Bravi to build on strong 2020
By Euan Youdale18 January 2021
Low level access equipment specialist Bravi Platforms has reported revenue growth in 2020, despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, and forecasts a strong year ahead.
The 0.07% revenue increase came at the end of a year in which the Italian company upgraded its products and internal policies.
By strengthening its production/planning and sales departments and providing full staff training from external consultants, the company is set to gain ISO 9001 quality management certification in March.
Bravi also focused on quality and efficiency during the year, with the aim of halving its total production time. A number of significant investments in production included mast manufacturing and assembly equipment.
The company’s upgraded ANSI A92.20-compliant Leonardo HD mast lift was launched during 2020. The new version includes telematics configuration with full CAN bus connectivity. During the year, Bravi’s stock-picker range was also expanded with the launch of the new Sprint LP, upgraded to handle large parcels and doors.
In addition, Bravi purchased a new building in 2020, 2km from its main factory, where it relocated all its steel and welding work, and added two welding robots to further streamline chassis and basket production and increase capacity. In the main factory, an extra assembly line was added, along with a stock of finished products and components.
The company forecasts continued growth throughout 2021, although there will be no new product launches during the year, as the manufacturer’s range covers the requirements of the current low level access market.
“There is the deep awareness that the range of products Bravi has developed occupies an extremely small space in the market, compared to the actual potential [of low level access equipment],” said Pierino Bravi, managing director, Bravi Platforms.
“For this reason, 2021 will not see the launch of new models, but rather an expansion of the accessories’ range for the machines already on the market. With the hope that this new year will represent the long-awaited turning point.”