Access industry ready for APEX

The seventh APEX aerial platform exhibition will be another sell-out event, with over 100 exhibitors already confirmed and the site almost completely booked. Many of the world’s access equipment manufacturers will launch new machines at the show.
APEX which takes place in Maastricht, the Netherlands on 14 – 16 September 2011, is supported by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and by Access International magazine.
Almost all the world’s big name manufacturers will be present at the show. But one of the attractions of APEX is also the presence of the dozens of smaller manufacturers who show an enormous range of specialist access equipment as well as component suppliers and rental software. A provisional list of exhibitors can be found on the website
Taking place the day before the exhibition also at the MECC exhibition centre will be the Europlatform conference, jointly organised by Access International and IPAF.
The theme of the conference is ‘Financing growth’ and keynote speaker is Alexandre Saubot the chief operating officer of Haulotte Group. Also confirmed as a speaker is Kevin Appleton, the outgoing chief executive of Lavendon group, who will address the topic of generating sustainable returns in the access rental sector.
Other topics in the conference will cover trends in availability of asset finance, making successful acquisition and incentivising sales staff (see for more information).
The APEX show, meanwhile, will play host to a large number of new product launches from companies including Bronto Skylift, Ruthmann and many more.
“Ruthmann is going to exhibit at this years APEX, because it is the only international event in the aerial platform sector in 2011”, said Mr. Uwe Strotmann, Head of Sales at Ruthmann GmbH & Co. KG.
“International events are very important for Ruthmann in these times, because we have expanded our worldwide network of sales and service partners constantly during the last years. However shows and events are providing good possibilities to meet and greet with potential further candidates and particularly with national and international customers.” Ruthmann will present the brand new truck mount platform: the STEIGER T 330.
Mr Rudie Beverwijk, Sales Manager Export at Altrex, said that APEX had been an important event for the company for many years; “APEX has offered Altrex an excellent opportunity to present its innovations internationally. This has included innovations within our range of suspended platforms such as the successful Bisomac hoists.”
“Once again this year many innovations will be on display, including ranges of suspended platforms and mobile scaffold towers, ladders and step ladders. Experience has shown that many international customers and prospective customers come to Maastricht.”
inspHire International will be demonstrating its rental software technology at APEX. InspHire offers applications to suit powered access business of all sizes – from start-ups to multi-depot organisations and gives the user a comprehensive view of the business, tracking equipment, customers and trends.
Since the last APEX Show SCANCLIMBER has continued to develop its wide range of products. Construction hoists can now be provided with payloads of 3200 kg and running at 54 m/min in both single and twin cage versions with even heavier payloads and higher speeds in the product programme.
There will be product introductions from companies such as Hinowa and Cela. Hinowa will presenting the new tracked aerial platform Goldlift 14.70 IIIS, and Cela will launch the DT21, a new aerial platform on a truck.
Source: Apex Show Press Room