Spreader beams manufactured by UK-based Britlift will now be offered for rental or purchase through Unique Group’s global network.

The agreement in place covers Unique Group’s US & Canada, Netherlands, UAE, Nigeria, India and Singapore operations. The first Britlift beams, which have a capacity of 1,350t, are already in production to enter Unique Gropu’s rental fleet across some of those locations early this year.

Graham Brading, group director of Unique Group’s Buoyancy & Ballast division, said: “We recently scaled up our Water Weights capabilities, including the introduction of many more 110t bags into our worldwide rental pool, in order to be more responsive to the demands of the global heavy lift testing market.

“Large spreader beams are an integral part of this equipment package, and we have been very impressed, first and foremost as a customer, by the knowledge and support provided to us by Britlift throughout this process. When the opportunity arose to represent them across certain key territories, and thereby allow our clients in those parts of the world to benefit from that same level of knowledge and support, we were very happy to agree to do so.”

Britlift’smanaging director Liam Botting said: “We have already built a loyal customer base through our overall service and the attention we pay to the technical and commercial requirements of those who work with us.

“Our unwavering approach and commitment to our clients, design, safety and standards has served us well, and this new distribution partnership with Unique Group is testament to that. We are excited that partnering with an organisation having the global reach and scale of Unique Group will now accelerate our growth into key overseas markets.”