Many work vehicles are so tall you would need to stand on one ladder to load another ladder on top. This is hardly ideal, which is why many companies offer racks that tilt down from the side of a box truck or van. Gentiu came at the problem from a completely different direction. The rack loads from the rear, sliding out like a drawer slide and then pivoting down on gas pistons. The ladder can be strapped to (or unstrapped from) the rack, tilted up, and pushed forward until it locks into position.

Gentiu has been selling the G2000 Ladder Rack in Europe for nearly 20 years and hopes to bring it to the U.S. in the near future. The company is currently looking for U.S. distributors.