It's "business as usual" at Holland Lift says Menno Koel, general sales manager at Terex's Holland Lift. His comment comes ten weeks after the sale of Holland Lift to Haulotte was abruptly cancelled (See "Haulotte/Terex is Off", June 1, vertikal.net below) and as parent company Terex continues negotiation with a number of other potential buyers.
The decision has now been taken to make Holland Lift available as a single unit rather than linking its sale with the sale of the former Simon factory at Cork in Ireland says Koel adding that he is confident that the "high quality, well known products and name will soon find a buyer". There is, he stresses, no consideration being given to closing the plant because "there is a good future for Holland Lift and "the parties we are talking to see big potential for the products".
Koel admits that sales have slackened in recent months but adds that the company is fighting back with the launch of a new, large, crawler mounted scissor lift. The Q135DL24TR will have a 16 metre working height and five units have already been ordered by Gunco and Doornbos. The first will be delivered in November and builds on the success of the recently re-introduced 12.8 metre Holland Lift X-105DL22-TR.