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Oswald Record at Plantworx: target set on record growth

When Oswald Record showcased its extensive new range of products at Plantworx last month, thanks to three exclusive new dealerships, it signalled an ambitious growth programme for the long-established supplier to the UK construction industry.

The leading distributor of pneumatic and hydraulic equipment has added IHIMER compact excavators, Dingli scissor lifts and CompAir portable compressors to its comprehensive product portfolio and it hasn’t stopped there.

Oswald Record commercial director Frank Iszard comments: “We’re now the sole importers of all IHIMER and Dingli product lines in the UK and Ireland and the sole UK dealer of CompAir’s portable compressor range. The deals are part of an extensive dealer expansion programme to meet customer demand across the UK and Ireland and we’re looking for other exclusive partnerships where we see clear benefits for our clients.”

Oswald Record’s construction customers can look forward to a wider choice of compact excavators, skid steer loaders, tracked dumpers and tracked aerial platforms, through Italian-based manufacturer IHIMER, which also has exclusive rights for European distribution of the full range of IHI compact excavators from Japan.

As sole UK and Ireland distributor for Dingli, the China based aerial lift manufacturer, Oswald Record is now able to supply the biggest and lightest scissor lift in its class.

“The Dingli 1612DC was a show-stealer at Plantworx,” said Iszard. “But the Dingli range has more than 80 models, so we’re able to meet a wide range of needs across the construction industry, including road, rail, airport and shipbuilding contracts as well as major bridge-building and power station commissions.”

Oswald Record is also now sole supplier for Dingli’s entire range of self-propelled telescopic booms, articulating booms, scissor lifts, personal lifts, mast-climbing work platforms and aerial order pickets.
Leading global manufacturer of high performance and low operating cost compressors, CompAir, has also appointed Oswald Record as its sole UK dealer.

“We’re delighted with the early success of our partnership with CompAir,” said Iszard. “All five of our UK depots have reported high demand for their products, including the new C14 which is proving to be a powerful alternative to electric tools.”

CompAir’s C Series has over 30 models, from the smallest single axle model, powering a single pneumatic tool, to innovative Turboscrew machines. Customers can tailor each compressor to their specific requirements using an extensive range of accessories.

Oswald Record is a leading national distributor of pneumatic and hydraulic equipment supplying more than 350 product lines from a wide range of major international brands including IHIMER, Dingli, CompAir, Sullair, Padley & Venables, Chicago Pneumatic, Tokugawa, JCB, STIHL, Trelawny, Belle Group and Viking.

Providing repair and maintenance support through national service repair centres, the construction and landscaping specialist operates from depots in Chesterfield, Enfield, Manchester, Grangemouth and Birmingham.

Established for more than 90 years, Oswald Record recently attracted new investment from LSG Industrials, a construction and plant business specialist and part of the LSG Holdings Group.

n For further information see or contact commercial director Frank Iszard: e-mail

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