A KIDDERMINSTER-based firm has supplied parts for platforms used in the assembly of aero engines.

Machine protection specialist Beakbane has provided Planet Platforms with around 100 bellows and folding covers for use on the adjustable-height platforms.

The Beakbane products are used to enclose the telescopic supports of the platforms to prevent lubricating grease coming into contact with the assembly teams or the components.

Planet Platforms designs and manufactures workplace access platforms, with a blue chip client list covering a range of industrial and commercial applications.

It recently supplied around 20 adjustable-height platforms to a UK aerospace company for use in engine assembly. The platforms move up and down to give the assembly teams access to different parts of the engine and are raised and lowered using hydraulic jacks.