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£12m investment for AFI

UK access rental group AFI has started taking delivery of more than 300 platforms in an order worth £12 million.

The order comprises of more than 200 Skyjack and 50 Dingli scissor lifts plus 50 Niftylift boom lifts. It also includes a significant number of Haulotte platforms, a number of new models for the company’s ‘Super-Set’ range of platforms with working heights of 20 to 58 metres and the UK’s first Aspen underbridge inspection unit.
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AFI has invested £12 million on new platforms

Part of a fleet renewal and expansion programme, the company says at least 70 percent of the units will be electric or hybrid powered. The first few units have already arrived with deliveries of the remainder expected to run through until April next year.
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The investment includes taking the UK's first Aspen underbridge inspection unit

AFI chief operating officer Nick Higgins, said: “This latest investment will enable us to expand the capability of the entire hire fleet of platforms and offer a diverse and efficient range to meet demand, as more customers strive to meet sustainability objectives throughout supply chains. Over 70 percent of the orders placed are for electric or hybrid machines with low emissions, making them ideal for use on restricted sites, in low emission zones, specialist applications and indoor work.”

AFI runs a fleet of 6,350 access platforms from 19 locations throughout the UK. It also has a division operating from six locations in the Middle East.


Hardly an investment works out at nearly 20 units per depot, AFI have underinvested in there equipment for years this order will not make one bit of difference the majority of equipment will still be well past it's sell buy date.

Nov 10, 2021