Speedy goes with Skyjack
POSTED November 09, 2014
Skyjack has sold 1,060 new aerial work platforms to Speedy, the UK’s leading provider of tools and equipment. The order includes DC electric scissor lifts, electric vertical masts and – a first for the company – diesel-powered rough terrain scissor lifts. Deliveries have already begun and the full line-up of machines will arrive over the coming months.
The large order is the result of Speedy updating and expanding its entire fleet of access equipment so that the oldest machine at its depots will now be from 2013.
“Skyjacks are industry-leading machines that are widely recognized as the easiest to work on, so I am delighted to welcome so many to our fleet and I’m confident they will serve our huge range of customers well,” says Andy Connor, supply chain director at Speedy. “With energy costs increasing on a daily basis so we want the latest products on the market, both in terms of sustainability and innovation. And these machines fit the bill.”
The majority of Speedy’s order include enhanced 24v Skyjack DC electric scissors with working heights from 19 ft to 32 ft. Introduced at APEX 2014 in Amsterdam, these updated lifts give customers significantly improved battery life, increased controllability and quieter operation.
“Our DC scissors are already renowned for being simply reliable and offering an excellent return on investment” says David Hall, product & business development manager at Skyjack. Our new updated range takes things one step further and the Speedy deal is a great endorsement of our philosophy.”
Also included in the order are 24v DC electric vertical mast lifts, offering either 12 ft or 16 ft working heights, which feature a unique 0.41 m traversing deck. Speedy also ordered some diesel-powered SJ 6832 RT scissor lifts with a working height of 32 ft, marking the first time Speedy has invested in diesel-powered access equipment.
“The diesel machines ensure we can answer every customer need and allow us to expand into larger construction job sites,” adds Connor.
Speedy’s target markets are vast and cover the complete industry spectrum including infrastructure, industrial, construction and retail. Its new Skyjacks, which will be distributed across many of Speedy’s UK depots, will be used on a whole host of sites throughout the UK.
All Speedy engineers have already been trained in Skyjack use and maintenance. “We spend very little on Skyjack parts and maintenance, particularly compared to other brands we’ve used in the past,” concludes Connor.
Founded in 1977, Speedy has 3,500 employees and operates a national network of some 346 operational sites.