UpRight invests in US production

15 April 2008

UpRight Powered Access is to open a manufacturing facility in the US and could be producing booms and large scissors as early as the second quarter of 2007, said the company. It is targeting a 10% US market share within two years.

Darren Kell, UpRight's chief executive officer, told AI that the company was considering two sites – one existing plant which is well set up for AWP production, and a ‘greenfield’ site. A decision on the site is expected by the end of December or beginning of January and will require an investment of around US$5 (€3.8) million.

“Our business has grown rapidly in line with our strategic plans, and now is the right time to launch full–line production in North America”, said Mr Kell.

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