Italian manufacturer Jekko has announced a new partnership with South African supplier SkyJacks.

SkyJacks headquarters in Boksburg, South Africa. (Photo: Jekko)

The material handling and powered access solutions provider will be the exclusive dealer for Jekko products in the region.

SkyJacks portfolio includes suspended access platforms, aerial work platforms, telehandlers, and construction hoists.

“With Alistair and his team, we have known each other for many years,” said Alberto Franceschini, sales and marketing director at Jekko. “They visited us already seven years ago, but at that time Jekko’s size, organisation, machinery, and quality were not up to the level of a major player like SkyJacks in South Africa. It is personally satisfying to see that, after all this time, SkyJacks has witnessed the growth of Jekko on the international markets, in its organisation, in products, and in quality, which is why it was finally easy to choose to distribute for us.”

SkyJacks managing director Alistair Bennett added, “Over the last 45 years, SkyJacks has been trusted to provide working at height and material handling solutions in some of Southern Africa’s most challenging working environments.

“Initially, our focus was on suspended access platforms and aerial work platforms. As the company evolved, our offerings grew to include telehandlers and construction hoists. Continuing to innovate, we believe that adding Jekko mini cranes to our offering is a natural progression that will allow us to meet the changing demands of the construction, mining, and industrial maintenance sectors in Southern Africa.”

As part of the partnership, SkyJacks will offer sales, rental, and after-sales support for Jekko products, ensuring customers have access to the full range of services.

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