German aerial lift group Rothlehner has appointed Service One Access as the new distributor for its Denka Lift range of trailer, atrium and spider lifts in the USA.
Founded by Tom Trinen in 1984, building maintenance company Service One runs a fleet of atrium and spider lifts along with scaffold and suspended platforms. It also operates as a sales, service and rental company and has been supplying Denka Lift machines and replacement parts since 1995 as well as claiming to have one of the largest Denka Lift rental fleets in North America. Trinen is also the a past president of the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA) and was a member of the ANSI committee for many years.
Based in Chicago, the company will be responsible for the sales and service of Denka Lifts with a particular focus on atrium and trailer lifts. The company says that the 22 and 28 metre DL22N and DL28N atrium lifts and the 25 and 30 metre DL25 and DL30 trailer lift models are proving particularly popular. It is due to take delivery of a DL28N, its first stock machine, later this quarter.
Trinen said: “Denka Lifts have been an important pillar in our company's product range since the 1980s. As an authorised sales and service partner of the Denka brand, we will benefit from direct contact with those responsible at Rothlehner and its technical support. The lifts produced in Germany have undergone further technical development and comply fully with the current ANSI standard.”
Rothlehner chief executive Manfred Rothlehner added: “The fact that Service One has always operated the denkalift.com domain shows the company's loyalty to the brand. Trinen focuses on long term customer loyalty and brings a lot of experience with the lifts – which goes well with our philosophy, of course. By working with his team, we expect further projects in the US and Canada. Service One can offer qualified service for the existing equipment inventory in North America and also supply spare parts promptly by means of a large inventory.”
Having distributed Denka Lifts for many years, Rothlehner acquired the assets and production rights in 2013 after it filed for bankruptcy – see: A future for Denka. It now builds them in Germany following a thorough technical revamp.