Global Head of Cable & Pipe Lay Solutions

How did you hear about Coldene?

 Gary Jones approached me on Linkedin, after many months of talking we finally had a need to order track pads on a very tight timescale and Coldene could meet the delivery timescale.

 

What problem(s) did you face before working with us/using our product or service?

 Lead time for these track pads, over 6 weeks normally for a full set.

 

Why did you choose our product/service/company?

 The lead time offered.

The people involved were very accommodating and gave the impression they knew what they were doing.

Technical information was provided upfront when requested and a plan of action was quite clear from the get-go.

Price was not too bad considering timescale requirements.

 

How was our product or service better than other ones you’ve used in the past?

The speed of delivery was excellent and allowed us to fulfil the requirements of a project in time. It also helped us secure the project by being able to be ready in time. The price was fair. When asked to put on a night shift to further speed up production due to the schedule being pulled forward, they obliged and delivered in time.

 

Would you recommend us to others? (and why?)

 Definitely for many reasons:

  1. Fast Delivery
  2. Welcoming for site visit to witness process and discuss best way to deliver the product.
  3. Technical input was excellent and we agreed some improvements for next time that could be implemented to reduce time and cost, if given some better notice on delivery schedule.
  4. Personable people and nice to work with.

 

Do you have any other comments?

Just to say thanks for delivering on time (actually earlier than agreed initially) and I’d be keen to work with you again.

 

ISO Shipping Container Castors

“We convert shipping containers to generator systems required by large organisations like hospitals and manufacturing plants, our production method is line based with containers flowing through our production process.  By utilising Coldene’s container castors we have improved our throughput massively, we can push containers sideways in fact in any direction as required unlike our old gantry crane system.  We now have 10 sets on site and recommend them if you have similar applications.  Good quality British Engineering “

Plant supervisor J Smith

Coldene Automotive plant castor

Automotive Sprung Loaded Castor

We have used the same castors for the last twenty years without any problems – however recently our product changes has meant our trailers are now carrying higher loads and working faster to feed our production line which is not helped by extremely poor road conditions, potholes and drains everywhere which the trailer are being pulled over.

Coldene looked at our old product along with the environment and totally redesigned and manufactured a much more robust solution we have retained all the key dimensions so the new castor bolts straight onto our existing applications the new design has even managed to reduce the unit weights by 15kgs which helps my engineers when fitting the castors.

I am very impressed

Engineering procurement buyer

“We saved thousands on shipping from America. Coldene was spot on.”

Customer Case Study 

Our customer is a leading manufacturer of educational equipment across the UK. They provide educational services with tables, chairs, cabinets and trolleys, all manufactured within the UK.

The original manufacturer of the castors used on their applications was US-based, with long lead times.

Our Challenge

We needed to reduce lead times while sticking to imperial measurements and maintaining all elements of the original design.

Our solution

We held design briefing meetings which allowed us to identify a European castor and design and manufacture an imperial spigot.

 

“..very impressed with your service and work ethic.”

Customer Case Study

Our customer is a manufacturer and supplier of specialist cricket equipment to cricket clubs, nationwide.

They wanted to make a previously static piece of equipment mobile.

Our Challenge 

The client wanted a retro fit solution to enable their customers to upgrade equipment. The finished product therefore needed to operate within a defined set of dimension.

Our Solution

Our flexibility enabled us to use an existing wheel and manufacture a special bracket complete with a brake mechanism. This made the product totally mobile and lockable without amending the original design.

“…I knew from the outset that Coldene were the only company capable of producing this bespoke product. Buying wheels and castors was really made easy through Coldene.”

Customer Case Study

Our customer is a global provider of high quality steel products. They identified the need for a bespoke castor to be used on an underground railway towing bogie.

As an existing customer for other products, they came straight to Coldene with some strict criteria.

Our Challenge 

Our design needed to take account of overall height, carrying capacity and the environment for use. We needed to design a very specialist product.

Our Solution

We designed and manufactured a totally bespoke product capable of carrying 2,000kg (per castor) at high speed in a railway setting.

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