Hoist UK are a Wirral based, supplier and manufacturer of lifting and handling equipment and solutions. This successful business’s focus is on quality, innovation and safety which gave rise to the perfect opportunity for Hoist UK and LCR4.0 to work together this summer.
Hoist UK are a reputable authorised distributor of Verlinde lifting equipment to the entertainment and industrial markets within the UK, and also have internal technical and production teams offering bespoke designed and fabricated lifting solutions to meet their clients individual handling requirements.
The business has a diverse range of clients ranging from theatres, schools and retailers through to the industrial, automotive and marine market sectors. Hoist UK also specialise in special preparation cleanroom lifting solutions for the pharmaceutical, food industry, semiconductor and aerospace sectors.
Hoist UK have been actively working towards achieving BS EN 1090 accreditation as part of their continual business development plans for best practice standards and ongoing investment in quality. BS EN 1090 is a manufacturing standard that can be used for the controlled manufacture of fabricated metallic products, and achieving this accreditation is something that is very important to our business
Through engaging with the academic and technical staff at Liverpool John Moores University, a key partner in the LCR4.0 programme, Hoist UK were given access to a dedicated resource that has enabled them to undertake research of the relevant standards, perform a gap analysis within the company and produce a recommendation and working documentation to develop an implementation strategy so new systems could be adopted order to achieve this accreditation.
Thanks to the research undertaken in collaboration with LJMU and LCR4.0 project Hoist UK are now at the next phase of gaining accreditation through third party verification.
“This opportunity was perfect for us as we already had a project in mind for a dedicated resource to focus on. In the past, we had tried unsuccessfully to do the research the project required internally but it was difficult to make progress with the competing priorities of our core roles, so having a dedicated resource has made a massive difference.”