Platform Sales Europe grows sales offerings and staff

By Maria Hadlow04 November 2008

Holland Lift specialises in narrow, electric and diesel powered scissors.

Holland Lift specialises in narrow, electric and diesel powered scissors.

Distributor Platform Sales Europe will offer the full range of scissor lift specialist Holland Lift in all 20 countries in which it operates, managing director Arjan Roelse told AI. Platform Sales has ordered 15 units from the Dutch company and will sell from its inventory.

"We want to be a supplier for rental businesses in all their access needs," said Mr Roelse. Platform Sales, also based in The Netherlands, already represents US manufacturer MEC Aerial Platforms and the UK's UpRight Powered Access.

The company is also expanding its sales presence. Dirk Konings, who spent 22 years at equipment rental company Doornbos in The Netherlands, joined Platform Sales in July. Mr Roelse told AI that he has hired two other people in sales positions, but announcement of their names will wait until APEX.

Mr Roelse also said that the company is expanding its spares business. It has €1.5 million worth of OEM spare parts now crossing the Atlantic, adding to the €1 million already on its shelves.

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