18.06.2021

New Irish access rental company

Former Height for Hire sales manager Ross O’Neill has set up Munster Platforms, a new access rental company in Ireland.

O’Neill spent close to six years with Height for Hire before being made redundant when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Prior to that he worked with telecommunications company Telefonica for three years. His new company is based on the Monoclinoe industrial estate in Limerick and will provide boom and scissor lifts with working heights from 4.5 to 26 metres throughout Ireland. The company has also said it also hopes to add self-drive truck mounted platforms to its fleet in the future.
Munster Platforms taking delivery of a batch of Genie scissor lifts

O’Neill said: “I enjoyed a fantastic career with Height for Hire and have Harry and Fergus McArdle to thank for giving me my opportunity to get into the industry. This year took some unexpected turns, along with being made redundant, due to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. After a conversation with my wife Caroline, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to use the skill sets I learned to achieve this dream. With a good working knowledge of the industry and plenty of contacts I thought now was the perfect time to make Munster Platforms a name that everyone thinks of when they need an access machine.”
The company will offer a range of boom and scissor lifts

Comments

Telling it how it is
Ross, they gave you an opportunity to get into the industry, because they needed someone, and you fitted the bill at the time.

However, when they got rid of all their sales people, they didn't give a damn about where you next meal was coming from. They might still sell you a few machines, because your money is as good as anyone else's, and Harry will be keeping a very close eye on what you do. Just remember, the first time you take an order from them that they think is theirs, you will be firmly in his crosshairs...

But I admire your bravery setting up a rental business from zero in the current climate.

Jun 21, 2021
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