Case Study – Inspectec

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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.