Skylift Ireland who provide cherry picker, boom lift and access platform hire services from their depots in Dublin Limerick and Cork are managing to increase their business by the use of the Internet.
The company’s website [ http://www.skylift.ie/ ] is getting a huge volume of traffic with thousands of hits a month and the company’s Director and founder John Cusack says that now the major portion of the remaining construction business is coming from the Web. John puts this down to the closure of a lot of the smaller local hire companies and also Skylift’s excellent level of contact with their suppliers like JCB, Skyjack, JLG and Genie.
Skylift Dublin has just moved to a new flagship 10,479sq foot new depot in Rathcoole and will be continuing to expand Skylift’s already extensive customer base in the region.
The depots in Cork and Limerick are likewise seeing a rise in business. John says “we are finding that customers are becoming very savvy and will shop around to find the best value and service. Several have found that the smaller hire companies just don’t have the backup if anything goes wrong with the equipment, we have nationwide coverage for not only delivery but also with our backup service should a customer have a problem on site.”
In regards to the dramatic increase in business from the internet John had the following to say “with the increasing availability of the internet and people becoming more and more familiar with how to search for things online we are finding that a well designed website is essential not only for new customers but as a resource for existing customers who need to check on the specs of a machine its reach and maximum load etc. The easy access to this information on our site is a great selling point from both a sales and rental point of view”
Since establishing Skylift Hire in 1997 with his wife Oorla John has seen many changes in the construction industry. “We have been there through the boom times and now that customers are looking for service and value for money more than ever we will continue to be one of Ireland premier access equipment sales and hire companies”