Upwards and onward as United celebrates its landmark 1000th Haulotte high safety and efficiency work platform

Haulotte Australia General Manager Mr Keith Clarke, left, with United Equipment CEO Mr David Maxwell
Haulotte Australia General Manager Mr Keith Clarke, left, with United Equipment CEO Mr David Maxwell celebrating the delivery of the 1000th Haulotte machine, an Optimum 8 AC scissor lift

Leading national access equipment specialist United Forklift and Access Solutions is celebrating the landmark delivery of its 1000th high safety and efficiency unit from one of the world's largest aerial work platform manufacturers, Haulotte.

United Forklift and Access Solutions' General Manager Mr Trent Osborne says the delivery to United of its 1000th Haulotte advanced technology machine - an Optimum 8 AC electric scissor lift - demonstrates United's ongoing commitment to the leadership and quality of its already large and expanding national rental fleet and broad access solutions offering.

"The handover to us of this latest Haulotte machine is part of the continual process of updating our fleet with new and productive equipment that keeps us at the global forefront of safety and efficiency innovations in our industry.

"United values highly its long-term partnership with Haulotte, built up over many years to establish an ongoing relationship that delivers many customer benefits, including the opportunity to work closely with Haulotte as a global leader and technology innovator across 23 countries.

"The innovative rental specification of Haulotte equipment is part of the expanding stream of world class technologies arriving in Australia over the coming year, which will continue to reinforce Haulotte's important role among United's suppliers of quality machinery, built to offer a leading return on investment."

"In addition to the benefits for Australia of Haulotte's leading edge innovation, experience and safety, we will continue to work extensively in partnership with them to provide input for products that deliver optimum performance for tough Australian conditions, including strength, durability and ergonomic design."

Haulotte Australia General Manager Mr Keith Clarke says the new Optimum 8 is a real game-changer for rental companies and all users driven by efficiency and versatility, being a full-featured machine with a great drive system and built-in diagnostics.

"The delivery of this first Optimum 8 AC to United's Perth office underlines their commitment to the industry's latest safety, service and efficiency technologies, keeping United's fleet at the forefront of the industry in Australia."

This win-win relationship between United and Haulotte is exemplified by the features of the new Optimum 8, says Mr Osborne, including:

  • Maintenance-free AC motors
  • High-precision driving, for safety, productivity and confined spaces
  • Proportional and quick movements
  • ACTIV'Screen onboard diagnostics for minimum downtime
  • Responsive sales and service provided by United locations throughout Australia, which bring together many years' local experience in Haulotte product, including maximising uptime

United Forklift and Access Solutions' relationship with Haulotte extends back to 2010, with the delivery of a HA120PX rough terrain boom lift. Since then, United Equipment's national Haulotte range has expanded to cover the spectrum of scissor lifts, boom lifts and telehandlers.

"The longevity in the relationship is founded upon the instilled values both companies share," says Mr Osborne. "Haulotte's extensive product range and diversity - coupled with quality manufacturing, latest technology and safety features - demonstrates Haulotte' s commitment to providing quality products focused on the needs of end users - the customers."

United Forklift and Access Solutions is one of Australia's largest privately owned forklift and access equipment companies, with a company footprint extending across key Australian markets, enabling it to offer a truly national solution that remains responsive to local conditions. United Forklift and Access Solutions has operations in all States, offering comprehensive support of its customers throughout Australia.

Our partner Haulotte is Europe's largest manufacturer and supplier of elevating work platforms with revenue in excess of $1 billion. Haulotte markets a full range of self-propelled access equipment, ranging from 6m to 43m. Haulotte Group is a quality accredited company (ISO 9001) and has developed a reputation for producing quality units. All products not only meet or exceed the requirements of Australian Standards AS1418.10, they also carry the European CE compliance stamp.

With over eight ranges of products spanning sixty different models, there is a Haulotte machine for every job. United have the complete range needed to lift people or materials into hard-to-reach places.

United provides short and long term rental options as well as flexible finance options on our complete range of equipment. We can structure a competitive lease or purchase financial package to meet the requirements of your business. As time is money, we can work quickly to get the finance in place so your business can get working.

At United customer service is our greatest asset. This is clearly emphasised by our slogan "It's All About You" which reflects our single focus on serving customers better. With fully maintained state of the art GPS service vehicles operating 24/7 and accredited operating training programs, our company ensures the very highest levels of service to our valued customers. At United it's all about you.