Sustainability, China and the Covid fight: 6 of the best Access forecasts for 2022

By Dan Colombini17 January 2022

As we begin a new year for the access market, we bring you a round-up of forecasts for the access industry, found in the pages of Access International

AI conducted interviews throughout last year with a number of high-profile industry experts on some key issues going forward, including sustainability, growth in China and, of course, the battle against Covid.

Interview: Loxam and the secret behind sustainability

Paul Rankin Paul Rankin, COO, Loxam PAD & managing director, Nationwide Platforms

AI speaks with Paul Rankin, Loxam PAD’s COO and managing director of UK-based Nationwide Platforms, about sustainability and the changing landscape of access.

When will the China access market reach maturity?

Although the access rental sector in China is growing at a fast rate, it is far from mature and there are a range of requirements to be met before it can reach that point. AI provides an industry update from manufacturing and rental points of view.

How foreign investment can lead Vietnam’s MEWP covid resurgence

The Vietnamese MEWP economy is suffering acutely from long shutdowns, caused by Covid-19. It is a story that is familiar across much of Southeast Asia, as is the potential Vietnam holds to become a major MEWP market. Leading the way is TNC – its largest access rental provider.

Riwal - Covid-19 and rental one year on

Pedro Torres, the CEO of access equipment rental giant Riwal, reveals all on the state of the market, one year after their first podcast conversation about the affects of Covid-19.

Pedro Torres COO-landscape Pedro Torres CEO at Riwal.

Torres explains how the pandemic has changed the company and the industry, as well as covering the challenges found in India, and the potential that lies ahead for the rental sector in Europe and beyond.

What’s new in scaffolding, including Georg Layher interview

AI speaks with Georg Layher, managing partner of Layher, about its products and plans, while start-up company Kewazo explains its new unique robotic scaffolding material handler LiftBot and Haki covers the potential of digital solutions, in this special focus on the scaffolding industry.

Interview: Manitou Group committed to carbon reduction

Manitou Group’s president and CEO Michel Denis disusses low-carbon and sustainability initiatives.

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