German rental company, Roggermaier GmbH took delivery of the first of the new Snorkel electric scissors in Europe at the beginning of June.

Roggermaier placed an order for 50 of the new lifts at The Rental Show 2015 in February when they were unveiled for the first time globally.  The first batch of 18 Snorkel S3219E’s and 4 Snorkel S4732E’s have already been delivered and will be deployed into their rental fleet immediately.

Founded in 1983, Roggermaier is a family-owned enterprise which ranks among the biggest rental companies in Germany today with over 1,400 machines in its fleet and 130 employees. They serve a diverse base of clients, in sectors ranging from construction, energy, automotive, telecommunications, the film industry as well as municipalities and trade shows.

Snorkel delivered the first of the new scissor lifts earlier this month, and provided detailed technical training to Roggermaier’s service team to ensure a smooth transition into their fleet.

Mr. Roggermaier said, “We are pleased to be the first customer of the new Snorkel scissor lifts in Europe.  We have always considered ourselves as a provider of cutting-edge equipment, and these machines perfectly reflect our philosophy. I was really impressed by Snorkel’s new design approach at The Rental Show which clearly benefits from the knowledge and experience of Mr. Ahern.”

“The new lifts have many features which will benefit my rental business, and this has been reinforced by our service engineers who are very impressed with the machines, especially the robust build and high quality components. They expect them to be very reliable in the field and commented that the innovative construction type will also offer numerous advantages in the area of service and support.”

Snorkel launched its new family of electric scissor lifts at this year’s The Rental Show, and displayed the first CE-approved models for Europe at Vertikal Days last month.  The new family includes four models, ranging from the S3219E which delivers 5.79m of platform height from a 0.81m wide chassis, to the S4732E which delivers 9.75m of platform height from a 1.19m wide chassis. Designed to perform in tough environments and to handle the demands of the rental industry, these lifts are packed with innovative features that lower total ownership costs.