Atlas Winch remains a family owned and run business and there is no doubt that family values have helped shape the business into the highly respected force it is today. Hard work, attention to detail and a no-nonsense approach to doing business have assisted the company to grow from humble beginnings in Scotland more than 30 years ago to become a leading specialist in its field.
The list of high-profile projects the business has been involved with is a real testament to how Atlas Winch is regarded as a specialist within the industry and how this knowledge and expertise has been applied to a diverse range of sectors such as Construction, Utilities, Renewables, Engineering, Marine and Oil & Gas. Some project examples include; Wembley Stadium, Olympic Park, Crossrail, HS2, Hinckley Point, Heathrow Terminal 5, the Costa Concordia salvage operation, Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers, the new Forth Road Crossing and the Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm to name a few.
Brothers Denis and Anton Lavery have worked in the winch and lifting equipment industry for all of their adult lives. The brothers worked together elsewhere in the industry for many years before Denis left and started Atlas in central Scotland. A few years later Anton joined the fold and gave the business a real presence in the South East. Today the business operates throughout the UK from its locations in Biggar, Scotland and Great Dunmow, Essex, England. Business activities have not been limited to the UK and today Atlas Winch equipment can be found all around the world.
Over the past 15 years Atlas Winch has developed and invested heavily in utilities- related equipment to become one of the leading providers in this specialist field. With a huge rental fleet of both base-mounted and trailer-mounted winches Atlas Winch has the equipment and the know-how to tackle the largest and longest of cable or pipe pulling projects. The fleet also contains one of the largest and diverse range of cable drum trailers with a number of innovative and unique solutions available such as the CD980AWTS; a 50 tonne width adjustable cable drum trailer with drum drive system; the largest available to hire anywhere in Europe.
In addition to rental, Atlas Winch can also offer sales, maintenance, test, inspection and calibration services as well as winch operator training. Second-hand or refurbished equipment can also be supplied and where standard equipment does not exist Atlas Winch can also call upon design capabilities to engineer a solution to meet technical, time and budget constraints.
Atlas Winch has always been good at listening to the market and what its customers wanted and this has enabled the company to stay at the front of the pack with the right products and services. One such recent innovation is the new Atlas A10 data- logger device. With a very large fleet of Grundowinches, Atlas became frustrated when the original PC110 and PC210 data-loggers became discontinued and unsupported making spares or repairs impossible. Although an upgrade option is available, in most cases the cost could not be justified and an otherwise good winch could no longer be used for many cable pulling jobs. Atlas Winch quickly established that many other people felt the same way and set about finding a more realistic and cost-effective solution. The A10 took 18 months to develop and bring to market but the results are impressive. Several units have already been fitted to Atlas rental winches and customers have been impressed with both the quality and ease of use. If customers have a winch that has previously been fitted with a PC110 or PC210, Atlas Winch can supply, install, test and calibrate a new A10 data-logger quickly, efficiently and at a cost-effective price.