Contract win

24 March 2014

Go North East has commissioned Stertil Koni to supply all the vehicle lifting equipment at the Group’s new £8.5 million super depot at Gateshead Riverside.

The new site is the centre piece of the Go Ahead Group’s two year £30 million investment programme and is located on part of the former Dunston power station site. Replacing two existing depots in the area, the new facility covers 5.75 acres and accommodates 160 buses. 

To ensure maximum flexibility and staff safety, it was decided to forego pits in favour of lifts, all of which were supplied by Stertil Koni. Three different types of lift were specified because they offer advantages for particular tasks and vehicle types as well as providing what is considered the most flexible capability for future developments.
Two of the lifts are twin ram, fully recessed in-ground models providing a safe lifting capacity of 32 tonnes.  Whilst allowing unrestricted access to the underside of a bus when in the raised position, all the rams and the headpieces are flush with the floor level when lowered, therefore reducing any tripping hazards and also allowing better vehicular and pedestrian movements within the workshop.