Lobo system to Afghanistan

10 April 2008

On the way to the US military in Afghanistan is modular scaffolding valued at $100000 (€150000) from Lobo Systems in Derbyshire, UK. US forces will use the equipment to support heavy equipment maintenance activities based at Bagram, Afghanistan.

Key to the selection of its product, said Lobo, was its versatility and mobility, The company says its equipment can be assembled “... to any size and shape.” Managing director Rob Bakros tells SI, “The US forces like the ability to pack it up, ship it ‘down range', and then set it up quickly.”

The steel scaffolding, distinguished by a clamp component that requires only hand tightening, comprises trestle legs, riser tubes, clamps, and platforms. The design is about ten years old and is essentially “an adult Meccano set,” said Mr Bakros.

Lobo made this most recent US sale through its master distribution office, REIS Environmental, in St Louis, Missouri, after US procurement officers searched the Internet to find Lobo's product descriptions.

Related news from Lobo is that Robbie Allen has joined as sales manager. Previously, Mr Allen ran his own marketing company.

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