The recently established Spanish aerial lift sales company Top elevación, has been confirmed as the official distributor for LGMG platforms in Spain, with a launch at Smopyc in Zaragoza this week.
The company has been set up over the past few months by access industry veterans Eduard Hervàs and Antonio Gomez de la Vega. The two aim to create a leading distribution business, offering a wide, but 'handpicked' product range, including niche products alongside LGMG’s full self-propelled platform range. It may also consider more general equipment and has already confirmed that it will buy and sell used equipment.
For the past year or so Eduard Hervàs has managed the industrial division of Homs Rentals, leaving at the end of June to start this new venture.
Hervàs began his career in 1989 a sales manager for the newly established Barcelona based aerial lift rental company Tecnorent. After 15 years with the company, he left to join Vamasa Tecnial as manager for Catalonia. In 2006 he joined GAM as manager of its Eastern region, a couple of years later he made the move to Camac Rent, the rental division of the mastclimber manufacturer. He left after three years for general rental and service company Servei, where he was manager of its platform division. After four years in the role, he moved to Gloobal, which had been set up a year earlier by Ivan Papell as a specialist vehicle mounted lift and loader crane rental company and sister company to Liftisa. In 2021 Hervas joined aerial lift and generator sales company Manain as director of business development, but only remained for 10 months before making the move to Homs.
Antonio Gomez de la Vega has a career path spent mostly with banks and manufacturers, although over the past three years he has been working as a consultant, having set up his own company AGV at the end of 2020. His clients have included companies such as Gam and past JLG distributor Maqel, where until recently he filled-in as managing director.
Gomez de la Vega originally trained as a mergers & acquisitions lawyer with Garrigues, but left in 1992 after just over a year with the company to become a branch manager for the BBVA bank. Two years later he moved to the Madrid office of ABN Amro as a relationship manager, then in 1999 he gained valuable experience of the equipment industry with Citi bank, as manager of its Lease division. This led him to join JLG in 2001, where he was appointed financial solutions manager for Southern Europe. After 10 years in the role, he left to set up as a freelance broker with AfianZia Finance Partners, but in 2013 was recruited by Dutch international rental group Riwal to head the Spanish business. After six years with the company he returned to JLG as European customer care director, leaving to set up on his own in late 2020.