Rapid Access has invested in 40 new machines from JLG Industries including four JLG Ultra Booms as part of its focus on expanding its fleet in the region.
George Majdalany, Rapid Access’ Finance Director said that an order for 147 MEWPs, including the units supplied by JLG, was placed to meet the market’s growing demand for aerial equipment across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
He stated, “We recognise that markets are changing across the Middle East with KSA growing at pace in line with their Vision 2030. KSA represents the highest value of projects awarded in 2021, and we want to ensure we can supply on demand as the market leader. Rapid Access operates from nine depot locations, including the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman.”
In April 2021, JLG announced that it is pulling out of Bauma 2022, although it has not ruled out future participation at the exhibition.
According to Ian Hume, JLG’s Sales Director in MEAIR, Rapid Access’ recent equipment purchase includes several large JLG MEWPs, in particular the 1500AJP — the world’s largest articulating boom lift and one of two in the UAE, as well as a 1200SJP and two 1250AJP Ultra Booms.
“JLG is very proud of our close relationship with Rapid Access, and with this most recent purchase, Rapid Access continues to drive the industry and market forward. We anticipate strong demand for JLG machines within rental fleets over the coming 24 months, and I am sure Rapid Access will be at the forefront of this. We are especially excited to see another 1500AJP boom lift enter the market in the Middle East with Rapid Access in Saudi Arabia,” he concluded.
In June 2022, GMMCO Limited became a distributor for JLG in South and Eastern India, while later in the month, JLG expanded its augmented reality capabilities.
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