Access International - May-June 2021
By Anita Bhakta27 May 2021
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In April last year AI recorded a podcast interview with Riwal’s CEO Pedro Torres, while the Covid- 19 pandemic was still relatively new to Europe. A year ahead, we ask Torres how the company has fared through the Covid storm and what challenges remain in the European MEWP market.
REGIONAL REPORT: EUROPE
Optimism in Europe’s rental and access sectors is tempered by continuing uncertainties around Covid-19. A range of sources sum up the situation in one of the world’s most mature, yet diverse access markets.
ROUGH TERRAIN SCISSORS
Electric-powered RT lifts are the inevitable addition to many manufacturers’ ranges but there have plenty of updates to the diesel versions too. AI rounds up the latest offerings in this sector.
In AI’s annual listing of the world’s largest access equipment manufacturers, the effects of Covid-19 on 2020 revenues are evident, yet there is a positive story from the specialist manufacturers, while the Chinese manufacturers buck the trend.
APEX IN PRINT
In this special feature, AI reveals many of the products that would have been presented at the cancelled APEX 2021, and provides an ‘at-the-show’ feel, as manufacturers share their future product plans and market insights.
TECHNOLOGY SERIES: FUTURE FOCUS
Karel Huijser, general manager and VP EAME, at JLG explains the company’s decision to move to virtual exhibitions. Plus, Jim Colvin, CEO at Serious Labs looks into the future of virtual reality training and operator control.