There is a new name in Lifting solutions in Ireland and the UK – as Juli Lifting Europe’s Irish and UK operation has now changed its policy of only dealing with dealers; it now has a sole agent in UK and Eire that is the newly reinvented WH Scott Lifting. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because WH Scott was founded in 1887 and is the oldest and most respected lifting company in Ireland; so while the change is new, WH Scott remains a byword for quality and service among specialists in lifting services – as it has done for 125 years.
WH Scott’s new managing director is Patrick Doyle, who was previously Juli Lifting Europe’s MD in Dublin, but when the opportunity came along to acquire Juli assets and distribution channel in the UK and Ireland along with WH Scott, it was an opportunity to be his own boss that Patrick simply couldn’t pass up.
"The opportunity to purchase the Irish and UK agency and clients of Juli Group was a once in a lifetime chance to own a company and shape its future, so was too good to miss," explained Patrick. "This is a great move for WH Scott, Juli and all our customers. A true win-win for everyone."
Patrick has agreed to be available on a consultation basis for Juli Lifting Europe, who will continue to service the wider European market from their Dublin headquarters, while Juli’s former business in Ireland and the UK sector will now be handled by WH Scott under Patrick’s stewardship.
"WH Scott will ensure the highest quality of service and product development from our head office in Blanchardstown," said Patrick. "The move makes good business and strategic sense for everyone. WH Scott can focus on core markets in the UK and Ireland, leaving Juli free to expand their growing European arm."
"I’m sure the relationship between Juli and WH Scott will remain a mutually beneficial one going forwards, to the benefit of all our customers," added Patrick. "Running my own lifting business is the fulfilment of a dream and I can’t wait to take up the challenge."
WH Scott has taken on all the UK & Eire staff of the Juli Ireland business and under Patrick’s guidance and experienced eye, WH Scott will now focus on enhancing its already significant product and service portfolio for both new and existing customers.
Other than the new name change to WH Scott, all people, addresses, telephone numbers and contact details for Juli Lifting Europe’s Irish and UK operation remain unchanged. Existing customers have been informed of the changes and by prior consent their business has been seamlessly transferred to the new operation. Redundancies have not formed part of the changes and indeed the enhanced business is expected to increase its number of employees in the near future. Patrick and his team has not been idle behind the scenes and several exciting new developments are already in the pipeline. New announcements are expected soon.