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Modulift and pewag group announce strategic alliance

Modulift and pewag group announce strategic alliance Modulift is proud to announce a new strategic alliance with pewag group – one of the oldest chain manufacturers in the world and today home for a multitude of worldwide leading brands for integrated safety solutions for man and machine. This partnership will leverage each company's unique strengt...
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Recognising strong team players and recruiting from within

Career development within a supportive environment is an important factor when your circumstances change, says Lou Rowe, our Business Administrator, who has worked for Modulift since 2018. I've been in transport/delivery roles most of my working life in one way or another. I've shipped fake snow, chemicals, catalogues, t-shirts, fertiliser and ever...
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Modulift Modular Spreader Beams – the genuine article!

When Sue Spencer, Technical Director for Modulift, designed the first ever modular spreader beam nearly 20 years ago, she knew that she had a market leading product on her hands, and so began the rise of the Modulift brand. Modulift are well known across the globe, through their worldwide network of distributor partners, for their core range of hig...
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Modulift - Back to the future

With the recent move into its new purpose-built 22,000 square foot manufacturing facility, Modulift's Technical Director, Sue Spencer reflects on how the company has changed immeasurably since its humble beginnings in 2002. The business started its journey in the early days by focusing on selling a new concept of Spreader Beam which moved away from...
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Safety message

We are aware of other brands launching products that they say are compatible with the Modulift spreader range. However, this is not the case. Not all spreader beams are the same If a product is bought from another brand and is then combined with a Modulift product, there are safety issues that must be addressed first. All Modulift products conform ...
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New adjustable lifting/spreader beam - Now lifting up to 27 tonnes

Following significant development and testing, Modulift has made major improvements to its adjustable/spreader beam (MOD CLS) so that it can now lift up to 27 tonnes. It also has a new and improved clamp system, manufactured to the highest standards, enabling lifting from multiple points. The main benefits are: Spans of up to 16m and capacities of ...
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New Modulift products driven by customer demand

As a direct response to requests, Modulift, the global engineering company has developed innovative new equipment to make life much easier for the heavy lifting industry. Alongside offering specialist technical expertise, the UK-based company manufactures lifting and spreader beams, spreader frames and other 'below the hook' lifting equipment, that...
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Getting the calculations right

As the demand to lift heavier and more complex weights increases, our engineering manager, Harshal Kulkarni, who joined Modulift this year, says it's even more important than ever to precision plan in advance. I have a great passion for chess which I've played since I was a child. It keeps my mind sharp as I plan my next move and formulate a strate...
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New distributor of Modulift products in Denmark

The lifting solutions group, CERTEX Denmark, part of Lifting Solutions Group, has become the distributor for Modulift's lifting equipment. CERTEX, which has been established for over 130 years offers has its headquarters in Vojens along with sales offices in Esbjerg, Hvidovre and Norresundby. This latest partnership will help increase sales ac...
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Action Stations

As the company enters its most significant growth phase yet, Sarah Spivey, the managing director at Modulift, explains how to stay cool under pressure. In less than two months, we'll be moving into a new 22,000 square foot manufacturing facility here in our hometown of Poole, Dorset. Sales are up 10% on last year, driven by demand for both standard...
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The Right Tool for the Job

What complicates purchasing decisions is that there are nearly always choices to make, in terms of product and supplier—including the wrong ones, says Andy Charlesworth, business development manager at Modulift. I've been in this industry a while. I joined a company that manufactured high-performance ropes back in 1990 and have held various positio...
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New Modulift distributor in Japan

Modulift continues to expand its global network in Asia, welcoming Nakamura Industry Co Ltd in Japan, as its latest distribution partner. Nakamura, headquartered in Osaka, represents large international brands across the industry and also manufactures large wire rope slings in its factory in Kobe. This new distribution partnership enables Nakamura'...
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Managing Yourself

​ It's important to claim responsibility for your own career and take motivation even from the darkest of days, says Tom Cox, operations manager at Modulift. How you develop your own career is up to you. Employers, managers, colleagues, etc. should be handed only supporting roles in your success story! Signing a contract with a company doesn't mean...
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Modulift Beams Lower Vessel Into Water for Maiden Voyage

​ UK-based Osprey Ltd., a specialist in the onshore and offshore transportation and lifting of heavy or abnormal loads, lifted a 72.5t catamaran using a 1,000t capacity Liebherr mobile crane and a one-over-two Modulift spreader beam configuration beneath its hook. The rigging gear was sourced from FLG Services, the specialist lifting division of A-...
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Mañana, Mañana

Stereotyping can be dangerous, begins Marcos Sanz, as the senior design engineer at Modulift goes on to address culture, family, communication, safety, and more. I don't subscribe to stereotypes, which is an approach that serves me well at work and at home. Perhaps being an engineer helps. We work in terms of science and fact, not assumption and pr...
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Modulift Expands Poole, Dorset Manufacturing Facility

Modulift is moving into a new 22,000 square foot manufacturing facility in its hometown of Poole, Dorset, as the provider of spreader beams and other equipment used below-the-hook of a crane, continues its global growth strategy from the UK's south coast. Backed by 23% growth in 2018, Modulift will transition into the state-of-the-art manufacturing...
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Smooth Operator

​ Look beyond job descriptions when planning a career move, says Paul Smith, recently appointed operations director at Modulift, who was inspired by the company's female leadership, among other things. It's important to not just judge a new employment opportunity by the general tasks, duties, and responsibilities of the position. I acknowledge that...
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Modulift Spreader Frame Lifts Viking Boats on TV Set

​ A modular spreader frame comprising Modulift beams is being used to lift handcrafted boats during filming of the History Channel's "Vikings" historical drama series in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. The elaborate set was created at Ashford Studios and is being shot in collaboration with Irish National Marine Services. The CMOD 24 frame is being utilised b...
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Modulift Spreader Beam Lifts Offshore Navigation Skids

A 6t capacity spreader beam was the linchpin in lifting navigation skids onto offshore structures that guide vessel traffic and helicopters operating in Dutch waters of the North Sea. Centre of gravity was a principle area of concern in each lift due to load dimensions. The MOD 6 spreader beam combined with chain slings, wire rope slings, and attac...
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​U.S. Construction Firm Lauds Versatility of Modulift Beams

Modulift spreader beams combined with other rigging equipment in 19 different configurations to complete over 200 lifts during modular construction of the citizenM Hotel in South Lake Union, Seattle, Washington recently. citizenM employed a construction method that involved piecing together modular parts that were manufactured by Modulift's custome...
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