Snorkel appoints Proing in Colombia

By Euan Youdale08 November 2012

Proing owner Carlos Ramirez, left, exchanges contracts with Snorkel's Mike Falcon

Proing owner Carlos Ramirez, left, exchanges contracts with Snorkel's Mike Falcon

Snorkel has signed up Proing LTDA as its official distributor in Colombia.

Snorkel has worked with Proing for over a year and it became the first company in Colombia to join IPAF and this September it became the country’s first official IPAF operator training centre.

Proing was founded in 1997 in the capital of Bogotá as an engineering consultancy and has since grown to become a construction equipment distributor. It also has an equipment rental fleet which includes aerial lifts, excavators, cranes, telehandlers, compressors, pumps and compactors.

The aerial lift market is predicted to grow significantly over the coming years, after the Ministry of Labour issued Resolution 1409 in July this year – Colombia’s version of the EU Working at Height laws. Resolution 1409 calls for a proper risk assessment when working at heights above 1.5 m.

Mike Falcon, Regional Sales Manager for Latin America, visited Bogotá to exchange contracts with Carlos Ramirez, owner of Proing.

Mr Falcon said, “Proing is a great partner for Snorkel and a great ambassador for our industry. This is a company that has embraced the concept of safe working at height and continues to be a real pioneer in Colombia.

Ramirez added, “We can now offer our industrial and construction customers a leading solution that greatly improves their productivity and safety when working at height, while also helping them comply with new Government regulations.”

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