New China AWP producer aims West
15 October 2013
New US/Chinese joint venture aerial work platform company EHM is producing products aimed at the US, Europe and China.
The company is partnered with US-based consulting company Technology International Co. and was presenting itself for the first time at BICES. One of the new products is the E12 Master series all electric vertical mast available in 14 feet and 18 feet platform heights.
EHM president Mike Zou says he is in talks with a major US manufacturer based to sell the E12 under a cross sales agreement in the West.
The manufacturer also has a range of scissors, self propelled booms, trailer mounted platforms and tracked platforms that are either production ready or in research and development stage. They are all aimed at China and other emerging nations in the Middle East, South America, as well as Russia. Among the production ready products is a four model scissor range and eight telescopic and articulated self propelled booms.
Before starting the company Mr Zou was president of Chinese manufacturer Zoomlion's speciality vehicle division. He spent 26 years in the US during which he has always been associated with AWPs and helped write the ISO TC214 standard for aerial work platforms.
"I think there will be very strong growth in China in the next three to five years," said mr Zou. "It is hard to say exactly what that growth could be but one fifth of the US market size is possible."