International patents for safe mobile ladder designs show that solutions for improvement have been sought as far back as the early 1900’s however an opportunity there remained to improve the product particularly with respect to safe operation.
An early example is seen in the full text of the patent filed with the US patent office in August 1931 by Harry E ballard who assigned the invention to the Coburn Trolley Track Manufacturing Company of Holyoke Massachusetts. The invention relates to “ladders which are employed in mercantile and other establishments to facilitate access to goods upon shelves in a store or salesroom”
In 1994, Custom Ladder Company (CLC) commenced experiments with a series of design possibilities to produce a safe productive and cost effective mobile platform-ladder. This resulted in the first release of the Stockmaster range of technically innovative access equipment in 1995.
Today CLC products are available across Australia and New-Zealand through an extensive distributor network and are also exported to Asia and Europe. CLC products provide safe, easy to use, and productive access solutions for Retailing, Manufacturing, Transport, Records Management, Warehousing, Storage and many other applications.
We offer professional quality access equipment with full factory back up service and technical advice.
Our products are manufactured to comply with ASNZS – 1992.1:1996 (Australian & New Zealand ladder manufacturing standard), EN131 -Parts 1 & 2 (harmonised European ladder manufacturing standard) , the CE – Machinery directive and US standard ANSI-ASC A14.2-2007
Our pricing reflects the quality philosophy of our products. To put simply it is to be expected that a quality product will cost more than a cheaply made alternative. However when it comes to purchasing the price is only what you pay; the quality is what you get and experience shows the quality of an access product is paramount in ensuring the safety, ease of use and long term satisfaction of the customer.