Genie has unveiled its first testing facility in Europe for new products and introduced the initial production model of its all-electric Z-33/18 boom. Built in Europe at Genie´s factory in Perugia, Italy, to suit the needs of European customers, the Z-33/18 is the first model to be designed and manufactured outside the US. In the past, all Genie models went through the research and design process in the US before being introduced to the European market. First launched at APEX in June, the 12 m working height Z-33/18 is now production-ready with around 100 models already ordered, said the manufacturer. It is designed for indoor and outdoor maintenance applications and well-suited to sensitive surfaces where space is restricted.