Delivery to deadline

Horstman Defence Systems specialise in the design, development, manufacture and support of military vehicle suspension systems. They had a deadline rapidly approaching and needed a specific military-approved hydraulic fluid for test rigs on armoured vehicles. However, the only place that produces the oil to these specifications is based in America and do not have European distribution.

Horstman came to us to ask if we could help – after all, future contracts were at stake. We drew on our industry contacts and found a manufacturer who was willing to produce the 208 litres needed at short notice. Just 72 hours later, the Radcolube FR170 was ready to collect.

We used DHL to fly the goods back to the UK and used our own delivery vehicle to collect the oil and deliver direct to the customer. The whole process took just seven days, which meant Horstman not only hit their deadline but also won a further order for the oil.