Bowers and son back in business

15 April 2008

Former AFI managing director Malcolm Bowers and son Ben have co–founded an access rental business called Lifterz Ltd, based from a depot near Ossett, Yorkshire, UK.

The company started renting on 2 January and has a fleet of 82 machines comprising Genie scissors, Haulotte scissors and booms and Niftylift booms and trailer mounts. “It's been an excellent start”, said Malcolm Bowers, “We've over 100 new accounts opened in the first six weeks.”

Mr Bowers left AFI in August 2005 and decided to set up with his son when Ben (pictured left) also left AFI late last year. Ben was AFI's key accounts sales manager. For Malcolm Bowers it is a third access rental start up in a career that began in 1979; “This is my third time, and I'm just as excited about it now as I was when I was 28.”

Pictured in front of one of their new Niftylift machines is Ben Bowers (left) with Lifterz' operating manager Mark Trueman.

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