Maidmans Moving & Storage, based in Poole, Dorset, have successfully completed a logistically demanding move for the market-leading manufacturer of aircraft interiors, AIM Altitude.
This triumph of organisation and planning took Maidmans three months to complete, with the Maidmans team achieving the near impossible when the client asked them to complete the move five weeks ahead of schedule.
Steve Webber, Director of Maidmans Moving & Storage said: “This was certainly one of our more complex jobs. During our time on site we needed to use a 100-ton crane airside to do the heavy lifting. The airport was only able to allow us two-hour windows for this.”
Steve explains that Maidmans carried out a detailed risk assessment and arranged £50m insurance cover. Bournemouth is a very busy international airport with well over one million passengers passing through each year. “With the cost of an aircraft being in excess of $38m, it was essential we adhered to the highest safety procedures during our time on site. I’m pleased to say we completed the move ahead of time, within budget and with no production time lost for our client, so it was an all-round success from start to finish!”
The client was able to occupy its new purpose-built facility at Bournemouth airport without the loss of any man-hours during the relocation. The new building will bring key production leaders; production controllers and the quality team under one roof and serves as the headquarters of the AIM Altitude group.
As well as being selected as a finalist for Commercial Mover of the Year 2014 award, Maidmans Moving & Storage are also finalists for Commercial Mover of the Year 2017.