Construction Machinery Middle East: Rapid Access is adding 84 Dingli Scissor Lifts as part of its fleet expansion programme.
Dubai, UAE: Established in 1996, Rapid Access, is one of the pioneers of MEWP rentals in the GCC. Rapid Access is currently operating in UAE, KSA, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. With the largest and most comprehensive fleet in the region, Rapid Access is now expanding further with 268 machines, of which 84 are Dingli Scissor Lifts.
This latest order is part of a large expansion programme of their fleet across the region and shows their investment in further continuing as an industry leading rental equipment supplier.
Speaking on the announcement, George Majdalany, Finance Director at Rapid Access said: “This is a great investment for Rapid Access and continues to position us as market leader within the region, offering some of the latest models available in the industry. The additional availability only strengthens our capacity to support our customer across the region and invest in their special needs for their sites”.
Marin Newton, Technical Manager at Rapid Access added: “We’ve purchased 84 units varying from 8m electric to 22m diesel models. These new models offer our fleet some great benefits. All the electric scissors feature AC drive which improve efficiency, productivity, and extended runtime per battery charge, while the reduction in hydraulic components minimise the risk of leaks. The diesel scissor features 4-wheel drive, 4-wheel steer, self-levelling outriggers, none marking tyres and the ability to drive at full height.”
Even though equipment availability is currently a major problem for manufacturers in the region, with long lead times, Dingli’s range of products continued to gather momentum in the Middle East in 2021. With a new warehouse in the Saif-Zone in Sharjah, Dingli has the luxury of being able to offer their customers equipment on demand. On the occasions Dingli does not have the stock available in the warehouse, their current lead time for new orders is 35-40 days on their whole product lines.
“In addition, Dingli now have a capacity to offer regional after sales support, with parts stock being carried in the warehouse and fully trained technicians available to support our customers,” said Peter Ellis, General Manager of Dingli Middle East.
He added: “We are very pleased to have received our first order from Rapid Access. 420 Dingli products have already been purchased by Nationwide Platforms, in the UK (both companies are part of the world’s third largest powered access provider, Loxam Group). Based on Nationwide’s Platform’s positive feedback on performance and reliability, Rapid Access placed what is believed to be the largest single order for scissor lifts in the region.”
Paul Rankin, Managing Director at Nationwide Platforms and Chief Operating Officer of Loxam Powered Access Division concluded: “We’re delighted that Rapid Access has decided to follow Nationwide Platforms by making a substantial investment in Dingli machinery. It’s an exciting time for both Loxam divisions as our fleets increase to best service customers worldwide.”