The UK's Access Alliance held its first meeting of the New Year at JLG's Manchester facility, all members were in attendance.

The group of cooperating access rental companies were said to be generally upbeat about business over the Christmas period and positive for the year ahead.

Presentations were made to the meeting on the Syrinx- Hire rental software operating system and on the Thermoil products, designed to improve battery life.

Also at the meeting from were a number of the JLG team including Wayne Lawson, vice president of EAME, Mr Lawson talked to the Alliance about world economics, further opportunities and growth areas for 2012/13. The group were then invited to a demonstration of new JLG products.

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