Summer 2023

ABC offers own-brand electric GSE

Charlatte T135 battery-powered tractor

Paris-based GSE specialist Air Business Corporation (ABC) is spreading its wings and looking to become a one-stop shop for GSE operators’ needs

ABC is headquartered at Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle International Airport, from where over the last few years it has offered a range of GSE equipment and related services. Comprising four brands – ABC Ground Support Equipment (ABC GSE); ABC Air Business Consultants; ABC Air Business College; and ABC Charter and VIP flights – it has provided education and training, consultancy, and VIP and charter flights, as well as buying, refurbishing and selling GSE.

But it is now beginning a new line: selling completely new GSE, while particularly specialising in battery-powered GSE. ABC president Hervé Gueusquin reveals that the company has partnered with a Chinese manufacturer of lithium batteries that will equip ABC’s GSE to meet the ever-growing demand for more environmentally friendly ramp equipment.

The company will initially offer electric tractors and belt loaders, but will soon expand into other lines of electric GSE, Gueusquin confirms. ABC will continue to offer training and consultancy as required by its GSE customers, old and new, some of whom might need familiarisation training with battery-powered GSE.

While it has previously supplied electric equipment that it provided on a ‘re-sale basis’ for its GSE manufacturer partners, this will be the first time the company is offering them to the market as ABC-branded equipment.

ABC will also offer a versatile range of financing options, including lease-to-own for either new or refurbished GSE it supplies, as well as an array of spare parts. As such, Gueusquin is confident that ABC will offer a full-spectrum range of GSE products and services.