With Perth’s ambitious city infrastructure project happening at the same time as a massive mining boom, materials handling hire companies in Western Australia have never been busier.
Luckily, United Equipment (formerly WA Access and WA Forktrucks) had the depth in its hire fleet to supply more than 100 different elevating work platforms, telehandlers and forklifts to Leighton Kumagai, the contractors for the CBD underground section of Perth’s new Metrorail City Project.
The modern equipment used on the Metrorail City Project were a fraction of the 5000 machines available through United Equipment’s impressive national rental network, any one of which could have been whisked onto site at short notice to take on any kind of task.
But with a project like Metrorail City, a ready supply of the right equipment is only part of the story.
The underground tunnelling work was carried out in demanding wet conditions and the equipment was subjected to the rigours of constant use in this harsh, damp environment.
Reliable service and maintenance support was just as important as short-order supply to make certain that downtime was kept to a minimum.
United Equipment’s reputation for servicing was put to the test and the team passed with flying colours. United Equipment offers full servicing back-up at its Perth headquarters and all its depots throughout Australia. This offered the hassle-free reliability Leighton Kumagai needed to get the job done.
The Metrorail City Project was also an opportunity for United Equipment to put its new range of JLG equipment through its paces.
United Equipment was recently appointed national distributors for the sales and service of JLG telehandlers in Australia and New Zealand, and aerial work platforms in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
The JLG appointment is one of many highlights during an active period of growth for the United Equipment group.
United Equipment was founded in 1985 in Western Australia as WA Access and WA Forktrucks. The group changed its name to United Equipment in September 2005.
United Equipment is now operating national materials handling networks involved in the sales, rental, training, finance and servicing of forklift trucks, access equipment and telehandlers.