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LV Panel Positioning using a Lower Load

Our client needed to position 3 LV panels within a switch room. In order to do this, we had to pass through a door which was too low for them to fit through.

Shown here JWI used our custom made, 2T safe working load lower load to move the panels from vertical to horizontal in order to allow us to overcome the door restrictions and locate the panels into their final position.

Our method saved time and cost in erecting an A-Frame gantry and allowed us to achieve the clients goal in a safe working manner.


Relocation & Refurbishment of a milling centre

Our client approached us to assist with the relocation and refurbishment of a milling centre using 2 Versa Lifts to load, transport and position the column. Due to the modular design and size of the column being installed, JWI topped and tailed it using a 40/60 & 60/80 Versa to allow it to be transported to its place in the new building.

JWI organised transport, lift plans and RAMS to BS7121 standards. The entire project was achieved on time and within budget due to thorough planning and co-ordination with the client.


Unload and postion of new machine centre

We recently carried put the unloading and positioning of a new machine centre for our client. This was done using a 40/60 Versa Lift with adjustable spreader beam.

Due to great planning between our Technical Managers and the client, the project was delivered on time and within budget.

Another happy client for JWI.


Our latest Data Centre project in Germany

We have just completed our latest Data Centre project in Frankfurt for the WBS Group which was planned and implemented quickly, safely and on time.

WBS approached JWI to arrange the offloading and installation of Excool EIC units at a new data centre in Frankfurt. The client needed us to deal with tight access conditions, the existence of a water tank underground meant the crane could not be positioned in the ideal, closest location to the installation position. They needed us to make an opening by removing the building façade and replace it as well as designing the lifting method and positioning the units in what were very restricted final positions.

JWI turned everything round in a month, making a site visit to Frankfurt after which we were able to save the client money by designing a specialist lifting frame (also made by our workshop within that same month) which meant that they did not need to build scaffolds at two different openings into the building. Using our existing German contacts we organised other specialist equipment in Germany as well as bringing the lifting frame and other equipment out from the UK.

This picture shows our team using tracking plate to spread the load while skating across the open grating floor.

Darren Penny, Senior Project Manager, at WBS said “We were delighted with JWI’s safe working approach, their speed of response, their ability to think outside the box and save us money, such as with the lifting frame they designed specially to fit the EIC units. These installations had a number of complex features, the restricted access, tight working conditions, need to coordinate with other trades on site and JWI fulfilled all our needs and more. We will be delighted to be working with JWI again on future stages of our Frankfurt data centre projects and elsewhere.


Senior Operations Manager

I am pleased to let you know that we are promoting Graham Waghorn from Technical Manager to Senior Operations Manager with immediate effect. Many of you will already know Graham who has been with the Company since 2007 in a variety of roles and whose experience in our industry dates back to the earliest days of his career when he worked with his Dad, Jack Waghorn (Senior).
We are committed to developing Jack Waghorn International so that we provide the best lifting, installing and machine moving experience for our clients, in the UK and internationally.
Graham will manage the company’s operations and technical teams, using his extensive knowledge of heavy lifting and machine moving to maintain and develop the services we provide to clients.
Jack B Waghorn will not be returning to day to day operations although he remains a director and shareholder.
If you have any questions about how this will affect your relationship with Jack Waghorn International please don’t hesitate to call me on 07793 651372 or to call Graham on 07894 447004.

Sue Waghorn
Managing Director


Complex Project



Our client requested our services to supply a contract lift to position 4no 11.5t WTP plantrooms at 36m radius to their final position on the plant gantry on their site near Heathrow. This required us to organise all the necessary permits from the airport and air traffic control, complying with their restrictions on jib height and getting their permission to work on a daily basis, as well as preparing all the lift plans and RAMS to BS7121 standards. The job was completed to the satisfaction of the customer on-time and on budget.


Another Successful Contract Lift Completed by JWI


Some interesting pictures of the deflection in the crane boom and of the tag line floating free during the contract lift on a recent JWI job at a food production plant.







The contract lift was planned by one of our Appointed Persons who was on site with the lift supervisor to make sure everything went smoothly.
After the lift was complete we moved the 51/2 tonne transformer and several switch panels through the building using a tirfor winch for additional traction into their final positions. All was successfully completed in the same day.

To discuss similar projects, please contact JWI.


JWI Exhibiting – Food & Drink Engineering Summit 7th November 2017

Please join JWI and register here for free entry.





We are exhibiting at the Food & Drink Engineering Summit on the 7th November at Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
The purpose of the Food and Drink Engineering & Processing Summit is to bring together senior management and technical experts from the UK’s food and beverage manufacturers who are instrumental in maintaining and improving the performance of the UK’s food and beverage manufacturing and processing plants. The purpose of the event is to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration.
This event is being held jointly with the following events meaning over 2000 delegates will be in attendance for this one day event and if you came you will be able to visit them all.
• The Food & Drink Engineering Summit
• Sustainable Food and Beverage Conference
• Food & Drink Lean, Productivity and Continuous Improvement Summit
• Food & Drink Data and IT Summit
• Food & Drink Quality and Safety Summit
• Food & Drink NPD and Innovation Summit
• Food & Drink Supply Chain and Logistics Summit
• Food & Drink Packaging Materials, Technology and Design Summit
We will also be holding a competition for a chance to win a bottle of champagne.
For more information please contact us on: 01444 415776 or 0161 2413032 or via email: sales@jwieu.com or visit www.jwieu.com




Filtration Skids Installation

JWI were tasked with placing filtration skids into enclosures.


Work involved:

  • exact placement of the 2no sections of each skid

  • bolting them down in place.

Landing decks were created from road plates and sleepers.

JWI developed a custom made lifting frame to lift the skids.


Can you please pass my and Vince (GT site Mechanical supervisor) thanks to the installation teams. This was for the can do approach and team work to install the systems. Vince was very impressed and has asked me to pass on his compliments.

A.Marsh @ Ionex

To discuss similar project, please contact JWI.


Achilles Building Confidence

We are very proud to announce that we have achieved membership of  the Achilles Building Confidence community.

This means we can demonstrate compliance and improvement against leading standard of excellence, identify real business improvements through Achilles cost-effective review of our organisation’s management systems.

Achilles supply chain communities bring together buyers and suppliers from the same industry sectors.

The Achilles Building Confidence community helps companies find and win new business by matching suppliers with relevant buyers through an efficient pre-qualification process.