Cumberland Industries UK wins Terex Utilities dealership
By Murray Pollok17 July 2009
Created in March this year, Kettering-based Cumberland is being run by Paul Murphy, commercial director, backed by Jordanian private investors. Chris Goodwin, sales manager for Oil & Steel UK, will assume the same role with Cumberland.
Mr Murphy, who has a background in engineering (including a stint with Allan Access), told Access International that the company had been created to fulfill a major contract involving over 100 vehicle mounted Terex and Oil & Steel platforms for an electricity utility in Baghdad, Iraq.
With that contract substantially complete the company is now promoting its specialist insulated and non-insulated platform mounting services to the wider market. "We can offer a complete range of Oil & Steel and Terex Utilities products, from 10 m up to 70 m", said Mr Murphy.
He said Cumberland would also offer customers a ‘bespoke' mounting service, engineering any combination of truck and boom that a customer wants. "If someone wants a 20 m non-insulated on a Mercedes truck, or on a 4 by 4 Unimog, we will offer that service", said Mr Murphy.
In addition to the Oil & Steel and Terex products, Cumberland is developing its own range of machines, the first being a Land Rover-mounted 14 m working height, 6-6.5 m outreach model on a short wheelbase 110 Land Rover, with another model on a long wheelbase 130 Land Rover. The 110 version will be available in September or October this year. A 12 m working height version is also planned.
These units will use a modified Oil & Steel boom, and Mr Murphy said they were being designed to improve on current Land Rover based access platforms.
Although the focus initially will be the UK and Ireland market, Mr Murphy said there was no reason why the Land Rover range wouldn't be of interest to buyers worldwide.
The company has already built some big machines. On the Iraq contract, for example, is fitted ninety 25 m articulated Oil & Steel booms and twenty 38 m Terex 69 kVA insulated booms onto vehicles supplied by the client.