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About Us

Combilift UK was established in 2015 by Steve Weston the former owner of Combico UK a company originally dedicated to the after sales support of sophisticated cooking appliances manufactured by Rational Ag of Landsberg Germany. After three years absence Steve is delighted to return to the Commercial Catering Service industry in a service roll once again dedicated to the installation and after sales service of Rational cooking appliances.

Managing the installation, maintenance and servicing of Rational cooking appliances for over a decade has provided a useful insight into the difficulties surrounding the handling of large commercial ovens during installation especially the management of safe systems of working which protect the installers subcontractors and kitchen workers during lifting processes. The team at Combilift has directed its focus on developing a handling solution designed to resolve the appliance lifting challenges encountered repeatedly in the commercial catering industry.

The experiences of the design and management team at Combilift UK perfectly equips and qualifies them to understand the manual handling difficulties faced by manufacturers and installers alike whilst lifting & lowering heavy duty apliances in customers premises such as:

- From pallets to the floor and from floor to pallet
- From floor or pallet to table or stand and vice-versa
- From floor or pallet onto other equipment (such as in stacked systems) and vice-versa

Specifying lifting gear suitable for each site, i.e. assessing access and workspace limitations

Managing the logistics of suitable trained personnel

Managing risk associated with Health and safety of employees and the general public

Justifying punitive costs associated with the distribution of lifting equipment and labour logistics

Our experience on the ground has enabled us to focus attention on designing a lifting solution which effectively resolves the above challenges.

Our Mission Statement

The primary objective of Combilift UK is to offer a prompt and reliable response to installation maintenance and breakdown requests from users of Rational cooking appliances in East Anglia and the East Midlands. We will attend sites fully equipped with the appropriate tooling, spares and technical knowledge required to achieve a first time fix. When installing Rational cooking appliances we will use well designed, fully tested and CE compliant tooling which simplifies the manual handling (lifting) of commercial cooking appliances in installation environments and minimses (where possible eliminates) the risk of personal injury and equipment damage during the lifting process. We will endeavour to design cost effective, simple but efficient equipment handling concepts which are primarily safe and simple in use and require a single person to operate.