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TH White and Bri-Stor meet with National Grid for the handover of their 26 Tonne Loader

TH White, Bri-Stor and National Grid have been working together regarding their fleet of vehicles and have recently joined them for a handover of the conversion of a 26 Tonne DAF Loader. The conversion comes complete with a Palfinger 32 Tonne loader which is capable of picking up a load of an impressive 1 tonne at a reach of 20 meters from the truck itself.

In addition to managing the build for National Grid, Bri-Stor also provide all the vehicle graphics for the Loader. With our in-house large format print and production capability, Bri-Stor are the main contractor for all National Grid fleet of vehicles. The build is based on a chassis which is provided by DAF and the crane and main body is provided by TH White.

The loader has a sophisticated chassis designed and built by TH White at their Devizes production centre.

National Grid have recently ordered several of these vehicles for their operation in the UK and Bri-Stor are looking forward to continuing to grow National Grids fleet into the truck market.

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Centre is Gary Foster, National Grid Fleet Manager. Right is Richard Wilson, National Grid Fleet Officer and left is Richard Issitt, Bri-Stor Sales and Marketing Director,
pictured with the 26 Tonne Loader at the handover at TH White's premises in Devizes.

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Bri-Stor start conversions for Alpha's Customer Trumpf

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An existing relationship between our Sister Company Alpha Manufacturing and their customer Trumpf, has led to an exciting opportunity for Bri-Stor Systems to convert their service fleet of 15 vehicles.

2 Vauxhall Vivaro’s have just been completed from an empty shell to a fully converted van installing our ELITE storage racking system and as a result, this will transform the vans usage making the life of Trumpf service engineers much easier and more organised.

Alpha have heavily invested in Trumpf machinery over the last 18 months. Only last year they purchased the STOPA automated storage system from Trumpf along with a TruLaser 3030 fibre laser machine to replace an outgoing Laser from another supplier.

Shortly after this Alpha announced a further investment in two new machines and the installation of these were completed in June this year. A new TruPunch 5000 S12 machine was installed alongside a cutting edge TruBend Cell 7000 robotic folding machine.

Bri-Stor are looking forward to working alongside Trumpf over the next coming months and seeing the conversion of the next 13 vans get completed and put in to use on the road.

Trumpf Van 2

Bri-Stor Employees Presented with certificate for successfully passing Business Improvement Techniques Course Level 2

Business Improvement Certification

Bri-Stor employees have recently completed an in-house training course which was conducted by Lean Manufacturing Manager, Matt Trussler.

The course covered categories such as Health and Safety, Line Balancing, Waste Identification, Effective Team working roles and more.

Upon completion all participants have been awarded with The Bri-Stor Business Improvement Techniques Level 2 Qualification. Well done to all of you that completed this course.

Bri-Stor invest in a market leading reverse engineering solution

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Bri-Stor have recently invested in a portable 3D scanning solution which will benefit the Engineering team by allowing them to collect precision data from any vehicle on or off site.

Historically by not having access to the vehicle manufactures raw CAD data, the process of designing bespoke storage solutions was becoming very time consuming and consequently resulted in lost time and resource in both the office and prototype environment.

By investing in the ROMER absolute arm hardware and Geomagic Design X the industry’s leader in reverse engineering software, this will allow our engineers to closely interact with the captured and fully useable 3D data and allow them to produce “right first time” engineering solutions to suit the customer’s needs.

This week we have followed in the footsteps of Louis Spalding, New Product Design Engineer, as he speaks about the new equipment and software “The ROMER arm is such a brilliant piece of technology; it has increased our working productivity massively. I think that this sort of investment will only open even more opportunities for the business. Being a young engineer learning new skills is very important to me, the ROMER arm has allowed me to develop a new skill set.“

Watch a short video on Louis using this equipment https://youtu.be/bAW9rO4Lblo

Business Improvement Techniques - Level 2

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Bri-Stor employees have recently undertaken an in-house training course which was conducted by Lean Manufacturing Manager, Matt Trussler.

The course participants; Michael Wilkes, Jessica Thompson, Ryan Williams, Tom Buckley, Andy Gear, Andy Coxon and Jamie Allport all completed series training on:

  • Right First Time
  • Kaizen
  • Health and Safety
  • Line Balancing
  • Waste Identification
  • 5’s
  • Visual Management
  • Effective Team working roles
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Standard Operating Procedures

Upon completion all participants will be awarded with The Bri-Stor Business Improvement Techniques Level 2 Qualification.

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Bri-Stor opens their facility to the community for Paediatric First Aid Training



First Aid at Bri-Stor

Kayleigh Whitehouse and Laura Froggart from the local community of Hixon, near Stafford, have undertaken a level 3 Paediatric First Aid Course which has been facilitated by Bri-Stor Systems.
 
Both ladies wished to develop their understanding of paediatric first aid both on a personal level in their role as mums and on a career level in the childcare sector where a first aid qualification is paramount. The course has developed their confidence in their ability to assess an emergency situation and to identify the most appropriate course of action.

Both ladies expressed their gratitude at the opportunity to undertake the qualification and provided excellent feedback in relation to the course.

Kayleigh said "I really enjoyed doing the first aid course, Will was really friendly and approachable.”
Laura said “This was a really good first aid course, Will made me feel at ease with the paper work and using the mannequins.”

To be able to deliver First Aid At Work Courses within the business, William Davies-Hill has completed an instructor course which now enables him to deliver the following courses:

  • Emergency First Aid At WorkFirst-Aid-2
  • First Aid At work
  • Oxygen Therapy Administration
  • Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Automated External Defibrillation

The course also saw him complete his Level 3 Award in Education and Training Certificate and an Assessor for Quality Assurance CPD Training.

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