Access International - November-December 2019

Access International November-December 2019 1

November-December 2019

Included in this issue:

  • INTERVIEW: PETER DOUGLAS
    The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has a new CEO. Peter Douglas takes the reigns of the training and safety association, after former CEO Tim Whiteman stepped down earlier this year. In his first interview in the role, he speaks to Euan Youdale about his past and plans.
  • TELESCOPIC BOOMS
    Producers of telescopic booms are working to globalise products and are starting to knock on the door of hybrid and electric solutions. But will they go higher?
  • ACCESS CONFIDENCE SURVEY
    Each year AI gauges the expectations of manufacturers, rental companies and end users for the years ahead. Find out how they feel about 2020 in the latest edition of the Confidence Survey.
  • REVIEW: APEX ASIA
    It was clear from the APEX Asia exhibition in Shanghai, during October, that China’s MEWP market is in a period of unprecedented growth. However, do falling rental prices and over production pose a threat for this young access market?
  • PREVIEW: IAPAS
    Find out who the judges are this year for the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) and be sure to send in an entry to this prestigious annual event.
  • REVIEW: GIS
    Italy’s GIS 2019 was a great indicator of what Italian producers are developing, along with the sectors they represent, particularly truck mounts and tracked platforms.
  • BATTERIES
    The lead acid battery has been a stalwart of the industry for many years but is now coming under pressure from the rise of the lithium-ion battery. Which will win, ultimately maybe neither of them, or, perhaps, there is room for both?
  • REVIEW: EUROPLATFORM
    Technological advancements in the powered access industry can help to enhance safety and efficiency, rather than replace people altogether, the Europlatform 2019 conference in Nice, France, heard.
  • INTERVIEWS: UNITED RENTALS
    Three executives from United Rentals give their perspectives on how the world’s largest rental company is extending its reach beyond traditional rental. Thomas Allen reports

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