At Reddifast Steels we relish a challenge, turning-round an important order in just 48 hours to help the UK’s busiest container port prepare for Brexit.
Reddifast Steels Ltd supplied posts and pedestrian handrail extension equipment to support over a 100 metre stretch of improved HGV Armco barrier and vehicle restraint structures at the Port of Felixstowe. Staff pulled out all the stops, working round the clock, to fulfil the order in just 2 days, rather than the normal five days. The equipment was collected from the Cradley Heath factory on December 7 by Wallace Protection Systems and driven direct to Felixstowe, along with a team of specialist fitters.
Expansion and infrastructure upgrades have been taking place across the port of Felixstowe for a number of years, to boost capacity and efficiency in preparation for the introduction of new customs routines and systems from January 2021.
Rod Laight, managing director at Reddifast Steels said: “We responded to an urgent situation as Hutchison Ports, Felixstowe’s owner, ramped up its programme of improvements at the port in the critical pre-Christmas period. Successfully fulfilling the contract in such a timely manner was in no small part due to our steel supplier in Sheffield who made sure we had the necessary materials in time to allow us to complete the order so quickly. This was truly a team effort and I’m proud of everyone involved.”