The shaft ladders from Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik ensure top working safety at depth. Their 400 mm wide version can be equipped with additional climbing protection. | © MUNK GmbH The shaft ladders from Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik ensure top working safety at depth. Their 400 mm wide version can be equipped with additional climbing protection. | © MUNK GmbH

Shaft equipment - for all situations

Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik presents its shaft ladder systems for use at depths at IFAT 2022 in Munich


Press release

The right access equipment for every underground job: under this motto, Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik is presenting its shaft ladder systems made of hot-dip galvanised steel, stainless steel and glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) at IFAT 2022, the world's leading trade fair for environmental technologies in Munich (30 May to 3 June | Hall B2 | Booth 444). All of the quality manufacturer's shaft ladders are highly resilient, withstand sub-zero temperatures and moisture, and repel acid. Entry aids also minimise the risk of accidents and ensure maximum work safety.

The rehabilitation of local sewers is one of the biggest municipal tasks in the coming years. In many German cities, sewers are in need of renovation, shaft walls are damaged by salt and water, stirrups are no longer firmly anchored and ladders are worn or even rusty. Experts estimate the renovation costs in Germany at several billion euros. "The frequency with which workers enter and exit manholes is increasing - and with it the need for safety at work. However, conventional aluminium ladders are not sufficient for the demanding work in damp shafts," emphasises Ferdinand Munk, owner and managing director of the Munk Group.

Shaft ladders are durable 

At IFAT 2022 in Munich, the quality manufacturer will therefore be presenting extremely durable equipment for working at depth: depending on the intended use, the shaft ladders from Günzburg are available in steel, stainless steel and GRP. They do not corrode and remain neutral even when in contact with most chemicals. Glass-fibre reinforced plastic also feels warm to the touch even at sub-zero temperatures and lasts practically "forever". 

The shaft ladders from Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik are available in any length in a modular system. Their clear width is 300 or 400 mm, and they are also equipped with high-strength rung-rail connections and non-slip coverings. Access aids, which minimise the risk of accidents at a particularly dangerous point - the transition from the shaft to the ground surface - and whose support bars are available in both mobile and stationary versions, provide added safety at work. The 400 mm wide version of the shaft ladders can also be equipped with additional climbing protection.

Individual solutions possible 

Thanks to the extensive range of accessories such as wall brackets, foot plates and connecting elements, individual solutions are also possible. The shaft ladders from Günzburg can thus be optimally adapted to a wide variety of applications - regardless of whether the work involves sewage treatment plants, pump shafts, landfills or, for example, retention basins. The installation of the shaft ladders is quick and easy thanks to the optimised assembly system. Adjustable wall brackets for particularly complex objects make this even easier.

15-year warranty

Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik shaft ladders comply with all relevant standards and regulations and are produced exclusively at the company's headquarters in Günzburg. They also meet the certified "Made in Germany" certificate of origin from TÜV Nord and have a 15-year guarantee.  

Top service from installation to maintenance, testing and repair of the systems: Munk Service, the service division of the Munk Group, offers a comprehensive service portfolio for all aspects of manhole technology. Thanks to the professional service solutions directly from the manufacturer, customers receive first-class and economical service from a single source.

About the MUNK Group

With its business units Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik, Munk Rettungstechnik, Munk Service and Munk Profiltechnik, the Munk Group is one of the most important suppliers of access and rescue equipment as well as suitable service solutions. As a technology and innovation leader in access equipment, the name Munk stands for safety made in Germany. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Munk family - true to 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. In 2022, the company was awarded the "Work and Family" audit by berufundfamilie Service GmbH.

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 over 400 people at its headquarters in Günzburg and at the site of the Munk Rettungstechnik business division in Leipheim. The company recently invested 20 million euros in the development and expansion of its sites.

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