Electronics company invests in articulated telescopic truck working platform

The name SONNENBURG has stood for excellent top quality for more than 65 years. The development and production of high-quality electronic sirens, including accessories as well as software and hardware is the core business of the company in Eggenfelden/Bavaria. Customers for the alarm and warning systems are located worldwide.

Roland Westenkirchner (CEO of the company) recently received the new GSR B220PXE on a Mercedes Sprinter.
The B220PXE is primarily used in the installation and maintenance of the alarm systems, the requirements for height access technology are very diverse. Due to the basket linkage without substructure under the basket, this model is particularly well suited for a wide variety of uses.
The B220PXE offers 21.50m working height, 250kg basket load and a maximum of 11.40m (120kg) horizontal outreach. Electro-hydraulic proportional control with H-supports at the front and vertical supports at the rear. The device supplied has the options “Automatic support leveling”, yellow flashing light on the cab, and an inverter.

We wish you successful missions at all times!

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - SONNENBURG ELECTRONIC AG takes GSR 220PXE

 CEO Roland Westenkirchner (right) and an employee receive the GSR B220PXE in Massing


Here you can find the product video for the GSR B220PXE

Longtime customer FLOTT from Austria receives new DENKA•LIFT DK18

Recently, our longstanding customer -Flott Arbeitsbühnenvermietung GmbH- from Lieboch near Graz received a new DENKA•LIFT DK18 in house color. The 18m telescopic device replaces the previous model, built in 1995.
The DK18 offers 18m working height, 11.30m maximum reach and 200kg basket load.    Product video DK18
The optional extras include automatic levelling, a two-stage height cut-off, and wiping brushes at the telescope ends.

Company owner Bernd Stroißnigg and his team offer a wide selection of work platforms of all categories and also offer IPAF training. DENKA•LIFT work platforms have always been part of the rental fleet of the family business, which he has been running since 2002 in the second generation.

Bernd Stroißnigg particularly praised the new TTControl control system with error display, and the automatic levelling also valued by his customers very much as an improvement. A lot has happened at Denka in recent years and one can be fully satisfied, he emphasizes.

We wish you successful operations with the new DK18 at all times!

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - DENKA-LIFT DK18 for rental company Flott in Austria

Bernd Stroißnigg (right, CEO of FLOTT) takes over the new DK18 from Bernhard Spörk (Rothlehner)


Shortly afterwards, the new Denka lift immediately went into rental operation.

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - DENKA-LIFT DK18 for rental company Flott in Austria

Polish facility management takes a pair of GSR B240PX

Rothlehner Podesty Ruchome from Skawina / Krakow recently delivered two of the new B-Series 240PX to a large Polish facility management company.  It is one of the largest Polish service companies in the field of technical maintenance and modernization of buildings, industrial plants, etc.

These GSR platforms on 3.5 to Mercedes Sprinter will be used there in technical maintenance, in the area of road infrastructure and lighting as well as in environmental services.

For the customer, it was not only the solid parameters of the platforms, the price-performance ratio and the short delivery time that were convincing, but also the previous experience with Rothlehner Poland as a solid partner, who was able to respond quickly to the customer at the National Stadium in Warsaw shortly before the game Poland -Austria has been able to impressively prove its reliability.

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Two GSR B240PX for facility management company

All relevant functions and data for the DENKA•LIFT DK 25 can be found in our new product video.

A large selection of possible optional extras will be shown. Get in touch with us for an offer.


With DENKALIFT the trailer-mount supplier of the year at PartnerLIFT

As part of its annual general meeting, the PartnerLIFT association awards the “suppliers of the year” in various working platform categories. In 2019, the cooperation partnerschose DENKALIFT and thus Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen GmbH as its manufacturer in the trailer work platform category.

In the internal assessment of the partners, we received excellent ratings in the categories product, service and sales with our DENKALIFT brand.

We at Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen and Lift-Manager thank the PartnerLift companies for their trust in us and our DENKALIFT products, which we have been producing in Germany since 2013.
We are proud that you distinguish our own brand and the associated services and confirms our decision to have further developed the brand, which was formerly located in Denmark, and its products. Numerous technical innovations have been made to the latest generation of the DENKALIFTs, which further increase ease of use and longevity


Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - With DENKA•LIFT the trailer supplier of the year at PartnerLIFT

From left: PartnerLIFT managing director Kai Schliephake hands over the award to Sven Illgen (sales), Robert Rothlehner and Fabian Margreiter (both construction and development) from Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen.

The PartnerLIFT cooperation association is a network of independent platform and crane rental companies with locations throughout Germany and some European countries. With a nationwide network of over 150 locations and 15,000 devices, PartnerLIFT is one of the largest rental companies in Germany.

Group overview 2019 with locations and employees

In 2019, the Rothlehner Group launched around 900 devices on the market. Across our markets and countries, the 230 employees generated sales of around €45 million.
Group-Overview at a glance (pdf)

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Rothlehner Group 2019

Further information on the current developments in the Rothlehner Group can also be found in the current issue of our Bühnenspiegel house magazine.

Shortly before Christmas, the Green up company from Merseburg, Germany received a new device of the type Denka-Lift DK25. The tree cutting spezialist has given a used 25m Denka-Lift trailer work platform built in 2001 in payment.
The services of Green up GmbH include the construction and maintenance of green areas, as well as maintenance work, tree care and felling work, as well as training courses.

In addition to the standard equipment, the new DK25 is equipped with a Honda EU30iS power generator and brushes on the telescope end.

We wish successful assignments at all times!

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Denka-Lift DK25 for company GreenUp

Take over the new DENKA-LIFT DK25 trailer working platform: (from left) Mr. Söllinger, Mr. Brambora and Mr. Beckert from Green up

Special-Scissor platform designed in collaboration

In a comprehensive joint project between PB-Lifttechnik – Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen and Lift-Manager, a PB standard scissor lift was converted by Lift-Manager for Elbe Flugzeugwerke in Dresden according to the special requirements of the customer.
The PB S151-19E, HT 4×4 is intended for use to convert passenger aeroplanes to freight aeroplanes. In September, this special appliance, including an extended CE approval, was handed over to the aeroplane works. This unusual conversion posed a great challenge for all those involved in the project, because extremely high standards were demanded by Elbe Flugzeugwerke for use of the machine on different aeroplane types.

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Special machine for Elbe Flugzeugwerke

All relevant functions and data for the DENKALIFT DK 18 can be found in our new product video.

A large selection of possible optional extras will be shown. Get in touch with us for an offer.


Leipzig partner-lift operation extends GSR fleet.

The work platforms Koch GmbH in Leipzig has recently received a GSR B240PX on Mercedes Benz Sprinter.
The Partner-Lift operation will increase the stock of GSR truck mounted aerial platforms to currently five units.

The GSR B240PX Comfort on Mercedes offers 23,70m working height, max. 12,30m lateral reach and max. 250kg basket load.
The outrigger width of the articulated telescopic platform is only slightly above the mirror width, the cab doors can be opened at any time during operation. Optional equipment includes an all-round beacon, as well as an automatic outrigger system.

The ergonomic operation and the robust construction of the truck stages convinced “GSR Fan” Jürgen Koch. Already in the mid-90s he had the first device in the fleet. Over the years there were a total of about 30 pieces found their way from northern Italy to Leipzig. About his current fleet of GSR Jürgen Koch says: “The evaluations for the GSR trucks speak a clear language, they are in the return of my trucks at the top.”

The partnership of Arbeitsbühnen Koch with Rothlehner aerial platforms dates back to the 90s, when Manfred Rothlehner delivered the first DENKA • LIFT trailer platforms to Leipzig to Uta and Jürgen Koch.

We wish you always successful assignments with the new B240PX!

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Rental Company Koch takes over new GSR B240PX Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Rental Company Koch takes over new GSR B240PX

Jürgen Koch (2. right) takes over the new GSR B240PX.

Berlin company Prokom ETF receives new GSR E140P on Ford Ranger

Berlin-based Prokom ETF, which specializes in telecommunications and broadband cable assembly, has acquired a new GSR E140P on an all-terrain Ford Ranger chassis.

The machine was purchased mainly because of the small dimensions of the carrier vehicle. With a working width of only 2.12m (travel width 1.85m) and a dead weight of only 3.200kg, this device is particularly well suited for the specific applications of the customer.

As a contractual partner of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, the Prokom ETF company often has to do in narrow streets, backyards and unpaved gardens of the capital. The truck platform GSR E140P on Ford Ranger with 13,25m working height and 250kg basket load turned out to be the best working tool for the different job sites. Among other things, a double insulation against 1.000V is an option.

We wish all the best with the new GSR E140P !

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - GSR E140P on Ford for electrical Company

Herr Fritjof (Prokom ETF) bei der Einweisung und Übergabe in Jänkendorf

HT Elektrotechnik receives new Denka DK18 

A new Denka-Lift DK18 device was delivered to the company HT Elektrotechnik in Kleinwallstadt near Aschaffenburg, Germany.

After repeated rental assignments, company owner Heiko Trumpfheller has decided for an own device.
The DK18 in blue house-color is equipped with a number of optional extras. Among other things, a auto-levelling system, a Honda power generator, as well as an integrated LED light bar.

We wish you all the best with the new machine!

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - blue DENKA-LIFT DK18 for electrical company

Micro-scissor lift Instant Lift with 5m working height

Micro scissor lifts have been enjoying increasing popularity on the market for several years.
As versatile helpers, the lightweight devices replace many ladders, easels or scaffolding.
Due to the ease of handling and the low weight, they can be used flexibly, e.g. for racking, installation work, or cleaning and painting work.

To meet the increased demand, Rothlehner recently introduced the Instant Lift ES30TAI. This is a push-around scissor lift, i. by hand without electric drive. The device offers 5m working height and 240kg basket load. With a gross weight of 358 kg and a width of only 0.74 m, it is the lightest and one of the narrowest in the 5 m class.

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - New in programm:  Instant Lift ES30TAI _ Push-Around Micro-Scissor  Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - New in programm:  Instant Lift ES30TAI _ Push-Around Micro-Scissor

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - New in programm:  Instant Lift ES30TAI _ Push-Around Micro-Scissor  Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - New in programm:  Instant Lift ES30TAI _ Push-Around Micro-Scissor

More trained technicians for the BRONTO service

As part of the focus training of our Lift-Manager service technicians, four technicians were once again training for one week at the BRONTO plant in Finland – see photo.
Thus, six technicians in Germany are state-of-the-art, including the so-called Blue Calibration Key, which includes the latest B5 + control.
Up to three firefighting BRONTOs were at the same time for repairs and 10-year checks in one of our workshops, as most recently in Jänkendorf the devices from Salzbergen, Neustadt / Dosse and from Klasterec / Czech Republic – see photo.
In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, there are also some Bronto industrial equipment from energy suppliers in Rothlehner’s service department.
In Austria, a new workshop in Villach will soon be offering the opportunity to further expand the Bronto service in Austria. The service technician on site, also equipped with a blue key,
has been carrying out repairs and annual maintenance at fire brigades in Austria for years, including in South Tyrol or Bosnia. Operator training at fire departments, as recently in Weiz / Styria are also part of the program.

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Bronto Service-Training

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Bronto Service-Training


All functions of the GSR E170TJV explained in this product-video –  

The GSR E170TJV on Mercedes Benz 516 CDI ideally suits the requirements of municipal companies.
Ideal for tree-cutting, road signs, infrastructure, buildings, and traffic lights.

We are glad to advise you on your projects!
info@rothlehner.de / +49 8724 9601-0

Energetab fair in Poland, september 2019 –

In September the ENERGETAB took place again in Bielsko-Biala (PL). This fair is only an hour’s drive from our location in Skawina / Krakow.

The Energetab is aimed primarily at customers in the energy sector. The sales-team from Poland presented at the fair a selection from the working platform program. Over the past two decades, GSR truck mounted aerial platforms have become established on the Polish market; numerous customers in the energy sector use special truck-mounteds platforms for e.g. for the maintenance and installation of power lines.

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Rothlehner at the ENERGETAB 2019  Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Rothlehner at the ENERGETAB 2019


Original articel on lectura press (06.09.2019)

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Manfred Rothlehner in Interview with Lectura press

Manfred Rothlehner with a DL22N in front of the production site in Massing


• What are the core competencies of the Rothlehner Group?

As a trading and service company in the area of ​​work platforms, we are represented in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia with our own companies as well as with sales and service in the south-eastern EU countries.
The product range covers all common categories of working platforms.
Our core competencies include a solid needs assessment, delivering quality products, comprehensive and long-term care, and reliable service. All from one hand.

One must see the achievements of “Rothlehner” as a company group with seven individual companies. Last but not least, our strengths are the result of many years of know-how from our foreign subsidiaries and the service division, which has grown over decades, and which is probably unique in its form.

Short to the history:
In 1976 I started with used equipment in the work platform industry. Many services up to 45m working height we have e.g. mostly self-made with truck turntable ladders. Thus, valuable practical experience was gained in the craft, tree service and in the work platform rental.

The number of DENKALIFTs grew in the rental fleet at the beginning of the 1980s, and in 1988 we took over general sales in Germany for this brand. From 1991, the focus was already exclusively on the trade and customer service. At the time, my brother took over the lease and developed it independently under “Rothlehner Konrad – Liftverleih”.

After the fall of the Wall, an exciting pioneering work began in the new federal states. At the same time, from the beginning of the 1990s, I founded subsidiaries in Austria and in neighboring countries to the east. The origins of the service company Lift-Manager also date back to this time. This was founded in 1991 together with Roland Jäkel as “Roland Jäkel GmbH” and initially provided the service for the devices sold by Rothlehner in the new federal states.
In 2001, the service merger of Rothlehner in the old federal states with the service structures in the east of the country and the renaming into “Lift Manager GmbH”.
Today, Lift-Manager employs around 80 people. More than half of them are technicians with different focus training for different brands.
With Lift-Manager, our customers in Germany have a nationwide workshop network, more than 20 mobile emergency vehicles, spare parts supply for various brands and much more. to disposal.

At the beginning of the 2000s, we introduced new product lines, most notably GSR truck bodies, of which we have so far brought and cared for around 1,200 units.

• How did it happen that you have been producing the DENKALIFT models yourself since 2013?

After more than 30 years of close cooperation with DENKALIFT, we took over the production of these devices in June 2013. Not least due to the frequent changes of owners, investors and managing directors, the Danish manufacturer experienced considerable turbulence.
For us it was an opportunity to take over the rights and parts and to maintain and develop this prestigious brand DENKALIFT.

Since 1988, we have sold more than 3,000 new DENKALIFTs and are able to take care of the customers with devices of old years and to deliver spare parts reliably.
We continue to offer new products, parts and technical support to our worldwide customers. Even though a considerable part of the trailer segment has shifted to 3,5to truck platforms and tracked platforms, we see the market for our DENKALIFT products as a stable niche and even notice a certain return to this device concept.

Various tradesman sectors and end user areas still ideally cover the vast majority of tasks with trailer platforms. Many customers still see the DENKALIFTs as flexible all-round devices, easy to operate, stable and reliable, and high value retention.

Technical innovations such as new controls, modern charging technology, auto-leveling and a range of useful optional extras have been implemented over the last few years.
Lift-Manager is assigned the task of international spare parts supply and technical support.

• The DENKALIFT DL22N belongs to the “narrow special devices”.
What kind of work platform is this?

Rothlehner co-developed the concept of the DENKALIFT Narrow in collaboration with DENKALIFT in the 1990s. These are narrow self-propelled aerial platforms with low floor loading and minimal dimensions. With a clearance height of less than 2m and a minimum width of 0.89m, the devices fit through all standard doors. The stability and longevity of the DENKA models are shared by all Narrow versions with 19m, 22m, 25m and 28m, which also originate from the DENKA modular system.

The battery-powered, lightweight devices can be variably supported and built in very tight spaces. Especially for special indoor applications in atriums, shopping malls, airports or churches, the Narrow has its advantages: low floor load, small passage width, variable support and a high lateral reach.

The GSR B220PXE on Mercedes Benz 311 CDI has a linkage without substructure under the basket.

As a result, it is particularly suitable for applications in which it is necessary to drive close to and exactly on obstacles from above, e.g. during installation work or PV cleaning on roofs.

See all advantages of this machine in the video:

The articulated telescopic platform offers 21.50m working height and max. 250kg basket load. The maximum lateral reach of 11.40m is achieved with a basket load of 120kg.
The model on Mercedes Sprinter is equipped with an electro-hydraulic control; H-pillars and vertical pillars are used at the front. Optionally, the function “Automatic levelling” and much more.  Reduced, ergonomic controls on the floor and in the basket simplify handling.


Truck-mounted platform GSR B200TJ on spezial chassis –  

Rothlehner pracovni plosiny s.r.o. in Prague has assembled a special device and delivered to the Prague Public Transit Company.
The GSR B200TJ working platform has been mounted on an Iveco ML80E21D chassis and is used for maintenance on railway and tram routes and wagons. The truck platform with 20m working height, 13m outreach and 250kg basketload has been equipped for this purpose according to customer requirements with a range of optional extras. For example: a voltage transformer, many types of storage boxes for tools and equipment, a double insulation and the option „limited lifting function without outriggers“.

Once again, our colleagues in Prague have demonstrated their competence in the construction of special truck mounted work platforms.

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - GSR B200TJ on special chassis for public transport in Prague

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - GSR B200TJ on special chassis for public transport in Prague

New Truck Stage GSR B220PXE for Work Platform Rental Kirsch –

The work platform owner Helmut Kirsch in Pegnitz recently added a new GSR B220PXE to his fleet.
Founded in 1992, the company also offers scaffolding and services for construction site operations in addition to aerial work platform rental.
The new B220PXE will be used above all for work on roofs (for example, PV cleaning, roofers, chimney sweeps, etc.). The articulation without substructure under the work basket, this model is particularly well suited for these purposes.

The B220PXE offers 21.50m working height, 250kg basket load and maximum 11.40m (120kg) lateral reach. Electrohydraulic proportional control with H-pillars at the front and vertical outriggers at the rear. The delivered device has the options “Automatic levelling” and a rotating beacon.

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - GSR B220PXE an Arbeitsbühnenvermietung Kirsch

Herrmann & Wittrock GmbH & Co. KG has added another trailer platform of the type DENKA•LIFT DK25 trailer platform to the rental park. With over 20 branches in Germany, the Wittrock Group is a well-known name on the market of aerial work platform and construction machinery rental companies.

Now another 25m telescopic platform has been commissioned at the yard in Berlin. Demand for Hermann and Wittrock is the result of increased demand, especially in large cities. Trailer work platforms are lightweight and compact (for example, DK25: 25m working height at 2,450kg). They easily reach locations with narrow, low driveways, such as in courtyards or buildings. They are suitable for working on soils with low load capacity, eg. As green areas, gymnasiums or parking decks. The delivered DK25 has in addition to the extensive standard equipment still a gasoline power generator.

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Denka-Lift DK25 for German rental group  Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Denka-Lift DK25 for German rental group


German aerial lift manufacturer PB Lifttechnik has launched the 117ft S370-24 ES 4×4 scissor lift, the company’s largest model so far – possibly the largest self-propelled scissor lift on the market.

The new battery powered mega scissor lift offers a maximum working height of 37.5 metres, with a massive 10.5 x 2.11 metre platform with a capacity of 750kg – with an indoor rating with up to four people in the platform. It has an overall width of 2.4 metres and a length of 10.5 metres, four wheel steer plus four wheel drive, helps what is a relatively long machine manoeuvre. In board jacks provide automatic levelling on uneven ground.

The first three units are due to ship shortly to the first customers.

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - PB releases new 37 meter scissor-lift
Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - PB releases new 37 meter scissor-lift

There are currently seven DENKALIFT DK18 deployed at the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. There, a new rocket launch pad is being built for the Ariane 6 rocket ESA / CNES, which will be completed in 2020.
Our fleet of 5 new and 2 young used equipment went overseas with sea containers. The customer and the construction team on site are very satisfied with the 18m telescope unit and emphasized the reliability of the platform.

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Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Seven DK18 help build missile launch pad    Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - Seven DK18 help build missile launch pad

Summary of Bauma 2019 

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - This was the BAUMA 2019

The Bauma 2019 is already history again. As expected, the fair set new records: 620,000 visitors were curious about the products and services of 3,700 exhibitors.

We, too, draw a thoroughly positive balance and are pleased to speak of a successful Bauma 2019. The new concept with smaller tents and more space for machines has worked well for all exhibitors (Falcon Lift, GSR, Rothlehner, PB Lifttechnik, GGW and Lift-Manager). On behalf of our partners, we would like to thank all our customers and guests for their visit, for the constructive discussions and for the orders placed. Many thanks also to all employees who contributed to the success.

Your Rothlehner team

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - This was the BAUMA 2019

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - This was the BAUMA 2019 Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - This was the BAUMA 2019

Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - This was the BAUMA 2019 Rothlehner Arbeitsbühnen - This was the BAUMA 2019

For almost 20 years, the Rothlehner group now sells the equipment of the French manufacturer Haulotte.
In recent years, sales of Haulotte appliances in the Rothlehner Group have risen sharply. In mid-2016, the 2,000th unit was delivered to the rental company Sico Rent near Prague. Alone on the account of this landlord are several hundred pieces of Haulotte equipment.

Recently, the 3,000th Haulotte machine, which was sold by the Rothlehner Group, went to Austria to the industrial company Starlinger. The Starlinger company is the world market leader in the production of sacks, packaging fabrics and technical textiles made of woven plastic tape. The company has been active in this sector for 45 years; For more than 25 years, recycling plants for plastics have also been developed and produced.
The jubilee stage HA15IP with various optional equipment is mainly used for internal maintenance.

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(from left) Johann Reuscher and Gerald Fuchs (Starlinger), and Bernhard Spörk (Rothlehner)