Dave Cassingham, Scarab’s Managing Director, said: “2012/13 has been the best ever year in Scarab’s history in terms of sales. Exports currently account for 75 per cent of all the machines we design, manufacture and supply from our home in Kent.
“In the last year we have had record growth, especially from the Gulf States, where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia itself accounted for the sale of more than 100 Scarab sweepers.”
As a result of the company’s ongoing international growth, Scarab Sweepers recently supported a joint planning application with Gallagher Group and ADL Ltd to Maidstone Borough Council to create a new purpose-built manufacturing and office development at Waterside Park, close to Junction 8 of the M20.
The firm recently delivered one of its truck-mounted road sweepers more than 8,750 miles to a customer in Western Australia.
Despatched in containers from its factory in Kent, the Scarab Mistral travelled by sea to Adelaide where it was fitted to the Hino chassis by Rosmech, the company’s distributor in Australia. After being reassembled and road tested, the Scarab Mistral was despatched to the City of Greater Geraldton, the capital of Western Australia’s mid West region.
Colin Miller, Sales and Marketing Director of Rosmech, said: “Having bought a Mistral from us a year ago, the City of Greater Geraldton decided to purchase another one for use on its popular foreshore area, which is prone to sand drifts, especially during the windier winter months.”
In addition to working on the foreshore, the new Scarab Mistral will also maintain the City’s residential areas.
The new road sweeper is fitted with comfortable air suspension seats, alongside a CD player and radio, to offer maximum comfort for operators. To comply with local requirements the unit had additional safety signage fitted, plus high pressure water with hand lance, stainless steel front spray bar and fan wash facility. To ensure added safety a colour CCTV system with rear camera was also fitted.