Almac at Home – remote demo software
Almac Pacific opens in Australia
Almac’s HQs grow to 4500 sqm, the team to 50 people and the distribution netwrok now includes 30+ countries.
In order to allow the company to connect with its client base during the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, Almac develops a remote demo software – ALMAC AT HOME. This new app has been specifically designed to offer the opportunity carry out a real test drive by physically driving the aerial platform, in real time from anywhere in the world by using a computer keyboard.
International exhibitions and awards mark 2019 for Almac. Bauma in Germany, Vertikal Days in Great Britain and GIS in Italy prove to be a resounding success earning Almac the recognition of the international AWP sector for innovation, technology and cutting edge product design.
Almac opens Almac Pacific Pty in Australia.
The new commercial branch will provide local assistance to its partners and direct customers in Australia, New Zealand and all of East Asia, as well as a warehouse dedicated to the storage of stock machines and spare parts, ensuring faster delivery times and responsiveness.
Alfa Access Services is the new UK partner of AlmaCrawler
AlmaCrawler appoints Alfa Access Services as its official service partner for the UK.
Following a series of virtual negotiations, AlmaCrawler and Alfa Access Services have reached an agreement, both confident that the partnership will be able to offer British customers a higher standard of services.
Based in Nottinghamshire, Alfa Access Services specialises in the service, repair, training, LOLER Inspection (Thorough Examination) on a wide range of powered access platforms and lifting equipment throughout the UK.
Commenting on the new partnership with AlmaCrawler’s UK subsidiary Almac Atlantic based in Cambridgeshire, director for Alfa Access Services, Allen Freeman said the following: “The whole team at Alfa Access Services Ltd are extremely proud and excited about another high-quality manufacturer choosing Alfa as their service partner within the UK. Training over Zoom has already taken place and Covid permitting, face to face training will happen soon. We look forward to a great relationship in our supporting role with Almac Atlantic Ltd.”
AlmaCrawler general manager, Andrea Artoni, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Alfa Access Services to provide full service to all AlmaCrawler products for an extensive area of the UK. This will strengthen our presence, first and foremost benefiting our longstanding and new clients because they will be able to rely on expert, professional advice and support. They can rest assured that they will receive qualified assistance quickly and easily.”
AlmaCrawler export area sales manager Oana Samoila said: “We are very satisfied to further expand our efforts in the UK following the establishment in the UK of our second global subsidiary after Australia. All new service providers who join our network receives comprehensive support, technical and after-sales process management training, so they can immediately start working competently with us. Alfa Access Services are well-trained and multi-brand-oriented. Their know-how extends over a multiple scope of service solutions.”
AlmaCrawler announce a new branch in London
AlmaCrawler is pleased to announce the opening of a new subsidiary – Almac Atlantic Ltd, in the United Kingdom. The opening is yet another step in our ambitious global growth plans, ambition that previously already led to the successful creation of Almac Pacific Ltd based in Sydney, Australia in 2018.
The new branch in Cambridgeshire, north of London, will cater to the UK base of AlmaCrawler clients, further expanding our business coverage through quality sales and service operations.
General Manager, Andrea Artoni said, “We have been considering opening in the UK for some time, we have considerable customer growth in the area and we are committed to offering excellent customer experience and service. With the successful experience of the establishment of Almac Pacific, we decided it was time to make the move and open Almac Atlantic. We will be working directly with the market and have already established a series of collaborations for sales and service that we will be shortly announcing.”
An overarching feature of our expansion is the pursuit of quality services and brand alignment with the same business ethos across the board. We strongly believe in the creation of partnership and collaboration and see ourselves more as a partner than a supplier to our roster of clients. We are constantly working on holding ourselves to higher standards to ensure we not only deliver great crawler scissor lifts, but also a great overall experience.
Oana Samoila, Area Manager for the UK will continue working with Malcolm Kitt, UK Sales Manager who has been working with the company for five years.
This further expansion of AlmaCrawler will therefore ensure the constant availability of stock directly in the United Kingdom, consolidated after-sales service & support and a quick and efficient spare parts management, with an increased participation in local fairs and dedicated sector events and subsequently a growth in the local UK based team.
The AlmaCrawler team grows with a new Deputy R&D Manager and Spare Parts Manager
AlmaCrawler’s team has welcomed two new key members in May 2021.
Gianluca Ferramola joined the Research & Development Department as Deputy R&D Manager while Valerio Soragna will take on a new role in the After-Sales Department as Spare Parts Manager.
Both join AlmaCrawler from Airo after several years with the company and bring their wealth of knowledge and experience, gained by directly working in the global machinery industry, developing new products and transversal strategic relationships, and handling after-market dynamics.
Gianluca is already closely working with the R&D team on the development and subsequent upgrading of AlmaCrawler’s long-standing and new product lines, thanks to his 30 plus years of experience.
Valerio joins the after-sales team after many years working in the access industry, in particular handling spare-parts management. He will be working with After-Sales Manager Denny Furghieri on providing top-quality service to AlmaCrawler customers.
“AlmaCrawler is constantly looking to grow its team with industry leading talent.” said Andrea Artoni, General Manager of AlmaCrawler “Gianluca and Valerio are no strangers, we have had the opportunity to work together in the past and I am particularly pleased to welcome them in our team, looking forward to all our future projects.”
AlmaCrawler presents Spiderboom: a new line of self-propelled tracked aerial platforms
AlmaCrawler continues to push the boundaries of equipment manufacturing!
Internationally recognized for offering innovative, versatile and complementary product ranges which respect high safety standards and are able to satisfy even the most demanding requests for everyday operations, a few days after its eighth anniversary, AlmaCrawler is presenting the BILLENNIUM series.
The new BILLENNIUM range is the result of research and design that have overcome traditional norms, introducing a new family of self-propelled tracked aerial platforms to the market, the Spiderbooms. The goal to create a single product that combined key features of self-propelled aerial platforms on wheels and stabilized tracked aerial platforms, led AlmaCrawler to develop this new range which offers a morphologically unique product with a simpler User Experience and superior market adaptability, catering to both the professional end user and the rental sector.
The initial offer is two models, B1570 and B1890 with a working height of 15 & 18m respectively and two different types of automatic stabilization, fixed (VISUAL) or variable (QUICK-PRO). There are three power options available: petrol engine (ETS version), diesel engine (EVO version) and full electric lithium (LTH version).
All versions will showcase typical size compactness (minimum width 0.78m) and a competitive maximum weight (2600 ÷ 2900 kg) to ensure transportability on traditional trailers.
The BILLENNIUM models offer an operating outreach of 10 and 11 meters depending on the model and a maximum load capacity in the basket of 230 and 250kg thanks to the following AlmaCrawler new technological and innovative features:
– SPS (Self-Propelled Skilled System) – This new patent-pending system allows the use of the machine even without lowering the stabilizers, on slopes up to 10° longitudinally and up to 5° laterally. The platform can safely and directly be used up to 9m working height thanks to the advanced control and leveling systems of the machine.
– AWP (Adaptive Working Performance) – This new patent-pending system allows for the optimization of the operational outreach, this performance being determined by checking the actual stabilization area in real time.
– Automatic Stabilization – All BILLENNIUM models are equipped with the automatic stabilization system as standard. Two choices:
- A) VISUAL – Automatic stabilization with fixed area;
- B) Quick-PRO – Fully Automated Stabilization with Variable Areas which offers 6 different machine positioning combinations, simple to choose through the appropriate selector; by automatically interacting with the AWP system, it guarantees the operator the best possible outreach performance;
– Undercarriage XXL – Specifically designed to increase safety in the daily loading / unloading and moving of the platform, all the while respecting the typical compactness characteristics (variable track 0.79 ÷ 1.39 m and undercarriage length greater than 2 m).
– ATS (Automatic Tensioner System) – “ZERO MAINTENANCE” hydraulic system for automatic tensioning of the track, unique in its kind.
– TASKET BASKET – Resizable basket that does not require disassembly to go through narrow passages, conforming to the minimum width of the aerial platform (0.79m) and ensuring a comfortable use for two operators.
– WINCH – Also on the BILLENNIUM series, the traditional AlmaCrawler Winch can be used to lift and / or handle loads up to 200kg (WINCH KIT SERIES 200).
Deliveries starting from June 2021; For more information, fill in the contact form.
Inspectec, Irish company based in Naas, Co. Kildare, has been in the AWP sector for more than 20 years. The partnership with AlmaCrawler only started six months ago during a difficult time. Inspectect are selling machines during a global pandemic that has forced Ireland into a massive lockdown and they declared that gave him great ambitions for the future. Inspectec would like to grow the business by at least 25% year on year for the next five years, and they believe that possible also thanks to the new AlmaCrawler models coming out.
Dan Daly, Sales Director of Inspectec, said:
“We chose to be an Almac dealer as we saw the machine at Bauma 19 and was very impressed with the design and the quality. We could see that it had great potential in the Irish market and that it was a lot different to the current brands and models on the scene here. When we met with owner Andrea Artoni for the first time we were very impressed with his vision and what he wanted to achieve for the future. So we said lets be part of that future and thankfully we were accepted as a dealer and we are so looking forward to building a long lasting relationship and hopefully selling lots of machines!”
What was the context of the use of AlmaCrawler machines and what problems did they solve?
Inspectec, supplies small and medium Rental companies in Ireland with innovative AWP machines from AlmaCrawler as one of its products. The company demonstrates the machines so that its customers can fully understand their performance. What impresses most are the high levels of safety and the design of the machines to the point where they never want to return them. Among the Inspectec customers who have invested early on in the Italian company’s platforms is Central Tool and Plant Hire in Birr, Co. Offaly. The owner Aidan Larkin, believes in the versatility, technology and added value that these machines can bring to the day-to-day activities of operators at height.
An important customer for the Central Tool and Plant Hire is Limerick-based Electricity Supply Board (ESB), who needed an aerial platform for carrying out maintenance and repair work in electricity supply substations. In particular, they needed a machine that could be towed around by a Jeep and a trailer. Also it had to be versatile to it could get around the substation. The extendable tracks on the JIBBI 1250 was perfect for this job and also because you could restrict the slewing was brilliant from a safety point of view.
Des, an ESB supervisor, when talking about the Almac machine’s user experience said:
Very straight forward to use. All our guys are IPAF trained so using a MEWP is very familiar to us. We found the JIBBI 1250 to be very responsive on the controls and we are very impressed with its stability especially working on maximum outreach.