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Covid-19 Impact Survey

Following the unprecedented events of this year, ALLMI recently carried out a membership survey to assess the impact of Covid-19 on the lorry loader industry.

The survey covered a range of areas, looking at issues such as crane sales, service / repair activity levels, turnover, use of the furlough scheme, changes to company headcount, and views on recovery for 2021. Members were also asked to assess ALLMI’s level of support during the pandemic.

ALLMI Chairman, Alan Johnson, comments “As well as allowing us to develop an in-depth understanding of the scale and type of challenges being faced by the industry, the main purpose of the survey was to provide members with a sense of perspective in terms of how their experiences compared to those of peer organisations. We were also keen to receive feedback on further ways in which ALLMI could provide assistance.”

He continues “Engagement levels were excellent, with respondents representing a good mix of members involved with crane sales, service and repair, as well as fleet operators from various industry sectors. Whilst the results reflected the challenging environment in which members are operating, there were some interesting outliers in certain areas, and signs of a strong performance in relation to service and repair activity. All in all, it was a very worthwhile exercise for both ALLMI and our members, and it was nice to receive positive feedback regarding the Association’s performance in 2020.”