Versalift takes over Bluelift UK sales

Ruthmann Bluelift A Ruthmann Bluelift spider working in the UK.

Ruthmann Bluelift spider lifts will have a new distributor in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. 

Versalift United Kingdom has announced that it will now represent the spider lift brand as part of its integration into the Time Manufacturing group, after the company, which already owns Versalift, acquired Ruthmann. Versalift will take over the distributorship from Snorkel UK and Ahern Ireland, both part of the Ahern group of famalies, on 1 January 2023. 

Versalift United Kingdom is already an official sales and service partner of Ruthmann Ecoline truck mounted platforms, which is part of Ruthmann Italia’s product line, as are Bluelift spiders. “Versalift UK customers will immediately benefit by having more options for access lifts and Blelift customers will benefit from the industry-leading support available from Versalift UK,” said the company. 

“This decision comes after open discussion between all involved parties, and it is by mutual consent allowing both Ruthmann Italia and Snorkel UK to focus on their core brands moving forward. Ahern and Snorkel will continue to work with Ruthmann Italia to ensure a seamless transition.”

A Ruthmann Italia spokesperson continued, “Ruthmann Italia would like to thank Snorkel UK/Ahern Ireland for their contribution and cooperation during past collaboration and wish them success in the future.”

Ahern distribution involving Ruthmann Bluelift products outside the UK and Ireland, will continue in line with existing agreements.


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