Coates grows Haulotte fleet
By Euan Youdale17 September 2018
Haulotte has completed the delivery of over 400 machines for Coates Hire, valued at more than $7 million. The machines, including 350 Optimum 8AC and 36 Compact DX scissor lifts, as well as 20 HA16 RTJ Pro articulating booms will be used across Australia.
The order is Haulotte’s most significant to date with Australia-based Coates Hire as tthe manufacturer continues to grow in the market.
“2017 was a great year for us, but 2018 has exceeded all expectations following this large order of some of our best and most popular models,” said Keith Clarke, general manager, Haulotte Australia.
For Coates Hire the order is part of a growth strategy to meet strong rental demands across the east coast and to refresh its access fleet “Haulotte was able to offer products that meet our strategic and commercial needs. We were impressed with the level of service and support that they offered as well as the innovative features like Activ’Screen, which will make technical support even easier,” said Dan Goodfellow, category manager for Coates Hire.
Damien Gautier, Haulotte managing director of Asia, Pacific and Middle East region, added, “Australia is one of our fastest growing markets, and the local team is expanding to meet this new growth as well as the parts and services support expected by our customers. In addition to our major service and repairs facillity in Dandenong, we have developed our spare parts capabilities and placed more focus on training programs and technical support offered.”