UK van mounted lift manufacturer, Aldercote has promoted Chris Hughes to service manager. He joined the company in March 2021 as a technical design and control engineer having trained and graduated as an electrics and electronics engineer.
During his first few years at Aldercote he has helped with the development of a new automated test procedure and design of user friendly platform controls, as well as conducting sophisticated modelling and type testing analyses for new products.
Speaking of his new role Hughes said: “I enjoy the customer facing aspects of my work. I was thrilled to become service manager because it allows me to ensure operators of our platforms continue to get the most out of our products.”
Aldercote was established in 1999 by directors David and Paul Dillon (members of the Dillon family that previously owned Powered Access Platforms/ Priestman Powered Access) initially as a vehicle engineering specialist, producing aircraft de-icers and washers. But in 2003 the company was asked to design and manufacture a new van mounted platform for Hitachi Capital, leading to the introduction of the PA128. In 2018 it decided to focus entirely on the design and manufacture of aerial work platforms. In 2020 it made its electric/hybrid ‘E-drive’ power pack standard equipment along with remote diagnostics on all of its machines.