Riwal will invest almost €100 million in its fleet this year, which is an increase on the €88 millon spent on machines in 2018.
As in 2018, the investment will be split 25% for fleet renewal and 75% for expansion, in support of Riwal’s international growth strategy. The aerial platform and telehandler rental company will buy more than 2000 new machines, including scissors, boom lifts, telehandlers and various niche products.
Its suppliers will include JLG, Genie, Holland Lift and Skyjack for aerial work platforms and Manitou, Magni and JCB for telehandlers.
Riwal said a “considerable” proportion of the new machines will be electric and hybrid, such as JLG’s H800AJ and Genie’s Z-60/37, as well as Holland Lift hybrid HL-275H25 scissors. It said it would also continue to convert to 100% electric several JLG diesel booms with working heights up to 43 metres.
Pedro Torres, Riwal’s Chief Operating Officer, said; ”This fleet investment is essential to our growth strategy and our mission of delivering the best customer experience.
”We are expanding geographically and opening new depots, and can meet customer needs by supplying a newer and wider range of access equipment. With the addition of more environmentally friendly models, we aim to support our customers in reaching their sustainability goals.”
Riwal employs more than 2350 people, has 75 depots in 16 countries, and has a rental fleet of 18000 units.