Engaged in research and development, production, sales and service of self-elevating platforms and work elevators, ALTEK S.r.l. (formed 18 months ago) provides customers with a complete professional solution of safety and efficient aerial operations. The headquarters of the group is located in the city of Milan, from where the commercial and logistic aspects are managed. 

Research and development are the basis of their core business: the company tries to find alternative and high-tech solutions that can meet customers’ requirements. ALTEK’s products are widely used in various work areas such as construction, airports, electric power, commercial and other industrial purposes. All models of their machines are also certified by international CE standards.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

ALTEK has managed to integrate into various construction and other sectors. The field in which our machines are used most is certainly the construction and especially the works on the facades and buildings of various types. We have also been able to enter other sectors such as motorway construction for the reconstruction of motorway bridges, urban works for the construction of the subway and various handling in different sectors.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

Both our mast climbing work platforms and our construction site elevators have a smart control system that allows you to follow the machines remotely to generate periodic reports useful for both control and maintenance. This remote system allows you to geolocate the machine at any time and manage many electrical faults that are reported on a display on the machine. Technical details have been added to the machines for better management and ease of use. On the mast climbing work platforms there is a 1.20 m deep walkable floor, which is larger than standard to facilitate the movement of workers and the amount of material to be loaded. The construction site lifts have sensors that allow you to weigh the load as well as a series of safety features such as an emergency stop during the descent useful for observing the presence of workers below the machine.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

Our products are: the G32 system which is a self-lifting work platform. The SK500A, SK1000A, SK1500A elevators are divided into 500 kg, 1000 kg and 1500 kg respectively.

E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active?

The state of the market in which ALTEK is active is certainly that of the renovation of the facades of the buildings. As an Italian company operating in the Italian territory, we can say that the market is still thriving. This is because the Italian state has allocated in recent years funds for building works with the aim of modernizing buildings and infrastructure improving energy efficiency. This has allowed a strong demand for construction machinery and a positive trend continued in recent years.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

From the various trade fairs in which ALTEK has participated, it has been possible to appreciate the current market trends. The focus is increasingly on the quality of the machines and the technologies present on them. More and more construction companies are abandoning the classic fixed scaffolding to optimize work times and costs. Many companies focus on the lightness of the materials and others on the smart appearance of the product. In our case ALTEK wants to guarantee a product that is in a defined market trend in which we have robust products designed to last even if subjected to intense work. The smart aspect in which we firmly believe has been greatly enhanced as the structural one listening to the advice and needs of the workers who use our machines.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

Our mast climbing work platform G32, and our range of construction site lifts.

E.E: What estimations do you have for the beginning of 2024?

Our expectations for the beginning of 2024 are aimed at a greater opening to the foreign market to begin to expand outside the national borders, in addition to the incentive of new projects.