• Track record of innovation
  • Strenx steel for greater strength and lower weight
  • Our pedestal design enables class-leading payload
  • We manufacture our own GRP-composite baskets to ensure they meet our strict quality and strength standards


We know that payload is critical for our customers. Capacity to carry more tools and equipment will always be welcome.

Every design must be strong and robust enough to offer total security. This will always be our top priority.

  • We use the most up-to-date design and analysis tools to be sure that no parts of our structure will get over stressed.
  • We focus on opportunities for weight reduction, removing material that isn’t adding strength.

Every gram is worth having, and a kilogram saved is a minor triumph.

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  • We were the first to use Strenx steel on van-mounted platforms, over a decade ago. This provided higher strength and reduced weight.
  • Our tripod pedestals have led to class-leading payload, while improving outreach by increasing stabiliser spread.

These larger innovations sit amongst hundreds of smaller design ideas which are the result of a continuous drive for improvement.

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Every operator entrusts their life to our platforms, so there is no compromise on safety or strength. New designs are subject to sophisticated numerical modelling, followed by finite element analysis (FEA).

Our components are designed to exceed the most stringent safety requirements. Every platform is tested to 150% overload. Many components have been tested to destruction on our overload test rig.

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Aldercote Clients

customer testimonial

“Here at Rivus, we look for trusted partners who we can work with, to supply the right products to our customer base in the telecommunications and utility sectors. What has impressed me about the team at Aldercote Limited, is they take the time to really understand the customers requirements from the outset. This results in a great product, with great quality, that’s packed with innovation, making the ongoing ownership and maintenance more cost effective for the Customer.”

Gary Harrison IMIM
Head of Engineering, Rivus (Openreach)

Made in Britain

Aldercote is the leading UK manufacturer of vehicle-mounted access platforms. We are proud to design and manufacture high performance products that help our customers build and maintain the nation’s infrastructure.

Aldercote is a family run business that puts people first. We show this in our customer care and by valuing every employee for their passion, expertise and individuality.