Saudi Arabian contractor takes delivery of 37 Genie boom lifts

Saudi's Expertise Contracting Co now owns an 85-strong fleet of heavy machines

Expertise Contracting Co has debuted the Genie SX-135 XC in Saudi Arabia.
Expertise Contracting Co has debuted the Genie SX-135 XC in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi construction services provider Expertise Contracting Co has acquired 37 Genie boom lists, and plans to buy more machinery before the year is done.

Expertise rents heavy equipment to building sites, among other services, and bought 37 self-propelled telescopic boom lifts, two of which were the Genie SX-135 XC, which had hitherto never been used in Saudi Arabia.

Due to the high demand for the equipment, Expertise said it would buy additional Genie XC boom lifts in 2018.

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Interest in the machine stems from the fact it can lift up to 454kg at any one time, lowing and lifting up to three people and their tools, reducing the number of times the boom lift needs to be lowered to the ground. This boosts productivity.

Genie said the boom lift offers a 32% higher load capacity than industry-standard equipment for the same task.

“For the first time in Saudi Arabia [...], Expertise now offers customers the ability to do more work faster and more easily using a single machine,” said Expertise’s director of industrial supplies, Mohammed Ashraf.

He said the boom lifts had been such a “great investment” that the business was already planning to acquire “several more Genie XC units before the end of this year.”

He did not say when the business would acquire the new machines for its fleet or the value of the investment.

Expertise now owns a fleet of 85 Genie units, following the delivery of the 37 self-propelled telescopic boom lifts.

Equipment manufacturer Genie said its Genie SX-135 XC boom lift – which debuted in Saudi Arabia this year – is designed for heavy lifting work at height.

Scenarios in which the machine could be put to use include work for facilities management or construction work on stadiums, sports arenas, telecommunications, and utilities sites, Genie said.

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