Sparrows to become first distributor in Australia for Verton10 December 2021
Verton has signed a contract with Sparrows Group for the company to become its first distributor in Australia.
Sparrows is a global provider of specialist engineering, inspection, operations and maintenance services to the offshore energy, renewables, and industrial markets.
Verton’s lifting beams and modular SpinPod technology use gyroscopes and sophisticated control systems that orientate suspended loads remotely without the need for human held taglines.
The technology removes personnel near and under loads and keep them away from the drop zone. Though Verton has gained significant growth in overseas markets, this will be the first distributor of lifting solutions on home soil.
“This distribution agreement with Sparrows provides localized support to our Western Australian customer’s and shows our commitment to eliminating taglines for improving safety and efficiency in lifting operations globally,” said Tim Ekert, CEO, Verton. “We have worked with Sparrows on a previous project in the region and strongly believe its customer-first focus and integration of innovation for improving lifting operations is a great alignment.
Verton is focused on providing scalable lifting solutions for the industry whether it is for heavier and bulkier loads, reducing environmental impacts on operations or providing actionable data for identifying opportunities for further reducing risks.
“Plus, from a productivity and efficiency perspective, the load arrives at the destination in the right orientation due to the control system onboard our equipment while controlling the load via our remote control, even in the event of sudden wind gusts. Coupled with our smart technology that captures and analyses lifting operation data to identify opportunities for improvement, our solutions are designed to make lifting operations better for everyone,” added Ekert.
It is expected that the Verton range of smart and safe lifting and orientation solutions will be attractive to the numerous clients of Sparrows who work to very tight schedules and wish to raise the bar for their worksite Work Health and Safety.
“This partnership with Verton demonstrates our commitment to explore innovative technologies which support our clients’ cranes and lifting operations across multiple market sectors. The Verton technology complements our aim to improve the efficiency, safety and reliability of our clients’ operations,” said Matthew Marinovich, regional business development manager, Sparrows.