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New UK distributor for Socage platforms

22 Feb 17 Socage has appointed a new UK distributor and announced an extended warranty on new sales of its A314 pick-up mounted access platform.

The Socage A314
The Socage A314

The Italian manufacturer has appointed Access Platform Sales (APS) as its authorised dealer in the UK. APS is now the official product support provider for the 550-plus Socage machines that are in operation across the UK, including 100 still in warranty. APS will provide all warranty work, spare parts and service to the Socage parc via its sister company IPS.

Socage was previously represented in the UK by Cumberland Platforms (CPL).

Steve Couling, managing director of IAPS Group, which owns APS and IPS, said: “We are delighted to be representing Socage in the UK. The A314 is a hugely popular 13-metre boom lift, with around 90% market share in the UK. By offering a three-year warranty, Socage is demonstrating its confidence in both the product and in APS as its new distributor.”

Designed specifically for utilities, utility contractors and tree work, the A314 articulated boom provides a maximum working height of 13.5 metres. It is mounted on an Isuzu D-Max truck.

APS will also offer four truck-mounted booms from Socage’s E-Series. These provide up to 28 metres working height on a 3.5-tonne Nissan Cabstar.

APS will continue to represent the Aldercote brand of van-mounted boom lifts in addition to Socage truck and pick-up mounts.

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