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U.K. company orders 1,000 Skyjacks

skyjack-speedy-order-thumbAug. 22, 2014 - Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division has sold 1,060 new aerial work platforms to Speedy, a U.K.-based provider of tools and equipment.


August 22, 2014
By Linamar Corporation

skyjack-speedy-order-thumbAug. 22, 2014 – Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division has sold 1,060
new aerial work platforms to Speedy, a U.K.-based provider of tools and
equipment. The order includes DC electric scissor lifts, electric
vertical masts and – a first for the company – diesel-powered rough
terrain scissor lifts. Deliveries have already begun and the full
line-up of machines will arrive over the coming months.

The large
order is the result of Speedy updating and expanding its entire fleet
of access equipment so that the oldest machine at its depots will now be
from 2013.

“Skyjacks are industry-leading machines that are
widely recognized as the easiest to work on, so I am delighted to
welcome so many to our fleet and I’m confident they will serve our huge
range of customers well,” says Andy Connor, supply chain director at
Speedy. “With energy costs increasing on a daily basis so we want the
latest products on the market, both in terms of sustainability and
innovation. And these machines fit the bill.”

The majority of
Speedy’s order include enhanced 24v Skyjack DC electric scissors with
working heights from 19 ft to 32 ft. Introduced at APEX 2014 in
Amsterdam, these updated lifts give customers significantly improved
battery life, increased controllability and quieter operation.

“Our
DC scissors are already renowned for being simply reliable and offering
an excellent return on investment” says David Hall, product &
business development manager at Skyjack.. Our new updated range takes
things one step further and the Speedy deal is a great endorsement of
our philosophy,”

Also included in the order are 24v DC electric
vertical mast lifts, offering either 12 ft or 16 ft working heights,
which feature a unique 0.41 m traversing deck. Speedy also ordered some
diesel-powered SJ 6832 RT scissor lifts with a working height of 32 ft,
marking the first time Speedy has invested in diesel-powered access
equipment.

“The diesel machines ensure we can answer every
customer need and allow us to expand into larger construction job
sites,” adds Connor.

Speedy’s target markets are vast and cover
the complete industry spectrum including infrastructure, industrial,
construction and retail. Its new Skyjacks, which will be distributed
across many of Speedy’s UK depots, will be used on a whole host of sites
throughout the UK.

All Speedy engineers have already been
trained in Skyjack use and maintenance. “We spend very little on Skyjack
parts and maintenance, particularly compared to other brands we’ve used
in the past,” concludes Connor.

For more information
http://www.skyjack.com
https://www.speedyservices.com/