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OBP Utilities powering your mobile workforce

The utilities and infrastructure services sector relies on van fleets to support the provision of essential services. These mobile working units must be equipped with the right tools, on-board power systems and equipment to ensure that operatives can attend to a variety of incidents, efficiently and safely.

OBP Utilities offers a thorough, end-to-end service from design and consultation through to vehicle build, delivery and on-going support. 35 years of compressed air engineering experience has resulted in OBP fitting the very latest vehicle mounted compressors and generators that power the demanding equipment needed in maintaining and repairing the utilities infrastructure, whatever the environment or location.
OBP Utilities’ systems not only reflect excellence in engineering standards, they are also light-weight to help operators maintain compliance in GVW requirements. Quiet operation reduces disturbance to the surrounding area and high levels air compression and power output mean that equipment works to full capacity, at all times.

OBP Utilities’ compressors and generators are fitted to the underside of the vehicle, meaning that they can be fitted quickly, without the need to remove existing racking or floor mounted equipment. This also means that when being fitted to base vehicles, there is no requirement for the fitting of vehicle factory options, prior to installation. This has huge benefits in simplifying the whole process and reducing vehicle lead times.

Operators in this sector have complex and varied requirements and OBP Utilities offers an unrivalled, unique one-stop-shop service to operators in the gas, water and electric utilities, including contractors offering water-jetting, drainage lining and insulation blow out services. In addition to the very best in Compressor and Generator solutions, if required OBP will undertake the whole vehicle conversion process from the design stage using sophisticated CAD technology, to the specification and fitting of bespoke storage and racking, CCTV equipment, power inverters and high- quality vehicle livery.

All work is carried out at OBP’s 140,000 sq/ft manufacturing site in West Yorkshire. Customers can monitor the progress of their requirement at all times and this unique, one-stop-shop approach means that there is never a requirement to move vehicles around third-party suppliers, for example to a racking specialist. Customers therefore know that OBP Utilities is in full control of the process and that turnaround of the finished vehicles will be quicker and more efficient. This is particularly important in the current climate when vehicle logistics specialists have much reduced capacity through employee furlough. Before a full conversion on a base vehicle is undertaken, that vehicle has already gone through a PDI check, so as well as the whole process being conducted at OBP Utilities’ site, there is no need to deliver the completed vehicle to a dealer premises for collection.

OBP’s all-round engineering capability means that work can be carries out across your entire vehicle, no matter the make or model, ensuring that it meets all required specifications. Bespoke solutions are engineered in readiness for testing, certification and production conformity assessment, with super lightweight fabrication to keep your vehicles under the maximum mass ceiling of 3.5 tonnes. OBP’s efficient working practices have also earned us ISO 9001 Certification.
OBP Utilities’ service does not end once you have taken delivery of your vehicle. A comprehensive, nationwide, on-site engineer call-out repair, maintenance and breakdown service ensures that your fleet remains operational and is always ready to respond to critical situations.


For more information contact OBP Utilities E: T: 01924 235848




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