Chinese boom heading for Sentosa, Singapore
By Maria Hadlow10 November 2009
Chinese access platform manufacturer, Sinoboom, used the recent BICES exhibition in China to show its latest artic-boom platform, the GTZZ15. The unit pictured in Beijing is destined for the huge Sentosa project in Singapore.
Sinoboom told Access International at the show that although the access markets in South East Asia and China are not massive at the moment, there is a feeling that a giant is stirring. Estimates of the size of the powered access market in China vary significantly but the population could be somewhere between 1000 and 3000 units. It is also thought that some 'powered' access estimates include figures for push-around units that are popular in some sectors in China.
But, while the market is currently small, estimates for future for growth are significant. According to Sinoboom growth in the access market in China "could be around 30% a year for the next few years and then it could rise to almost 50% a year after that." The company also reports that rental is growing, not through major China-wide operators, but through small privately-owned companies operating on a local basis.