The MEC aerial work platform brand is well known and respected in the rental business. Contractors and industrial users have praised its quality, functionality and reliability of their aerial work platforms for more than 30 years.
Until 2001, MEC scissor lifts were built in Wisconsin by Mayville Engineering Company. In 2002, two California entrepreneurs Jim Tolle and Craig Braun, finalised a deal with Mayville to purchase the existing MEC Scissor Lift Division.
Tolle and Braun set up the New Generation MEC production facility in buildings vacated by UpRight, Inc. in Selma, California.
“We started the new production process with a thorough review of all past warranty claims and customer inquiries and concerns. After all changes were made, an extensive testing program was implemented before products were released for production,” says Tolle.
The sales strategy for the New Generation MEC Aerial Work Platforms company is to offer its products only through MEC Dealers in protected territories.
“Customer inquiries for machine purchases are forwarded to our dealers,” Tolle emphasises.
Early in 2009, Jim Tolle appointed Nifty Pty Ltd of Tomago NSW as the Australian dealer for the MEC range. Nifty is well known for its successful range of Nifty elevated work platforms which are well suited to the worldwide hire and rental markets.
At MEC the criteria is simple, Tolle explains: Keep the scissors operation, functionality and reliability as primary objectives. MEC engineers have spent countless hours developing products that require less servicing, less energy to operate, produce less noise and provide many years of reliable service.