New products and initiatives at Platformers' Days

By Euan Youdale12 September 2014

Part of the Platformers' Days 2014 showground.

Part of the Platformers' Days 2014 showground.

The access industry was out in force at Platformers' Days, which took place 12-13 September in Hohenroda, Germany.

Most of the main European manufacturers were represented. While the majority of them had launched their new models for this year at APEX, the show boasted a number of new products and initiatives.

For example, Ruthmann launched its City-Steiger TU 285 truck mount on a 7.5 tonne chassis. It has a 28.5 m working height and a 20.5 m outreach with the boom placed on the back of the truck chassis.

PB Lifttechnik has introduced a new Ecoline mast lift with a 11 m working height, while Airo also had a new vertical mast on display, the 10 m working height V10.

Airo and fellow Italian manufacturer Isoli also announced a new distributor partnership with Omme Lift, whereby the Danish producer will provide service and parts for both companies in Germany. The three companies see the arrangement as a way of forging growth in Germany with a complementary set of products.

The general feeling about the German AWP market at the show was positive, with some manufacturers reporting flat sales conditions but others seeing good growth during 2014.

Read a full report of the show and the German market in the September/October issue of Access International.

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