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Riwal is official supplier of Volvo Ocean Race

Riwal, the specialist in the rental and sale of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, became an official supplier of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018. This race around the world for professional sailors is generally regarded as the longest and toughest sporting event in the world.

As an official supplier, Riwal supplied scissor and mast lifts that help the competition teams reach the finish line. During the 12 stops of the race in various host cities worldwide, the 65 Volvo Ocean boats were lifted out of the water, using the Riwal machines to perform various maintenance work safely and efficiently at height. The equipment was already being used at the Volvo Ocean Race site in Lisbon, Portugal, for the rigging of the boats prior to the start of the race in October 2017. During the race, the aerial platforms traveled along in sea containers for maximum availability and effective working time for the competition teams. Both the local Riwal teams and its partners provided training and technical support in addition to the equipment.

Norty Turner, CEO of Riwal, said: "We are very happy to be an official supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race, and our vision is to provide customers in the 60 countries where we have commercial activities with the best possible customer experience. Every competition team we help to keep their boat in top condition really goes to the extreme to make a name for itself in this global race. This fits seamlessly with who we are and is a fantastic example of how we provide customers with solutions at the international level. can provide. "

Nick Bice, Director of Boats & Maintenance of the Volvo Ocean Race adds: "The Volvo Ocean Race now works more closely than ever with market leaders such as Riwal to maintain the boats as well as possible. aerial work platforms was a major challenge during previous editions, which is why we are very pleased with this collaboration, and Riwal guarantees the quality and supports the competition teams in preparing their boats during the race. "

The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018 was fought over a distance of some 45,000 nautical miles, the longest distance in the history of the race. Four oceans were crossed and 12 major cities were visited on 6 continents.