PartnerLift plans expansion
By Euan Youdale14 April 2014
PartnerLift has held its 10th annual general meeting (AGM) in Weimer, Germany ahead of moving into its new premises in Osterholz-Scharmbeck.
The PartnerLift consortium of independent, small and medium-sized work platform hire companies in Germany has more than 15000 pieces of equipment on its database, between 150 members.
During the AGM new members DL lift from Döbeln, AM stacker from Bremen and Hamburg, Straba from Querfurt and L&V Logistics from Neukirch were inducted into the organisation.
In the coming years PartnerLift intends to open its doors to construction machinery, cranes and forklifts. And concerning AWPs, director Kai Schliephake said, “Our network of aerial platform is crrently only in a few areas of Germany - there is spare capacity."
The meeting also revealed that its members’ fleet of AWPs is set to expand by more than 1,200 machines overall during 2014. The investment for the year among the members will total around €53.2 million, it said.
In addition, PartnerLift has signed supplier agreements over the last few months to further strengthen the centralised purchasing of the group and to give its members advantages in the buying process.