First US-made Haulotte scissor shown at open day

By Maria Hadlow27 July 2009

The demonstration area at the Haulotte/BilJax open day.

The demonstration area at the Haulotte/BilJax open day.

At a Haulotte/BilJax US-customer open house held at the manufacturing facility in Archbold, Ohio, customers were introduced to the new Optimum 1930 E scissor line, which is the first Haulotte AWP product to be manufactured in the US and to the new AS 2100 aluminium staging system. During the day there were demonstrations of other machines in the Haulotte/BilJax range.

The AWP customers enjoyed lift demonstrations by Haulotte/BilJax's regional territory managers while service technicians operated the machines. A close-up presentation of the AS 2100 was given by Eric Short, event product manager, and Einstein Francis, designing engineer.

"The AS 2100 demonstration let the customers see how simple set-up can be; with almost no nuts and bolts and the t-lock guardrails assembly is made uncomplicated," said Chuck Hutchinson, vice president scaffold and event sales.

Event attendee Tom Hammerslag of Great Lakes Access in Grand Rapids, Michigan said, "The Haulotte/BilJax Group staff organised a wonderful event. They did a great job presenting their equipment, staff, and facilities. It was a good networking opportunity with other dealers and nice to meet all people at Haulotte/BilJax."

After lunch, the customers were able to get hands-on experience with the equipment: operating it and asking questions. Brent Hagedorn, vice president of AWP sales said, "The product demonstrations and hands-on time was a great way to familiarise the customers with, not only the product, but also the team who supports the products."

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