Fast-growing plant and powered access hire specialist FGS Plant has placed its biggest ever order for access platforms – investing over £2million in a range of LGMG scissor lifts and boom lifts.
Access Platform Sales, the UK and Ireland distributor for LGMG, is delivering the platforms in two tranches, the first in August and September 2022, the rest in early 2023.
The platforms are being shared between FGS Plant’s own fleet, based at its HQ depot in Aylesford, Kent, and its access rental business, Hire Access Platforms, in Poole, Dorset.
David Solomon, Director of Hire Access Platforms, is pictured above, right, with APS Regional Sales Manager Jonathan Wiseman receiving some of the first platforms being delivered.
FGS Plant and Hire Access Platforms closely examined different options to renew and expand its fleet before deciding that investing in LGMG platforms was the stand-out solution, said Managing Director Stuart Willy.
He added: “When we looked at LGMG, the quality of the platforms was very good indeed, their specification is excellent and APS can guarantee fast delivery with a deal that made the best commercial sense.”
Dave Solomon, Director of Hire Access Platforms, said: “LGMG platforms offer an excellent package with strong options across its product range, and we’re confident we’ll get equally strong after sales back-up from APS.
“We see it as a very good one-stop-shop solution to build our platform fleet and continue to offer our customers the quality and service we’ve built our reputation on as a business.”
Dave Solomons, Director of Hire Access Platforms, says he is confident of the after-sales service APS will deliver.
APS Managing Director Steve Couling said: “We’re delighted FGS Plant and its sister company, Hire Access Platforms, has selected both LGMG and APS as a powered access and service package it can trust.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with Stuart and Dave, and their hire teams, over the coming months as we deliver these platforms and their customers realise the clear advantages LGMG machines provide.”
Chinese manufacturer LGMG offers a full range of electric and diesel scissor lifts and boom lifts, which are distributed to more than 30 countries. It is at the forefront of producing and marketing lithium electric platforms, including rough terrain models.
FGS Plant has built a strong reputation for quality and service since it was established in 2004 and is determined to maintain these standards as it rapidly expands its presence in the access rental market.
An LGMG SR1623D rough terrain diesel boom (max working height 18m), left, and an LGMG SR1323D rough terrain diesel boom (max working height 15m), ready to go out on hire at the FGS Plant depot in Aylesford, Kent.
Access rental growth
The company’s success is founded on the hire of excavators, dumpers, rollers, telehandlers, shovels and attachments across the South-East, but it sees access platform hire as a key growth area.
The scissor lifts APS is supplying are the:
- LGMG ASA0607WE with a 7.8m working height;
- LGMG SR0818D, with a 9.7m working height;
- LGMG AS0812E, with a 10m working height;
- LGMG SR1018D with a 11.7m working height;
- LGMG SR1218D, with a 13.9m working height;
- LGMG AS1212E, with a 14m working height;
- LGMG SR1323D, with a 15m working height;
- and LGMG SR1623D, with an 18m working height.
The boom lifts APS is supplying are the:
- LGMG AR14J with a 16.09m working height and 7.67m reach;
- LGMG T20J, the first 20m telescopic booms to be taken into both the FGS Plant and Hire Access Platforms fleets, with a 21.7m working height and 17.2m reach.
The LGMG T20J rough terrain diesel boom, with a 21.7m working height and 17.2m reach, is one of two types of LGMG boom APS is delivering to FGS Plant and Hire Access Platforms.
Confidence in performance
Hire Access Platforms is also taking two of the new BoSS PA-lift push around scissor lifts, which have an industry leading working height of 5.4m.
Stuart Willy said: “We’re very much looking forward to introducing the new LGMG platforms to our customers. In fact, the first machines delivered by APS went directly to a customer on a highway project.
“I’m confident they’ll provide continuity in terms of the quality of platforms expected of us, combined with enhanced performance, with improved features, such as smart diagnostic systems that will maximise utilisation.”
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Find out more about LGMG scissor lifts and boom lifts from APS, including new lithium powered rough terrain scissor lift. Call 01481 891250. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.