Ethical business and sustainability are key differentiators today, and we work hard to offer our industry high-performance platforms with reduced environmental impact.
Operating with respect for human and environmental resources is one of the goals that sets us apart.
The production of electric platforms not only responds to market demands for indoor and outdoor use but also contributes to our mission of becoming more sustainable and reducing our negative impact. In this regard, we are proud to announce that we have taken another step forward, as the lithium batteries used in our platforms have become cobalt-free as of 1 January 2022!
In 2020, our cobalt-free battery partner, Aliant Battery, has embarked on a journey to offer the market a range of rechargeable lithium batteries based on lithium iron phosphate – LFP (LiFePO4) technology – that are completely cobalt-free.
This is a great achievement for our industry and we at AlmaCrawler are extremely excited for our supplier’s chosen path because cobalt-free batteries allow a significantly smaller environmental impact due to a reduction in mining activities, better end-of-life management of the batteries due to the ease of recycling the cells, and a reduction in the exploitation of the workforce, the vast majority of which takes place in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In fact, the main source of cobalt is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there are unsafe and unethical mining practices, with thousands of workers, sometimes underage, working in harsh and dangerous conditions, constantly facing the possibility of death and serious injuries.
Andrea Artoni, General Manager, said: “We are pleased to be able to partner with forward-thinking partners. We carefully choose our supply chain by measuring our goals and expectations against those of our future partners. Aliant Battery has once again proven to the market they have a clear intention to invest in sustainability and innovation. We offer the market platforms with smarter, cleaner batteries in line with our ethical standards because of our commitments and we intend to study more and more sustainable solutions with our partners in the future”.
AlmaCrawler grows its team with four new key members. Davide Manzotti, Cristian Curti, Andrea Franzini and Marco Sanfelici join R&D and Operations!
Andrea Franzini joins the R&D Department after with a twenty-plus-years experience as a design engineer in the truck-mounted platforms and railway maintenance vehicles sector.
Cristian Curti previously worked in the automotive industry, contributing to the implementation of an intranet portal for document management, and was later part of the operations team of an Italian telehandler manufacturer, gaining valuable experience in managing plant and warehouse logistics and optimising production processes.
Davide Manzotti brings a welath of experience from working in the AWP sector in globally recognized Italian manufacturing companies. Thanks to the know-how acquired during his eight years of experience both as Quality Engineer and Production Manager, he joins the team in charge of the production process at AlmaCrawler.
Marco Sanfelici has joined the Software Development Team as a firmware developer for embedded systems, dealing with both platform firmware programming and the self-designed telematics software MyAlmac online portal.
“Our team is growing exponentially as it has been doing for the last 9 years. We have been tremendously lucky to attract talented highly qualified professionals that have enrinched our day to day activities! I am extremely satisfied with the work we are doing, and I am sure that the arrival of Davide, Cristian, Andrea and Marco will bring considerable value.” said Andrea Artoni, General Manager of AlmaCrawler.
First time going to Vertikal Days with UK-based partners: CPL and GGR Group!
As everyone in the industry knows, Vertikal Days has become one of the most important trade fairs globally, entirely dedicated to the access, crane, telehandler and lifting platform industry, and a great opportunity to connect with old and new customers and partners. You can find us there with two of our partners: CPL – UK distributor for the BIBI, JIBBI and BILLENNIUM product lines – and GGR GROUP – our British market distributor for the MULTI-LOADER line!
Still thinking about what to invest in next? Looking for ready to deliver items on stock in the UK? Then you should definitely come to the Vertikal Days to meet us on STAND 503 and get answers to all your questions, plus you can see in person our products, across all product lines!
What can you see at the show?
- the BIBI 870 and 1090, tracked scissor lifts with a working height of 8m and 10m respectively, equipped with our unique patented automatic self-levelling system. Travel height? Up to 6.5m, even on 20° slopes!
- the JIBBI 1250, U-1570 and 1670, self-propelled tracked telescopic boom lifts, 12m to 16m working height, self-propelled up to 9m. Equipped with our patented automatic self-levelling technology, the Jibbi line can easily work on slopes of up to 15°.
- the ML 3.0 FX and ML 6.0 with Crane, our disruptor tracked transporters designed to meet two different needs.The ML 3.0 FX has a maximum capacity of 3000kg, is super compact, fully electric and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. While the ML 6.0 has a capacity of up to 6000kg, equipped with a dismountable Crane (max capacity 1000kg). What else? Our automatic self-levelling system, identical to the BIBI!
- And finally, our BILLENNIUM B1890 EVO QUICK-PRO, the only spiderboom tracked platform that safely measures stabilized area in real-time thanks to sensors on each stabilizer, can work without stabilisers even on slopes of up to 10°, and allows for a variable max outreach of 10.9m.
Remember we are on stand 503! See you there!
Nous avons célébré notre 9ième anniversaire avec une nouvelle vidéo d’entreprise et de grands projets.
En repensant aux débuts fortuits d’AlmaCrawler – ce 2 avril 2013 – nous ne pouvons qu’être très fiers de notre équipe, qui compte désormais plus de 70 membres. En outre, nous sommes honorés par le soutien que nos partenaires et nos clients nous ont manifesté à partir du jour où Andrea Artoni et Pietro Agosta del Forte ont décidé de créer l’entreprise pour la première fois en 9 ans.
Nous nous rappelons bien de la première nacelle à ciseaux à chenilles qui a voyagé dans le monde entier, et que nous avons présentée à tous ceux qui ont cru en nous et en nos idées ! Nous connaissons toutes les entreprises – et leurs propriétaires – qui ont été les premières à acheter un produit Almac (certaines d’entre elles le possèdent et l’utilisent encore aujourd’hui !) Et enfin, aujourd’hui, nous pouvons dire avec confiance que nous nous sommes créé une place dans le secteur de l’Access… c’est extraordinaire ! Au cours des années, notre société s’est beaucoup développée, nous produisons maintenant 5 lignes de produits, nous avons 2 filiales – au Royaume-Uni et en Australie – et plus de 38 revendeurs dans le monde.
En un mot, nous tenons à vous remercier car rien de tout cela n’aurait été possible sans le soutien, la volonté, l’enthousiasme et la promptitude de toute notre équipe.
Profitez de notre nouvelle vidéo d’entreprise, elle a été tournée avec l’aide de toute l’équipe d’AlmaCrawler et est une petite surprise sur laquelle nous avons travaillé ces derniers mois ! Nous nous sommes beaucoup amusés pendant le shooting, alors continuez à nous suivre puisque nous vous proposerons aussi un épisode secret dans les jours à venir !
We are excited to travel to London today to attend the IAPAs – our Billennium SpiderBoom B1890 Quick-Pro has been shortlisted for the IAPA Awards Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts category.
We’re looking forward to the event tomorrow, 10 March 2022, at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington.
We at AlmaCrawler pride ourselves for pushing the boundaries of the status-quo in the aerial platform sector, investing significant resources in research and development with the aim of creating innovation that can simplify and make work safer at high altitudes.
The Billennium line – self-propelled aerial platforms with stabilisers – features two variations for the stabilisation system: VISUAL for products with fixed stabilisation and Quick-Pro for variable area stabilisation. This range of products features two innovative patent-pending systems:
- the first is the AWP system – Adaptive Working Performance – which, thanks to the presence of sensors on the stabilisers, allows the platform to detect the actual position of the machine in real time, automatically adapting its performance;
- the second system is called SPS – Self-Propelled skill System – and allows the platform to be used at height without the use of stabilisers, even on longitudinal slopes of up to 10°.
The Billennium B1890 Quick-Pro model differentiates itself by allowing the operator to easily and simply choose between six different configurations, depending on the space available to the operator. With a working height of 18m, a maximum outreach of 10.9m, and most importantly a travel height of 9m – the only stabilized telescopic tracked platform able to travel at height – it is certainly one of our most innovative products.
Officialy launched in April 2021, the Billennium B1890 EVO Quick-Pro has quickly attracted considerable interest from the industry, even winning the Italplatform Innovative Product award in October 2021, an award we at AlmaCrawler took great pride in.
While we impatiently wait for the IAPA Awards that will be held tomorrow, we can only thank all our customers and partners for the incredible support and interest dedicated to us and our products!
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.”