Ascendant proves top attraction at Vertikal show
Vertikal Days is now over and by all accounts, one of the most successful so far in terms of visitor numbers, and - from anecdotal information provided by exhibitors - orders placed.
This was certainly the case for Ascendant - Facelift’s manufacturing arm too. Our stand was a top attraction for visitors, and many placed orders for our Ascendant range of self-drive platforms.
The main feature of the Ascendant’s stand was the A12.5VM 3.5t 12.5m van mounted access platform, now being mounted onto the new award winning Iveco Daily chassis. Customers were impressed by great features, including direct hydraulic controls, meaning better reliability, all the components needed to control the machine including the fuses, relays, switches, control valves, power packs etc being easy to access at the base of the turret inside the van, and a larger GRP basket with 230kg capacity rather than the standard 200kg. Customers were also impressed by the low price and swift availability.
As well as 11 orders for the A12.5VM, Ascendant also took a further 12 orders for the A15VM, the 15m 5.2t version, all from the Vertikal show alone. Visitors also showed a huge amount of interest in Ascendant’s larger vehicle mounted access platforms, which both boast class leading working envelopes and extreme outreach. For example, the A18-13TJ offers 18m of working height with 13m of outreach, whilst the A22-17 TJ offers 22m working height and 17m of outreach.
Another model very well received by visitors to our stand was the ANT Artic, which was regarded as a great concept by many of the people who saw it at the show.
Benefits include the ease of inner city working and delivery, especially important because many city councils not liking large trucks in the city centre during the day. It also brings many economic benefits, for example, Road Tax comes in at only £181 per year, and the purchase price for the model is much lower than that for an HGV tractor or Trailer.
Visitors were so impressed that many pledged to buy there and then. For example, an Industrial forklift company from Scotland pledged 2-4 units as soon as out of prototype, while a plant hire company from Ireland pledged 2-4 units as soon as out of prototype.