Horizon Global makes a move with MBA Transport

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Number one designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, customer-engineered towing and trailering equipment, Horizon Global, has utilised MBA Transport to deliver and install a machine from the UK to its manufacturing site in France.

After successfully implementing an initial machine relocation, Horizon Global called upon MBA Transport’s services again to move a second piece of equipment from Cheshire to its manufacturing site in Luneray (France).

For this latest project, MBA Transport assisted with the entire machine move; after collecting the machinery in the UK, the MBA team then unloaded the equipment at its facility in Wetherby, where it was securely stored prior to the move to France.

Following approval from Horizon Global, the MBA Transport team then prepared for the delivery of the CO2 laser cutting system. Utilising its DAF CF 460, flatbed 32-rigid truck, MBA Transport was able to transport the machinery across Europe, before installing it at Horizon Global’s manufacturing site in France.

After the transportation of the CO2 laser cutting system, MBA Transport dedicated a week to installing the laser on-site. The team constructed and assembled the necessary equipment to get the machine up-and-running ready for its first commission.

Speaking about the project, Jean Chikly, Plant Manager at Horizon Global, said: “We knew we required an all-round, flexible and affordable machine moving solution for this project, so MBA Transport was our immediate choice. The company’s engineers have the knowledge and capacity to decommission, store, transport, install and recommission machinery all within one team, meaning we didn’t have the worry or hassle of trying to manage numerous contractors.

“The move was carried out quickly and efficiently and, once the reinstallation of the machine was complete, the MBA Transport team was on-hand 24/7 to offer continuous support, which is another reason why we chose the company to handle this latest machinery moves project.”

MBA Transport specialises in machinery moves and installations, efficiently transporting anything from smaller pieces of equipment to entire factories; the team can move any machine from A to B – no matter what its size.

Bradley McBain, managing director of MBA Transport, said: “Our mission at MBA Transport is to be able to assist our clients with the moves of machinery in any way possible. When Horizon Global came to us requiring an international move of its CO2 machine, we knew that we would be able to help not only transport the equipment, but also assist with reinstalling it.

“As well as boasting extensive experience in challenging machine moves, we also have the knowledge of lasers and how they function, meaning we can provide multifaceted services, eliminating the need to manage numerous suppliers by providing a complete solution under one roof.”

More information about MBA Transport and its services is available at www.mbatransport.co.uk.