Ahern Deutschland, the sales and service provider for Snorkel lifts in Germany and Austria, has delivered two compact rough terrain scissor lifts, plus three low level units to German rental company, HVS Hubarbeitsbühnen.
The order, which consists of a Snorkel S2770BE and a S3370BE compact bi-energy scissor lift, along with two Snorkel TM12 self-propelled mast lifts, and a Snorkel S3010E self-propelled mini scissor lift, was handed over by Roman Heindl, area manager for Southern Germany for Ahern Deutschland.
Founded in 1996 by Friedel Sturhahn, HVS Hubarbeitsbühnen operates a rental fleet of more than 400 units and employs 20 people. HVS moved to new premises in Steinhagen in 2015 to accommodate the expansion of its fleet and team.
“We have worked with Roman Heindl for many years, and we are very impressed with the level of customer and technical service that we are receiving from Ahern Deutschland,” said Friedel Sturhahn, owner of HVS. “Indeed, having access to ready-to-rent stock machines in Germany is a great benefit. On this particular order, we received a rental order for three low level machines on the same day that we were collecting the bi-energy scissor lifts. These low level machines were already in stock in Ahern Deutschland’s facility, so we were able to add them to the order and take them with us on the same day. This is a major bonus for rental companies in the region.”
Sturhahn added, “We are keen to invest in our fleet for the future, and we were very interested when we saw the Snorkel bi-energy scissor lifts. This is a unique hybrid drive option that provides two separate power source options, electric and diesel, both with a permanent all-wheel drive system and oscillating axle. This brings flexibility to our fleet, and to our customers when on the jobsite – we’re excited to have these models available.”
Bernhard Kahn, general manager at Ahern Deutschland, said, “The Snorkel bi-energy scissor lifts offer an particularly attractive solution to rental companies as a single unit can be rented to customers requiring either electric or diesel power. They are also likely to be rented longer term, as a customer can use them on the rough terrain at the start of the project and then indoors as the building progresses. We are pleased that HVS were able to benefit from our ‘ready to rent’ stock machines, and thank Mr. Sturhahn and his team for trusting in Ahern Deutschland and Snorkel. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with them.”