EPW UK moves into low-level access
By Maria Hadlow22 June 2010
The UK operation of EPW (Equipment Parts Wholesale) has taken on the distribution of a Spanish manufactured, self propelled, low-level access platform.
Manufactured by Alarina Industrial the Alas 2100 has a 4.2 m maximum working height and weighs 380kg so it can easily be transported and moved between floors in buildings in a standard six person passenger lift.
The machine is 1.22 m long, 0.64 m wide and 1.8 m high (1.3 m with stowed guardrails). Drivable at full height, the machine has a very tight turning radius and simple to use controls.
Martin Davies, shareholder of EPW UK said that initially the Alas would be sold under EPW although he expected to set up a separate company later to market the machine.
Mr Davies expected that in cooperation with the machine's designer Angel Berranco a few modifications might be made to the machine such as easier access to the batteries and perhaps a change of colour. The Alas might also be renamed for the UK and Ireland markets for which EPW will be the distributor.