PRESS RELEASE: Access Rental Gulf in $5m USD Skyjack Middle East Fleet Investment

PRESS RELEASE: Access Rental Gulf in $5m USD Skyjack Middle East Fleet Investment


Date:       12/09/2019

Ref:          AFI8919

Access Rental Gulf in $5m USD Skyjack middle east fleet investment

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United Kingdom 12/09/2019 – Access Rental Gulf (ARG) part of the AFI group of companies, one of the UK’s leading powered access specialists, has placed a $5m USD new equipment order with leading manufacturer Skyjack.

Leading powered access specialists in the Middle East, ARG have announced a major fleet investment with Skyjack.  In total 55 machines have been ordered, comprising 35 Articulating Boom Lifts and 20 Telescopic Boom Lifts.

The investment represents an ongoing commitment to provide a growing customer base across the Middle East with premium powered access equipment by working closely with leading manufacturers.

Access Rental Gulf was established in 2008 and a rental fleet of over 1,000 Powered Access machines from leading manufacturers across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain.

ARG’s highly motivated team of engineers and hire desk controllers are some of the most experienced in the region and enjoy an excellent working relationship with Skyjack to ensure that all machines working across projects in the Middle East are reliable and impeccably maintained.

Chris Light – ARG Managing Director, said:

“Skyjack is a key strategic partner to ARG. They have a solid and well-proven reputation for providing quality engineered, simple and reliable access equipment which is easy to service and maintain.  We have worked closely with Skyjack since we established in 2008. Skyjack has proven to be an excellent investment and we value the first-class support and technical guidance that they have given us throughout this time.”

This investment represents ARG’s commitment to the Middle East market and is part of a wider ongoing fleet refreshment programme to ensure they have a modern reliable and quality rental fleet. The new machines will go straight into the ARG core fleet, alongside a range of electric, diesel and bi-fuel scissor lifts, telescopic boom lifts and articulating boom lifts; with reach heights from 8 metres to 43 metres.


Notes to Editors

Media Enquiries: For all media enquiries please contact Kirstie Colledge

+44 (0) 2476 546150.

About Access Rental Gulf (ARG) – Since ARG was established 12 years ago, the business has grown from an original fleet of 76 units in Dubai, to a fleet of over 1,100 units, operating now in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Saudi Arabia (Jeddah & Dammam), Bahrain and Qatar.

About AFI group of companies – We provide high quality powered access machine hire and sales, industry-accredited training and health & safety courses to ensure that anyone working at height is doing it at the safest, most professional way. From only three UK depots and 270 machines in 2002, we have expanded to 30 locations in the UK and six in the Middle East. We now have a fleet of more than 7,500 powered access machines and provide training for more than 30,000 people each year.

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