AUSA, a company that specialises in the design, manufacture and sale of compact all-terrain industrial vehicles, has signed a 10-year commercial agreement with the US company JLG Industries, Inc., a global leader in lift equipment, to produce a new model of ultra-compact telescopic handler: the SkyTrak 3013. JLG will be launching this new vehicle on the US market in February during the ARA Show trade fair.
This agreement with JLG reinforces the strategic commitment made by AUSA to internationalisation and consolidation in markets outside the EU. In 2019, the company achieved a turnover of 86 million euros, 70% of which came from global markets. Over the last five years AUSA has invested a total 12 million euros, mostly on designing new, more efficient and safer models, thus achieving a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. It has also launched its first electric model.
JLG, with its headquarters in Pennsylvania (United States), is a global leader in lift equipment (aerial work platforms and telescopic handlers) and it belongs to the Oshkosh Corporation group, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Thanks to this agreement, the US company is expanding its catalogue of products to a segment that it had previously not covered.
Rogerio dos Santos, Senior Director of Engineering at JLG., remarked:
“JLG is pleased to announce this partnership with AUSA, a manufacturer with over 60 years of experience in designing compact industrial equipment”, “Together with JLG’s innovation in the lift industry and its proven success in the telescopic handler market, the partnership between the two companies will allow us to build a vehicle that is more versatile and durable than our competitors’ models”.
Ramon Carbonell, CEO of AUSA announced:
“The partnership between AUSA and JLG to manufacture the SkyTrak® 3013 represents a commitment by two global leaders in the telescopic handler business to meet a need in the US market. We are proud of our legacy and the added value that we bring to this sector and we are pleased to go into partnership with a company that is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of lift equipment”.
AUSA was advised by Ferran Escayola from the Garrigues law firm during this operation.
The new vehicle
The SkyTrak 3013 telescopic handler is the name adopted by AUSA’s current T144H model for JLG’s catalogue and it is especially designed to handle and transport materials in confined spaces. This industrial vehicle weighs around 2,400 kg and it has a loading capacity of 1,220 kg. The new model has a lifting height of 4 metres and it can be transported on a conventional trailer because it is so compact and lightweight. Additionally, the SkyTrak 3013 has four-wheel drive and rear steering, a hydrostatic transmission system and two accessory attachment options. It is powered by a Kubota V-1505 diesel engine with 19 kW of power.