Business is ‘booming’ for access firm

(l-r) David and John Barton, co-founders and directors of Quick Reach, at Intermat in Paris

AN access firm has taken delivery of eight Genie booms after making a multi-million pound order at the recent Intermat show in Paris.

Eccles-headquartered Quick Reach, which has a base in Wishaw, has taken on four Genie Z80/60 and four Genie ZT-135/70 articulated booms as part of its strategy for future growth.

David Barton, co-founder and director of Quick Reach, said, “Looking to expand nationally in the coming months, whether organically or through acquisition of companies that share the same core values, our recent investment in these big Genie booms confirms our vision to grow our business and fleet beyond the current fleet holding of over 1,000 machines.”

The Genie Z-80/60 offers a maximum working height of 25.77m (84 ft.), a maximum horizontal outreach of 18.29m (60 ft.) and a maximum up and over clearance of 8.83m (29 ft.).

The Genie ZT-135/70 has a maximum working height of 43.15m (141 ft.), a maximum horizontal outreach of 21.26m (69 ft. 9 in.) and a maximum up and over clearance of 23.01m (75 ft. 6 in.).

Mr Barton continued, “With a central emphasis on how we deal with people – be they customers, colleagues, suppliers or the wider community, looking forward, we take continued encouragement from our relationship with Genie and strive to have longevity and success in the market we serve.”

The firm also opted for a five-year Genie Service Solutions ‘Full Service’ contract for the maintenance of the new ZX-135/70 models. Mr Barton added, “These models are technically sophisticated and require specialised skills to keep them properly maintained. Thanks to the ‘Full Service’ option that includes two annual visits, maintenance according to the recommended service intervals, as well as the replacement of parts performed by Genie experts for the next five years, we have the peace of mind in knowing that our new machines will be fully operational at all times.”