Manufacturer of spreader beams, lifting beams and other below-the-hook equipment, Modulift and engineering consultancy and inspection specialist Inspection Monitoring Engineering Solutions (IMES), have jointly formed a new company, Lift Management Services (LMS).

The joint venture company was set up to provide a full below-the-hook service for companies looking for management of their lifting project from start to finish. The company will address the growing pressure on those responsible for the application of lifting equipment to spread resources while constantly improving safety and efficiency, a trend fuelled by ongoing cost-cuts in the oil and gas sector, a company spokesperson said.

Sarah Spivey, Modulift managing director, said, “The Lift Management Services partnership reflects the growing demand for a comprehensive, consultative, in-depth service. As lifting projects grow in scale and ambition, so does the need for a careful and complete planning and execution process below the hook, and that's where we believe this joint venture comes into its own.”

Rod Buchan, IMES executive chairman, said, “This new market offering is all about safety and efficiency. It incorporates all the relevant risk assessment and traceability elements, while also complying with all regulatory and legislative requirements.”

Spivey concluded, “We're delighted to be working with IMES in a venture that underlines the reputation both companies have built over many years for offering the very best products and services, typified by innovation and a forward thinking approach to the application of below-the-hook lifting equipment.”

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