RRS to distribute Hydra-Slide

By Katherine Weir06 September 2016

Don Mahnke, president and Janine Smith, vice president at Hydra-Slide, with a new LP350 being shippe

Don Mahnke, president and Janine Smith, vice president at Hydra-Slide, with a new LP350 being shipped to Rapid Response Solutions

Portsmouth, UK-based Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has become the first distributor of Hydra-Slide’s hydraulically powered skidding systems and other related products in the UK and Ireland, and the manufacturer’s only international sales partner.

RRS took delivery of a 300 tonne capacity HT300 system from the Ontario, Canada-based manufacturer for its own hire purposes, but the distribution agreement covers the entire range and will further enhance the company’s already extensive portfolio of products and services, the company said.

Paul Barber, managing director at RRS, said, “Since having the Hydra-Slide I have been amazed how simple tasks have become. The risks associated with certain applications and the time spent onsite have been significantly reduced.”

RRS initially put the HT300 to use for installation of transformers at electrical substations, but the range, including the larger HT500 and HT1000 Tri-Rail, provide cost-effective and accurate solutions for moving, loading or unloading all types of heavy loads. Turntables and climbing jacks are among other Hydra-Slide products RRS will promote.

Janine Smith, vice president at Hydra-Slide said, “We are growing a strong international reputation for not only top-notch equipment but also unparalleled customer service and technical support after the sale. We know that RRS will provide a fantastic insight into the UK market and a great resource for our clients, based on their stellar reputation and willingness to be innovative and forward-thinking.”

Barber and Stuart Trinder, sales and distribution manager at RRS, will exhibit with Hydra-Slide at Breakbulk Americas in Houston this month before the two companies combine again at LEEA’s LiftEx show in Aberdeen, Scotland this November. Working models and a newly designed skidding system will be showcased at each event.

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, World Crane Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Long Reads
SHOW GUIDE: The Utility Expo
A host of products and services will be shown at The Utility Show, formerly ICUEE, in Louisville, KY.
Heavy industry big part of climate crisis solution, says Mammoet
Mammoet’s head of sustainability, Erica Gray, discusses engineered heavy lifting’s role as an enabler of the climate change transition
Top 5 private equity rental acquisitions 2021
We pick out five prominent acquisitions that have occurred throughout the year
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Alex Dahm Editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport Tel: +44(0) 1892 786 206 E-mail: alex.dahm@khl.com
Mike Posener Sales Manager Tel: +353 860 431 219 E-mail: mike.posener@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA