Are our pillars strong enough?

The superior corrosion resistance of our stainless steel products is well established.  Stainless steel is also mechanically more durable than the other materials commonly used for making pillars such as galvanised mild steel, aluminium, etc.  These two advantages mean that we can fabricate our service pillars out of thinner metal, saving on cost and making them lighter to handle.

We have been asked whether 2 mm stainless steel really is tough enough for the job.  So we tried parking a 40-tonne lorry on top of one of our feeder pillars to find out.

Strong Pillars Strong pillars

The photographs speak for themselves.  Apart from the dusty tyre mark, there was very little evidence of what the pillar had just been through, with the door still opening and closing as if it were new.

For more information on our service pillars, or any other Ritherdon products, please call us on 01254 819100 or email us at

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