SCANCLIMBER Tractel, the global specialist provider of working-at-heights and safety products and solutions has announced that it has agreed to acquire Scanclimber Oy (‘Scanclimber’), the Finnish- headquartered provider of mast climbing work platforms (‘MCWP’), for an undisclosed consideration.

Scanclimber supplies rack and pinion vertical access products to more than 250 clients, in Europe,


AWARD Health and safety and event specialist company, Harrier UK have been shortlisted for ‘Best Health and Safety’ by the Festival Supplier Awards 2018.

The Festival Supplier Awards were launched in 2014 to recognise the achievements and hard work of outdoor event and festival suppliers.

North America and Asia. It has 225 employees, operates a well- invested production facility in Poland, and sells its products through a network of distributors and sales agents globally. Industry forecasts expect MCWP products to be used increasingly as an alternative to traditional scaffolding as construction methods increasingly take into account workers’ health and safety. Scanclimber is well-positioned to benefit from this trend given its high quality products and industry-leading customer satisfaction.

Philippe Gastineau, CEO of Tractel, commented: “Scanclimber represents a strategic and synergistic move for

Already firmly established as an excellent evening of celebration and networking, the awards take place at London’s Hurlingham Club on Thursday 25th January 2018.

The award categories cover a multitude of outdoor event essentials, from staging, crowd management, temporary structures, health and safety and crewing to crowd barriers, toilets, technology and glamping.

Derbyshire-based Harrier are contenders to win the award for the development, management

Tractel. The transaction offers the opportunity for Tractel to grow in the attractive mast climbing work platforms and the rack and pinion hoists segments. It will also strongly increase the Group’s presence in the Nordics. We are looking forward to working with Eerik Nousiainen and the rest of the Scanclimber management to integrate the company within Tractel and build on each other’s strengths. This transaction was originated and executed thanks to Cinven’s active support, and we are convinced there remains significant development opportunities for Tractel in the future.”

and delivery of health and safety at festivals. This accolade is a great achievement for Harrier and they are shortlisted with Symphotech and We Are the Fair.

Managing Director of Harrier UK, Andy Smith commented: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Best Health and Safety’ at the Festival Supplier awards! Effective Health & Safety is not about what you do; but about why you do it. Our services not only ensure people’s safety but also assist event organisers in creating an unforgettable, yet safe event.”

Harrier UK have worked at festivals such as Detonate Festival, Madness and Social Festival at Kent Showground and Sundown & Reload Festival at Norfolk Showground. As well as festivals, Harrier work on events within sports grounds such as Wembley Stadium along with smaller events such as firework displays.

Andy said: “Our areas of responsibility stretch from crowd safety, food and water hygiene to overseeing fire safety and the monitoring of weather conditions – many festivals have a variety of weather conditions to contend with meaning that every festival is different and needs a bespoke health and safety strategy, which Harrier provides.” 8

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