Safway takes QuikDeck to Japan

By Sarah Ann McCay01 June 2014

QuikDeck in use on Shinkansen

QuikDeck in use on Shinkansen

Safway Group has appointed Nisso Industry as its exclusive distributor in Japan for its patented QuikDeck suspended access system.

Nisso is one of the largest providers of scaffolding and other access-related services in Japan.

“We have high expectations for QuikDeck in the growing Japanese market following the product’s successful international debut in Brazil in 2011,” said Jerry Dolly, head of Safway’s Bridge Division, which handles QuikDeck.

QuikDeck features a modular design that allows an in the air build-out of a broad, rigid work platform. From an initial 16 sq ft QuikDeck platform hung under the work area, sections can be added and leap-frogged without touching the ground.

The system can be used to span large areas and withstand high loads at a 4:1 ratio. Its modular design means it can also be tailored around unusual shapes.

“QuickDeck is attractive to our clients because workers can function at high efficiency, use wheeled equipment, handle large amounts of materials, and safely work with mixed crews. This can result in a level of productivity that can significantly reduce project costs,” said Dai Ono, CEO of Nisso. “QuikDeck is perfect for many complex access challenges in the dynamic Japanese market.”

Analysts forecast construction spending in Japan to increase significantly over the coming five years, due in part to tens of trillions of yen in government stimulus for reconstruction after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, economic reforms and other public works.

Safway’s current agreement with Nisso covers the distribution of QuikDeck in Japan, which is the world’s third largest economy. Nisso has offices in Taiwan, South Korea and Germany, and may provide a platform for wider international distribution of QuikDeck in the future.

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