Key features used
- Inventory management and tracking of each order
- Planner with calendar
- Product variants
- Invoicing and accounting management
About the Liftroller
Liftroller was founded by Ivar Ole Wik, who has extensive experience in the construction industry. In 2015, he launched a product range specifically designed to prevent damage to fragile materials such as plasterboard. Wik was named Inventor of the Year in 2014, and the Liftroller product range has now been patented and distributed to several countries.
In a portrait interview in Teknisk Ukeblad, Wik reveals that the idea for the Liftroller system came after experiencing all the challenges associated with transporting plasterboard and other fragile materials on construction sites. Inspired by airport baggage conveyor belts, the Liftroller system forms a platform out of the building that is used to take materials and construction waste in and out of a construction project. With the Liftroller system, products can be transported directly to the desired floor without damaging the products. This also saves time on unloading, while improving HSE and reducing injuries to workers. What once started as an idea with a simple sketch has now become a company with many employees and branches in several countries.
In addition to customers in Australia and Asia, the Liftroller system is rented throughout Scandinavia through the company Liftroller Rental AS. The product range has evolved to include both ramps with rollers that form a 'baggage conveyor belt' between the outside and inside of a building, as well as material handling equipment to move materials around inside the building.
As a rental company, your own logistics management is a critical factor. Liftroller wants its customers to be satisfied, both with the Liftroller product and with the rental experience itself. They help customers choose the right product for the job so that they get the most efficient logistics on site, which is very important for the economics of a project. Therefore, they need to control inventory and the number of renters in each period, as well as manage invoicing and accounting more efficiently.
When it comes to the rental system, they chose the Sharefox rental system for machines and equipment. With Sharefox, Liftroller has an overview of the various rental orders in a separate calendar view, they can follow the inventory and status of these, and at the same time prepare the invoicing basis. Sharefox and Liftroller have been in dialog for a long time, and this has also resulted in new functions that have been developed in collaboration.
With the Sharefox rental system, Liftroller gets full control over the tracking and flow of each order. Inventory and availability management has never been easier. They benefit greatly from the planner with a calendar view on each rental order. They can also create product packaging with variants on sizes etc, which has been a much-needed tool for them.