Four Ruthmann Steigers go to Greek highway companies

By Maria Hadlow22 June 2009

Greek highway companies take delivery of four Ruthmann SteigerT180s.
From left to right
Photis Chari

Greek highway companies take delivery of four Ruthmann SteigerT180s. From left to right Photis Chari

Olympia Odos S.A and Aegean Motorway S.A. of Greece have taken delivery of four Steiger T 180 aerial platforms.

The companies chose the Steiger models having previously rented the machines. Finding them very useful the two companies decided to buy four T 180 machines to enhance their fleet of maintenance vehicles. The Steiger T 180 will be used to service street lighting, CCTV cameras and traffic signs.

Two of the aerial platforms will be used by Aegean Motorway S.A on a major highway-expansion project in Greece. The project involves the improvement, construction and development of a 230 km stretch of highway between Athens and Thessaloniki. The other two Steiger T 180s will assist Olympia Odos S.A on the Elefsina-Patras-Tsakona highway-expansion project. This major project involves the improvement, construction and establishment of a 360 km stretch of highway between Athens, Patras and Pyrgos.

Work on both projects began in 2008 and will take 30 years to complete. German, French and Greek construction companies are working in unison on the two highway-expansion projects which, when finished, will greatly reduce travel times within Greece. Regional and economic development along these new highways will be enhanced significantly.

Improvement and construction of these toll highways will increase the level of safety, reducing accident rates and road fatalities.

According to Andreas Hoppe of Aegean Motorway S.A, the advantages of the Steiger T 180 are obvious. "The T 180 provides versatility, mobility and safety which are simply a must on the jobsite. Ruthmann has a global reputation for manufacturing high-quality and durable aerial platforms. You get top value for your money."

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