AlmaCrawler appoints UK service partner

By Leila Steed21 June 2021

Left to right: Allen Freeman (Director Alfa Access Services), Malcolm Kitt (UK Sales Manager for Almac Atlantic) and James Skinner (Technical Sales Manager Alfa Access Services). Left to right: Allen Freeman (Director Alfa Access Services), Malcolm Kitt (UK Sales Manager for Almac Atlantic) and James Skinner (Technical Sales Manager Alfa Access Services).

Italy-based tracked platform lift manufacturer AlmaCrawler has appointed Alfa Access Services (AAS) as its new services provider in the UK.

Established in 2009, ASS provides call-out services for MEWP owners and users across the UK from its head office in Nottinghamshire. It carries out scheduled equipment maintenance and repairs at its customers’ locations, and also offers major repair and refurbishment work at its Cambridgeshire workshop.   

The service deal between AlmaCrawlers and Alfa Access Services was negotiated over several online meetings.

Andrea Artoni, AlmaCrawler’s general manager, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Alfa Access Services to provide full service to all AlmaCrawler products for an extensive area of the UK.

“This will strengthen our presence, first and foremost benefiting our longstanding and new clients because they will be able to rely on expert, professional advice and support.”

The deal with AAS is another move in AlmaCrawler’s ambitious growth plan and follows the appointment of Irish distributor Inspectec and the launch of the manufacturer’s new Billennium equipment series.

According to AlmaCrawler, which recently opened its new Almac Atlantic subsidiary in the UK, the service deal will also see ASS provide LOLER inspections (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) for its range of self-levelling crawler platforms.

These inspections, which must be undertaken by an impartial competent person, will be carried out by AAS’s IPAF CAP certified engineers.

ASS currently offers LOLER tests for equipment from a range of manufacturers, including Genie, ELS Lift, Haulotte, Niftylift, Skyjack, Denka, JLG, Manitou and others.

Allen Freeman, director for Alfa Access Services, said, “The whole team at Alfa Access Services are extremely proud and excited about another high-quality manufacturer choosing Alfa as their service partner within the UK.

“Training over Zoom has already taken place and Covid permitting, face to face training will happen soon. We look forward to a great relationship in our supporting role with Almac Atlantic.”

Oana Samoila, AlmaCrawler’s export area sales manager, said, “We are very satisfied to further expand our efforts in the UK following the establishment in the UK of our second global subsidiary after Australia.

“All new service providers who join our network receives comprehensive support, technical and after-sales process management training, so they can immediately start working competently with us. Alfa Access Services are well-trained and multi-brand-oriented. Their know-how extends over a multiple scope of service solutions.”

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