Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 8 2016 - Page 10

Long term platform hire within the food industry NOTE WRITTEN BY ATP PHOTOGRAPHY BY ATP We have a number of platforms on long term hire with different food industry clients. ATP Plant & Equipment Hire: ATP is a leading independent hire company, supplying access platforms for rental, nationwide across the UK. Our Solution We replaced the clients own machines with newer machines that they hire on a contract rental basis. The low monthly cost covers the rental and The Problem parts were needed to be ordered so, Our clients owned their own what started as a short hire for a access platforms, but didn’t always replacement machine turned into a have the time or expertise to more expensive, longer hire. On top keep them regularly serviced. In of this, our clients were responsible a very demanding 24/7 working for getting their machines certificated environment, there were breakdowns every 6 months. All of these things and last-minute call-outs for hire were extra burdens and costs on machines to replace their broken an already pressured manager’s down platforms. Sometimes, the shoulders. repairs were simple. Other times, 10 FDPP - all parts and servicing required due to normal wear and tear. There are no additional labour or call out fees. They no longer own any