5th October 2017 - Ashleigh and Andrew join our sales and marketing teams
We have appointed the highly experienced sales expert, Andrew Owen, as our new sales manager.. Andrew will be responsible for developing our commercial sales in the event, construction and rental markets. Andrew will report directly to Trime (UK) Managing Director, Paul Hay and the Trime Group CEO, Ray Caulfield.. Andrew joins Trime (UK) from Harrington Generators International. Prior to this, Andrew has held various sales management roles in organisations predominantly in the power generation and industrial sales markets.. Commenting on this new appointment, Paul Hay said: "Andrew brings with him a wealth of sales management experience and valuable industry knowledge. He will undoubtedly be an asset to our fast-growing sales and marketing team. We are all looking forward to working with him."
Ashleigh Webb has joined our sales and marketing team as marketing executive.. Ashleigh will initially be responsible for executing marketing strategies and advancing our social media activities. In addition, she will help overall brand development and messaging in the marketplace. Educated at Cambridge Regional College, Ashleigh began her career within the customer service sector before joining Trime (UK) Limited. “We are delighted to have her talents on board,” explained Paul Hay “We view Ashleigh’s appointment as a sign of our commitment to strengthening our position as the leading company in our market sector as we continue to accelerate sales and develop our brand.”
19th September 2017 - BAM Nuttall leads the way in LED site lighting
BAM Nuttall, the UK based supplier of civil engineering services, has opted to purchase twenty of our X-ECO lighting towers
In order to validate the sustainable features that the X-ECO highlights and with sustainability at the heart of their operations, the company evaluated a demonstration unit during a series of extensive field trials over a six week period.
Following the conclusion of this trial period, BAM Nuttall’s plant manager, Andy Haythorne said, “We were extremely impressed with the ease of operation of the X-ECO, Trime have succeeded in combining an evident reliable and robust machine with sustainable features and fuel saving capabilities.”
“This is our first venture into LED lighting for our sites and we needed a set that helps to maintain our strong commitment to becoming a more sustainable and responsible business, in keeping with our Beyond Zero programme,” added Andy.
12th September 2017 - We aim high at the Hire Association Europe Trade Fair and Convention.
We are preparing to exhibit at the forthcoming Hire Association Europe Trade Fair and Convention.
Held at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, on the 11th and 12th of October, our sales and marketing team will be on hand to explain the environmental and economic benefits of supplying LED lighting to the UK hire, construction, rail and events markets.
On show at the convention will be our flagship model, the X-ECO. Trime have calculated that the X-ECO uses approximately £336.00 less in fuel each month, which gives rise to a reduction in C02 output by around 888kg per month. Thirteen X-ECO’s can be loaded on one single truck, meaning potentially less traffic on the already busy UK road network.
The HAE EHA Trade Fair & Convention is expected to be their biggest convention to date. The new theme of CONNECT- DISCOVER- LEARN, for this year's event promises to be at the forefront in tackling the key issues facing the hire industry including empowering women into the sector, R&D into future technologies and how the industry looks beyond Brexit.
Paul, Ray and the complete Trime team will be on hand during each day of the convention, ready to detail all the features and benefits of the X-ECO range.
5th September 2017 Hire Station go with the X-ECO
Hire Station, the tool hire company within the VP plc Group have made a significant investment in our X-ECO LED lighting towers.
An invitation to several lighting tower suppliers to Hire Station’s by-annual ‘innovation day’ held at their Birmingham branch was issued by Hire Station’s procurement team. During the day each of the supplier’s products and associated services was extensively scrutinised by senior Hire Station personnel. After field testing against comparable machines, Hire Station decided to specify the Trime X-ECO LED lighting tower and supported this with an initial order to fulfil this season’s requirement.
“At first we were a little cautious about entering the LED lighting tower market, and wanted to determine how receptive our clients were to the LED units that were available, explained Paul Smith, Hire Station’s Procurement Manager. “To meet demand, we opted to re-hire conventional metal halide lighting sets, until LED units had evolved sufficiently to provide a satisfactory and futureproof solution.” added Paul.
“The growing utilisation in this sector and the development in LED technology have given us the confidence to invest further in this area. Although Trime are a relatively new company in the UK, it is obvious that the team are highly experienced in this market which has helped give us the confidence to select them as our preferred supplier of this product group.” concluded Paul.
30th May 2017 Our Ray Shines at the RAI – Ray Caulfield wins the Lifetime Achievement Award
Rental industry stalwart, Ray Caulfield is celebrating winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 European Rental Awards.
Ray (69) began his career many years ago as an apprentice fitter for an international contractor. Over time Ray has held several senior management positions, with suppliers to the industry and as a regional director with a leading UK rental organisation. He currently holds the position as CEO with the leading lighting tower manufacturer, Trime spa.
The judges said: “Ray Caulfield is a true veteran of the equipment rental industry, with a career spanning 52 years. In that time he has played a significant part in many aspects of rental – product development, rental sales training, the creation of environmentally friendly products. Just as important, our winner has always conducted himself with good humour and humility.”
Away from work, Ray’s charitable contributions have not gone unrecognised. In 2013 he was granted Freedom of the City of London receiving his Certificate from the Lord Chamberlain. The granting of the Freedom of the City of London is one of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence today, having been inaugurated in 1237. Ray has helped to raise in excess of £300,000 for the Nordoff Robbins charity which, through music therapy, improves dramatically the lives of children born with brain and mental disorders
Commenting on winning this award, Ray said, “I am absolutely delighted to be given this award, I have worked alongside some very talented people throughout the years and seen most of them bring success to their own careers. To be formally recognised by the industry is both gratifying and humbling.”
European Rental Awards dinner was held on 3rd May at the Amsterdam RAI exhibition centre. The dinner took place during the European Rental Association’s annual convention and coincided with the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) and the APEX aerial platform show.
22nd February 2017 Trime expand into Northern Ireland with Glendun Plant
We have confirmed Glendun Plant Sales Limited as our distributor for Northern Ireland.
This exclusive sales agreement was successfully concluded at this year’s Executive Hire Show, held during February, at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.
Commenting on this latest distributorship for Glendun Plant, Dermot Cunnie, sales director said, “We visited the Executive Hire Show with the principal aim to seek out a manufacturer of lighting towers to add into our product portfolio. After viewing all the available models at the Show, we quickly decided that Trime’s products were far in advance of all the others – in our opinion their X-ECO range is truly a new generation of lighting towers.”
Glendun Plant have placed an initial order for fourteen sets comprising of our X-ECO lighting towers, each fitted with energy saving LED lamps connected to a seven section, 8.5 metre, vertical hydraulic mast with 340° rotation.
As the sales agreement was finalised, Glendun Plant’s managing director, Derek Weir said, “It was apparent from the outset that we were dealing with three individuals who were totally skilled in the lighting market. It was no surprise to me to learn that Andrea, Ray and Paul have a combined fifty years’ experience in the lighting tower industry. We are looking forward to working in partnership with them.”
Glendun Plant Sales is based in Dungannon, Northern Ireland and is dealer and distributor of a wide range of plant and equipment.
13th April 2017 Eveready Hire gets ready with Trime lighting sets
We have delivered ten of their new X-Eco LED lighting towers to the Watford depot of the independent equipment hire firm, Eveready Hire.
This is the first order that Eveready have placed with Trime UK.
Eveready’s Watford depot manager, Jim Edwards said, “In our opinion the Trime lights are an ideal product for our hire fleet. They are whisper-quiet and combine environmental, fuel saving qualities with a robust build that is appreciated by our clients.”
Eveready Hire is an independent company providing a wide range of modern equipment principally to the construction industry. They have depots in Leatherhead, Godstone and Watford, supplying a wide range of tools, plant and access machinery.
18th April 2017 Trime lights up for Event Crew
Events Crew, the Somerset based event support and service provider, have extended their range of equipment with the recent purchase of a fleet of Trime lighting towers. The company has opted for the X-Eco LED product which will be used to provide bright, safe lighting on a multitude of event applications throughout the country.
Events Crew were particularly drawn to the X-Eco’s LED lamps which combine a brilliant light spread with energy efficiency. They were also impressed with the X-Eco’s simple manoeuvrability, enabling their site staff to operate and manage the unit remotely, saving time and manpower, which is particularly relevant on early morning starts.
Commenting on this latest investment, Brent Mitchell, managing director of Events Crew said, “I was instantly impressed with the Trime X-Eco units, in my opinion there has been more attention to detail on the Trime units than there has been on previously used units.”
Brent continued, “The Trime unit has made it easier to set up, and for a business like ours who transport a number of lighting sets around the country at once, the smaller size makes it easier to fit more onto transport, making them cost effective not only to run, but also to transport.”
“The Trime support has been first class and we look forward to many more years of using our Trime lights,” added Brent.