A wide range of machinery
Both the construction and the design of the National Military Museum were unusual assignments in many ways. The landscape plays an important role in the merger of the Air Force and Army museums. The familiar blue of Collé equipment predominated on the site during the construction period. Collé supplied a number of machines which were used in the construction of the museum and the landscaping, including rotating telescopic fork lifts, telescopic and articulated telescopic mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), scissor lifts and fuel tanks. A large number of telescopic MEWPs and articulated telescopic MEWPs were also used in the erection of the steel structure.
At the peak of the construction work some 30 machines from our branches in Utrecht and Sittard were active on the site. This was something of a triumph in itself, as there were only a few days after the client's request to get all the machines delivered. The logistics presented quite a challenge. Thanks to the expertise of Collé's transport department the vehicles taking the machinery to the site travelled in a strictly controlled column. Maintenance and servicing played a particularly important role in view of the tight project deadline. We therefore provided a complete fuel management service for our machines, making use of our on-site mobile refuelling point. When refuelling the machines we also carried out a number of checks with the aim of ensuring their continuing availability. There were a few isolated faults, when Collé provided servicing on site within one hour.