Genie MEWPs chosed for facility maintenance at two holy mosques
Authorised Genie dealer Medco has begun delivery of 135 Genie boom and scissor lifts purchased by Al Majal Al Arabi for facility maintenance on holy mosques at Makkah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia. These lifts will be used for cleaning and routine maintenance at these important sites.
The order includes Genie S-60 J and S-80 J telescopic boom lifts, which will be used for external facade and general offsite maintenance, GS E-Drive scissor lifts for indoor maintenance, and electric Z-60 DC articulating boom lifts for use in general facility management and cleaning tasks.
“Medco is proud to be the first supplier for Genie equipment to the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah,” said Emad Mukhalalaty, general manager for Medco Saudi Arabia. “This is one of the most prestigious and demanding projects that Medco had won in recent years, and we feel that serving the holy mosques is not only a duty and responsibility, but an honour that we value and shall provide for.”
Genie’s ability to meet technical specifications, safety prerequisites and delivery needs were major deciding factors in the decision to purchase Genie lifts from Medco. It was also helpful that Medco’s team understood the different applications for these platforms at the mosques and was able to recommend specific equipment to best meet jobsite needs.
“We believe winning this deal was not a stroke of luck, but rather a full understanding of customer needs and application derived from several site visits inspecting the toughest-to-reach points in The Haramain (the Holy Site),” said Mohammed Kamal, the regional manager in Medco Riyadh. “Our coordination with Genie regional sales also was instrumental; the equipment met Al Majal’s specific technical requirements, and the equipment was able to be delivered within the required lead times to win this high-profile project. Genie’s high-quality and innovative products make for optimal productivity at the safest heights. And Medco guarantees the highest machine availability and reliability around the clock.”
Each piece of equipment has important features that make them suitable for specific tasks at these heritage sites. The S-60 J and S-80 J telescopic boom lifts, for example, are lighter than comparable booms in their class, which makes them ideal for work on sensitive surfaces, while the Z-60 DC articulating boom lifts provide up-and-over access for accessing hard-to-reach areas. Because they are electric, the Z-60 DC machines are also noise and emission free, which makes them ideal for indoor use as well.
Likewise, Genie GS E-Drive scissor lifts give Medco’s customer Al Majal Al Arabi the ability to work indoors or outdoors. The efficient, low-maintenance electric scissor lifts also are easy to manoeuvre and boost jobsite productivity. With 70% fewer hoses and fittings, the risk of hydraulic leaks also is reduced to near zero, which is particularly important while working at these historic sites.
“It’s a great honour for Genie to have been chosen of being a supplier of the two holy mosques,” said Sharbel Kordahi, Genie’s managing director Middle East & Sales Director AWP ME.