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.
Tecnoutensili Capararo Srl, is a historical company in Valtellina, that offers its customers a wide range of professional equipment for industry, construction and gardening.The company needed machinery suitable for a variety of contexts and in particular capable of reaching work areas with narrow access and able to operate on sloping terrain such as the mountainous Valtellina area.
Ormi Srl, AlmaCrawler’s business partner since its foundation, has always focused on the innovation and quality of the company’s 100% made in Italy products. They are unique machines capable of performing tasks in particular positions that previously could only be imagined. It is precisely for these reasons that Tecnoutensili Capararo has proposed two models capable of fully satisfying advanced requirements.
By purchasing a JIBBI 1250 EVO and a JIBBI 1670 EVO, Tecnoutensili Capararo was able to reach a part of the market that required highly specialised machines. The two JIBBI have been used for various applications such as construction sites, painting of external facades by painters, landscaping companies, gyms, using electric motors, replacing lighting systems, road maintenance and the creation of an adventure park in the mountains.
The opinion of Nicola Melè of Tecnoutensili Capararo Srl:
Nicola Melè, Rental and Training Manager, says he discovered the JIBBI 1250 at GIS in Piacenza in 2019 and was particularly impressed. “I immediately saw the great potential of the machine as it could have made a difference and could have met any of our customers’ needs. Fully supported by my owner Dr. Lorenzini Carlo, within two years, through ORMI Srl, we purchased the first two machines.”
The opinion of Graziano Guidetti of Ormi Srl:
“Since its foundation in 2013, we have chosen to become a partner of AlmaCrawler because we have always believed in the seriousness and innovative skills of the owner Andrea Artoni. In fact, our trust has been repaid with machines that are always surprising and cutting-edge. It is a company in constant development, always able to surprise us with products built with exceptional quality and unique attention to detail. As I always say, a company that is always one step ahead.
In the future, the main objective is to continue to promote the AlmaCrawler brand in Lombardy, making customers aware of the technical aspects that differentiate these tracked lifts from the common aerial platforms on the market.”