February 27, 2018


Sydney, NSW, Australia (28 February 2018) Ahern Australia, the sales and service provider for Snorkel lifts and Xtreme Manufacturing telehandlers in Australia, today announces that it has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for RUTHMANN BLUELIFT tracked spider lifts.

BLUELIFT was an Italian spider lift manufacturer that was founded by the Marti family in 2004. In 2016, the growing business became RUTHMANN Italia S.r.l., a division of the RUTHMANN Group who are a well-established German manufacturer of truck-mounted aerial lifts.

The exclusive distributor agreement, that is effective immediately, enables Ahern Australia to sell the full line of RUTHMANN BLUELIFT tracked spider lifts in Australia, under the RUTHMANN BLUELIFT branding, and Ahern Australia will provide spare parts and technical support for the lifts, through their existing nationwide network of field service engineers.

Glenn Martin, Managing Director of Ahern Australia, said, “There is strong demand for tracked spider lifts in this market, and they are a complementary product to the Snorkel and Xtreme Manufacturing lines that we already offer to our customer base. This partnership not only strengthens our single-source offering to our existing customers but will also help us to unlock additional market opportunities.”

RUTHMANN BLUELIFT products are already proven in Australia and are well-regarded for quality and reliability. They offer a range of high performance lithium & hybrid machines, which is an area of increasing importance in Australia as the industry seeks lower emission equipment solutions.”

Gianpiero Marti, Sales Director, of RUTHMANN Italia S.r.l., said, “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Ahern Australia, who are a highly professional sales and service organization in this key territory. Ahern Australia operates from four branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, and is backed by a well-established field sales and service team, delivering nationwide coverage. This is important to us as a manufacturer, as we know that Ahern Australia will be able to effectively service all new and existing customers, regardless of their location.”

Ahern Australia now offers the complete line of RUTHMANN BLUELIFT tracked spider lifts, which are listed on the Ahern Australia website. All RUTHMANN BLUELIFT products will be sold and serviced by the experienced Ahern Australia team, strategically based across the country. The Ahern Australia team has been factory trained by RUTHMANN Italia S.r.l. to provide the highest levels of customer service and technical support.