Jekko teams up with Skyjacks

Jekko has appointed sales and rental company SkyJacks as its exclusive dealer in South Africa.

Skyjacks was established in 1978 and is part of Waco International, which works across South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Mauritius, Swaziland, Australia and New Zealand. The company is based in the Gauteng area of Johannesburg, and also distributes, Dingli self-propelled aerial lifts and Faresin telehandlers as well as Geda hoists and Skyclimber mast climbers and suspended platforms.
Skyjacks new premises in Jet Park

SkyJacks will provide sales and service for both new and existing Jekko spider cranes in the territory as well as adding some Jekko cranes to its rental fleet. The move comes as the company is expanding into new, larger premises in Jet Park, Boksburg. Speaking of the new facility the company said: “The new facilities mean we’ll have ample space for more scissor lifts, cherry pickers, and cranes for sale and rental. With this expansion, we’re not just upgrading our facilities.”

SkyJacks managing director Alistair Bennett said: “Over the last 45 years, SkyJacks has been trusted to provide working at height and material handling solutions in some of Southern Africa’s most challenging working environments. Initially, our focus was on suspended access and aerial work platforms. As the company evolved, our offerings grew to include telehandlers and construction hoists. Continuing to innovate, we believe that adding Jekko cranes to our offering is a natural progression that will allow us to meet the changing demands of the construction, mining, and industrial maintenance sectors in Southern Africa. We are proud to be a Jekko dealer and look forward to our shared success.”
Skyjacks MD Alistair Bennett

Jekko sales & marketing director Alberto Franceschini added: “With Alistair and his team, we have known each other for many years. They visited us already seven years ago, but at that time Jekko’s size, organisation, machinery, and quality were not up to the level of a major player like SkyJacks in South Africa. It is personally satisfying to see that, after all this time, SkyJacks has witnessed the incredible growth of Jekko on the international markets, in its organization, in products, and in quality, which is why it was finally easy to choose to distribute for us.”
Furthermore, we see more telehandler dealers are adding spider and mini cranes to their portfolio’s. The two products are remarkably complementary, and not in competition with each other, providing the dealer with an extremely versatile, innovative, and comprehensive product package. I am greatly satisfied with this trend.”

Skyjacks business development manager Keith Freel said: “The growth of SkyJacks has been led by our customers’ need for robust products and service excellence. With the backing of carefully selected OEMs, we pride ourselves on creating an environment where our customers trust our product offerings, excellent service delivery, and 24/7 technical support. The addition of the Jekko cranes into SkyJacks offering brings to our customers lifting solutions across the market spectrum. We are excited and proud to be part of the Jekko network.”