19-02-2021

Powered access equipment hire and services provider Speedy Powered Access, has expanded its fleet of low emission equipment with a £2m investment in 50 new hybrid boom lifts to help customers reduce pollution and meet carbon targets.

The investment follows the launch in November of Speedy Powered Access, a new business which combines Prolift, Platform Sales & Hire and Lifterz – companies acquired by Speedy since 2017.

Speedy Powered Access employs 180 people across 11 Specialist Service Centres in the UK. The business says the new division will deliver a simpler, standardised service for powered access customers, and will provide sales, training and maintenance and refurbishment services alongside hire.

The hybrid system used by the new boom lifts, manufactured by Milton Keynes access specialist Niftylift, allows power to be automatically drawn from both the diesel engine and the electric battery pack.

The units can also run for a full day on a single charge in electric-only mode and are suited to indoor or outdoor operation, noise-sensitive sites, or when ultra-low emissions are required.

Andy Briggs, managing director of Speedy Powered Access, said: “Ensuring customers and businesses can access the products and equipment they need to drive down on-site carbon emissions is vital if the industry is to reach its net zero ambitions.

“This represents a strategic investment that not only futureproofs our fleet, but bolsters our position as a one stop shop for customers who are looking for more sustainable solutions while completing work at height. This will be essential in the years ahead, particularly for projects in cities like London that need to meet non-road mobile machinery requirements in Ultra Low Emission Zones.”

For more information, visit: https://speedypoweredaccess.com/

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