Company History

1978 One is fun

We are the largest supplier of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in Ireland today. However it started in Drogheda, Co. Louth with one 40ft vehicle-mounted machine in 1978.
Our first vehicle-mount in the Drogheda yard Our first vehicle-mount in the Drogheda yard

1980 Step by step

Two years later, in 1980, the company secured its first contract, which saw its fleet grow to 6 access platform machines, including JLGs and a Coles Starlift.
Company founder, Harry McArdle takes delivery of the first JLG in Limerick Company founder, Harry McArdle takes delivery of the first JLG in Limerick

1983 The Vikings have landed

Building on its early success, the company expanded its fleet three years later with the purchase of 10 Denka trailer-mounts imported from Denmark. Meanwhile, the company was also supplying vehicle-mounted hoists.

1986 Reaching new heights

As its reputation grew, a second office opened in Limerick in 1986 to meet the needs of customers across the country. In 1993 Easi Uplifts moved its head office from Drogheda to Dublin.
Work being carried out in Dublin City Centre with a Denka lift Work being carried out in Dublin City Centre with a Denka lift

1996 Climbing higher

In 1996 Easi Uplifts opened a third office, Easi UpLifts in Belfast. Two years later in 1998, it launched its operation in Glasgow. The fleet now comprised of an impressive 500 access platform machines.

UK Expansion

In last decade Easi UpLifts has been focusing on its UK expansion and has opened depots in the Midlands, Newcastle, London and Manchester.
Grove articulated booms carry out steel work in Hewlett Packard, Leixlip Grove articulated booms carry out steel work in Hewlett Packard, Leixlip

2005 Eastern Europe

SCS started with two machines in mid 2005 sourcing most of its access platforms from Easi UpLifts. Two years later, SCS expanded its fleet to almost 100 machines

2008

During first half of 2008, SCS joined forces with the Easi UpLifts, focusing on meeting demands in the rental and sales market in Eastern Europe. In 2012, SCS was fully incorporated into the Easi Uplifts Brand.

2010

Easi Uplifts Hungária Kft. opened up its first depot in Kecskemét in 2010, quickly securing a contract to work at the Daimler Benz plant. Following from its early success, it then opened up a depot in Győr in 2011 where the Audi plant ranks among its top customers. Easi UpLifts continues to grow its rental and sales fleet for large and specialised machines at its Hungarian depots as part of its expansion plans in Eastern Europe.

In 2008, SCS joined forces with the Easi UpLifts. In 2012, SCS was fully incorporated into the Easi Uplifts Brand