GIS 2019

GIS, the Italian access and lifting show was opened today by the Mayor of Piacenza, Patrizia Barbieri. This the seventh GIS event held at the Piacenza Expo and is the largest yet with over 400 exhibitors - Pam Penny reports with a selection of photographs from the event:
(L-R) Fabio Potesta of GIS, Patrizia Barbieri, Mayor of Piacenza, and Giuseppe Cavalli of Piacenza Expo

Socage design engineer Simone Compagnoni with the prototype of the company's first Rough Terrain crane, the 45 tonne Optimus 450

Zoomlion's first crane produced in Italy, the three axle 60 tonne ATC960 prototype

Comet's new 16 metre 16.75 HQ truck mounted platform, providing 7.5 metres of outreach

Gabrielle Valli at work on the Comet stand

Tadano and Demag stand side by side

Two Tadanos and a Demag

CTE's new 20m Zed 20 with 'H' outriggers with 25m Zed 25 behind

The new CTE Zed 20 features fixed 'H' type narrow width outriggers

The show includes more than 400 exhibitors

Pierino Bravi demonstrates the Sprint TL Tyre Lift, which is now in production

The Airo stand

Airo launched its new A18 JRTD Xtreme articulated boom lift

The JMG stand

The 50,000 t/m JMG 50000RE - a Cormach 7F134 ASC heavy duty articulated crane on an electric powered JMG industrial chassis, for machinery installation work

The Jekko MPK 06 glass handling robot/lifter

Palazzani's 37 metre XTJ 37+ spider lift

A Palazzani 2000 glass handling robot/lifter

A selection of telehandlers

The always impressive Liebherr stand

The Genie stand focused on its new XC models - that is a CTE spider in front

The JLG stand had a wide selection of its product range

The Dalbe tower crane stand

The tracked base of the Palfinger PCC 115.002 articulated spider crane

The Palfinger PCC 115.002 crane

Sennebogen focused on its tele crawlers

The Multitel Stand

The Multitel MJ450 sold to Bettarini

Grove GRT655L Rough Terrain crane

Haulotte attending a regional show - with its new Pulseo booms

Taking a little time out on the stand of fork lift specialist Heli Italia

The Socage stand was a popular destination

A six tonne Ormig model 55 from 1980 loaned from the Vernazza fleet to celebrate 70 years of Ormig

Both cranes and access equipment were in abundance

Italian rental company Cofiloc showed hoists and aerial lifts

The Imer stand with its full range of scissor lifts

Platform Basket

The new Almac 990kg tracked self levelling carry deck crane - Multi-loader 6.0

Genius showed its pedestrian tunnels and low level lifts

Socage 164 pick up mounted platform

There was also a military presence at the show

The Omar Crane stand

A 1982 scooter-truck mounted Ippis di D.Giora 11m fire ladder, initially used for street light maintenance

The Easy Gemini 720 truck mounted double electric scissor lift

Willem Hilderink of IPAF smiling as always

The PowerPicker from Power Towers on the JLG stand

Simone Scallabrini of BG Lift/Cela (L) with Johan van Der Sanden of dealer Sankoo

Cela platforms on display

A busy TVH stand

Amanda Long (L) and Christina Lanham from ITI virtual reality simulations

The Fiat Ballila was owned by Ermete Vernazza, the company founder of Autogru,

Lodax launched a number of new products at GIS including its Bridgemat and Incline Pads

Angelo Cosmos and Valentina Chiarotto of Terex Cranes

Vermitac's stand

The Sinoboom's stand

The Magni / Dingli stand

CMC focused on the new 23 metre S23 spider lift with 12.4 metres of unrestricted outreach

Bronto's 56 metre truck mounted platform

Merlo stand stacked with telehandlers

Dante Fracca of Hinowa and Ebbe Christiansen of Reachmaster having a catch up in front of the Ormig stand

Cela DT30 spider lift with new Euro 5 Hatz diesel and fully integrated DPF filter

A Valla crane sold to a customer in Finland

GSR truck mounted platform

A big Omas wrecker truck

The Hinowa team happy as ever

The Mantall stand

Terex Rough Terrain cranes

Paul Brown (L) back in action on the Tadano stand

XCMG's stand its new dealer HItex

Palfinger's 103 metre truck mounted platform got plenty of attention

The 70 metre truck mounted Horyong PE700 furniture lift sold by CEM Elevatori to Russo Traslochi

The machine will lift up to 400kg to a height of 70 metres

A choir and small orchestra provided a stunning setting int a Piacenza square for the pre award dinner entertainment

The Italian Lifting & Transportation awards dinner

Three gala dinners were held, one each night this one being the crane and heavy transport award dinner

The GIS organising team take a well deserved bow


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