We continue our growth and expansion in different markets. As a first step in France, we have hired Mr. Antonio Polo as our General Manager for the start of local business and for support to the French market.
Mr. Antonio Polo will support the already existing business with distributors and direct customers as well as grow the business with new and existing OEM-customers. The timing is right, and we see a strong potential for us to grow in the French market.
With 10 years of experience as Technical Manager in the subsidiary of Hawe Hydraulik in Spain and 5 years as General Manager of Hawe Spain, Mr. Polo has a deep knowledge about mobile hydraulics as well as radio remote controls (Hawe Hydralik in Spain is a dealer of Scanreco).
Mr. Polo’s background also includes Danfoss products (hydraulics and electronics) in combination with Scanreco products from 3 years as General Manager of the subsidiary of the French company HDS Mobile Solutions in Spain, dealing with hydraulics and Scanreco radio controls. The past year Mr. Polo was Managing Director of the subsidiary of Maximator GmbH in Spain dealing with industrial hydraulics. Mr. Antonio Polo has an Industrial Engineer degree, is fluent in Spanish, French and English.
Scanreco is market leader when it comes to Professional Radio Remote Controls for demanding applications within mobile hydraulics. A privately held company that started out in a garage 35 years ago and has become a global player with +150 employees and a turnover of over 45M€.
Scanreco distributor Hydx is exhibiting in hall 6h59.
During seven days in April 2019 more than 620,000 people visited the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment making it the most successful bauma ever. More than one third of the visitors came from other countries than Germany.
Also, for Scanreco the trade fair was a huge success. The Scanreco booth was doubled in size from previous bauma exhibitions and this really paid off. A record number of meetings with existing and future customers and partners took place and the interest for Scanreco products was at an all-time high. At the fair, Scanreco for the first time showed the coming new G6 product line, and some of the unique features that comes with it, something that generated a lot of interest and curiosity.
“Although we just offered a little sneak peek of our new G6 product line, the interest and the comments it generated makes us even more confident it will be a huge success when it is released”, says Magnus Lundgren, SVP Sales & Marketing at Scanreco.
“Bauma is the most important trade fair for us. It is a window where we can effectively showcase our solutions and meet future customers that otherwise are hard to find. We had a lot of high-quality meetings with real decision makers and it was obvious that that the high interest and respect for our products is real. Everybody who is anybody in our business was there and it feels like we met most of them, a truly successful week”, says Magnus Lundgren.
Korean fire fighters are changing the way they fight fires, and the way they do it is by using radio remote controls.
Fire fighter often faces difficult conditions when working in cities and urban surroundings. In Korea this often means narrow roads and plenty of obstacles to overcome before a normal fire truck can reach the fire. This of course severely impacts effectiveness during the crucial first stages of the fire extinguishment.
To increase effectiveness of Korean firefighting, the Korean Fire Fighting Bureau has asked the fire truck manufacturers to design an improved fire truck with faster reaction time, a slender and smaller body size while at the same time ensuring solid firefighting ability.
To achieve this, changes to the trucks must be made. Due to size a truck cabin cannot be used, instead the operator must operate the fire truck using radio remote control. As a solution to this challenge, Scanreco together with its Korean distributor KOPENN ENG introduced the Scanreco color display model to the fire truck manufacturer EVERDIGM.
Through the color display the operator effectively can see every status of the bucket boom in which fire fighters are riding. After extensive and successful testing EVERDIGM could launch its fire truck, operated with a Scanreco remote control, which meet all necessary standards. The new truck was launched at the large firefighting exhibition in Korea.
“This application is important not only for the narrow fire fighter truck market but also, we have proved that Scanreco products can meet almost every customer’s requirements and that our robust design can appeal to every construction machine manufacturer in Korea”, says Seungwon Cho, CEO of KOPENN ENG.
Faber-Com, one of Scanrecos closest partners, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Founded in March 1989, it is still run by the founder and owner Mr. Marco Magnani.
From the beginning, Faber-Com has specialized in the production and development of integrated control systems for mobile hydraulic machines, including joysticks, electronic control cards such as proportional regulators, load limiters and stabilizer controls, inclination sensors and cable remote controls.
In 1999, Faber-Com started its close and long-lasting cooperation with Scanreco and in 2012, this partnership was further strengthened by the founding of Scanreco South Europe, which is located on the same premises as Faber-Com.
“We have a long history and a very strong and successful partnership with Faber-Com and the team. Since the start of our cooperation together we have developed more than 3200 different customized versions of radio remote Controls”, says Björn Askestig, co-founder of Scanreco.
Today, Faber-Com has 35 employees, an overall turnover of more than 14M € and export their products to more than 50 countries worldwide.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success. It’s been a pleasure working with you these past 20 years. So, congratulations on your company’s 30th anniversary!