Our hire fleet has grown! We are now the proud owners of another Hinowa 17.75 tracked boom platform and more new scissor lifts - the Genie GS1932’s and GS2632’s.
With working heights of 7.8m and 10m and the ability to pass through a single doorway and work in confined spaces, the Genie scissor lifts are the perfect complement to our existing fleet, that also includes JCBs and snorkel scissor lifts.
The Hinowa tracked boom platform has a maximum working height of 17.05m, an outreach of 7.5m, and a travel width of just 0.79m. The Hinowa 17.75 is one of the most advanced designs from the world leader in compact tracked booms. It incorporates all the features you need for everyday, real-life work without any unnecessary complications. The machine's compact travel dimensions and lightweight make it perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.
The sale, which took place in July, was a memorable one in which we had to say goodbye and happy retirement to our friend and long-standing business associate, APS’s co-founder, Jim Daintith. We wish him well.
Our relationship with Jim began in 2012, and in 2013, we acquired his height for hire rental business along with APS’s training operation and expanded Warren Access into the south. Their space in Upton, Cambridgeshire was ideal for launching our southern depot and saw us through until 2018 when we finally relocated to bigger premises in Huntingdon. Through the years, Jim has proved to be invaluable to us, providing advice, help and a range of access platforms including aerial booms, scissor lifts and truck-mounted platforms. He has a ‘where there’s a will; there’s a way’ attitude and a certain charisma that makes him one of a kind; he’ll surely be missed by the IAPS group.
Of Jim’s retirement, Michelle Warren says ‘Jim has a very positive outlook on life, and he is one of the kindest, most helpful, and generous people we have had the pleasure to meet. We affectionately refer to him as ‘Gentleman Jim’! He has always given us fantastic customer service and somehow, whatever he has for sale, you just want to buy from him! He always makes you feel like his most important customer’.
So, it is with that we say thank you, Jim, for all of your advice, coaching and support over the last seven years. It’s been a real pleasure to work with you, and we hope your well-earned retirement brings you everything you wish for; you deserve it