February 13, 2019; Guelph, Ontario – Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNR) Skyjack division partnered with German customer, KFR Mietlifte GmbH, to provide a donation to Lebenshilfe Munster, an association that provides space, support, and guidance for people and families with disabilities. In addition to a monetary donation shared, by both Skyjack and KFR Mietlifte GmbH, the leading rental company also ordered a pink SJIII 3219 to brighten spirits.
“This is a charity that’s very close to our hearts and we were excited to get the chance to give back,” says Marc Reinkenhoff, general manager at KFR Mietlifte GmbH. “We wanted to give the children an activity that they’ve never done before – and I think we did that with our pink Skyjack.”
The electric scissor lift with a platform height of 7.79 m, and overall width of 0.81 m made the perfect canvas for the children at Lebenshilfe Munster. The pink scissor lift arrived at the Munster-based association early January and representatives from Skyjack, KFR Mietlifte GmbH and Lebenshilfe Munster were on-site for the event.
“We arrived with the SJIII 3219 and the children’s excitement at such a wonder was really great to see,” said Andreas Stumpf, sales and operations manager for Skyjack Germany. “It got even better when we brought the paint out and told them they could decorate the machine however they’d like.
The monetary donation provided by both companies will help fund Lebenshilfe Munster’s housing solutions. They provide families with both short and long-term accommodations. The short-term accommodations are aimed at providing families with support for day-to-day care for a period averaging three days to three weeks. The long-term facilities assists by providing full-time housing and support for those children who can no longer be cared for at home.
“We’ve been doing business with KFR Mietlifte GmbH for a few years now delivering a range of DC scissors, rough terrain scissors, and booms to their rental yard,” explains Stumpf. “They came to us for the opportunity to partner for a monetary donation, as well as provide them with a very unique looking scissor lift and we wanted to be a part of it right away.”
The decorated SJIII 3219 will stay in KFR Mietlifte GmbH’s rental fleet and the company is donating 10% of that machine’s rental revenue to Lebenshilfe Munster. At the end of the year, Skyjack will also match KFR Mietlifte GmbH’s donation two to one.