We believe in a smarter, safer way to work at height.

The city of Tampere in southern Finland has a history of world-class engineering and machine workshops. About 50 years ago in this growing industrial city, there was a man who got his hands on an early model of an aerial work platform. He quickly realised the potential of the equipment for performing various jobs at height. Few believed in him, but he began to show up at worksites with his aerial, performing various construction and maintenance jobs in a fraction of the time it took to do them using traditional methods – and it was a lot safer as well. In 1972, he and his partner established their own workshop building aerials to make working at height safer and more efficient. The story of Bronto Skylift began.

Today, we are not only loyal to our roots as a specialist in reliable, safe and tailor-made solutions for working at height, but also a true partner with professional, lifetime support, ensuring the best possible user experience. As a partner, we represent the traditional Finnish virtues of honesty, reliability and persistence. You can always trust our promises, and it is our ambition to always find a way to meet and exceed your expectations.

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We still design and manufacture the platforms in Finland, by way of our factories in Tampere and Pori, as well as a service and administration centre in Pirkkala. The booms of our aerials, reaching to the sky all over the world, are welded at our own factories combining cutting-edge robotic technology and decades of craftmanship.

From the beginning, the Bronto products featured state-of-the-art technology, and have broken world records as the highest aerial platform more than once. Since those days, we have delivered over 7,000 hydraulic platforms to fire brigades and industrial customers throughout all continents in more than 120 countries. We are a part of the Japanese Morita Group and have subsidiaries in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.

We are committed to continuously improving our processes and products to reduce our environmental impact. The high quality of our truck-mounted platforms means reliable performance, longer service intervals and lower consumption of spare parts – all factors that reduce the environmental impact of the product’s use.

We have had a certified environmental management system based on ISO 14001 since 1999 and our promise of quality is backed up by the ISO 9001 quality management system and ISO-certified welding processes.

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Our values guide us in everything we do

Safety above all » Everything we do is guided by safety without compromise. Safety has been the foundation of our product development for decades. It is not just about fulfilling the standards, it’s about creating a safe working environment for our customers, as well as for ourselves. It is also about being a safe and reliable partner.

Exceed Expectations » We keep our promises and aim to exceed them. We want to understand our customers’ and colleagues’ expectations and surprise them positively. We take personal responsibility for our work and pride in always delivering top quality in whatever we do.

Winning as a team »We are all equal and respect and trust each other. We care for and support our colleagues and customers. We encourage participation, share information and ideas, and learn from each other. We work together, we grow together, and we win together.

Ambition to grow and improve » We want to improve and renew ourselves every day. We challenge the status quo and are hungry to aim higher. We welcome new ideas with an open mind. We are ambitious to find the best solution and develop innovations for our customers. Our attitude is: “we’ll find a way.”

Customer comes first

Reliability, safety, easy operation and simple setup are the key features for aerial platform owners and operators. Hence, they are the cornerstones of our product development. For additional convenience, our products feature technical innovations such as the famously functional Bronto+ control system and state-of-the-art remote service and support tools.

Once you have invested in a Bronto platform, you are not left alone. We have an extensive, worldwide service network that makes sure your platforms never let you down. With a guaranteed supply of spare parts for 25 years and the option to modernise your old unit with retrofits, we have earned a reputation for reliability among our users.

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