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10 January 2021

5 questions to Funs Hermans, Key Account Manager Boels Rental, about the renovation of a retail building in Nijmegen, the Netherlands

What can you tell us about the project?
In just two weeks time, a branch of no less than 3,850 m2 of a well-known national supermarket chain was rebuilt in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. A large number of Boels Rental scissor lifts were used to modernise the shop. The ceiling, the electricity, the furnishings and the installations have been renovated.

What is special about the project?
From the removal of the old interior, to the finishing of the shop premises: everything had to be done within a tight deadline. In just 2 weeks, 60 scissor lifts were used at the same time to get the job done.

60 scissor lifts? That's a big request!
You can say that! On top of that, the machines had to meet additional requirements, as the work was indoors. For example, they had to be electric, not too heavy in relation to the floors and had to be compact. A request for more than 60 (scissor) aerial work platforms with these features, for one project for a period of 2 weeks, is often a challenge. However, not for Boels! We have a large range of machines and can easily meet this demand.

Has a specific choice been made for these zero emission machines?
As it concerns an interior refurbishment, the machines had to be electric, so that there are no emissions. In addition, durability is of great importance to the end customer. This suits Boels well. We are a partner for sustainable rental solutions and advice for cleaner machines and materials. ‘Orange is the new green' is our promise! We have a wide range of zero emission machines, supplemented with hybrid alternatives. This enables us to offer our customers the right machine for the right job.

Why does the client choose Boels?
For the customer, it is important that the supplier is always available and can deliver, repair or replace machines in no time. Because they work with a tight deadline, the client cannot be delayed. This is exactly what Boels Rental offers its customers: high and fast availability of products and services. In addition, we can (nationally) supply this high demand for machines. As our customer has several of these retail renovations in the Netherlands, this is important.

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