Shopping Centres are set to become more easily and cost effectively maintained with the use of electric boom access equipment from Eazi Sales and Service.

Eazi Sales and Service, one of South Africa’s leading supplier of access equipment has recently sold two boom lift access machines to Gateway Shopping Centre in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal and to Menlyn Shopping Centre in Pretoria.

Both these shopping centres have interior and exterior maintenance demands where working at height is an essential part of their routine maintenance. Access eliminates some of the many challenges of using scaffolding to do routine maintenance work in shopping centres. Some of the many benefits include, minimal disruptions customers, ability to get to height quickly in order to perform work with no additional contractors on site. Electric machines make very little noise and don’t give off any fumes.

Gateway Shopping Centre purchased a JLG M600JP, multi-powered (battery or diesel selection) machine with a maximum working height of 20 meters, making it one of the largest electric booms available in South Africa. The machine has a rotating jib which increases the versatility of getting often difficult to reach areas.

Ken Davidson, Facilities Manager at Gateway said “ We are using the machine for interior and exterior cleaning, painting and electrical maintenance. It has eliminated the need for scaffolding which has immense cost saving implications for the centre. We have certainly raised our service levels as a result of acquiring this versatile piece of equipment. In addition, it has a four wheel drive option which makes it suitable for outside rough terrain maintenance activities such as the cleaning of our high level windows.

“ Eazi Access came to site and examined our requirements carefully, and recommended the JLG M600JP. We believe we have the correct machine for the job backed up with a high level of service and technical integrity by Eazi Access”.
The JLG M600JP also has an airline to the platform enabling air compressors to be connected, for example, for blow-cleaning high and sensitive light fixtures such as chandeliers and revolving glass ball lights. It is the lightest of the 20 meter booms weighing in at under 7.2 tonnes.

Piet Booysen from Menlyn Shopping Centre agreed saying “ We purchased an AB38 Boom Lift in January 2009 from Eazi Access Sales specifically for electrical maintenance in our high parking areas which have a height of 13 meters, as well as interior light repairs. We also use the AB38 for the securing of flags during special promotions and VIP visits. The centre is satisfied with the service and after-sales back-up supplied by Eazi Access and the cost of their access equipment is extremely competitive, making them a natural choice for access equipment for Menlyn Shopping centre.

Larry Smith, Director of Eazi Sales and Service said that Eazi prides itself on assisting customers choose the right machine for the job in order to achieve higher levels of safety while working at height, reduce costs while performing their work at height efficiently and effectively.

Further Information is available from: Larry Smith, Eazi Access Sales
Tel: 011 312 2118 or e-mail:

Issued on behalf of Eazi Access by SJC Creative, Sue Charlton, Contact Tel: 011 782 7164 e-mail:

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