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Riwal extends 'green' rental fleet

Thursday, 21 January 2021 ( #1009 ) - Dordrecht, Netherlands
One of Riwal's JLG EC520AJs
One of Riwal's JLG EC520AJs
Riwal has taken its first delivery of the new 100% electric JLG EC boom lifts. The new JLG EC450AJ articulating boom lifts boast a working height of 15.77 m, while the JLG EC520AJ has a working height of 18 m. Both models come with lithium-ion phosphate batteries and electric motors, are emissions-free and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, including rough terrain conditions. The new JLG machines will initially be added to Riwal's rental fleet in Denmark and the Netherlands, with other European countries to follow later in the year. Over the past few years, Riwal has also converted diesel machines to electric machines, enabling the company to offer 100% electric machines up to 43 m working height. As Riwal is the JLG dealer in the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia and Kazakhstan, the new JLG machine types are also offered to other rental companies and end-users in those countries. Pedro Torres, Riwal CEO, comments: "Our customers are increasingly demanding 100% electric machines to work at height, in order to execute their projects in the most sustainable way. We are proud to be among the first companies to purchase the new JLG machine types. "As part of our Lifting Sustainability program, an increasing share of our fleet investment is in electric machines. In Europe, 65% of Riwal's rental fleet is electric. By 2025, our aim is to have 75% electric machines in our European rental fleet." Karel Huijser, general manager and vice president for JLG in EMEAIR, is pleased to see Riwal taking delivery of the first electric construction boom lifts. "As a company, we encourage our partners to embark on the road to electrification, including setting goals to further electrify fleets and emit less emissions and noise. These EC booms are among the first for JLG to be delivered into the EMEAIR region, and we are very excited about their field operation and performance." The Riwal Holding Group, established in 1968 and headquartered in the Netherlands, is an international rental and sales specialist of aerial work platforms, telehandlers and forklifts, employing over 2,600 people, with 70 depot operations in 16 countries.
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