Spaciotempo’s temporary building helps Versalift UK to raise its game

By January 1, 2012 Automotive, Industrial

A company which retro-fits access platforms on the back of vans and lorries is using one of our temporary buildings as its finishing and inspection department whilst it works to fulfil a major contract.

Versalift UK, which is based in Kettering, Northamptonshire, got in touch with us last year shortly after it won the contract to fit platforms on 132 vehicles belonging to a leading telecoms provider.

The company operates out of a £6m facility on a six acre site close to the A14, but a combination of the big order and a tight deadline meant that, in order to complete its work, it needed to find extra workshop space.

The solution lay in a 25-sqm temporary building, complete with uPVC cavity wall panels and a thermo-inflated roof. Fitted with two 4m by 4.6m roller shutter doors, the building was erected on some spare land at Versalift’s premises in June and is due to be dismantled again in March.

It is the third time that Versalift UK has ordered a temporary building from us and David Ruffett, Versalift’s UK Production Manager, said that it was being used as a space where vans were checked over, inspected and had their livery applied.

He said: “We have so many workshop bays already committed to the product, that when we landed the contract and set ourselves a deadline to complete it by, we realised that we needed somewhere else to do this work.

“We identified a site next to our current building and, once we decided what we needed, we made the phone call to Spaciotempo and they got the ball rolling quickly.

“The height of the platforms means that we had a very specific requirement when it comes to the height of the building and the doorways. Spaciotempo were able to accommodate that for us and the building was up and operational in a very short time.”

Scott Jameson, director of sales for Spaciotempo, said: “We were very pleased to get the call from Versalift UK for their third temporary building and it’s satisfying to know that we have been able to help the company to fulfil an important order.

“This contract is a great example of how our temporary buildings can help companies to run their businesses more efficiently by offering them affordable and durable extra capacity as and when they need it.

“This prevents them having to either build an expensive new facility that may in the future be under-utilised or find costly off-site accommodation.”