As of September 2020, the new legal name for Scanreco’s operation in Vancouver, BC, Canada is Scanreco Canada, Inc. and the new legal name for the operation in Cincinnati, OH, USA is Scanreco US, Inc.
The former name, Scanreco North America, may be used for indicating both locations in North America as a group, but will no longer be used in any legal or official connotation meaning only one or the other location.
When Scanreco’s operation in Canada was established 2011, the business name “Scanreco North America” was registered with the intention to make the Vancouver location into the head office of Scanreco’s operation in North America. Since then, the Cincinnati location opened in 2019 to support the North American markets of Canada, the US, Mexico and some of the South American region.
Scanreco made the decision to change the legal name Scanreco North America, Inc. to Scanreco Canada, Inc. and the one of the US location to Scanreco US, Inc. in order to clarify and arrange the locations under the parent company Scanreco AB, which resides in Stockholm, Sweden.
Scanreco AB also has subsidiaries in Germany (Scanreco Germany GmbH), local representatives in Spain and France and franchised operations Denmark (Scanreco Denmark ApS) and in Italy (Scanreco South Europe Srl).
Scanreco partners with new Dutch firm JG Controls in a step to further improve service and availability of Scanreco’s systems to crane and machinery manufacturers in the Netherlands and Belgium.
JG Controls, founded by Mr. Jasper Gast, is the new Scanreco partner in the Benelux area. Mr. Gast, a former sales engineer of AMCA Hydraulic Fluid Power B.V., has vast experience from both Scanreco’s radio remote control systems and hydraulic solutions. He has worked with Scanreco products for over fifteen years and has deep knowledge of our different product series. JG Controls offers both standardized and customized Scanreco solutions in the Netherlands and Belgium.
“The closing of AMCA in the Netherlands gave me the opportunity to reconsider my options and possibilities. I want to continue providing Dutch and Belgian Scanreco customers with the service they require and deserve, and I am very motivated to do so in an even closer collaboration with Scanreco.” says Mr. Gast. “In the past I have contributed to Scanreco applications such as e.g. (extremely compact) drilling machines, CPT rigs, offshore winch applications and dredging barges.”
“We are very happy to partner with JG Controls”, says Magnus Lundgren, VP Sales&Marketing at Scanreco. “Mr. Gast has long and valuable experience of Scanreco systems, and he also understands the hydraulic parts that customers sometimes struggle with. He is known amongst customers and the industry to hold a high and qualitative service level to all customers.”
The best way of networking is face-to-face and Scanreco Denmark looks forward to finally be meeting in person again.
Automatik 2020 is adapted in a special COVID19 version, and offers more space, better hygiene and focus on the number of visitors at any time of the day.
Amidst the corona-crisis putting a damp on most businesses worldwide, Scanreco goes against the stream and further strengthen its partnership with an Italian leading spider lift manufacturer, Platform Basket.
“Although the application format is not new to us, we are proud to contribute to an upgrade of Platform Basket’s 13.80 spider lift by adding our G3 radio and Mini Transmitter with LCD display and customized switch-plates to it.”, Nicholas Torelli, of Scanreco South Europe says.
The remote control is situated in the basket of the lift, that is called 13.80 Pro, in a specially designed cradle. In the case of any controller battery issues it can be plugged into a spare connector below the cradle, to create a tethered controller. The new 13.80 Pro is equipped with Scanreco’s remote control system for all functions such as driving and outrigger set up. It also has a lower control panel with clearer, wider display and a more comprehensive diagnostics suite. From the remote control unit it is also possible to raise and lower the boom to go on trailer ramps.
The collaboration between Platform Basket and Scanreco South Europe is actually a long-term partnership that was established many years ago.
“We have a renewed and even stronger partnership between Scanreco and Platform Basket today” says Nicholas Torelli. “We are happy that Platform Basket took the decision to entrust us the development of the control system of their brand new tracked aerial platform (the 13.80 PRO)”.
Following the demand for Scanreco systems on the French market, Scanreco hires Mr. Meddy Chaigneau to support the existing organization in France.
Mr. Chaigneau, newly appointed Senior Sales & Application Engineer for Scanreco France, has a long experience from the radio remote control business. He worked for HDS Power Solutions in France for 7 years and 2 years for Roquet Hydraulics (Area Manager for France, UK and North America). He has vast knowledge of radio remote control systems and mobile applications. He understands customer’s needs and specifications in parallel to important safety measures.
Meddy Chaigneau, holds an Electrotechnical Engineer degree and a Commercial and Marketing Manager license. He has a background in both the technical and commercial aspects of the RRC business and has worked on many different electronic and hydraulic projects in the past, including OEM markets throughout Europe and North America.
In November last year, Scanreco also recruited Mr. Antonio Polo as General Manager to the French/Spanish branch of Scanreco AB.