TCA Lift shows 52m Falcon following MBO

By Maria Hadlow14 September 2011

Thyge Mikkelsen, chief financial officer and Finn Schlitterlau, chief executive officer of TCA Lift.

Thyge Mikkelsen, chief financial officer and Finn Schlitterlau, chief executive officer of TCA Lift.

TCA (Tall Compact Access) Lift, the Danish management buyout organisation, which bought the Falcon tracked platform business from company Skako is exhibiting the 52m working height Falcon tracked platform and smaller Bluelift tracked platforms.

Finn Schlitterlau, chief executive officer of TCA Lift told Access International that Skako wants to focus on its core business of concrete equipment and vibrating conveyors and divest itself of its access businesses, which he admitted, "Were not the best [profit wise]over the last three years."

"It was in deal in which both parties were satisfied," said chief financial officer Thyge Mikkelsen.

TCA Lift has taken on all the staff and facilities associated with the Falcon brand and intends to develop the product range and open up new markets and regions.

TCA Lift has also signed a contract to continue selling the Italian manufactured Blue Lift tracked platforms, which Skako Lift had taken on. "It is a good fit," said Mr Schlitterlau, "the Blue Lifts cover the 12 to 22m range and the Falcon are between 29 and 52m."

The 52m machine on the stand is the forth the company has manufactured and has been bought by the Irish rental company Easi Uplift/Height for Hire, also an exhibitor at APEX. The previous three machines are in Kuala Lumper, working at the Twin Towers, in Macau at a casino and in the Philippines at a large shopping mall.

The machine has two sets of tracks so can climb stairs and traverse rough terrain without jolts. With the 52m working height it weighs just 13t.

Skako is also selling the Denka trailer business in a deal that will complete in the near future.

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