access machines boost workplace productivity by reducing effort when compared
with mechanical manual alternatives such as ladders and scaffolding. The
company also launches Operator Safety Training to improve
safety standards across the industry.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - July 11, 2018 - JLG Industries, Inc., an
Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] will unveil its new Low-Level Access equipment
at the IPAF Asia Conference and Showcase 2018 being held in Kuala Lumpur, on
the 18 and 19 of July. The company will also launch its new Operator Safety
Training courses focusing on operator safety at height.
JLG is the world's leading designer and manufacturer
of mobile elevating work platforms and telescopic material handlers.
One of the Diamond Sponsors of the upcoming IPAF conference, JLG will unveil two
new products at the event -- the EcoLift, part of its new family of low-level
access equipment, and the 660SJ, one of the most popular models in the new 600
Series Boom Lift range.
JLG's low-level access equipment, which are now being introduced in
Asia, include four push-around machines -- the Power Tower®, the Nano, the
PecoLift and EcoLift -- and three self-propelled lifts -- Nano SP Zero, Nano SP
and Nano SP Plus. The platform heights range from 1.5 metres to 3.10 metres.
JLG's low-level access lifts are safe, quiet, easily manoeuvrable and
intuitive to operate, ideal for indoor spaces for a host of trades in
construction, maintenance and facility work. The lifts dramatically reduce effort
and increase efficiency when compared with mechanical manual alternatives such
as ladders and scaffoldings, and give workers the ability to use both hands on
JLG's EcoLift, which will be
on display at IPAF, uses the revolutionary 'Patented Stored Power System' that
requires no batteries, no power and no hydraulic oil, making it easy to use and
The display at IPAF will also include the 660SJ
Boom Lift, which has an industry-leading platform capacity of 340 kgs. The
660SJ has a small footprint, which allows it to be shipped in a 40-foot high
cube container, hence reducing shipping cost.
"JLG is at the forefront of understanding the factors impacting mega
trends and is developing cutting edge technologies to lead the industry in
innovation in those areas," says Shashank Bhatia, Director of Engineering, Scissors
and Verticals Product Development, JLG Industries. "We are investing
significant amount of research dollars to innovate in areas such as safety, productivity
and total cost of ownership, and transforming the access industry with our
accident-free, highly efficient and service-free machines."
As part of its endeavour to improve safety standards in the industry, JLG
is introducing a series of training courses in Malaysia. Besides free online product
training courses, operators can also sign up for Operator Safety Training
conducted by JLG's appointed distributors in Malaysia -- TH Tong Heng Machinery and
Aerial Lift & Equipment. Using classroom-based tutorials, demonstrations,
hands-on training and assessments, these courses aim to help operators to safely
use MEWP / AWP equipment.
collaborated with several partners in the industry and is analysing data and developing
tools to ensure the safety of its operators," says Bhatia. "With an eye to
building the safe workplace of the future, we are investing in technologies
around aspects that range from operator injury prevention to workplace accident
JLG will be showcasing its commitment to innovation and safety at Booth
number D4 at the IPAF event. The booth promises to be exciting and educational,
allowing visitors to step onto a boom lift platform and operate a boom lift across
a series of obstacles in a Virtual Reality environment.
"JLG has great confidence in the
long-term potential of Malaysia's thriving economy, which has been growing
steadily over the past 20 years. Even with the recent political change,
uncertainty and threats surrounding some of the most important projects in
recent times that have been deferred, we still hold a positive view as the country
readjusts," says David Border, Regional Sales & Market Development
Director, South-East Asia, Japan and Korea at JLG Industries. "As businesses
strive to stay competitive, adopting technology is necessary to increase
productivity and mitigate labour costs. The access industry and JLG has an
important role to play here and in the region."
For more information about JLG's innovative products, visit
JLG Industries, Inc., an
Oshkosh Corporation company, is dedicated to helping customers enhance worksite
productivity and safety by engineering, manufacturing, and selling access
equipment that is reliable, powerful, versatile, and intuitive to use. The
company's lines include aerial work platforms (AWP) with articulating and
telescoping booms, scissor lifts, portable personal vertical lifts, low-level
access, mobile stock picking lifts, equipment trailers, utility vehicles, and
telehandlers for material handling applications. JLG Industries focuses on
total cost of ownership, offering its customers a comprehensive portfolio of
aftermarket services that go beyond traditional parts and services to include a
new line of competitive parts, remanufactured parts, online and on-site
training programs, a dedicated training facility, a growing parts distribution
footprint, and used -- as is, certified, and reconditioned equipment.
Headquartered in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, JLG Industries has
pioneered many access industry firsts. These include oscillating axles for boom
and scissor lifts in 1981, the only fuel-cell powered boom lift in 1999, the
first environmentally-friendly 60-foot electric boom lift in 2000, and the
first boom lift to reach 150 feet in 2011. The company surpassed its own record
in 2014 with its 185-foot model 1850SJ, the world's tallest self-propelled boom
lift. In the same year, the company introduced the first
true hybrid diesel/electric boom lift, the H340AJ. In 2016, JLG unveiled the
1500AJP, the world's tallest reaching articulating boom lift. 2017 marked the
company's 20th year offering hybrid technology to its customers.
JLG Industries, Inc., is a wholly-owned
business segment of Oshkosh
[NYSE:OSK], a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad range of
commercial, fire and emergency, and military vehicles and vehicle bodies.
Oshkosh Corporation is headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
JLG is a partner in its customers' success,
reaching out worldwide to enable performance, boost productivity, ensure
uptime, and support progress. With more than 4,000 employees and facilities
across five continents, JLG supports its customers -- and their customers -- with
world-class training, parts, service, used equipment re-marketing, and flexible
has manufacturing facilities in the United States, France, Belgium, Romania,
Australia, and China. It provides sales, service, and support from locations
around the world.