Location - Espoo near Helsinki, Finland
The Task - To Install 24 internal stables. 22 at 3000mm x 3000mm and 2 corner stables at 4460mm x 3000mm
How it worked
Cheval Liberte is truly and international brand, with many satisfied customers across the UK, Europe and beyond. Our recent adventure to Finland, to install 24 internal stables for a customer is further evidence of the reach that Cheval now has.
What the customer wanted
24 internal stables (new build) using our Prestige range with Deauville frontages. We were provided with an initial drawing and built all of the items required to the measurements that were given.
The journey began at midday on Saturday 12th April 2014 when two of our men began the 1600 mile drive to Helsinki. They would catch a ferry at Dover and continue the drive through France, Holland, Germany and into Sweden before catching another ferry from Stockholm to Turku in Finland. From there, there was one last drive down to Helsinki.
The whole journey was carefully coordinated as the men needed to meet up with the driver from the factory in Poland by 10am on Tuesday 15th April. The driver from Poland had set out at the same time as the guys in the UK but their particular route traversed Poland, Lithuania and Estonia, where they took a ferry from Tallin to Helsinki. In total, 9 European countries had been crossed by the time the two parties arrived together in Finland.
By midday on Tuesday, the initial Cheval team and the necessary equipment were on site. We had arranged a Fork Lift truck to be delivered to the site and another Cheval team had taken a quicker route via Gatwick and arrived on site during Wednesday morning. By the time the second team had arrived, the preparation was well under way, everything measured up and even a few panels put in place.
On Wednesday the 16th April the building commenced. It was a particularly cold start!
Once the building had started, rapid progress was made and the job was completed in its entirety by the evening of Thursday April 17th.
Here’s what the client said on completion of the job:
“I’m happy to say that it has been very nice to operate with Cheval Liberte. From the beginning to the installation everything has gone excellently and exactly as we had agreed. We received all technical information, prices etc immediately. This was different from what we are used to here in Finland. The products are very good quality and the model we chose - Deauville Frontage - is very elegant. I’m very pleased that I chose Cheval Liberte!”
Kiti Santamala/Cypis Oy Finland