PRESS RELEASE: AFI Nets Football Club Contract

Contractors working at Derby County FC’s Pride Park Stadium hired some of the largest boom lifts in the AFI fleet for apainting contract at the Championship club.

Whittle Programmed Painting hired two Genie Z135 articulating boom lifts with working heights of 43.15m, together with a JLG 800AJ, Haulotte HA20PX and Genie GZ45 articulating boom.

Whittle used the five machines to reach the galvanised roof and steelwork around the stadium so that they could paint it in the football club’s colours of black and white.

Whittle’s work involved painting 5,200 square metres of galvanised roofing and 4,250 square metres of steelwork, together with lower level areas of the stadium.

Peter Twells, Whittle Programmed Painting’s Estimator & Surveyor, said: “We had between six and 12 men working at the stadium at any one time and the galvanised roof alone needed to be painted three times. The AFI boom lifts gave our operatives the working height and manoeuvrability needed to carry out the work and I am pleased to say that we finished two weeks ahead of schedule.”