The investment has accelerated its transition to energy-efficient electric and hybrid machines by expanding the availability of specialist and all-electric MEWPs.
Nick Higgins, COO of AFI group of companies, said: “In response to UK market demand, 2022 has been a year of significant investment by AFI across our entire fleet of powered access equipment.
“Despite global economic uncertainty, demand for MEWPs remains high, but we know that our customers must adapt to fuel prices, energy costs and raw materials increases.
“We will continue to honour our commitment to replace our powered access fleet with specialist hybrid or electric equipment to keep up with market demand and comply with increasingly strict emissions regulations. Over 65% of our rental fleet are now battery and bi-fuel.”
2022 investment highlights:
- MEWPs – A wide range of the latest MEWPs from leading manufacturers, including Skyjack, Dingli, Genie, Haulotte, Niftylift, Zoomlion and Versalift
- Electric and self-propelled scissor lifts – including self-propelled rough-terrain electric scissor lifts added to the Super-Set range of large MEWPs and micro electric scissor lifts
- Operated truck and track-mounted platforms – including CTE-Zed truck mounts and Spiderlifts from Teupen and Hinowa
- Telehandlers – high-reaching versatile machines and a range of rotating handlers from leading manufacturer Manitou
- Specialist underbridge inspection platform – The Aspen A62
- Self-drive van-mounted platforms – including the 13.5m van mount from VersaliftHoists – including construction goods and passenger hoists from Alimak Scando
- AFI MEWP delivery trucks and trailers.