AGF Access has officially launched its Special Project Group at ConExpo, in which it will use its range of access-related products and services for long timeframe projects like bridges and power stations.
Made up of three divisions; manufacturing, rental and now special projects, the AGF Access Group includes mast climber producer Hydro Mobile and suspended access manufacturer Winsafe.
AGF Access, part of AGF Group, already achieves a revenue of $9 million from special projects and $110 million in total. The aim is to increase that to $150 million over the next five years. This will occur through organic growth, including special projects, and acquisitions, said Vincent Dequoy, president of AGF Access.
Special projects, such as power station maintenance can be anything up to three-years in the planning and require staying power. However, the rewards can be significant. The division, which currently operates in North America also lends itself to international expansion.
Hydro Mobile produces heavy-duty mast climbers designed for modern buildings found in North America, compared to the older buildings generally seen in Europe, which require generally low capacity electric rack and pinion mast climbers.
However, the modern structures used in power stations, for example, in Europe are able to accommodate Hydro Mobile’s heavy duty platforms.