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HAKI and Enigma forge new distribution partnership

HAKI, the manufacturer and supplier of modular scaffolding & tailored access solutions for temporary works, has entered an exclusive agreement with Enigma Industrial Services, which will  in future be the sole distributor of HAKI modular scaffolding systems within the UK.

Under this agreement, customers can collect stock from seven strategically located depots based in Erith (South East), Kenfig (South West), Derby (Midlands), Preston (North West), Newcastle (North East), Edinburgh and Glasgow (Scotland). Utilising Enigma’s existing network of locations across the UK. Increasing stock availability nationwide will simplify logistics and shorten lead times for customers.

Waterloo station.

Existing HAKI customers will continue to order stock through the usual channels but can select a preferred Enigma depot for collection or to arrange delivery. Enigma customers will also benefit from HAKI’s expansion into the network, with access to a wider range of systems than has previously been available.

Extending beyond the provision of stock, HAKI and Enigma will also continue to collaborate on support services. Knowledge and resource sharing practices will improve technical support, training, and product development; enhancing the overall offering for all stakeholders.

Thomas Schüller, CEO of HAKI, said of the new partnership: “We have, over the last few years, built a very strong relationship with Enigma Industrial Services; leading to them being the largest user of HAKI Universal System Scaffold in the UK.

“During the past 12 months, we have continued to build stronger ties, which has resulted in the development of a joint plan for Enigma to distribute HAKI products nationally. Enigma currently operates one of the UK’s largest scaffolding asset bases with nationwide coverage and shares the joint belief that together, we can provide a better service for our customers and improve safety within the industry. This makes Enigma the natural choice to be HAKI’s UK distribution partner and we are excited about this venture.”

Temporary footbridge at Swindon.

Scott Hardie, managing director of Enigma Industrial Services, also commented: “Enigma’s relationship with HAKI has been developing over a number of years. It’s very satisfying that we can now go forward in partnership. I firmly believe that existing and new clients will benefit.

“We are partners who are focussed on delivering safe access solutions, improving availability of HAKI product for sale and hire via Enigma’s network of locations and thereby supporting improved safety and productivity on projects throughout the UK.”

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com

SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews


Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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