurally rated and certified six (6) way corner complete with a suspension and load point for up to 2,500kgs.

Paul Jordan, Designer of the Universal Load Corner says “The ULC TT shows that thinking outside the box on a new development actually works. Up to now truss manufacturers have produced corner units that only work as corners as generally they are not rated for load and subsequently don’t have load tables available for them. The ULC TT is load rated and hangs the truss from the most efficient position with its independently rotating eyes, eliminating any cantilever loads from the structure.”

“We are very proud to have reached the final of PLASA’s Innovations Awards 2011. Bringing new ideas to the entertainment industry form a vital part of development, and we believe that our TT series is the new concept in trussing…One Truss with Numerous Configurations”, adds Hoist UK’s Tony Dickson.

Truss UK will promote British engineering at its best with innovative product development for the entertainment industry offering “Quality at Every Stage”.

REMEMBER: “Safety Above All”

ABTT 2011 – Stand of the Year

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

On their first joint showing the Hoist UK / Truss UK stand bagged the “Stand of the Year” award at the 2011 ABTT Show for their imaginative use of product, which showcased the new range of truss products perfectly, with the group promoting “British Engineering at its best” with innovative product development for the entertainment industry offering “Quality at Every Stage”.

Tony Dickson, Director of both Truss UK & Hoist UK commented: “This was the perfect outcome  for the launch of  Truss UK’s new product range, as they were very well recieved during the shown, with the icing on the cake being this award”.

“We are excited about the new products, particularly the TT series of truss and Universal Load Corner (ULC), as these are very unique products only available from Truss UK”, adds Paul Jordan, Director of Truss UK & Hoist UK.

Truss UK’s new sales engineer Richard Mangham also made his debut at the trade show with the new products. Richard comments: “These are really great products and now they have been officially launched, I will be initially following up on the leads generated during the show and then be visiting you all in the coming months”.

For more information on the Truss UK range, visit: www.trussuk.com and for more information on the Hoist UK products visit: www.hoistuk.com

Remember: “Safety Above All” and insist upon “Quality At Every Stage”.