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More Demand for Remotes

ALLMI recently produced its loader crane industry sales figures for the second half of last year, therefore completing market statistics for the whole of 2018.

Compiled by an independent third-party and with the involvement of the majority of manufacturers represented within the Association, the statistics are broken down into categories based on the tonne-metre rating of the equipment, as well as the application.

The figures show another impressive industry performance in 2018, with strong sales across a range of sectors and overall growth against the previous year. Demand for remotes also increased compared to 2017, with over 65% of invoiced sales relating to lorry loaders with control units of this type, and the figure reaching as high as 89% in one particular segment of the market.

The continuing popularity of remote controls reflects the many benefits they bring to lorry loader operation. However, as ALLMI has previously highlighted on numerous occasions, it is very important to remember that they can create some significant potential hazards if used incorrectly and so industry stakeholders are encouraged to use the Association’s freely available ‘Safe Use of Remote Controls’ campaign material, which includes a web-based video, an information leaflet aimed at operators and their immediate supervisors, and a ready-made toolbox-talk template document. For copies of the material, please click here or download the ALLMI Smartphone App from the Apple or Google Play store.