Shanghai, China. November 24-27, 2020
As of September 2020, the new legal name for Scanreco’s operation in Vancouver, BC, Canada is Scanreco Canada, Inc. and the new legal name for the operation in Cincinnati, OH, USA is Scanreco US, Inc.
The former name, Scanreco North America, may be used for indicating both locations in North America as a group, but will no longer be used in any legal or official connotation meaning only one or the other location.
When Scanreco’s operation in Canada was established 2011, the business name “Scanreco North America” was registered with the intention to make the Vancouver location into the head office of Scanreco’s operation in North America. Since then, the Cincinnati location opened in 2019 to support the North American markets of Canada, the US, Mexico and some of the South American region.
Scanreco made the decision to change the legal name Scanreco North America, Inc. to Scanreco Canada, Inc. and the one of the US location to Scanreco US, Inc. in order to clarify and arrange the locations under the parent company Scanreco AB, which resides in Stockholm, Sweden.
Scanreco AB also has subsidiaries in Germany (Scanreco Germany GmbH), local representatives in Spain and France and franchised operations Denmark (Scanreco Denmark ApS) and in Italy (Scanreco South Europe Srl).
Scanreco partners with new Dutch firm JG Controls in a step to further improve service and availability of Scanreco’s systems to crane and machinery manufacturers in the Netherlands and Belgium.
JG Controls, founded by Mr. Jasper Gast, is the new Scanreco partner in the Benelux area. Mr. Gast, a former sales engineer of AMCA Hydraulic Fluid Power B.V., has vast experience from both Scanreco’s radio remote control systems and hydraulic solutions. He has worked with Scanreco products for over fifteen years and has deep knowledge of our different product series. JG Controls offers both standardized and customized Scanreco solutions in the Netherlands and Belgium.
“The closing of AMCA in the Netherlands gave me the opportunity to reconsider my options and possibilities. I want to continue providing Dutch and Belgian Scanreco customers with the service they require and deserve, and I am very motivated to do so in an even closer collaboration with Scanreco.” says Mr. Gast. “In the past I have contributed to Scanreco applications such as e.g. (extremely compact) drilling machines, CPT rigs, offshore winch applications and dredging barges.”
“We are very happy to partner with JG Controls”, says Magnus Lundgren, VP Sales&Marketing at Scanreco. “Mr. Gast has long and valuable experience of Scanreco systems, and he also understands the hydraulic parts that customers sometimes struggle with. He is known amongst customers and the industry to hold a high and qualitative service level to all customers.”
The best way of networking is face-to-face and Scanreco Denmark looks forward to finally be meeting in person again.
Automatik 2020 is adapted in a special COVID19 version, and offers more space, better hygiene and focus on the number of visitors at any time of the day.
Amidst the corona-crisis putting a damp on most businesses worldwide, Scanreco goes against the stream and further strengthen its partnership with an Italian leading spider lift manufacturer, Platform Basket.
“Although the application format is not new to us, we are proud to contribute to an upgrade of Platform Basket’s 13.80 spider lift by adding our G3 radio and Mini Transmitter with LCD display and customized switch-plates to it.”, Nicholas Torelli, of Scanreco South Europe says.
The remote control is situated in the basket of the lift, that is called 13.80 Pro, in a specially designed cradle. In the case of any controller battery issues it can be plugged into a spare connector below the cradle, to create a tethered controller. The new 13.80 Pro is equipped with Scanreco’s remote control system for all functions such as driving and outrigger set up. It also has a lower control panel with clearer, wider display and a more comprehensive diagnostics suite. From the remote control unit it is also possible to raise and lower the boom to go on trailer ramps.
The collaboration between Platform Basket and Scanreco South Europe is actually a long-term partnership that was established many years ago.
“We have a renewed and even stronger partnership between Scanreco and Platform Basket today” says Nicholas Torelli. “We are happy that Platform Basket took the decision to entrust us the development of the control system of their brand new tracked aerial platform (the 13.80 PRO)”.
Following the demand for Scanreco systems on the French market, Scanreco hires Mr. Meddy Chaigneau to support the existing organization in France.
Mr. Chaigneau, newly appointed Senior Sales & Application Engineer for Scanreco France, has a long experience from the radio remote control business. He worked for HDS Power Solutions in France for 7 years and 2 years for Roquet Hydraulics (Area Manager for France, UK and North America). He has vast knowledge of radio remote control systems and mobile applications. He understands customer’s needs and specifications in parallel to important safety measures.
Meddy Chaigneau, holds an Electrotechnical Engineer degree and a Commercial and Marketing Manager license. He has a background in both the technical and commercial aspects of the RRC business and has worked on many different electronic and hydraulic projects in the past, including OEM markets throughout Europe and North America.
In November last year, Scanreco also recruited Mr. Antonio Polo as General Manager to the French/Spanish branch of Scanreco AB.
The owners and board of Scanreco are happy to announce that as of April 1, Peter Lageson, currently member of the board of Scanreco, becomes President and CEO of the Scanreco Group. Peter has extensive experience from several leadership positions within the high-tech industry and in fast growing mid-size corporations. He will lead the continued growth and internationalisation of Scanreco. Co-founder, board member and current CEO, Kaj Johansson, will remain in the company and will assume the role of Vice President, Product Management as well as deputy chairman of the board.
Scanreco has grown successfully over several years and we are since long established as the leading provider of professional remote control solutions for the most demanding industries, where safety and reliability are absolutely crucial. The owners and the board are committed to continue the positive development of the company by supporting the success of our customers and pursuing new geographies and segments.
Börje Forsberg, Chairman of the Board of Scanreco:
“We are happy and proud that Peter Lageson has accepted to become President and CEO of the Scanreco group. Peter has been a member of the board of Scanreco since 2014 and possesses the qualities that we consider are needed to successfully take Scanreco to yet another level. He has a solid industry experience from working with advanced industrial OEMs, controllers, and display platforms, as well as experience from software and sensor companies. He has a truly visionary approach, a drive to implement change and a strong focus on growth.”
Peter Lageson, appointed President and CEO of Scanreco AB:
“I’m delighted and honoured to be appointed President and CEO of the Scanreco group and to work closely together with the founders and owners Kaj and Björn as well as the big Scanreco team. Given its unique technology, customer focus and leadership position, Scanreco has the ability to continue to grow and to provide next generation remote control solutions for highly demanding industries. Connectivity, machine learning and outstanding human machine interaction are natural themes for Scanreco in developing our solutions further. I know the Scanreco people from several years as a board member, and I am really looking forward to work closer together with the team and to take Scanreco forward. But first we must take Scanreco through the situation we are facing relating to Covid-19.”
Peter Lageson has a background as CEO of several fast-growing mid-size high-tech companies including CrossControl, Nilar and Senseair. Peter holds an MSc in industrial- and management engineering as well as a licentiate of philosophy in industrial marketing.
Founders and owners Kaj Johansson and Björn Askestig both remain in the company. Kaj as Vice President Product Management and Björn as Vice President Business Development.
Scanreco cuts back on employees’ work time as an effect of the coronavirus pandemic. Starting Monday March 23, work hours are reduced for all employees at Scanreco’s location in Sweden.
Main focus is to keep production running without disruption in order to meet our customer demands, making sure that our customers receive their orders as planned.
Order-desk are running normal working hours Monday through Friday. However, response time may be a little longer than usual. Customer support for service and repairs will have reduced opening hours.
Swedish government recently passed a bill that makes it possible for organizations to temporarily cut back on work time in order to maintain work force while adapting to the difficult situation the world is facing at the moment. These are temporary measures and we will resume business as usual as soon as possible.
Your Scanreco point of contact can give you more information if needed.
North America’s largest construction show was held last week. A somewhat different show this time, with many people and exhibitors pulling out last minute because of the coronavirus, but for Scanreco it was a success.
“Many of the attendees that came to see Scanreco did not just pass the booth but actually had us on a list of people to see.” Jason Looman, President Scanreco USA said after the show. “We had many pleasant meetings and discussions with old and new customers, and we had plenty of time to talk this time due to the lower attendance than usual.”
The show organizers, AEM, say they had a record number of attendees register but the crowds were definitely lower than usual, and many attendees seemed to cut their visit shorter than they usually do. Among those that were there, most people abided by the no shaking hands policy of the show, showing a great responsibility.
Unfortunately, as there were many companies pulling out of ConExpo this year due to the pandemic and as AEM shortened the show by one day most attendees had left by 2:00 pm on Friday. Several exhibitors closed their booth Thursday evening and skipped Friday entirely.
Despite all this, the show was actually another success for Scanreco with many interesting talks and discussions that we are now following up on! Thank you to everyone that came to see us!
The COVID-19 (current coronavirus) outbreak and by the Chinese government required shutdowns might have an impact on our supply of components. As the number of coronavirus cases continues to escalate within and outside of China, we want to be transparent on how this may have an effect on Scanreco’s delivery performance.
As per today, we have not experienced any slowdown in our production facilities. Our own local warehouses carry all parts and components needed for fulfilling orders and deliveries. Most of our external suppliers producing in China also have warehouses in Europe and are therefore able to upkeep a steady flow of components for our production.
Due to the unpredictable evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak, there may however be disruptions in supply chains that could affect us at a later stage. Scanreco, as well as our suppliers, work deliberately to avoid any disruptions and we follow the evolution of the outbreak closely.
Scanreco’s Sourcing department is in close contact with suppliers to regularly gain updated supply chain status information and information of any changes that may have potential impact to the delivery of components to us in the future. As of today, the main concern is due to Chinese forwarding and transportation companies being unable to resume normal operation within short and we prepare for alternative solutions in case needed.
Scanreco North America is exhibiting at World of Concrete, Las Vegas, on February 4-7.
Scanreco North America is exhibiting at ConExpo, on March 10-14.
Central Hall. Stand C1-C2-C22125
(Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic) Scanreco (Hace Industries) is exhibiting at Megatrans, Australia , on April 1-3.
We continue our growth and expansion in different markets. As a first step in France, we have hired Mr. Antonio Polo as our General Manager for the start of local business and for support to the French market.
Mr. Antonio Polo will support the already existing business with distributors and direct customers as well as grow the business with new and existing OEM-customers. The timing is right, and we see a strong potential for us to grow in the French market.
With 10 years of experience as Technical Manager in the subsidiary of Hawe Hydraulik in Spain and 5 years as General Manager of Hawe Hydraulics Spain, Mr. Polo has a deep knowledge about mobile hydraulics as well as radio remote controls (Hawe Hydralik in Spain is a dealer of Scanreco).
Mr. Polo’s background also includes Danfoss products (hydraulics and electronics) in combination with Scanreco products from 3 years as General Manager of the subsidiary of the French company HDS Mobile Solutions in Spain, dealing with hydraulics and Scanreco radio controls. The past year Mr. Polo was Managing Director of the subsidiary of Maximator GmbH in Spain dealing with industrial hydraulics. Mr. Antonio Polo has an Industrial Engineer degree, is fluent in French, Spanish and English.
Scanreco is market leader when it comes to Professional Radio Remote Controls for demanding applications within mobile hydraulics. A privately held company that started out in a garage 35 years ago and has become a global player with +150 employees and a turnover of over 45M€.