Access Solutions 2021 packed with top innovations
A compendium on new and tried-and-tested solutions from Günzburger Steigtechnik. The company is also expanding its digital services
New products, new functions and a slew of expertise are available in Günzburger Steigtechnik's new Access Solutions 2021, a 356-page long compendium with more detail than ever before. It contains information from the Bavarian-based premium manufacturer on innovative solutions in its range of more than 1,600 standard products, and also on new digital services such as an optimised dealer search function and enhanced product configurator. The FlexxTower single-person scaffold, a winning product for Günzburger Steigtechnik last year, is featured in the Access Solutions guide for the first time. Other innovations include the new FlexxLift mini-lift, the multi-purpose ladders and solutions for protection against infection. The compendium is rounded off with a comprehensive section on standards and regulations and seminars held by the company.
'As a leader in innovations and technology for access solutions, we aim to provide customers with the highest standards of safety – Made in Germany. We therefore manufacture only in our home district of Günzburg, provide a 15-year quality warranty on our standard range and are continuously developing our product portfolio. It's a great pleasure to once again present a full range of innovations in our Access Solutions 2021 guide and to provide information on the premium services available on our recently upgraded website', says Ferdinand Munk, Managing Director of Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH.
The new FlexxLift mini-lift platform is ideal for working at heights for longer periods and ensures maximum safety at work. Its all-round secured platform provides users a firm hold and a very secure standing area. It allows working at heights of up to 4.2 metres. The FlexxLift can be operated without electricity, enabling mobile deployment in any location. Thanks to its added work safety, this innovation from Günzburg has also been included in the work safety bonus programme run by BG BAU, the German association for statutory accident insurance and prevention for the German building industry.
New multi-purpose ladder with steps
BG BAU also endorses purchasing the multi-purpose ladder from the Bavarian premium manufacturer. This innovative product is highly flexible, usable a step ladder, straight ladder or push-up extension ladder. Moreover, it comes with a nivello® stabiliser and steps from start to finish, thereby complying with the more stringent German technical regulations for operational safety (TRBS). According to these regulations, if ladders are used as a place of work, only steps rather than rungs are permitted to be used as standing surfaces alongside platforms.
'We are constantly expanding our range of TRBS-compliant solutions. Around 90% of the relevant product range now complies with these stricter regulations, giving customers added work safety. Associations such as BG BAU also recognise the value of this. It's great that the new multi-purpose ladder with steps has therefore also been included in their occupational safety bonus programme', says Munk. Of course, all the company's other products also comply with the latest regulations, with Günzburger Steigtechnik again providing detailed information on all the relevant changes to standards in its new guide – including, for example, DIN EN 1004-1 for mobile working platforms.
For maximum protection against infection
There are also new solutions to ensure maximum protection against infections. Günzburger Steigtechnik's team reacted quickly to the corona pandemic and developed mobile and fixed partition walls. These are quick to set up at sales and support desks, workplaces and food counters and protect against aerosol infection. The new mobile hygiene containers from the Bavarian premium manufacturer are designed as mobile washing and disinfection units for versatile use at events or in crisis situations.
Website: New digital services
The new Access Solutions 2021 guide not only presents Günzburger Steigtechnik's product innovations, but also the new digital services on its website. These again demonstrate the company's high level of service provision, such as an optimised dealer search for an even faster purchasing process. Data sheets, including images, certificates and all accessories and spare parts, can now be generated for each product at the touch of a button, always providing the latest information.
The product configurator for bridging steps, stairs and mobile platform stairs has also been expanded and, according to Ferdinand Munk, has been very well received. For the first time, customers can now create their own walkways and de-icing systems in just a few clicks. And if you want to watch a video [in German] about the innovations of Günzburger Steigtechnik, www.steigtechnik.de/neuheiten is the place to go. New solutions from the extensive product range are presented here in real-life scenarios by staff from the company.
Those interested can request the Access Solutions 2021 guide by phone +49 8221/3616-01 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also available for download at https://www.steigtechnik.de/en/service/knowledge/downloads – German and French versions are also available by clicking on the respective language in the menu.
About the MUNK Group
With its business units MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik, MUNK Rettungstechnik, MUNK Profiltechnik and MUNK Service, the MUNK Group is one of the leading suppliers of access solutions and rescue equipment and corresponding service solutions. As a technology and innovation leader in access solutions, the name Munk stands for safety made in Germany. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Munk family. With the reorganisation under the umbrella of the MUNK Group, the former Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH has given itself an even more clearly differentiated company structure to ensure its future and is making it clear with its name that the company will remain in family hands. Under the motto: One family. One name. One mission.
In the MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik business unit for access solutions, the MUNK Group carries over 2,500 products in its standard range, from ladders for commercial, public and private use to mobile scaffolding, platforms, stairs and bridging steps to custom-made special constructions. These include, for example, work and maintenance platforms, docking systems, walkways and assembly platforms, which, in the era of digitalisation, can also be automatically adapted to the respective environment using the latest control technology.
In the MUNK Rettungstechnik business unit for rescue equipment, the company offers access solutions and transport logistics for fire, rescue and disaster relief operations. These include, for example, multi-functional ladders, scaling and push-up extension ladders, rescue platforms, toolboxes, station equipment and a wide range of mobile containers. In the MUNK Service business unit, the MUNK Group bundles the areas of installation, testing, repair and maintenance of access solutions and rescue equipment, as well as seminars.
The youngest business division, MUNK Profiltechnik, offers high-quality technology for individual and professional configurations with a functional and sophisticated profile system.
The MUNK Group is always drawing attention to itself with new ideas that offer customers real added value in practice. It has already received several awards for its innovations, its economic development, its responsible and sustainable actions and as a family-friendly employer – most recently from the Oskar Patzelt Foundation as one of the three most impressive companies in the German SME sector. The company is also one of the top 100 innovators in the SME sector in 2021.
The MUNK Group manufactures exclusively in its home region of Günzburg. It was also the first provider ever to be audited by TÜV Nord in 2010 with the certified proof of origin “Made in Germany” and grants a guarantee of 15 years on all standard made in Germany products. The MUNK Group employs around 400 people at its headquarters in Günzburg and Leipheim and is currently investing around 20 million euros in its sites.