Cooperative rental association System Lift has announced that 2011 was its most financially successful year ever since with more than a €100 million turnover.
The Supervisory Board approved a dividend per share of €150 euro, which was translated into a payment of €3000 for each System Lift partner. To date just under €1.3 million has been paid in dividends to the shareholders for the fiscal years 2003 through 2011.
Chief executive officer, Leopold Mayrhofer said, "I promise that we will present an even better result in a year's time. For the tenth anniversary of the company the Board will propose a Jubilee dividend." Already plans are being made to celebrate the anniversary on 1 July 1 2013 with live music and entertainment.
System Lift has its own training for users of aerial work platforms and issued 4800 "System Cards" in 2011 to those who completed the training - twice as many are expected to be issued this year.
System Lift also continues to audit members for the quality of their rental service: Ferdinand Scheurer GmbH in Göppingen achieved a 100% score with some other partners getting very close.
Two new partners based in Austria joined the network: HBV Arbeitsbühnen Vermietung GmbH in Graz and Dorn Lift GmbH in Lauterach.
System Lift is a national organisation of aerial platform rental companies with 60 partner companies and more than 70 rental stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.