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Specialised Tools & Equipment ISO 9001 2015 Quality Management System

19 January 2021

During STEL’s last meeting to review the ISO 9001 2015 Quality Management System, in December 2020, we received top marks with 0 major Non Conformances, no minors and 0 notes for areas for reflection. This shows STEL is a well trusted, quality business to work and trade with.

The ISO 9001 Quality Management System is an internal standard which shows how a business can show their abilities to consistently provide quality services and products to their customers which meet regulatory requirements.

Specialised Tools & Equipment have remained open throughout the whole of the Global Coronavirus Pandemic, with no staff furloughed or made redundant. STEL promote Tools & Equipment primarily to the Rail Industry, both underground & overground. Maintenance of the Rail track is imperative. STEL is a key supplier to the Network Rail & London Underground Maintenance teams which has given the need for the company to remain 100% operational.

Specialised Tools & Equipment Supply Network Rail for Derailed Train in Sheffield

19 January 2021

On Wednesday 11th November at around 2:45am a fright train derailed in Sheffield Train Station leaving significant damage and five out of the eight platforms closed. The train from Hope Cement Works, derailed 11 tanker wagons while passing through the station. Luckily, no one was injured, and all the trains were replaced by buses from Sheffield to Nottingham, York, and Doncaster for the 5 days the train was being removed.

Specialised Tools & Equipment were needed to supply Network Rail with tools and equipment to quickly attend the scene and begin assessing the damage. Due to STEL having all the equipment in stock, the train was promptly moved from the tracks and the damage to the signalling system and tracks were fixed, so trains could resume running normally.

South Yorkshire Tools Business Announces Partnership With Industry Leader

14 November 2019

South Yorkshire tools business announces partnership with industry leader

Attercliffe based business Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd (STEL) has partnered with professional international cleaning machine manufacturer, Kärcher UK.

The leading tools business is now an official distributor of Kärcher and will be joining a growing network of dealers offering Kärcher cleaning equipment and products to their UK customer base.

Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd will supply Kärcher products to an array of sectors including; rail, janitorial, utility and construction.

Kärcher is the world’s leading provider of cleaning technology offering a range of innovative cleaning solutions. Their product series delivers; High and Ultra-High-Pressure Cleaners, Vacuum and Steam cleaners, Sweepers and Scrubber Driers, Vehicle Wash Systems, Cleaning Agents, Dry Ice Blasters, Drinking and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Water Dispensers, Pumps and Watering systems.

Kärcher supply a wide range of industries including; agriculture, automotive, construction, contract cleaners, transport and logistics, health sector, hotel and hospitality, public service and municipal equipment, industry and retail.

Andrew Liversidge, Managing Director of Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd, said:

“Kärcher products are highly sought after amongst facilities management companies (FM) and other businesses with industrial floor needs such as the rail sector. As we largely supply and serve the rail industry, we knew that a partnership with Kärcher would benefit both parties.

“The professional range offered by Kärcher is world renowned and as industry leaders we knew that their products would be in high demand with our clients, both existing and new so we are delighted to have started this partnership.”

Ethan Miller, Head of National Accounts - Distribution at Kärcher, commented:

“We are very pleased to welcome Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd (STEL) to our ever-growing distribution channel. As a well-known tool and equipment supplier in the UK and overseas, this partnership will ensure even greater access to Kärcher’s robust and innovative range of cleaning solutions for both the trade and public.”

​ Sheffield Specialist Tools Business Supports Guinness World Records Attempt !

13 November 2019

Sheffield based supplier, Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd (STEL) is on track to feature its products in a world record attempt.

STEL is backing Manchester based engineer Scott Bradley’s attempt to smash the world record for the fastest ever narrow-gauge rail track vehicle.

His high-powered ‘Jet Train’ is receiving Ironman wheels and brake pads from STEL, based in Attercliffe, as it seeks to beat the current world record in the ‘narrow-gauge’ category of 170 km/h which was originally set by an Australian narrow-gauge tilting train.

The brake pads and Ironman wheels were the only parts that were not handcrafted by Scott and his team. Reaching high speeds it is vital that the braking system supplied by STEL operates perfectly to bring the ‘Jet Train’ to a speedy and safe stop.

Taking place in 2020, Manchester-born Scott will carry out his ‘narrow-gauge’ challenge at one of the two United Kingdom based venues. The attempts will be adjudicated by the Guinness World Records validation team.

Managing Director of Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd, Andrew Liversidge, said:

“It was a real privilege to be given this opportunity by long term customer Scott and to be used as the supplier of choice for his high-powered rail vehicle. The hardworking and reliable team here at STEL delivered exceptional customer service, as they always do, and as a business we cannot wait to see Scott’s attempt in 2020.

“The equipment that we supply here at STEL is second to none and this is a great example of how we support individuals and businesses alike, no matter how large or small.”

Scott Bradley, commented:

“Myself and my team have now handcrafted 11 vehicles that run at 110 km/h but this time we are pushing ourselves even further and aiming for 200km/h to try and make it into the Guinness World Records book so it was extremely important for us to use a trustworthy supplier.

“I opted for STEL given my previous experience with them as they always offer you their time and expertise to ensure that you leave more than satisfied. No matter what the size of your order, STEL always deliver 110 per cent. “

Sheffield Tools Business Owner Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

13 November 2019

Sheffield Tools Business Owner Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Leading Sheffield tools supplier, Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd (STEL), is celebrating its first year under new ownership with expansion and a surge in business.

New owner, Andrew Liversidge has marked a successful first year with new contracts, additional clients and the expansion of staff.

Serving the trade and public, STEL is an integral product supplier to the rail, construction, utility and janitorial sectors and has recently become a contracted supplier for Network Rail and London Underground.

The independent business is continuing to boost its portfolio of clients with household names Atlas Copco, Husqvarna, Makita, Milwaukee, Klingspore, Kawasaki, Bosch and products approved supplier, Honda Industrial.

The Attercliffe based company has strengthened its team within the last 12 months with five new members of staff, including the appointment of Mark Bailey as Operations Director. Mark has a background in Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

Managing Director and Owner of Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd, Andrew Liversidge, said:

“Due to both mine and the growing team’s strong industry knowledge we have created robust working relationships with our clients and have consequently brought a fresh outlook to STEL in the last year – we are really excited to be celebrating our first anniversary.

“We have plans for further expansion, and we hope to showcase to businesses and individuals in South Yorkshire and across the rest of that United Kingdom that we provide over 40,000 different products online; we deliver throughout the UK and we offer very competitive prices.”

Operations Director of Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd, Mark Bailey, commented:

“STEL is focused on customer satisfaction which is something I was keen to be a part of. During my time within the organisation, we have experienced some great highs and we hope that these successes only continue into the following year - I can’t wait to see what is next.”

Photo caption: Left to right – Mark and Andrew