EDCO, Frederick, Md., and Sunbelt Rentals, Fort Mill, S.C., have worked together to recently launch an engine hoist built specifically for the rental market. The two companies came together to custom design and manufacture the hoist to meet the needs of rental customers, the companies said.
“We wanted to be able to offer a rental unit engine hoist that was not only durable, but that could be easily transported by our customers,” said Dustin Thompson, territory fleet manager, Sunbelt Rentals. “The problem was that there wasn’t anyone currently making this product, so we reached out to EDCO for a solution.”
While both EDCO and Sunbelt Rentals have had a mutual partnership for 40 years, both companies said the engine hoist was a first-of-its-kind project for both brands.
“This is something we never had done before,” said Tony Calcopietro, sales director of rental, EDCO. “Creating this new product from scratch was outside of the normal EDCO surface prep and sawing and drilling world. We were able to work together to reverse-engineer an old prototype and create a product that was identical to something that was produced 40 years ago.”
Calcopietro added that these types of projects are an opportunity to partner with top customers and build items that they have a demand for, “and that specifically, the equipment and rental industry has a need for.”