Gist acquires Stertil Koni wireless column lifts

Gist, a specialist logistics company and a subsidiary of Marks and Spencer, recently invested in a wireless mobile column lift set from Stertil-Koni. 

Since being acquired by Marks and Spencer in 2022, Gist has become fully responsible for M&S Food logistics. They have 16 depots across the UK and Ireland and provide the full breadth of logistics services within the retailer. 

Recently, Gist’s depot in Faversham, Kent, upgraded its workshop with four columns of Stertil-Koni’s ST1075FWA wireless column lifts. 

The wireless columns allow their technicians to quickly set up the lifts without connecting cables, helping streamline workflow and saving valuable time and effort. Crucially, without wires on the floor, the risk of accidents in the workshop is reduced, contributing to a safer working environment for all personnel. 

A set of tall axle stands and medium-height axle stands were also ordered to complement the lifting facilities offered by the column lifts. This allows the removal of mobile columns to provide free wheel support or act as additional support with the columns still in place.  

Each mobile column offers a lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes, providing an overall safe lifting capacity of 30 tonnes for the set. The mobile columns incorporate Stertil-Koni’s revolutionary ebright Smart Control System, allowing workshop engineers to operate the columns individually, in pairs, or in any combination from any set column. The mobile columns’ positioning is also flexible, enabling them to be used in any configuration around a vehicle.  

Featuring full-colour touchscreen consoles, the ebright Smart Control System has been designed and developed to simplify operation by providing maximum visual information about every lifting operation – all at the fingertips of the workshop engineers.  

The Stertil-Koni ST1075FWA heavy-duty lift is powered by long-life deep-cycle batteries, which provide optimum performance for at least a week on average before recharging is necessary. Additionally, battery life is prolonged because, unlike a screw lift, power is only used toraisea vehicle; therefore, less time is spent recharging the lift. Charging is carried out by plugging each individual lift into a 230v single-phase supply.  

Supplied complete with adjustable width forks, the Stertil-Koni ST1075FWA easily meets the challenge of lifting vehicles with differing tyre widths to ensure maximum versatility.