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From left: Ian Hume,sales director JLG Middle East; John Jones, Group CEO, Access Group Australia; Robert Carson, managing director, Access Hire Middle East; Nat Harrison, CFO, Access Group Australia; Khurram Shazhad and Andrew Youssef, sales managers JLG Middle East. 

Access Hire Middle East, a wholly owned subsidiary of Access Group Australia (wAGA), has taken delivery of 73 JLG boom lifts with a further 34 on order that will be available for rent from its location in Dubai.

Access Group Australia has recently expanded its activities in the Middle East, with Access Hire Middle East set to invest in 5000 machines, and offer its services to major projects in the construction and maintenance sector. The company announced in May it will invest over US$500 million in the development of its Middle East branch.

“Access Hire Middle East LLC consider JLG as a long-standing strategic partner as well as one of the most established suppliers in the industry,” said John Jones, Group CEO Access Group Australia. “Over many years, they have been extremely passionate and have taken extreme ownership of ensuring the product is sustainable in excess of the ten to fifteen-year mark.”

He continued, “The true test of equipment is its cost of ownership, its breakdown frequency and the overall equity retained in the equipment for resale. I think that working not only in Australia but in the Middle East is a true test of any piece of equipment working in remote, isolated areas with extreme heat which measures their ability to maintain support for the product in parts, logistics, efficiency, attitude and urgency.

“I applaud the company’s ability to maintain standards and avoid re-engineering their products to a lower standard of quality to compete with new competitors to the market.”

 

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