26/10/2020 - 20:24 pm

Sinoboom delivers 50 units to the UK

A consignment of 50 Sinoboom 1932 battery-powered scissor lifts arrived at Balloo Hire Centre Ltd, representing the first delivery of products to the British Isles for this Chinese MEWP manufacturer.

A mix of electric and hydraulic drive units, the scissor lifts offer a working height of 7.8m (25ft), and were chosen by Balloo Hire in readiness for the demand generated by large projects in Ireland. The arrival of this shipment marks a significant milestone for Sinoboom in the region, following its established presence in mainland Europe.

Briggs-owned Balloo Hire has several depots across Northern and the Republic of Ireland, serving both trade and domestic customers with quality plant and tool hire, and holds IPAF Rental+ certification alongside ISO 18001 and ISO 45001 accreditations.

Colin Magee, powered access manager for Balloo Hire, along with Paul McClelland, fleet manager for Balloo Hire, accepted delivery of the first batch of new units at the company’s head office in Belfast from Julie Houston Smyth, UK and Ireland regional manager for Sinoboom BV.

Magee said, “When looking to expand our electric-powered scissor lift range, we decided on Sinoboom’s machines as a great choice for our customers who are wanting the most efficient option combined with the latest technology for working at height. We’re impressed with the quality, and are very much looking forward to a long-standing and fruitful relationship with Sinoboom.”

Julie Houston Smyth said, “We are delighted that Balloo Hire have chosen to place their valued order with Sinoboom BV and have entrusted us to meet the specific needs of their battery scissor fleet. The quality and performance of the Sinoboom product range so far in Europe speaks for itself and we are confident that this equipment will perform incredibly well in the field and ultimately result in a great investment for Balloo Hire.”

Speaking from the European subsidiary’s offices in Ridderkerk, Netherlands, Sinoboom BV CEO Tim Whiteman said, “This is a very important development for Sinoboom’s operations and we thank Balloo Hire for its confidence in our brand. We are confident that this will be followed by other UK orders in the near future, and we are investing to ensure that we are an integral part of the UK market with uninterrupted, high-quality supply and support once the Brexit transition period comes to an end.”

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