Ranger responds to signs of upturn

By Maria Hadlow11 May 2010

Shane Marshall joins the Range team.

Shane Marshall joins the Range team.

Ranger Equipment has appointed Shane Marshall to its sales team to respond to the early signs of recovery in the access platform market. Mr Marshal, previously with Irish alloy tower specialist, Instant UpRight joins as sales representative for Ireland and the East of England.

Mr Marshall said, "My recent specialism in solving architectural access transfers well to the technicalities, in particular, of selling Teupen spiderlifts for key applications such as facilities cleaning and maintenance."

Mr Marlshal also brings broad knowledge of the Irish access market to his sales remit in the territory with Ranger's distribution brands - Teupen, Aichi, PB Lifttechnik and Giraf TrackTM.

Managing director, Steve Hadfield said, "We feel very positive about our market position at present. Even though we are at the very early stages of recovery, we are experiencing a healthy level of enquiries for our high end, specialist machines as rental companies focus on the long-term return from any new investment.

"Where spiderlift interest is concerned, hirers appear to be evaluating their return from past purchases and now looking to the excellent reputation of Teupen engineering as the basis for growth and sustained profitability."

Ranger Equipment will be showcasing a host of new platforms from its distribution brands at the forthcoming access and lifting equipment show, Vertikal Days, in June.

Meanwhile, Ranger Group has announced it is planning to sell its rental interests, The Spiderlift Company, to concentrate on platform sales. The company said its rental fleet has been instrumental in proving the UK market for high end spiderlifts and the rental proposition offered by Teupen spiderlifts.

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