The Access Link held it’s latest meeting at Snorkel’s Washington manufacturing facility in Tyne & Wear.
It was well attended by all members and provided a great day which was enjoyed by all.
Many thanks to all concerned!
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Our new Access Link website, by The Design Bank.
Advanced Access Opens in Eastbourne
The new Eastbourne branch of UK rental company Advanced Access has been appointed as the Access Link supplier for East Sussex and Kent.
The decision was taken at the recent Link meeting in France, and has now been made official. Advanced also passed an annual audit for the IPAF Rental plus in December – all Access Link members are required to have the Rental Plus certification.
The new location which opened in September is managed by Danny Bond, its fleet – both delivered or on order – totals 91 units following a number of recent orders placed with Manitou, Niftylift, Skyjack and Custom Equipment. Advanced placed a further order today for 57 further machines from the same suppliers.
Members of the Access Link, the UK and Ireland group of independent rental companies have voted unanimously to formally unite with Germany’s Partnerlift.
The decision follows the Link’s winter meeting held yesterday at the Manitou facility in Nantes, France.
The main topic on the agenda was a presentation by Kai Schliephake, managing director of Partnerlift, one of two similar rental franchise organisations in Germany. The plan is for the Access Link to unite with Partnerlift, building on the two organisations long standing informal agreement.
(L-R) Kai Schliephake of Partnerlift, Tony Hobbs of Manitou and Keith Johns representing the Access Link agree closer ties.
Keith Johns of Oxford based 2 Cousins Access, who planned and chaired the meeting said: “The members of the Link voted unanimously to strengthen and formalise this relationship by all Link members joining Partnerlift. The Link brand will not disappear but we will bring the identities closer together. Having greater financial and management resources than us Partnerlift has been able to develop a much better IT foundation and we look forward to using these benefits, which include a smart phone application which allows users to find the nearest depot to their work site.”
The Link meeting was well attended, with each member including a member of their technical/service teams. Manitou hosted the event which included a full factory tour, presentation and demonstrations.
The technical staff then attended a product service course, while the Link held its formal winter meeting, during which Dunstable based Neon Hire Services was elected as a new member. Manitou took orders for 35 platforms on the day along with a number of further enquiries.
UK access rental and training company Lifterz has opened a powered access rental operation in Plymouth.
The Yorkshire based company is treating the operation as a satellite depot based at the premises of sister company Lifterz Cranes.
Lifterz says that the decision was taken as soon as it was revealed that the Access Link member for the south west, Light Hire, had been acquired by AFI Uplift.
The new depot has been unanimously accepted as the Access Link representative for the South West region and the first aerial lifts are already in place. The location will also offer IPAF training.
Laura Indans has been recruited to develop the region for Lifterz and will work within the team controlled by Benjamin Bowers who said: “The depot will benefit from sharing with Cranes, it has low overheads and is expected to become profitable quite quickly”.
Lifterz is part of LSG Industrials, which rebranded an existing crane business as Lifterz Cranes early this year.