Meeting the need for speed

Dec 6, 2012 | Cables and Accessories

Maintenance distillery company, Grants, has benefited from major labour and cost savings following the implementation of Schneider Electric’s Canalis KDP busbar trunking solution.

Grants offers a bespoke maintenance service for distilleries from mechanical engineering and computerised drafting through to fabrication, building contracting and process control. The company is an arm of the Forsythe Group which specialises in building distilleries around the world.

As the Grants arm has continued to grow at a rapid speed, it decided to open up new office premises in Rothes, Scotland. With a tight deadline and severe budget constraints to contend with, Grants saw this as opportune time to pilot other technologies in a bid to optimise efficiency, reduce labour costs and avoid any large penalties which could be incurred by late installations.

Following a thorough review of the electrical distribution market’s offering, Schneider Electric’s Canalis KDP busbar trunking was chosen for its speed of installation and the cost saving offered against traditional methods.

By employing Canalis KDP to provide lighting power throughout the new premises, Grants has saved an estimated 70% in labour charges in comparison to using traditional methods. More so, with time of the absolute essence, the installation element of the project was completed ahead of schedule meaning that the remaining works could commence. As such, the new premises opened in June.

Stuart Duff, general manager at Grants commented, “From the offset, this project was by no means an easy one. With a limited window of opportunity to get the new offices open and all within a strict budget, it was vital for us to use every resource possible in order to speed up the process.

“Having previously been recommended the KDP solution, we saw this as an opportune time to try it in order to reduce fitting times. Overall, it has thoroughly exceeded all expectations, helping to drastically minimise labour costs and reduce our overall bottom line. I would easily recommend Canalis KDP time and time again – we are, in fact, already looking to use it again on another project we have in the pipeline.”