BOA Hydraulics, a New Zealand hydraulics hose replacement company, recently sat down to listen to the concerns of their primary industry – forestry. What they heard time and time again was that downtime was costing them a fortune. BOA Hydraulics is helping business owners’ turn that wasted time into Profit.
“With many forestry locations being remote from major suppliers, the downtime from a blown hose or hydraulic failure can be several hours, which not only has an effect on productivity but also on larger issues such as Health & Safety and the Environment,” says Simon Boaks, CEO.
BOA Hydraulics developed an innovative and simple solution that means fast replacement of blown hoses can get a logger back up and running in as little as 30 minutes.
The BOA solution consists of an on-site Hydraulics hoses repair and maintenance crimping system that can be run and managed by one of the logging crew themselves. For many in the industry, the ability for on-site staff members to repair blown hoses or replace hoses before they blow can make the difference for a profitable operation.
BOA also saw an opportunity to add to their current offering of a container setup, and now have the BOApod available, an innovative on-site hose and maintenance repair unit. The BOApod means that a customer can take their hydraulic hose repair and maintenance facility with them wherever they are, no matter how rough or remote the terrain is.
BOA continues to innovate and have now developed an app that works with the onsite kits to help with self-sufficient hose construction. The new app, called BOAhub, allows you to reorder inventory, digitally make a hose on the screen, and get a reminder when your hose is due for replacement. “This is a seriously exciting release for us. We have trialed version one and we named it the BOAHub as opposed to App, giving clients a hub of information for inventory construction and control,” Says Simon.
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