The Manlift Way

Improvement Program


Some companies try to be all things to all people. Not Manlift. We have very consciously chosen to specialise in one very specific area – “powered access equipment”, by which we mean aerial work platforms or mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Altogether and with our partners, we have a fleet of about 19,000 units. We sincerely believe that with this single-minded focus, we can deliver superior service to our customers, and that our superior service offer translates to safety, efficiency, and profitability for our customers.


In a nutshell, we provide solutions for working at height, and we are in the business of making certain that our customers can do that safely and productively. The overwhelming majority of our business is in rentals, supplemented by services, like training, that we provide to rental customers.

In addition, we sell quality equipment for working at height from many of the leading brands. We are the official dealer of JLG, Genie and Teupen in selected countries. We also sell high quality used equipment straight from our rental fleet.

Safety and Sustainability
Safety is our highest priority. Aerial work platforms are a safer way to work at height, and to make certain that our equipment is operated in the safest way possible, we offer training on both operations and safety. We also believe that renting powered access is a sustainable solution – for the environment, but even more, for the long-term business success of our customers. Customers do not need to own, store, and maintain equipment on their sites that they only use occasionally, nor do they need to maintain the in-house expertise and insight that we can provide as specialists. They get state-of-the-art equipment and can focus on their core business rather than expending valuable resources on what is not central to them.

Manlift has operations throughout Europe, Middle East and India as well. With a network of partners, we can support activities in just about any country through our International Rentals unit, whether we have our own operations on the ground or not. Few companies can match our international reach.

Operating globally, acting locally
We may have a global footprint, but we haven’t lost sight of the importance of working one-to-one with our local customers. For us, every transaction is personal. We work closely with our customers to ascertain exactly what kind of equipment they need, and what else they may require in terms of training and service. With small teams working out of nearly 60 depots worldwide, we are usually close to the customer both, literally and figuratively. We think that’s what allows us to respond quickly and reliably, and we think it’s also reflected in the relationships we’ve established with our customers based on mutual interest, mutual respect, and trust.