Elphinstone Mechanical Services Case Study
"Hidrive collaborated with EMS to design and manufacture our fleet of fit-for-purpose ute and truck service bodies, making life easier and more productive for our mechanical services team every day, for years to come."
Alex, Mechanic, Elphinstone Mechanical Services
Elphinstone Mechanical Services (EMS) has grown from one person – Shane Elphinstone – nearly 15 years ago, to nearly 200 staff delivering heavy equipment field mechanical maintenance services across Western Australia, Northern Territory and beyond!
“With our partnership with Brian and Hidrive, we’ve evolved our vehicles into what they are today. Not only does it look better when they are running down the road, the productivity that can come out of the vehicles with our team is just getting better and better.”
– Shane Elphinstone, Owner and Founder, EMS
Three things were critical to providing a fit-for-purpose solution for EMS:
Shane ordered his first aluminium service body from Hidrive (then known as ‘Bosston Auto Bodies’) in the late 2000s. The service body was stronger and lighter than any service body he’d previously used. Plus, it improved safety for his workforce and enabled more tools and spares to be carried on board while staying under the payload limit.
Since then, EMS and Hidrive have continued to work together to evolve and grow the powerhouse fleet of vehicles that have helped cement EMS’ place as an employer of choice in their industry.
Part of the reason I came over to EMS…was the Hidrive units Shane provided us.
– Alex, onsite Machinist & Line Borer
My experience with Hidrive has been amazing. They produce good service boxes with toolboxes that allow you to have up to 20 kilos in some of the drawers. Very lightweight, very strong. I can carry my toolbox – about 350 kilos – with no dramas and keep on my aircon.
– James Rogoysky, Site Support HD Mechanic
The Hidrive Service Body is absolutely fantastic. It suits my purpose extremely well. The way the door closes, the hinging arrangement is pretty clever. It makes the door seal correctly and keeps all the dust, dirt and salt out.
– Rod, Mechanic at EMS
Hidrive has collaborated with EMS to design and refine EMS ute and truck service body canopies, making life easier and more productive for EMS’ mechanical service team every day, and for years to come.
Hidrive’s support and collaboration has been spot on.
– Shane Elphinstone, Owner & Founder EMS