ACT Scaffold and Access

Tuesday 31 January 2017 @ 14:58

ACT Scaffold, a leading scaffolding hire specialist, is now ACT Scaffold and Access after launching an access equipment rental business, with the support of Genie.


Specialising in supplying the construction, industrial, government, domestic and DIY markets in Canberra, ACT Scaffold and Access serves customers who perform jobs ranging from standard plumbing and electrical work, to maintenance. “Our customers perform maintenance work in some of Canberra’s most famous galleries and museums,” says Travis Matheson, owner of ACT Scaffold and Access. “We specialise in indoor jobs, because the attrition levels on our machines and scaffolding are lower.”

Linking with Genie

ACT Scaffold and Access have purchased Genie GS™-1932 scissor lifts and other indoor machines, including the GRC™-12 vertical lift and GS-3246 scissor lift.

The reliability and versatility of the Genie product range attracted Matheson. “I have been associated with the AWP industry for a decade, and have at all times recognised the quality of the Genie product,” he said. “I only wanted to have one brand of machine, and I knew Genie would have the product range that met my needs.” The ability to swap parts between Genie machines and the company’s reputation for customer service also helped sway Matheson.

“When we decided to expand into access equipment, the support from the likes of Brent Markwell was unwavering,” said Matheson. Brent Markwell is the Genie Regional Sales Manager NSW/ACT of Terex Australia. “I’ve known Brent for a few years, and as soon as I made the decision to move into access equipment, he visited me immediately and we went through scenarios to help me settle on what I would need to launch the business,” Matheson said. Matheson used Terex Financial Services to help purchase his new AWP fleet. “Adam Phillips at Terex Financial Services was great to work with and it was really straightforward to organise the finance,” said Matheson.

The move into access hire

Matheson, who launched ACT Scaffolds in 2013, always intended to expand into access equipment. “Three years ago, however, there was more opportunity with scaffolds, because many of the companies in the industry weren’t doing it well,” he said.

Once Matheson’s scaffolding business was humming along, he invested in building a commercially viable AWP fleet. “There are capital considerations when launching into access equipment,” says Matheson. “However, by purchasing quality products with excellent resale value such as Genie, we can mitigate these risks.”

The support of Genie

Genie takes great delight in supporting start-up businesses in Australia, according to Markwell. “It’s critical we support new rental businesses from the outset,” he said. “Then we continue to support them through their expansions with our high levels of customer service and financial service offerings by means of Terex Financial Services.”