CTE completes new German distribution network

Italian truck mounted and spider lift manufacturer CTE has appointed Equipment Service as its truck mounted dealer for Northern Germany.

Based in Metelen north west of Munster, near the Dutch border, Equipment Service, specialises in sales and after sales support for aerial work platforms. Just over a week ago CTE announced the appointment of ATG Lift as its truck mounted lift dealer for Southern Germany, while also handling its spider lifts products throughout Germany.

Equipment Service is owned by managing director Dieter Roters, an access industry veteran who spent more than 22 years as service manager for Teupen, followed by two years in the USA with All Access, before returning to Germany in 2016 to start Equipment Service.

The company also distributes CMC spider lifts in Germany and Austria - trading as CMC Deutschland – thus the decision to leave the distribution of CTE’s Traccess spider lifts to ATG. It has also recently added the distribution of Zoomlion self-propelled booms and scissor lifts.
The first CTE B-Lift 18 demo unit arrives at Equipment Service’s premises in Metelen

CTE export manager Massimo Franceschi said: “It was a great project that finally came true. With the support of Equipment Service, we can say that the coverage of the German territory is now complete. A partner of great experience and professionalism that will allow us to give the right support, not only from a technical point of view but also from a commercial point of view to the many customers that CTE can include in its portfolio. With Equipment Service we hope to now be able to reach new strategic customers who will allow us to achieve new great successes”.
(L-R) Daniel Schlattmann, Aaron Schmale, Andre Gerdes and Dieter Roters of Equipment Services

Andre Gerdes head of sales at Equipment Service added: “With the competitive range of CTE truck-mounted platforms we are able to offer a full portfolio of high quality height access solutions, complementary to the other brands we already represent in Germany. Having sometimes worked on CTE products in our workshop, we became convinced about the CTE range while visiting the factory and testing the products in Italy earlier this year.”

“We have been very much impressed by the setup of the company and could feel the passion of the staff behind the products. Together with our friends from ATG lift in southern Germany, we will offer CTE customers in Germany a comprehensive service offering ”.