Skylift History

How It All Began
Rolf Wesemann certainly qualifies as one of the pioneers of skylifts in our region. The then manager of his middle income painting company was the owner of the first hoister in central Switzerland which was mounted on a vehicle. The thought of being able to quickly and practically complete painting jobs on facades, ceilings, etc., using such tools fascinated Rolf Wesemann a lot.

In 1960, he bought the first skylift. With an elevation capacity of 9 meters and an outreach of less than 4 meters, this device at that time was regarded as the “measure of all things”. The hydraulic system was still in its early stage of development. Therefore this platform was still being operated by a complex pulley system. The hoister had two baskets that offered enough space for persons to carry out to their duties.

in 1971, the Swiss Maltech organization was established. At that time, the organization consisted of four independent decorating companies which began an early use and rental of skylifts. For Rolf Wesenmann, joining the Maltech organization was the most important step for the future of the hoisting department.

In 1976, the Verma Nummela NS19-3 was added to his service. Before this device could go into operation, it had to be transported from Arabia to Switzerland.

In 1999, Rolf Wesemann’s son Andreas Wesemann assumed control of the skylift department which now operated under the name Maltech Zug. Through the purchase of the Bronto S35 MDT in October 2000, Maltech set a new standard within central Switzerland. At a working height of 35 meters, the skylift became the tallest in central Switzerland weighing less than 18 tons.

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Also see:
Skylift rental