specialist hydraulic tools and powerpack designer and manufacturer, is breaking new ground
with an exclusive link-up with Danish-based Lifton Breakers AS.
The deal sees Coventry-based Xcalibre become the UK sole distributor of Lifton
powerpacks and breakers, including some of the most technically advanced hand-held
hydraulic breakers and powerpacks in the world.
In return Lifton Breakers AS are selling Xcalibre's specialist range of hydraulic
drilling equipment in Europe and world wide.
Xcalibre sales director Shayne Major explained:
"This deal enables us to use our skills as specialists in the drilling world
within a more general market while at the same time enabling Lifton Breakers AS to expand
into the niche sectors that their own equipment does not cover.
"As sole distributors of the Lifton Breakers AS range, we have invested time and
money to ensure that we can not only sell their wide range of products across a number of
industries but that we can also provide a spares and maintenance service which is second
Lifton's handheld breakers range from 12 -31 kg and come with a patented vibration
dampening handle which effectively eliminates three quarters of the vibrations which can
cause white finger.
They manage to more than meet Europe's latest environmental and safety standards while
retaining high performance levels and a number of other economic advantages.
Their LH 21 E, for example, achieves a blow energy of 85 joules with vibration levels
down to just 5.3/134 m/s2/ db/HA. Operators can therefore work safely and in more comfort
for longer - saving on down time and speeding work rates.
Mr Major said:
"The LH 21 E is one of eight in the Lifton hand held breakers range. They all
demonstrate high standards of design and safety coupled with high performance abilities.
"Given the many benefits of the range it is no surprise that many major utilities,
including British Telecom and KTAS, the national Danish telephone company, as well as
major construction companies and hire shops are already using Lifton Breakers AS
All Lifton handheld hydraulic breakers are significantly more powerful than any
electric, petrol of pneumatic powered tool in the same weightclass.
Coupled with Lifton powerpacks or most other hydraulic power sources they are
remarkably portable and flexible and they are easily used and compatible with other
Added to which, high quality raw materials in each breaker combined with oil in all
moving parts mean they have longer life expectancies and lower maintenance costs than
their electric, petrol or pneumatic equivalents.
Mr Major said:
"Xcalibre aims to be one of the UK's leading suppliers of hydraulically powered
equipment and we see this link as a significant step in achieving that objective."
Jane Grant on 01926 624994