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Apart from the first three letters in their names, what do Boels Rental and Boeing have in common? Machinery made by both companies is currently on the tarmac at Munich Airport. Nevertheless, everything is in order, just as it should be at an airport. At the moment, the Austrian Zeman Group is in charge of planning and implementing a new gate.
Boels Rental is also involved in the project, represented by account manager – or should that be “Captain”? – Torsten Ahlers. It is thanks to his passionate commitment that Boels is now represented by a fleet of machinery on the construction site at Munich Airport. After an order for no fewer than 30 large devices was placed in October 2021, Torsten Ahlers played a key role in coordinating the project and keeping it on track. In close collaboration with the technical department in Munich and the HUB in Feldkirchen, the hired machinery was delivered on-schedule in November 2021.
”The work of my Boels Rental colleagues is what makes this construction project a matter close to my heart”
Torsten Ahlers on the project: “In order to be able to seamlessly handle growing air traffic volumes in the future and to remain an attractive hub for connections to and from all over the world, Munich Airport intends to add a new gate to Terminal 1. The transparent new building will be over 340 metres long. It will be joined to the existing Terminal 1 at a right angle, and will be accessible via four connecting bridges.” A large project in which Boels also contributed. A number of Boels Rental machines have already been chartered for this undertaking, such as telescopic work platforms, telescopic work platforms, scissor lifts, telehandlers and telescopic handlers.
“A few more platforms and handlers – a fleet of around 20 machines in total – were ordered at a later date, and were quickly delivered. The whole project will run at least until the end of 2022,” says Ahlers. “With rental needs totalling around one million euros, Boels Rental is the main supplier of hired equipment and machinery. In the end, the decisive factor for the order was that we submitted the best offer,” he explains. “The work of my Boels Rental colleagues is what makes this construction project a matter close to my heart,” enthuses the project manager. “The unwavering commitment is truly remarkable. Right up to the last minute before the start of the project, the team repeatedly faced challenges, but mastered them with flying colours. A little bit of turbulence cannot throw us off-course. Thanks to the constant exchanges with the customer and countless visits to the construction site, this collaboration could not be better.”