Class of ’21

2021 has been busy for Ken West & the FASSI Training Academy with 20 engineer accreditations awarded.

We are pleased to have signed off a further five GOLD service engineers nationally, our highest accolade.

Our academy is 10% training & 90% coaching to ensure the engineer can actually implement what they have been taught. To progress through the levels the engineer must demonstrate mastery of all the skills required to our coach, Ken West. It takes a lot of time but creates real expertise. Nothing great should ever come easy!

Now entering its seventh year the academy currently has 49 active graduates with a total of 68 engineers enrolled, creating real expertise right across the UK.

Our latest graduates are Connor Boyd (Boyd Hydraulics) BRONZE, Mitch Morgan (The Crane Centre) SILVER, Mark Goulden & Steve Matthews (County Cranes) SILVER. Well done to all.

Engineers take a bow

South West based engineers take a bow. 

Cornwall’s SW Commercials & Bristol’s Avon Crane have both seen engineers achieve accreditation through the FASSI Engineer Training Academy this month.

SW’s Clive Anderton has achieved his BRONZE award & Avon Cranes’ Lee Tierney has achieved further success with his SILVER accreditation. Congratulations to both.

Through the FASSI training academy our field based product support engineer, Ken West, continually develops the skills of our authorised installers & service engineers. There are 69 engineers enrolled nationally with 58 having received accreditations to date.

Our academy is 10% training & 90% coaching to ensure the engineer can actually implement what they have been taught. To progress through the levels the engineer must demonstrate mastery of all the skills required. It takes a lot of time but creates real expertise. Nothing great should ever come easy!

Upwardly Mobile

Mobile Mini have operated FASSI cranes continuously since 2007. The latest cranes to join the fleet are five F820RA’s with 100% lifting capacity through 360 degrees of rotation.

Mobile Mini UK Ltd is the UK division of Mobile Mini Inc, a world leading provider of portable storage solutions. They were founded in the USA in 1983 and now have locations in the USA, Canada and UK.

In the UK, Mobile Mini has a national network of 15 branches with almost 40,000 portable units which provide site accommodation and secure storage containers to approximately 17,300 customers from construction companies and major shopping complexes to the entertainment industry.

The company, which has its Head Office in Stockton-on-Tees, has taken delivery of five new delivery vehicles after investing over £2.5 million to increase operational efficiency and customer service. The new vehicles, which bring Mobile Mini’s FASSI’s to a total of 62 ranging from 31 to 82 tm, represent a significant upgrade to its existing fleet of lorry-mounted loader crane vehicles.

The trucks are new generation Scania 8-wheelers with FASSI F820RA.2.26 xhe-dynamic cranes installed & bodied by FASSI main dealer Central Crane Technicians.

You can read the full story & more in the new issue of Lifting Tomorrow Magazine available to download: LiftingTomorrow_n4_UK_v2

New FASSI magazine

The FASSI Group’s investment in new facilities & products continues.

The last 12 months have been a busy time for the FASSI Group. With travel possibilities limited we have focused our efforts on internal projects ranging from a new headquarters & spare parts warehouse for FASSI UK, a new metalworks factory at FASSI Gru plus the launch of several new crane models.

You can read about all of this & more in Lifting Tomorrow Magazine, including:

  • Upwardly mobile: Mobile Mini have operated FASSI cranes continuously since 2007. The latest cranes to join the fleet are five F820RA’s with 100% lifting capacity through 360 degrees of rotation.
  • FASSI UK’s brand new, purpose-built premises houses our spare parts warehouse, product support team & sales operations. From this hub we support our authorised national network of dealers, installers & service partners.
  • Two new models with continuous rotation complete the medium range between 20 t/m and 30 t/m: the F235RA and the F255RA.
  • Three new models with single linkage for the 17 t/m and 19 t/m range: the F175A.1, the F185A.1 and the F195A.1.
  • A tour of the new FASSI metalworks factory: from sheet metal to the finished product.

Career profile

Tom Northover: Spare Parts Advisor, Product Support.

Joined FASSI UK in October 2017.

Prior to joining, Tom ran a bike shop which was excellent preparation for joining FASSI UK because he was working in sales, service & parts & dealing with customers – just like we do here.

“What appealed to me about FASSI was the supportive team that I became part of. I wasn’t expected to hit the ground running, but was fully trained, coached & supported with everything I needed to grow into performing the role. Within the first year I was executing & managing the spare parts logistics processes required to deliver over £1.5m of spare parts sales annually on my own. As part of my development I was enrolled in the Engineer Training Academy and have completed the BRONZE modules which has given me the FASSI fluency needed to communicate with engineers & operators.    

I saw my salary increase to reflect my achievements & responsibilities & personally, the job has given me the employment level I needed to get a mortgage & buy my first property. I now have a company car & bonus linked to personal & business performance”.

After four years in this position, the opportunity has arisen for Tom to move across into the crane sales department where he will be supporting our dealers with their sales administration needs.

“The time I have spent in Product Support has given me the working relationships, product knowledge & commercial acumen to take this next step in my career. I am looking forward to the challenge”.

A keen competitive cyclist, Tom cycles to and from work a couple of times a week. The new premises even has a shower facility so he can freshen up ready for the days work.

As Tom is moving to sales, we now have a vacancy for a spare parts advisor, so if you would like to follow in Tom’s footsteps, then please follow the link: https://www.fassiuk.com/join-the-fassi-uk-team/

Join the FASSI UK team

We have a vacancy for a spare parts advisor working within our busy Product Support team based at our brand new premises in Leamington Spa.

The spare parts advisor is responsible for executing & managing the spare parts logistics processes required to deliver over £1.5m of spare parts sales annually. Specifically:
– Preparing quotations, processing & despatching orders & invoicing.
– Liaison with our dealers/service partners & the factory distribution centre to manage the orders within key performance indicators.

The successful applicant is not expected to hit the ground running, but will be fully trained, coached & supported with everything they need to grow into performing the role effectively by their product support colleagues. The possibility exists to develop your skills & responsibilities further into Product Support via our Training Academy.

This is a rare opportunity to join a leading business, offering stable, long term employment, excellent terms & conditions, where you will be a big cog in a small machine. You will have your own office, car parking space, 20 plus days holiday plus stats, a competitive salary plus performance bonus & are not required to work weekends or bank holidays.

If you think this job is for you, then please contact Sarah Carter on 01926 889779 or sarah@fassi.co.uk.

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GOLD in Scotland

It’s a GOLD for Stuart McKenzie from Alltruck Crane Repairs & Sales

Stuart became a GOLD certified installer back in late 2019 & is well practised in installation wiring, FASSI Stability Control (FSC) set-up, pre-delivery inspection and operator familiarisation.

Since 2019, with encouragement from Alltruck’s personal development program, he has worked to gain his SILVER engineer accreditation having demonstrated mastery in the diagnosis & repair of the FX500, FX900 & FSC control systems fitted to all FASSI cranes.

A holder of GOLD certified installer plus SILVER engineer automatically qualifies for our highest accolade of GOLD engineer, making Stuart one of the most highly qualified & capable engineers in the FASSI network.

Our academy is 10% training & 90% coaching to ensure the engineer can actually implement consistently what they have been taught. To progress through the levels the engineer must demonstrate mastery of all the skills required to our coach, Ken West. It takes a lot of time but creates real expertise. Nothing great should ever come easy – well done Stuart!

L to R: Ken West (FASSI UK academy coach), Stuart Mckenzie (GOLD engineer) & Danny Smith (Managing Director of Alltruck plus a GOLD engineer himself).

A FASSI one-two

It’s a FASSI one-two for Williams Shipping Ltd.

Williams Shipping is a family run marine and logistics business which has been in operation since 1894.

The diverse company which operates on land and sea has recently acquired their first FASSI crane, a new F485RA.2.25 fitted to a DAF tractor unit. The FASSI crane was supplied by FASSI main dealer Avon Cranes / Kevin Stanley with the DAF by supplying truck dealer Adams Morey.

The FASSI crane is 1 of 2 orders that the company placed in 2020. The 2nd crane, a FASSI F485A.2.26 is still in build having the body fitted.
We’re delighted to have the company on board!

For further details of Williams Shipping Ltd see: https://www.williams-shipping.co.uk/about-us/

We have moved

We’re excited to announce that effective we have moved into brand new purpose built premises.

Our phone number remains the same but our new address is now as follows:

Our new address effective from 01/05/2021 is:

Fassi UK Ltd
Unit 9, Plato Close
T1300 Tachbrook Park
Leamington Spa
CV34 6YB

Our new premises house our spare parts warehouse, product support team & sales operations. From this hub we support our authorised national network of dealers, installers & service partners with everything they need to service our customers.

The office layout has been designed to make communication & team work easier between the members of our product support & sales teams as Pete and Andy demonstrate here.

We have increased the size of our spare parts warehouse & introduced racking & drawer systems for optimum efficiency. We carry fast moving stock for next day delivery and for all other items our European parts distribution centre operates at >85% availability on over 16,000 lines for 24-48hr despatch. Once the order is placed through our authorised service network, the FASSI UK team manage the process from start to finish.

Back by dope demand

Due to popular demand our special edition F400E has now entered continuous UK only production

Based on the F395A the crane comes packaged with a host of extras at no extra cost including carbon look covers, stability control FSC-SII, worklights, LED lights on the outriggers & the ‘motorway’ rotation locking system.

Huddersfield based general haulier SE Broscombe is the latest customer to take delivery of a F400E.2.24, supplied as a complete vehicle solution, ready to go to work, by FASSI authorised dealer Macs Truck Sales Ltd.

So if you missed out last year then now is the time to order your new F400E.