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Roosendaal, The Netherlands, (9th November 2016) – Catering to some 150 airline companies, offering 350 destinations to up to 90 million passengers a year, the new Istanbul Grand Airport in Turkey will become the largest airport in the world by 2018.


As part of its construction that began in June 2014, Authorised Genie Distributors in Turkey Borusan Makina ve Güç Sistemleri delivered eight Genie® ZX™-135/70 diesel-powered articulating boom lifts to specialized steel construction contractor Aksal Çelik this October. The machines will serve to help install the roofing structure of the new airport’s four terminals.


Prior to their two-year mission at the airport jobsite, all eight Genie ZX-135/70 units were handed over to Aksal Çelik at a location 10 km away where they are currently serving to support their owners in the erection of a temporary steel plant to manufacture the roof’s components.


Marketing-leading capabilities

Offering a maximum working height of 43.15 m, a maximum horizontal reach of 21.26 m, an up-and-over clearance of up to 23.01 m and a below ground reach of 5.87 m, these Genie booms came equipped with on-board generators to power welding equipment and other tools.


“Besides an excellent reputation for reliability, our customer chose the Genie ZX-135/70 boom lift for its impressive working envelope and below grade abilities ̶ the equivalent of which they were unable to find in similar units by other brands,” says Harun Sit, Genie Product & Marketing Supervisor at Borusan Makina ve Güç Sistemleri. “When they analysed the machine’s load chart and telescoping and rotating capabilities of its JibExtend™, they felt confident that the Genie ZX-135/70 lift would be ideal for this long-term, high-precision task.”


A full product, training and service package

On a job where work is being handled by multiple sub-contractors and where Aksal’s operators will be working in conjunction with rough terrain cranes, “Exceeding our end-customers’ expectations at the delivery of a project is our main goal,” says Yusuf Kenan Ceylan, Deputy General Manager, Aksal Çelik. “In addition to productivity, safety is a key focus for our company, which is why we also asked Borusan to provide operator training as part of our order.”



Other specifications that came as part of the purchase included the on-site presence of Borusan technicians specialized in Genie equipment to support day-to-day service and maintenance requirements throughout the duration of the machines’ two-year mission.





About Authorized Genie Distributor Borusan Makina ve Güç Sistemleri

As one of the distributor companies of the Borusan Group, Borusan Makina ve Güç Sistemleri operates in Turkey as well as in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan and Far East Russia. Since specializing in the sale and rental of CAT earthmoving equipment in 1994, the company broadened its product offering to leading brands of earth moving, material handling and material processing machinery to become Authorized Distributor for Genie Aerial Work Platforms and Telehandlers in the Turkey & GAKK region in 2013. As part of its mission, the company prides itself in providing machine for general and heavy construction applications and after-sales and financial solutions to customers in the mining, industrial, shipyard, textile, steel, chemical, automotive, food and energy sectors, after-sales supporting services and financial solutions. Further information can be found at


About Aksal Çelik (Aksal Steel Construction Ltd):

Specializing in steel erection, project management from design, through manufacturing and installation Aksal Çelik provides the services of a skilled young team of staff experienced in all aspects of steel construction. At its 26,000sqm facility located in the Antalya industrial area, the company represents an annual steel production and installation capacity of 46 mln kg / year utilized in the construction of high-rise buildings, bridges, factories and manufacturing facilities and production of pipelines pressure tanks. Since its establishment, Aksal Çelik has implemented more than 100 successful projects, working with the most prestigious architects and industrial brands in the world. Among its recent projects, the erection of steel structures for the Regnum Sky Towers in Ankara, the Rixos Premium Hotel in Bodrum, and a number of hotels and resorts in Antalya. Further information can be found at



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