Highsparks are proud to have been awarded our Silver Badge in the Supply Chain Sustainability School. This couldn’t have been done with out the collective effort from the Highsparks Team. This has been led from the very top with Managing Director Shane Crozier and Operations Director Darren Appleyard setting the standard for all to follow.
Click on the picture below to go to the Construction Index’s article regarding the CPA advice for putting Tower Cranes out of service
The Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) tower crane interest group (TCIG) has issued advice on how tower cranes should be left if out of service for potentially many months.
Skyline Arcomet Ltd announced today the acquisition of Highsparks TCS Ltd from Scotland which will significantly boost their presence in the United Kingdom. Highsparks will be integrated into the Uperio group and operate as a subsidiary of Skyline Arcomet Ltd.
Highsparks will continue to operate across the UK as a Rental, Distribution and Service provider. It will build on the solid reputation of Highsparks TCS Ltd and combine the experience and resources from the Uperio Group. Highsparks will continue to operate from their new premises in Lanark, Scotland with the current team of employees. It will progressively take over all the Uperio Group activities in the North of the UK.
“Bringing more great people to the company is a great way to start 2020” said Skyline Arcomet Ltd MD Darren Whitford. “The company continues to grow, and it is important we bring in the right people as part of that process. We have worked with the team at Highsparks for some time now, and we know that they will continue to prosper within the Uperio Group”
“I am thrilled to be part of one of the largest tower crane service companies in the world and consolidate our position in the UK market. As part of the Uperio Group, we will have much stronger capabilities to satisfy our customers growing needs” says Shane Crozier, founder and owner of Highsparks TCS Ltd who will remain as managing director of the company.
“For the Uperio Group, this is a geographical expansion within the UK, an important market in Europe and the opportunity to partner with a solid local team. It also illustrates our renewed growth strategy in Europe.” says Philippe Cohet, CEO of the Uperio Group.
The company plans include development of a new yard and additional sales and service personnel to support the larger rental operations, develop the distribution business and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.
For information, please contact Darren Whitford at 07966426517.
To celebrate the launch of our new News page we are going back in time to the article written by Cranes Today featuring our own Darren Appleyard.
A new Terex CDK-100 Derrick with a hydraulic luffing jib was put to the test removing a CTL180 Comedil tower on Europe’s tallest skyscraper, the Shard.
The Shard tower is at 310 metres high with 72 habitable floors, and an open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor.
Darren Appleyard of High Sparks TCS Ltd, Select Plant Hires former senior operations manager and appointed person for erection, dismantles and climbing operations for this Shard site, was responsible for planning the lifts for all seven of the tower crane installations and removals for the project.
In addition, Appleyard managed the disassembly of the CTL180 tower using the Terex CDK-100 Derrick.