Buyers meet at Platformers
01 May 2008
Reinhard Willenbrock, a co-founder of the show, told Access International that; “Manufacturers and dealers are seeing signs of improvement in demand in Germany”. Others were less certain: Jan van der Meer, manager of VTN Europe, Hinowa's dealer in Germany, rises in its sales were related to “increased awareness of benefits of specialty equipment to contractors, not an improved economy.”
The show attracted 65 exhibitors and included some new products. Wumag launched its highest reach 3.5 t GVW truckmounted platform, the 22 m working height WTB 220. Wumag's general manager, Rolf Kulawik, said the company had taken orders for seven units at the show, including the pictured unit bought by Swiss rental company UP AG. Aichi Europe, meanwhile, received an order for twelve SP21Ajs telescopic boom machines from Ireland's Height for Hire.
Also new was Holland Lift's B-165EL25 scissor, a 16.5 m platform height model with 650 kg cage capacity. The unit at Hohenroda had been bought by Netherlands renter Spreeuwenberg Hoogwerk Systemen.