Thursday 25 February 2021

Johnson Arabia boosts AWP fleet, opens second unit in Oman

MUSCAT, 8 days ago

Johnson Arabia, a leading aerial work platforms company in the GCC region that boasts over 250 mobile cranes and 700 ariel work platforms (AWP), has expanded its ariel work platforms fleet with the launch of its second branch in Oman.
After successfully navigating the tough markets in 2020, Johnson Arabia has proved to be a leader in the rental industry and in now expanding its fleet, said the company in a statement.
Johnson Arabia is awaiting the delivery of 112 machines to complement its existing fleet across the group. 
This investment by Johnson Arabia strengthens the company’s ambition to get to fleet size of 1,000 machines by the close of 2021. 
The majority of purchased machines will be delivered to their new location in Muscat, an existing location in Duqm and the remaining units will be delivered to their headquarters in the UAE, to help fulfil the growing demand.
The up-to-date models manufactured by both JLG and Genie will start arriving this month and delivered in batches over the next three months, it stated.
Johnson Arabia attributes its higher local demand due to the superior service and support. 
"Since our move from Al Quoz to Dubai Industrial city in late 2019, we have been able to refine and modernize our already impeccable service. This is mainly because of a new larger workshop and new talented workforce that has joined the team," remarked its workshop manager Paul Farrell.
He said the growth in Oman was mainly driven by the fact that Johnson Arabia had already been a well-known name in the rental industry there for about ten years for cranes and has now started to focus equally on their AWP supply too. 
To further help with this expansion, Johnson Arabia has boosted its sales and operations team there and is also exploring new project avenues, specifically in oil and gas sector.
Gareth Conley, Executive Manager for AWP, said: "In spite of the dip in utilisation in 2020 we are seeing a higher demand in the market. Along with the UAE, we have also received an overwhelming respnse from Muscat and Duqm in the oil and gas and construction sector."
"This increase in fleet is to not only supplement this demand but to also increase our footprint in Oman," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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