Power Jacks announces new lifting division

Kirk Anderson, managing director of the company's load monitoring solutions, left, and Bruce Bultitude, Power Jacks chairman and managing director.
Kirk Anderson, managing director of the company's load monitoring solutions, left, and Bruce Bultitude, Power Jacks chairman and managing director.

Ellon-based engineering company Power Jacks has expanded its specialist lifting services.

The firm has introduced a new load monitoring division offering a new range of products spanning several engineering sectors.

It has appointed Kirk Anderson as the division’s managing director, Millar Kennedy as sales director and Richard Legge as technical manager, to support the latest addition to its portfolio.

Power Jacks specialises in producing world-class industrial lifting and positioning equipment including screw jacks, actuators and lead screws.

The firm has high expectations for the load monitoring division which will be of particular value to operators in the oil and gas, marine, mining and construction sectors.

Mr Anderson, who was formerly managing director of Load Systems UK and has more than 15 years’ industry experience, said: “Load monitoring equipment is a natural addition to the product range already on offer from Power Jacks.

“The technical collaboration will also introduce enhanced features across existing products ranges.

“These services will be of benefit to lifting, rigging and slinging applications across a broad spectrum of industries.”

He added: “The mechanical technology used by Power Jacks provides significant benefits when compared to hydraulic methods through improved reliability, safety and cost effectiveness.

“Adding load monitoring to the company’s product suite allows us to offer precise load measurement for clients who require greater knowledge and confidence when carrying out complex lifting applications.”

Bruce Bultitude, chairman and managing director at Power Jacks, said: “This is an exciting development in our business and one which creates considerable added value for our clients building upon our capability to develop unique products and systems that can be tailored exactly to fit with their needs.”

Power Jacks’ market activity spans more than 80 countries and a diverse range of industries from aerospace, defence and industrial automation solutions to civil engineering and energy including renewables and oil & gas.