Riwal sets up a UK operation

30 July 2009

A 38 m Riwal boom lift arriving in London to become part of the fleet at Riwal UK.

A 38 m Riwal boom lift arriving in London to become part of the fleet at Riwal UK.

Netherlands based, powered access specialist, Riwal has set up an operation in the UK. Riwal UK is being managed by Les Warren (general manager), Tim White (sales and commercial manager) and Dave Freebody (operations manager).

Between them the three men have over fifty years experience in the access industry and having, "identified the need for a ‘customer-focused company, offering premium quality equipment allied to high levels of service and reliability' to fill the gap in the UK market." They approached Riwal with this concept and following initial meetings early this year the local company was founded on June 1st. 2009.

Over the last two weeks the first machines have been shipped from Dordrecht to the new location in Chelveston, Northamptonshire. Whilst the core focus of the business will initially be at the larger end of the market (booms with working heights of over 26 m. and scissors of over 20 m), Riwal UK does offer the full range of powered access products ranging from 5 m. scissor lifts to the world's largest 103 m. truck mounted boom for hire.

Look out for more information on Riwal UK in the September issue of Access International.

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