Street Crane, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of overhead cranes and hoists, has achieved accreditation to Stage 2 with JOSCAR, The Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register.
JOSCAR was established through an initiative by the trade organisation, ADS. It is administered by Hellios International and was designed to help prime contractors and their suppliers to the defence, aerospace and security sectors.
For JOSCAR Stage 1, suppliers complete a basic online registration questionnaire. Those seeking level 2 accreditation must provide more detailed information, which is fully documented and validated by an independent team of experts. The database of highly qualified specialist suppliers is available to all key purchasing organisations.
The data is regularly checked and audited and made available to all participating purchasing organisations. As a key supplier of mission-critical overhead cranes to the aerospace, defence and space sectors, Street Crane fully supports the JOSCAR philosophy and sees the clear value that this initiative will bring to the industry. The business also subscribes to Builder's Profile, Constructionline, LEEA and the Achilles system.
Chris Lindley-Smith, Sales Director at Street Crane, explains "In the past, dealing with defence and aerospace sectors meant having to provide very similar information for each and every project bid. Consolidating this information into one system and making it securely available to all defence and aerospace contacts will save time and money all round. We support anything that allows us to improve efficiency and drive down the cost of sales. As many of these projects are effectively funded by the public purse, it is vital to avoid waste at every turn and deliver the best value for money possible. I am proud of all the work our staff have done to secure this accreditation."
Street Crane is the UK's largest overhead crane and hoist manufacturer, established over 70 years ago. The family-owned business has annual revenues of over £70 million and employs 350 staff, with 20 percent dedicated to R&D. This focus on research and development means that Street Crane now offers one of the broadest ranges of overhead lifting equipment available. With equipment availability rates in excess of 99 per cent, its products are used by many world leading manufacturers, where speed, safety and reliability are critical to their business operations. Street is a major exporter, supplying crane kits and component parts through a network of over 90 partners across 48 countries. It has installed more than 100,000 overhead cranes around the world and its main manufacturing plant is located in Derbyshire, with service and special project engineering factories in Sheffield.