GOTT photoGOTT Technical Services is further committing to keep the North East on the move by supplying one of the largest transport organisations in Europe, Arriva, with its third major piece of equipment in the last five years in a deal worth £33,000.  

Arriva, which delivers more than one billion passenger journeys across 12 European countries every year, has received its third Stertil model 4175-9m four-post lift, LED lighting kit and Majorlift MPJLA12 air operated jacking beam at its Stockton-based bus depot.

Family-run motor equipment supplier Gott has a long-standing trading relationship with Arriva after previously supplying them with two Stertil four post lifts in 2007 and 2011 respectively, valued at £33,000 each order, and supplying and maintaining its other garage equipment over the years.

Gott Technical Services Director Ian Gott said: “The fact that Arriva has come back to us for the third time to provide them with this large specialised equipment shows that we can deliver on time and budget to major commercial vehicle and coach servicing industries.

“Arriva rely on us to provide a reliable service and we have been able to tailor our proposals to suit their requirements, for example the first lift was provided on a lease rental deal because this suited their budget better at the time. In each case these lifts were supplied as a replacement for old worn out lifts that had been in the workshop for many years.”

John Greaves, Regional Engineering Director at Arriva, said: “We continue to order equipment from Gott simply because they are a great company to work with and offer us the right equipment we need. They’re able to tailor their proposals to suit our needs whilst maintaining a professional relationship and offering a great service.”

Benefits of the Stertil 4175-9M four post lift include, low maintenance costs due to electro-hydraulic operation, a 17.5 tonne lifting capacity which gives it the ability to easily lift buses and commercial vehicles, plus easier and safer access for technicians working below the vehicle thanks to there being no cross-member between the front and rear of the lift posts. Whilst the Majorlift MPJLA12 air operated jacking beam offers a 12 tonne lifting capacity, twin-hydraulic low maintenance rams and is supplied complete with a set of extensions and adapters allowing the jack to be used safely with a wide range of vehicles.

Gott currently has more than 500 active clients from small garages to large multi-site motor retail groups. It also operates as a consultancy in the public transport, haulage, local government and emergency service sectors.

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