A large well-established general contractor in the UK approached Omnia with a specific and rather urgent requirement for a 30-ton city crane. This would give our client the lifting capacity required as well as making it suitable for getting into those tighter spaces they need to operate in.
With a shortage of quality used city cranes available in the UK at that time, we were able to procure a Kato KR-22 H from Ireland. The most unique thing about this particular crane is it had been working at the Ashford Studios in County Wicklow on the popular television series Vikings.
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A multi-national oil exploration firm enquired with Omnia looking for a self-loading concrete mixer for use in an ongoing project in Papua New Guinea. Based on the customer’s requirement of 8m3 of concrete per hour, we recommended a mixer with 3.5m3 drum capacity, giving a yield of 2.5m3 of concrete per batch. Based on an average of 4 batches per hour, this would comfortably meet demand on the project. On agreeance from the customer, Omnia used its network of contacts within Italy to procure a Merlo DBM 3500 in immaculate condition. Within one week the unit had been delivered to Genoa Port, secured onto a flat rack and set sail for Port Lae, Papua New Guinea. With a relatively long transit time of 7 weeks, Omnia opted to provide a weatherproof covering for the flat rack free of charge to ensure the machine remained sheltered from the elements.
Omnia received an enquiry from a contractor based in Malta looking for a 3-axle crane for an upcoming project. Based on the project requirements, Omnia recommended a Grove GMK 3055 due to its generous 43m boom for the 55t weight class. Using contacts within the UK crane hire industry, Omnia sourced a 2006 Grove GMK 3055 in fantastic condition. After meeting the customer and performing a thorough inspection of the crane, Omnia delivered the crane to Southampton Port within two weeks of the initial enquiry. The crane was shipped by RoRo to Valletta, Malta, transhipping through Livorno with a transit time of approximately 10 days. Within 4 weeks of the initial enquiry, the crane was delivered to the job site and put straight to work.
A loyal customer based in Singapore contacted Omnia with a request for a Wirtgen cold milling machine with 0.5m working width. The cost was the key driver on this occasion as their budget was relatively low, however, no compromise could be made on quality. We opted for the older W500 model as opposed to the W50 as this would bring costs down but offer similar performance. Although not as technologically advanced, the W500 is more robust and can be repaired with greater ease in regions of the world with limited parts availability. The machine was sourced from a regular supplier who maintains his machines to an extremely high standard. This was, in fact, one of his backup machines and so the working hours were relatively low for the year of manufacture. To further reduce costs, we opted to deliver the unit in a 40’ HC container. In order to do so, the conveyor was removed and loaded into the container using a telehandler. The body of the machine was then loaded and lashed down securely before delivery to Southampton Port.
Omnia was contacted by a contractor in Ireland looking for a cold milling machine with 1m working width for an upcoming project. One of the customers key concerns was engine class as the contract stipulated the machine used must have a Tier 3(a) engine or above. Omnia was able to offer a 2008 Wirtgen W100F from stock with extremely low operating hours and a EUR Tier 3(a) engine, offering superior fuel efficiency along with fewer harmful emissions. Omnia delivered the machine to the customer’s door within one week of the initial enquiry, simultaneously collecting a 2001 Wirtgen W1000F which was taken as a trade-in as part of the deal.
A client based in the Zheijang Province of China approached us to procure a Kleemann MR 130 ZS EVO Impact Crusher. They stressed that the machine must be delivered to Shanghai within three months of the initial enquiry due to an upcoming project. Within two days our sourcing team had procured a suitable machine, located in Central Germany. Once the machine was approved in principal by our client, we organised a two-day inspection in Germany for the following week. The first day would encompass our technical inspection to ensure the machine was functioning to a high standard. On the second day, we had arranged for the China Certification & Inspection Group Co., Ltd (CCIC) to perform a pre-shipment quarantine inspection – a prerequisite for all imports of used machinery to China. The machine passed both inspections with flying colours, a testament to the expert knowledge and meticulous approach of our sourcing team.
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Further to the fulfilment of the 20-tonne roller order, Omnia was briefed to procure three Komatsu PC130 excavators and deliver them to Laem Chabang Port, Thailand. The units were due to be incorporated into a large hire fleet, so it was vital that they arrived clean, tidy and ready for work. Within a matter of two weeks from the initial request, Omnia procured three low hour units from reputable UK companies and had them serviced and cleaned ready for shipment. The customer requested a staggered shipping schedule so that they could collect the machines one by one rather than all at once, therefore Omnia Logistics arranged for the shipments to arrive in two-week intervals.
A sawmill in Israel came to Omnia to obtain an additional shredder for use on its site. The Doppstadt provided not only handles wood products with ease but is the electric model of the range, negating the need for fuel-based power. Able to be run off electric power sources, the client purchased a fit for purpose shredder whilst cutting costs. Omnia sourced the unit from a crushing and screening specialist in the UK and handled prompt transport directly to Israel. Spare cutting teeth and DC drive were also provided to save any downtime that can occur when normal wearing parts required replacing.
A leading Eastern European crane rental agency came to Omnia Machinery in search of a high quality 30 tonne mobile crane for addition to it’s growing rental fleet. Omnia Machinery used strong ties in the UK crane rental market to source a Liebherr LTM1030-2 in immaculate condition well within the customers budget. A full inspection and service were carried out before delivery to Cuxhaven Port.
Another one of Europe’s leading crane rental agencies tasked Omnia with sourcing a 40- tonne mobile crane for addition to their rental fleet. We were able to procure a 2006 Liebherr LTM1040 comfortably under budget. However, it came without a fly jib which was a key requirement of the client. Always striving to go the extra mile, we procured a 15m double fly jib from another crane rental firm, had it refurbished and repainted to the required colour and then transported it to the customers yard all included in the cost of the crane.