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SKYJACK ATTENDS M&T EXPO

POSTED June 04, 2015


SKYJACK BRINGS LEADING PORTFOLIO OF AWPS TO M&T EXPO 2015

Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNP) Skyjack Division will bring its unrivalled line of aerial work platforms and after-sales solutions to Latin America’s largest construction and mining equipment event, the M&T EXPO 2015, in São Paulo, Brazil. The event celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and organizers expect to draw record crowds.

Highlights at the Skyjack booth include the world’s best-selling electric scissor, the SJIII 3219, along with SJIII 3226 and SJIII 4632. The articulating booms SJ46 AJ and SJ63 AJ will also be featured.

“Skyjack machines are widely recognized for being simply reliable and for offering an excellent return on investment,” said Rafael Bazzarella, sales manager and senior IPAF instructor at Skyjack in Brazil. “With rising energy costs around the world, Skyjack offers the smartest solutions both in terms of sustainability and innovation. Our machines are the perfect match for savvy entrepreneurs in Brazil, America Latina and beyond.”

Since officially setting foot in Brazil in 2011, Skyjack has established a large network of partners in the region. From its operations in Indaiatuba, São Paulo state, Skyjack strives to provide Latin American customers with highly dependable, low-maintenance aerial work platforms and unmatched support services.

“Our ongoing strategy includes increasing after-sales assistance; reducing parts and equipment delivery times; providing training in safety, service and sales; and offering financing options through partnerships with local banks,” said Adriano Battazza, Skyjack’s Latin America sales director. “We’re proud of what we have accomplished in the country and region so far, and we’re looking forward to the many years ahead. The best is yet to come for Skyjack in Brazil and Latin America.”

The M&T EXPO 2015 takes place from June 9-13, at the São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.

Skyjack machines at M&T EXPO 2015

• SJIII 3219 has a raised platform height of 19 ft (5.8 m), a working height of 25 ft (7.6 m), a 3 ft (0.9 m) rollout extension deck, 30% grade-ability, and an industry-leading weight capacity of 550 lbs (249 kg);

• SJIII 3226 has a raised platform height of 26 ft (7.9 m), working height of 32 ft (9.8 m), a 3 ft (0.9 m) rollout extension deck, 30% grade-ability and a weight capacity of 500 lbs (227 kg);

• SJIII 4632 has a raised platform height of 32 ft (9.8 m), a working height of 38 ft (11.6 m), a 4 ft (1.2 m) rollout extension deck, 25% grade-ability and a weight capacity of 700 lbs (318 kg);

• SJ46 AJ has a raised platform height of 46 ft (14.1 m), working height of 52 ft (15.9 m), 45% grade-ability and weight capacity of 500 lbs (227 kg);

• SJ63 AJ has a raised platform height of 63 ft (19.4 m), working height of 69 ft (21.2 m), 45% grade-ability and weight capacity of 500 lbs (227 kg).

Skyjack turns 30

Skyjack recently kicked off a yearlong celebration around its 30th business anniversary, at The American Rental Show in New Orleans, U.S. As part of the festivities, Skyjack launched 30 FOR 30 PARTNERS, a charitable campaign where the company will select 30 worthwhile projects and offer support.

Spread across five continents, the initiative will help organizations that would benefit from the use of Skyjack machines. Local Skyjack customers, such as a rental company, would help provide machines and support. Skyjack is offering to cover costs of up to $2,500 per project.

“We are grateful that our customers, communities and the industry have supported us consistently, allowing us to get where we are today – one of the world’s leading suppliers of access equipment,” said Brad Boehler, Skyjack’s president. “As such, we want to use the occasion to give something back. And the best way we can think to do this is via the company, the products and, most important, the customers that mean so much to us.”

About Skyjack

Skyjack provides rental companies globally with quality engineered, simple and reliable access and telehandler equipment so that they maximize utilization and their return on investment. Skyjack began manufacturing scissor lifts in 1985 and through the 1990’s grew to become a world leader in the aerial lift industry. Skyjack remains a dominant player which has adapted rapidly to the changing face of the industry. The product range now includes; Vertical mast lifts, DC electric scissors, Rough terrain scissors, Telescopic booms, Articulating booms, and Telehandlers. In 2002 Skyjack became part of the Linamar Corporation.

Linamar Corporation (TSX:LNR) is a diversified global manufacturing Company of highly engineered products powering vehicles, motion, work and lives. The Company is made up of 2 operating segments – the Powertrain/Driveline segment and the Industrial segment, which are further divided into 3 operating groups – Machining & Assembly, Forging, and Skyjack, all world leaders in the design, development and production of highly engineered products. The Company’s Machining and Assembly and Forging operating groups focus on precision metallic components, modules and systems for engine, transmission and driveline systems designed for global vehicle and industrial markets. The Company’s Skyjack operating group is noted for its innovative, high quality mobile industrial equipment, notably its class-leading aerial work platforms and telehandlers. With more than 19,500 employees in 48 manufacturing locations, 5 R&D centers and 15 sales offices in 14 countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia, Linamar generated sales of $4.2 billion in 2014. For more information about Linamar Corporation and its industry leading products and services, visit www.linamar.com.

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