The current trend for increasingly large and heavy panes, a shortage of skilled professionals and tight assembly schedules are just some of the challenges facing small and medium-sized craft businesses. So Heavydrive has developed flexible, cost-effective complete packages for transportation and assembly of panes weighing up to 900kg.
A spectrum of challenges for small and medium-sized craft businesses
The trend for increasingly large, heavy and delicate panes isn’t going anywhere. And due to special coatings and multiple layer glazing, glass elements weighing several hundred kilos are commonplace. Assembly is often complicated further by difficult access or tight construction sites that require compact special devices suitable for all terrains. Many carpenters or glazing companies cannot afford an extensive fleet of devices that are suitable for transporting and assembling panes indoors and outdoors.
‘There is a huge shortage of skilled professionals in the craft industry. It is difficult to find reliable employees for construction projects that are often challenging and time sensitive,’ Heavydrive managing director Günter Übelacker explains. It is virtually impossible to assemble heavy panes with conventional assembly devices and untrained staff.
Flexible and cost-effective complete packages
Heavydrive offers efficient and customisable transport and lifting solutions with devices that function even in extreme situations, such as temperatures as low as -20°C. The rental packages can be tailored to suit the customer’s needs, and consist of assembly lifts with or without an overhead manipulator, suction systems, assembly cranes or glass transport wagons for panes weighing up to 900kg.
All transportation and lifting devices are compact and designed to be used on uneven surfaces. So panes can safely be transported into position, even in tight spaces. The systems are suitable for both outdoor and indoor use, as the devices are emission-free and have special non-marking tyres that won’t damage easily-marked floors.
The Heavydrive systems are easy to operate. The service includes a briefing by a specialist, so that glaziers, window manufacturers, painters or carpenters can easily operate the devices themselves. Just one or two people can fit heavy panes quickly, safely and accurately. Alternatively, an experienced Heavydrive operator (including insurance) can be added to the booking. This provides businesses with additional flexible, specialised manpower at short notice on the construction site, making transportation and assembly even more efficient.
The advantages of device rental
Heavydrive can deliver the devices anywhere in Germany within twelve hours. The customer receives the necessary assembly and transportation devices at short notice, without having to worry about shipping, transportation or insurance. Depending on the project, the Tapfheim-based company delivers a package with the best equipment for the job, offering smaller businesses a lot more flexibility on the construction site.
An experienced Heavydrive expert individually advises the customer and prepares the right device, taking into consideration the unique construction site situation and ensuring reliable planning and full cost transparency. Flexible rentals eliminate the need for expensive device purchase and maintenance for the customer. Long-term rental can further cut down on costs.
Heavydrive specialises in large-scale projects involving extremely large and heavy panes, and complicated construction site situations. Yet the company also offers efficient and customisable transportation and assembly solutions for small and medium-sized craft businesses. ‘Heavydrive has been a reliable partner of glass craft specialists for years. That’s why we create tailor-made, useful complete packages for specialist craft businesses, and are actively involved in training new craftspeople, for example by appearing at the exhibition of Master glaziers in Bayerbach,’ managing director Günter Übelacker comments.
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