A sprinkling of safety from Horizon

A sprinkling of safety from Horizon   

By Vicki Crowe, Account Manager for Horizon Platform

I’ve always considered myself to be a jack of all trades and master of none. Recently, however,  I’m finding that I need to revisit that assumption as I become increasingly absorbed in the wonderful world of sprinkler systems!

As an Account Manager for Horizon Platforms, I work with a broad range of businesses who wish to hire a powered access platform from Horizon– such as scissor lifts and cherry pickers. I like to think I have a close working relationship with all of my clients, but when I was offered the chance to see behind the scenes at AD Sprinkler Protection Ltd, I jumped at the chance to learn more about the sector, particularly as I’ve recently been given responsibility for contracts within the fire sprinkler industry. Read more “A sprinkling of safety from Horizon”

Horizon Platforms’ trucks offer deliveries on time, every time


Two heavy duty 44T Mercedes-Benz trucks are the latest additions to Horizon’s fleet of delivery vehicles. The aquisistion allows Horizon to transport its range of 650 access platforms throughout the UK.

The well-known North of England powered access platform specialist, which has distribution and IPAF training centres in Warrington and Wakefield, has ambitious growth plans for the next few years and took the decision to buy the trucks to further improve customer service and delivery times, reduce environmental emissions and enhance driver safety and comfort.

The two Actros 2548 LS trucks are from Mercedes-Benz’ new heavy duty truck range, specifically designed for maximum performance in long distance transport. Each truck features a Mercedes Powershift 3 automatic gearbox, a 2.5m wide sleeper cab and a highly fuel efficient 480bhp engine which complies with the latest European emission standards.

Gary Whitaker, Operations Manager for Horizon Platforms, said: “The new trucks are a win-win for both our customers, our staff and the environment and form an essential part of Horizon’s expansion plans.

“Each one features state-of-the-art FleetBoard telematics technology designed to drive down operating costs and improve customer service by ensuring deliveries are on time, every time.

“On-board technology including digital tachographs and street level internet mapping will help us reduce fuel consumption and environmental emissions, and the sheer size of the vehicles means we can make one trip where we used to make two, enabling us to cut our carbon footprint even further.

“We pride ourselves on being a good company to work for, and because we’ve chosen some of the highest quality vehicles of their type on the market, our drivers now have an even safer and more comfortable environment to work in.“

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