Bott Ltd has designed and developed a bespoke storage solution for top of the range helicopter specialist Castle Air – a solution that enables tools, parts and high-value components to be efficiently organised and easily retrieved when required.
Castle Air provides helicopters used for aerial filming and specialist travel, working on some of the UK’s best loved network television programmes – from filming within the Arctic Circle to providing VIP transport on the African equator. The company also buys and sells Agusta 109 Helicopters from all around the world, with customer bases from Barbados to Australia.
A company policy of continual reinvestment into aircraft, personnel and equipment has allowed Castle Air to become a leader in their specialised field. With large hi-tech engineering facilities and a substantial stock of Agusta 109 spares, their expertise is specifically targeted at the very highest of standards, with a customer care policy that’s second to none – which is why coming to Bott, the leading manufacturer of specialist storage solutions, makes perfect sense all round.
Mandy Bickle, UK Channel Development Manager at Bott, said; ‘In line with the Castle Air’s requirements for neat, organised, robust and visually attractive storage, Bott has designed and developed an 11-metre-long storage and workspace system featuring integrated Cubio cabinet and cupboards, combined with Perfo space-saving storage. At Bott, we believe in properly planned workspaces that increase productivity and improve efficiency. Products in the range can be combined to create tailored and flexible working solutions which can be seamlessly expanded in the future enabling flexibility and efficient working.’
Bott used its heavy-duty, high-quality Cubio range to create Castle Air’s storage solution. Cubio is a comprehensive storage system designed for the most demanding applications. The range covers drawer cabinets, cupboards, workbenches and mobile storage solutions – and of course, as at Castle Air, it can be integrated with the Perfo wall storage system. Ergonomically designed, Cubio is easy to use and its smart styling is complemented by a range of hard-wearing paint options, including grey, blue, red and anthracite grey, to blend in with your existing colour scheme. Designed with durability and demanding applications in mind, Cubio will stand the test of time and can support higher load capacities.
Mandy continued; ‘Following consultations with the team at Castle Air, we drew up plans of the storage solutions we felt were most suitable for them. This included some mobile solutions, allowing them to take tools alongside the helicopters whilst at work, meaning more efficient working and greater on-site safety.’
Ross Bunyard from Castle Air said; ‘Helicopters are complex machines, and of course safety is critical. So we work to the highest standard of organisation and professionalism, and this starts with a well ordered and carefully planned working environment. The Bott team took the time to understand our storage requirements, and developed and installed a solution optimised around our needs, supporting our ethos of professionalism and efficiency.’