Access Solutions and Genie Proving to be the Perfect Partners in New Zealand
Tuesday 31 January 2017 @ 14:59
Access Solutions is a proud New Zealand owned and operated company, and one of the country’s leading specialist access equipment and aluminium scaffold hire, service and sales companies.
With depots in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Access Solutions has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Genie. “We have bought many Genie machines through Youngman Richardson & Co (YR), the New Zealand distributor for Genie, over a long period,” said Michael Biddick, Managing Director, Access Solutions. “In recent years, our relationship with YR and Genie has strengthened further, securing a wide variety of machines from small scissor lifts to big booms.”
Developing stronger links with Genie under the watchful eye of Youngman Richardson & Co has proven a shrewd decision for Access Solutions, “We have found working with Genie to be very valuable,” said Biddick. “This positive experience is at the core of why we went through the process of making Genie an important access equipment supplier.
“We’re a solutions-based company, which is very much built on relationships with our customers and how we can support their businesses and partner with them. We take the same approach with our key suppliers. We look for long-term partnerships, and this is how we can deliver valued solutions to our clients.”
Full access to a broad range of customers
With over 450 access machines available for hire, Biddick describes Access Solutions as a full supplier to a wide variety of industry sectors in New Zealand. “Construction is a significant part of the New Zealand marketplace now, and we’re supporting customers in this sector,” said Biddick. “Our machines are being used in industrial maintenance activities, in warehouses, the full gamut of industrial services in reality.” Furthermore, Access Solutions’ machines service New Zealand’s film industry. The access specialist is renting out machines for a wide variety of general maintenance activities too.
Looking ahead to 2017, Biddick believes the New Zealand economy is in a strong position. “The Christchurch rebuild has another 5-7 years left to run,” he says. “No one appreciated how big the reconstruction of Christchurch was going to be because of the limitations of resources, along with the manpower needed to do it. It’s a long game, not a short game.”
Farmers, Access Solutions and Genie Prove a Perfect Partnership
Farmers, one of New Zealand’s leading department stores, recently built a brand-new custom designed distribution centre in East Tamaki, Auckland, with the support of Genie and Access Solutions.
“The distribution centre is a state-of-the art complex, and Farmers rented a couple of Genie Z-80/60 booms, along with other equipment from us, to assist with the build and fit-out of the warehouse,” said Michael Biddick, Managing Director, Access Solutions. “It was a completely new build, and we were involved for over six months. Farmers were delighted with our level of service, as well as the performance of the Genie booms.”
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