AccessXL, part of XL Global Group and a leader in the design and manufacture of hydraulic lifts for commercial vehicles, is delighted to announce a new partnership with PALFINGER.

In January this year, AccessXL acquired the Intellectual Property rights for manufacture and distribution of the PALFINGER ‘V-Lift’ product range. Furthermore, AccessXL, at the same time became the exclusive UK distributor for all PALFINGER chassis-mounted tail lifts including cantilever, retractable and foldable.

Already well established as a leading provider of column, retractable, multi-deck, refuse and passenger tail lifts, the AccessXL range coupled with over 40 market-proven models from PALFINGER now provides, says the company, the widest selection of tail lift solutions for all key industry sectors. These includeg transport & logistics, food & beverage, rental fleets, municipalities & rescue services.

“We are delighted to be making this exciting announcement,” says XL Global Group CEO Colin Laird. “The bringing together of these premier brands enables us to provide an unbeatable choice of high quality, British-sourced tail lifts for virtually all commercial vehicle operators across multiple sectors throughout the UK.”

With over 40 different tail lift models and 170 model configurations, PALFINGER claims to have successfully facilitated the safe and efficient loading and unloading of trucks and vehicles for over 50 years.

“Efficiency, safety and engineering excellence remain our watchwords,” adds Colin Laird. “Together with our colleagues at PALFINGER, we are looking forward to matching and exceeding the existing high levels of reliability and bespoke customer service for which both companies are renowned.”

All new sales of PALFINGER tail lifts for the UK are now processed by AccessXL, while national support services and distribution for both brands are to be amalgamated and controlled from the AccessXL manufacturing facility in Forfar, Scotland.

Through this acquisition and alliance, says Laird, clients across the UK will benefit from the local service, support, manufacture and delivery of a market leading tail lift range, overcoming many of the import / export and service limitations apparent in the industry over recent years.

All existing warranty and service commitments are honoured and delivered through the existing AccessXL warranty team.

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