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Mateco, German subsidiary of TVH, wins 'Access Rental Company of the Year' Award
The Mateco group was awarded the international title of 'Access Rental Company of the Year' last month in Washington. Mateco received this IAPA award thanks to the rising turnover figures and the considerable investments in the rental fleet, the network of branches and the safety training courses of the past year.
Armin Rappen, Mateco's manager, and Pascal Vanhalst, CEO at TVH Group, accepted the prize on behalf of the 500-plus Mateco employees.
The 'International Awards for Powered Access', or IAPA awards, are said to be the most important international prizes in the sector. They are distributed across 13 categories and are presented by a professional jury. The award is a special honouring for the Mateco group and highlights the success of the company and the extra efforts made over the last couple of years.
In the 'Access Rental Company of the Year' category , Mateco was able to hold its ground against multiple international players in the access equipment sector. The jury stated: "The company has gone through an amazing year. Witness the increasing turnover figures, the considerable investments in new aerial work platforms with higher capacities, the expansion of the branch network and the fact that Mateco offered the 'PlatformCard' safety training to more than 4000 people."
According to Armin Rappen, manager at Mateco, and Pascal Vanhalst, CEO at TVH Group, they also owe the title to the numerous customers who give Mateco their trust and to the continuous efforts to optimise the service. In addition to this, Mateco follows a consistent growth strategy, consisting of the expansion of branches and various other investments. This policy led among other things to a rental fleet less than five years old.
The Mateco group has been renting out aerial work platforms for more than 40 years. Its customer database includes building enterprises, facilities managers, the mobile sector, the media, garden and landscape architects ... The rental fleet consists of more than 6000 aerial work platforms in over 700 different versions. With subsidiaries in Luxemburg and Poland and with 80 strong partners worldwide, Mateco also deploys aerial work platforms outside of the German borders. Since 2012 the company has been a part of TVH. This allows it to fall back on a global network of more than 17,000 machines.
TVH is an international group with customers in more than 170 countries, and has been split up into two business units: Parts & Accessories and Equipment.
Parts & Accessories is the one-stop shop for material handling, industrial and agricultural equipment parts and accessories. The unequalled know-how of TVH's parts division is reflected by a database of more than 21,000,000 article numbers, of which well over 600,000 references are in stock. TVH's electronics department is Europe's largest and best equipped service centre for the repair of electronic parts for lift trucks, aerial work platforms and industrial vehicles.
Equipment consists of four activities: Sales, Rental, Service and Trade. The Sales Division sells new and used lift trucks and aerial work platforms. With its short- and long-term rental of lift trucks and aerial work platforms, the Rental Division is active in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and other European countries. The Service & Repair Division is only active in Belgium.
In addition, TVH also has the 'TVH Training Centre' where driver trainings and technical courses are given.
Image, from left: Armin Rappen, manager Mateco; Pascal Vanhalst, CEO at TVH Group
16th April 2015