Industry Growth in 2019
ALLMI has released its loader crane industry sales figures for the second half of 2019, completing market statistics for the full year. The figures show an impressive industry performance, with strong sales across a range of sectors and overall growth of approximately 8% against the previous year.
Demand for remote controls was also strong, with nearly 60% of invoiced sales relating to lorry loaders with control units of this type, and the figure reaching 100% in certain segments of the market.
ALLMI Technical Manager, Keith Silvester, comments “We continue to see this positive trend in the demand for remote controls, which reflects the many benefits they bring to lorry loader operation. However, as we have stressed on numerous occasions, it is very important to remember that they can create potential hazards if used incorrectly and so those responsible for loader crane operations are encouraged to adopt 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.”
The campaign materials can be accessed here, or by downloading the ALLMI Smartphone App from the Apple or Google Play store.