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Riwal appoints Marc Johnson to be UK technical lead

Powered access hire and sales specialist Riwal has appointed Marc Johnson to be its national Technical Manager in the UK.

He will be responsible for all issues relating to the quality and technical specification of the company’s equipment at a time when it is rapidly expanding its hire fleet and sales offer.

Marc has more than 20 years’ experience in powered access hire, sales and operations management, most recently as a national technical director.

Riwal UK Country Manager Mick Ledden said: “We’re delighted that Marc has joined Riwal UK. His experience, expertise and leadership qualities will be pivotal to our plans to expand our services while providing customers with the most technically-capable powered access solutions on the market.

“Here in the UK, our customers will benefit from investment of nearly €100 million (£88 million) in Riwal’s fleet during 2019 – 75% of which will be for fleet expansion – and Marc will be at the centre of the decision-making involved in bringing these machines on-stream.”

Marc said: “I’m really excited to join a business that puts such great importance on quality and innovation in meeting the big challenges facing the powered access industry and, more importantly, those of our customers.

“There’s an energy and excitement about Riwal here in the UK, and it is being fully supported by a global business, which gives us great opportunities to deliver fantastic value across all commercial sectors.”

Riwal has 75 depots in 16 countries, giving customers industry-leading access to a wide range of powered access machines and telehandlers, including the world’s largest aerial booms.

The company has a strong focus on working with manufacturers to support the development and promotion of the world’s most sustainable, safe and productive hybrid and all-electric mobile elevating platforms (MEWPs).