Leguan moves into Italy.

Finnish spider lift manufacturer Leguan Lifts has appointed Avant Tecno Italia as its distributor for Italy.

The manufacturer has not previously been represented in Italy, but the move is part of a wider distribution network expansion programme that has led to a sharp increase in sales, which has in turn triggered plans to expand production capacity as well as developing new models.

Export sales manager Hugues Lambert said: “Since Avant Tecno Italia has been selling the Avant product range in Italy for close to three decades, it is a natural move for Leguan to start collaborating with Emo Colopristi and his team. It is now a perfect opportunity to set foot on the Italian Peninsula and develop together awareness of Leguan as a brand and introduce a very different type of spider lifts that operators are used to in the tree care and building construction and renovation industry.”
The Avant Italia team undergoing training at the Leguan plant

Avant Tecno Italia chief executive Emo Colopristi added: “Avant Italia is honoured to represent the Leguan brand and will try to make it grow as it has done for the Avant brand in recent years. Our customers are looking for solutions that allow them to work both efficiently and safely at height in fields such as, tree care, renovation, installation work, and construction. Leguan spider lifts with the market’s fastest set-up times and best gradeability provide more efficient solutions compared to many traditional ways of doing work at height.”

Avant Tecno Italia in based in Bolzano in north east Italy and has been the distributor of Avant compact loaders and attachments almost since the Avant’s earliest days in the early 1990s. Avant Tecno Italia covers the construction and agricultural market sectors through a network of dealers across Italy,