United is now the Exclusive National Retailer for the Athena Scissor Lift Range

21 November 2018

United are pleased to announce that we have been selected by the globally successful Italian scissor lift company, AlmaCrawler, to become the Exclusive National Retailer for the Athena bi-levelling tracked scissor lift. This is an extremely exciting opportunity for United to be the Australian frontrunner for such a unique and innovative range of scissor lifts, and for all the future products to come. As said by our Managing Director, David Maxwell.

“It is a huge achievement to be selected as Exclusive National Retailer by AlmaCrawler, the products of which are respected across five continents for their quality, excellence of engineering, manufacturing and service backup,” as said by our Managing Director, David Maxwell.

“Their quality and service ethos strongly complement our own, and the power of this partnership means the Athena scissor lift range and future AlmaCrawler products will further benefit from United’s expansion as one of Australia’s largest privately-owned forklift and access equipment companies, with Australia’s most extensive range of forklift, scissor lift and boom lift equipment for sales and hire.”

Mr Andrea Artoni, left, and Mr Maxwell celebrate the new Exclusive National Retailer agreement for the Athena scissor lift.


Athena Scissor Lift Range

Athena scissor lifts are designed to be used for a variety of tasks and industries. The product line up comprises several working height models including the Athena 850 (8 metre), the Athena 1090 (10 metre) and the tallest model, the Athena 1470 (14 metres). These machines are all offered in different variations including:

  • HE – Named due to its compact dimensions and reduced weight.
  • EVO – Includes a high-powered diesel engine and proactive and dynamic levelling.
  • Bi-Energy – Features a whisper-quiet engine which makes it possible to operate the machine indoors.

The unique and high quality constructed Athena scissor lift is acknowledged across the globe as an access problem solver. One of the key capabilities that gives the Athena an advantage over other scissor lifts is the advanced bi-levelling technology. A conventional scissor lift is usually limited to inclines of only 2-4 degrees and a levelled surface is required to raise and operate. The Athena on the other hand can easily handle rough terrain and operate on inclines up to 20 degrees. This means the scissor lift will automatically level on its two axes to allow operation on even the most challenging terrain and slopes.

Previously businesses would have been forced to erect scaffolding or use all terrain boom lifts on difficult sites, however the compact Athena solves this problem. The variety of Athena models available also provides businesses with greater flexibility to suit the application and site conditions.

AlmaCrawler has also recently expanded its reach in the Australian market by opening its first branch in Sydney, under the name Almac Pacific Pty Ltd. This will allow AlmaCrawler to effectively service and support the Australian market including United and its customers.

Athena Compilation Photos

AlmaCrawler General Manager Mr Andrea Artoni says the Australian market’s appreciation of the company’s products have from day one made Australia our first market. “It was very important to identify a high-quality partner to service and support the retail market.  United have always been very receptive to our products and produce the same level of quality work. For this reason, it was natural to partner with United. It is a pleasure that one of the most important and well-respected players in the Australian Market decided to add our unique range of products and the Athena brand in its portfolio.”

“United will be a great resource to further strengthen Athena and future AlmaCrawler products in the market. This will certainly bring many interesting opportunities for the future and lead to a mutually successful relationship. For us this was a natural agreement as we definitely share the same unique approach to the way we do business.”

Athena Scissor Lifts Award Winning Success in Australia

United first introduced the Athena 850 into the product line in 2016. Since then, the Athena has made a large impact into the market and has successfully won international and national awards due to its outstanding design and performance. This includes the international (IAPA) and Australian New Product of the Year awards (HRIA). These were followed up in Australia last year with the Safety Solution of the Year win in the Endeavour Manufacturing Awards.

Suitable Industries

The Athena scissor lift range are ideally suited for use in the following industries:

  • Building and Construction
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Park and Tree Management
  • Council Operations
  • Industrial and Commercial Plant Access
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture

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