Africa’s Largest, Tallest Scissor Lift Launched By Concord Access Rental


In keeping with its philosophy of introducing the most technologically-advanced equipment locally from leading international manufacturers, Concord Access Rental is launching the continent’s largest scissor lift, boasting the highest working height and biggest deck of any comparable machine.

The HL-275 D27 from Holland Lift of The Netherlands will be launched officially at Concord Access Rental’s Montague Gardens facility in Cape Town on 31 March, where IDS will be one of the first customers in South Africa to deploy the new machine. IDS provides a one-stop solution for affordable commercial and cold storage design, manufacture, and installation.

The mega scissor lift has a 6.15 m by 2.50 m deck measuring 8.25 by 2.50 m when extended fully. The biggest machine available in South Africa at the moment has a 5.55 m by 2.50 m deck measuring 7.55 m by 2.50 when extended fully.

In addition, the Holland Lift machine features a wheel base that is 60 cm longer. It is also capable of lifting a ton up to its full working height of 27.5 m. notes Concord Access Rental General Manager Nici Verster.

Verster explains that the Holland Lift unit first fell on Concord Access Rental’s radar when it paid a visit to Bauma Germany in 2013, the premier construction equipment exhibition in the world. The access rental company immediately put plans in motion to introduce this Rolls Royce of scissor lifts locally.

“The South African market will definitely benefit from the application of this machine, especially when you consider major projects underway at the moment such as the Kusile and Medupi power stations for Eskom,” Verster highlights. Applications range from cladding to plastering and general electrical and construction work.

In addition, Concord Access Rental is introducing the new machine to cater for the latest trend in the warehousing and distribution sector for larger facilities requiring ever-bigger access equipment in order to maximise productivity and efficiency.

“All the technology we source is not only the best in the world from a features, quality, and durability point of view, but is also aimed at ensuring our customers benefit from the lowest total cost of ownership at the end of the day,” Verster concludes.

About Concord Access Rental

Concord Access Rental, part of the Concord Group of Companies, was established as a specialist rental company focusing on the rental of mobile elevated work platforms, also known as powered access. Our technology provides temporary aerial access in a range of applications. In reaching the heights of excellence, we never lose sight of the fact that aerial access is a potentially hazardous business. We continue to strive to eliminate risk and maximise safety at every opportunity. Strict international standards of safety and quality form the basis of our service, maintenance, and operator training programmes, allowing us to deliver the high-performance platforms and service levels needed by our clients.

Industrial equipment group Concord is part of Industrial Services Holdings (InServe). Concord represents leading equipment brands across several sectors. These include Crown, Doosan, Bendi, Hubtex and Taylor Dunn (forklifts and materials handling equipment); Bobcat (construction); Sany (earthmoving); Tennant, Elgin, Maer, Delfin and HighPoint (industrial cleaning); Subaru (industrial power solutions); Genie (aerial lift equipment); Sullair (compressed air solutions), and many more.

Concord Group
Debby Marx
Group Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: (011) 230-2600
Fax: (011) 393 5512
Cell: 083 661 8751