£2 million hybrid boom lifts investment tipped to help customers meet carbon targets

SPEEDY Powered Access has invested £2 million in 50 new hybrid boom lifts to help customers fulfil their environmental ambitions.

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

Speedy said the units can run for a full day on a single charge in electric-only mode and are suited to noise-sensitive sites or when ultra-low emissions are required.

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.

Andy Briggs, MD 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 future-proofs 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.”