Investment in a third Klemm piling rig in six months by Berry Piling is part of a drive by the company to improve performance and drive up health and safety standards.
According to Skelair International, which supplied the new Berry rigs, the two new Klemm KR702-2 machines have replaced old KR701-1 rigs and are 50% more powerful than the existing machines. The third new rig is a Klemm KR708-2 that Berry hopes will help it undertake more restricted access work.
“Over the last two years, the market has started to pick up at an extremely healthy pace and we believe there is even greater confidence in the pipeline,” said Berry Piling group managing director Chris Berry.
“Pile specification requirements have also become larger and deeper over the last five years, meaning drilling equipment has become heavier and more difficult to handle. The safety of our teams is of paramount importance and investing in new machines will help us reduce the risks on site, and greatly improve production outputs.”