Ruthmann and Snorkel partner in UK

09 February 2018

Snorkel UK has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Ruthmann Bluelift tracked lifts.

Bluelift was founded in Italy by the Marti family in 2004. In 2016, the growing business became Ruthmann Italia, a division of truck mount manufacturer Ruthmann Group, based in Germany.  

Ruthmann italia s.r.l. sales director, gianpiero marti (left) with andrew fishburn, managing director of snorkel uk sign the distribution agreement at the executive hire show 2018

Ruthmann Italia managing director Gianni Marti (left), with Andrew Fishburn, managing director of Snorkel UK signing the distribution agreement at the Executive Hire Show, Coventry, UK.

The exclusive distributor agreement enables Snorkel UK to sell the full line of Bluelift spider lifts in the UK and Ireland, as well as providing spare parts and technical support through its existing nationwide network of Snorkel UK service engineers.

Andrew Fishburn, managing director of Snorkel UK, said, “Ruthmann Bluelift has built an excellent reputation in the UK and is well known for its lightweight, compact and high performance Lithium and hybrid machines, which is a key advantage as the UK market increasingly focuses on zero emission equipment.

“The opportunity to offer these high-quality lifts alongside our comprehensive Snorkel line will help us to further strengthen our position in this key market.”

Gianpiero Marti, sales director of Ruthmann Italia, added, “Snorkel UK has built an impressive sales, service and parts team that delivers truly nationwide coverage. As a manufacturer, we look for distribution partners who are not only able to sell the product, but those who are able to exceed our customer expectations in terms of product support. We believe we have found an excellent partner in Snorkel UK, and look forward to working together in future.”

Snorkel UK now offers the complete line of Ruthmann Bluelift tracked lifts, which are listed on the Snorkel UK website. The Snorkel UK team has been factory trained by Ruthmann Italia to provide the highest levels of customer service and technical support.

Managing Director, Gianni Marti (left) with Andrew Fishburn, Managing Director of Snorkel UK sign the distribution agreement at the Executive Hire Show 2018.jpg


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