Border Barriers / BorderLoos Event Hire have invested heavily in their transport department over the last 12 months. They continue to invest in this area today and are currently awaiting the arrival of additional new vehicles and trailers due in the spring. On top of this they have built a new operations centre to accommodate their logistics department. This will be their centralised hub for all communications between staff and depots to ensure the efficient movement of products and vehicles.
The total investment in their transport division including heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), a new operations centre and an upgraded computer system is £1.5m.
Border Barriers / BorderLoos Event Hire described the expansion of its truck fleet as "an unprecedented investment" for the firm and comes on the back of a strategic decision to step up service and flexibility for customer deliveries.
Newly appointed transport manager Alan Berry assisted by Thomas Gill said: "As part of this investment, we have some of the latest safety equipment on the vehicles, including cameras, side-scanning sensors and safety alarms to warn the driver of vulnerable road users. In addition, we have installed full fleet tracking to all of our vehicles, so that we can provide customers with accurate information including expected delivery / collection times."
The fleet of vehicles range from articulated to rigid lorries with differing sizes / weights of vehicles and trailers, allowing for smaller loads to be carried or for the vehicle to manoeuvre more easily when required. Lorry-mounted Forklift vehicles allow vehicles to be loaded / unload quickly and easily by the driver. These Moffett Mounty forklift lorries also offer an extra trailer to increase their load carrying capabilities for large jobs. Furthermore the vehicles comply to Euro 6 emissions standards, have the latest safety equipment fitted and are FORS and Crossrail compliant. All drivers are accredited and have on-going driver training for nationwide delivery and installation.
National operations director Philip Armstrong added: "The investment in our transport capability is unprecedented in Border Barrier / BorderLoos Event Hire’s history. It provides an additional benefit to our logistics division through the inclusion of a trunking function - transferring equipment overnight between our depots and it also provides our staff and the general public with a safer environment to operate in."
Border Barriers is the UK’s leading manufacturer / supplier of safety barrier products for hire and sale throughout the UK and Europe. Along with its exclusive Rhino water-fill crash tested EN1317-N1 safety barrier system, it has a wide range of associated products that offer practical safety and security solutions for the traffic management sector, as well as civil works, airports, rail and pedestrian locations.
Border Barrier Systems are launching the highly versatile British made BBS Road Rock which is a multifunctional base and the first product of its kind that will allow a temporary pedestrian barrier to pass class B wind speeds (17.6m/s). The product can be utilised in a wide array of purposes including inner city areas, street works, airports, car parks, pedestrian safety, hospitals, factories, rail stations, shopping centres and major events.
At 15Kgs each, the BBS Road Rock provides the precise weight needed, every time, to withstand these wind speed. Each unit measures 0.5m long by 0.308m high and 0.315m wide with a handle making them easy to lift. An added feature is the interlocking joints allowing the units to be placed quickly and efficiently making it possible to create a continuous run and implement delineator style system.
This new and innovate product is manufactured from 100% recycled PVC, which is also 100% recyclable, A curved front and back face allow angular movement, which make it possible to flow around corners and bends. The BBS Road Runner units are durable for a long working life and offer high visibility. The base section is red or white as standard however can be tailored to suit corporate colours; the top section as black and can be embossed with corporate ID.
Malcolm Chalmers, Group Sales Manager said: "The BBS Road Rock is a new and innovative multifunctional base section which we are happy to add to our extensive range of safety and security products. 42 units can be loaded onto one pallet, reducing the transport related carbon footprint for National or International haulage and shipping."
Border Barriers will be exhibiting at this year's ROAD EXPO event at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 4th & 5th November. If you are attending this event please feel free to visit the stand D1 to view the BBS Products and to meet and ask put any enquiries / questions to our Senior Customer Account Manager - Kate Bessant.
Border Barriers are happy to announce that we will be exhibiting at Traffex 2015.
We welcome any customers existing and new to visit our stand H10 to say hello and have a look at the products, our Senior Customer Account Manager; Kate Bessant will be there to assist with any enquiries or to answer any questions you have about the BBS Products.
You will also get the opportunity to see the barriers in action as they are being used in the feature display for the 'Cycle Safety Zone' which is located at the top end of the hall near to the cafe.
If you wish to attend then please register online for your free ticket at: www.traffex.com
We look forward to seeing you there.
If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact our friendly sales team, Kate, Angela Hill, Casy and Issy who are always happy to help.
Call: 01228 675 764
It has been a very busy couple of weeks here at the Border Barrier office and in particular the Rhino Barrier is proving it is the barrier of choice when it comes down to site / pedestrian safety.
I wanted to post today the importance of having a versatile system like the BBS Rhino Barrier on site especially during night time hours. The Rhino barrier has reflective stripes which makes the system visible in dark or dim light as you can see in the photograph. This is very important not only for the safety of site but also for the driver of the vehicle approaching the system.
It is something easily overlooked however it is so important for a system to be visible. If you require further information on the BBS Rhino System, please do not hesitate to contact the sales team; Kate, Angela, Casy and Issy are always happy to help:
01228 675 764 or email: email@example.com