Scaffolding giant Safway Group has finalized an agreement with Nisso Industry for exclusive Japanese distribution of Safway’s patented QuikDeck Suspended Access System. The deal reflects growing global recognition of Safway’s modular work platform. Nisso is one of the largest providers of scaffolding and other access-related equipment in Japan.

QuikDeck features a modular design that allows an “in the air” build-out of a broad, rigid work platform. From an initial 16-foot by 16-foot QuikDeck platform hung under the work area, sections can be added and leap-frogged without touching anything below. QuikDeck is designed to span large areas, fit unique shapes, withstand high loads and be combined with other access solutions such as suspended scaffolding.

“We have high expectations for QuikDeck in the growing Japanese market following the produuct’s successful international debut in Brazil in 2011,” said Jerry Dolly, head of Safway’s Bridge Division, which handles QuikDeck. “Nisso’s position as a respected leader in Japan’s worksite access sector makes them an ideal partner.

Safway’s agreement with Nisso covers the distribution of QuikDeck in Japan. Nisso also has offices in Taiwan, South Korea and Germany and may provide a platform for wider international distribution of QuikDeck in the future.

Safway Group is based in Waukesha, Wis.