Rolls-Royce is to supply MTU-branded engines to crane producer Kato for the first time. The Japanese company’s SL-500Rf PREMIUM rough-terrain lifting crane, which weighs 50 tonnes, is to be powered by a 6-cylinder in-line Series 1000 engine delivering 254 kW of power. Equipped with an SCR unit, the MTU engine meets the new Japanese Heisei 26 emission level requirements which came into force in 2016. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Crane rental company, Bhoir Group, headquartered in Mumbai, India, has placed an order of six new LR 1300 SX and three units of derrick equipment.
The LR 1300 SX crawler crane is a 300 t class machine manufactured at Liebherr-Werk Nenzing, Austria. The crane has a strong main boom and hence has an excellent load chart especially with the main boom and luffing jib combinations. The crane can be fitted with a maximum of 92 m of main boom and a luffing jib of maximum 113 m with various boom combinations and can reach a maximum height of 169 m (56 m main boom and 113 m luffing jib), which is remarkable in its class. With derrick the combination of main boom and luffing jib reaches a staggering height of 196 m (83 m main boom plus 113 m luffing jib plus derrick).
The German rental company, Beyer-Mietservice has placed an order for the latst generation of Maeda Mini Cranes to expand the range of products in this area and make, Beyer-Mietservice one of the largest rental operations outside Japan for mini cranes.
Optimally positioned, the European-wide rental company can meet the requirements of different industries and target groups. Beyer-Mietservice offers a complete mini crane technology supported with factory-trained employees with specialist knowledge in customer service and understanding. This creates an exceptional know-how with individual services and helps differentiates the Beyer Rental operation.
Manitowoc has appointed Ion Warner as vice president, global marketing. He brings 28 years of automotive and industrial manufacturing experience to Manitowoc.
He will help Manitowoc enhance its global reputation and better develop its marketing activities. Dave Hull, SVP global sales and marketing at Manitowoc, explains:
“Manitowoc is recognized as a global leader in cranes which is also reflected in the excellence of our products, the strength of our customer support and the hard work of our staff. To reinforce our industry-leading position and to continue our quest for excellence, we rely on a strong marketing team. Ion will be responsible for building that team and delivering our marketing efforts. I am delighted to welcome him to Manitowoc.”
Established by Chris Deij in 1969, family-owned Barneveld Crane Rental Ltd. (BKV) has successfully built a strong reputation for providing highly specialized solutions in the lifting, transport and crane rental sector in the Netherlands. Currently managed by Chris Deij’s sons, Daan (Director), Dick, (Lifting Specialist), Henry (Planning) and Albert (Technical Services), the company recently bought its first Terex crane, a Challenger 3160, closely followed by the purchase of a second unit.
Technical specialist Albert maintains a young, reliable crane fleet and invests in today’s technology to adapt to market challenges – a key factor in securing the company’s future success.
Focused on providing innovative, cost-efficient solutions for highly technical and challenging projects, “The Terex Challenger is in a class of its own. It’s a great replacement for larger cranes in many cases, so we’re already getting profitable returns on our investment,” says Albert. “Rental is an important aspect of our business and our Challenger 3160 rental rates are very good. Fuel consumption is also lower than similar capacity cranes by other brands -which makes it more economical to operate.”
Max Bögl Transport und Geräte GmbH & Co. KG has bought two Terex AC 350/6 units after looking at its performance characteristics, “The fact that the Terex AC 350/6 is the most powerful crane in its class made it ideal for our purposes.
The unit’s maximum hook height and the corresponding lifting capacity on the main boom and the strong fixed jib were—quite literally—powerful arguments when it came to making a decision,” explains foreman Herbert Wieseckl, who works at the Max Bögl Group’s Heavy Equipment for Building Construction department.
The fact that the AC 350/6 is also characterized by an extraordinary price/performance ratio, low operating costs, and high reliability, undoubtedly contributed to the decision as well.
The PALFINGER Group is further expanding its business in Russia and last week signed the contract for the complete takeover of Russian crane producer INMAN (Ischimbajskie Neftianiye Manipuliatory, JSC). The company with its headquarters in Ishimbay in the Republic of Bashkortostan (Volga region), since 1992, has been a producer and distributor of hydraulic lifting and loading systems, in particular knuckle boom cranes. With a staff of 415, INMAN is expected to generate revenue of approximately EUR 20 million in 2011.
INMAN operates two production facilities and is a major supplier to the Russian market. The company’s services range from the complete certification for the Russian market up to technical maintenance and spare parts. Primarily INMAN is a supplier to companies in the oil and gas industry as well as state-owned enterprises.
“We were looking for a well-established and reliable partner based in the CIS area in order to establish local value creation. INMAN is a manufacturer of premium, reliable products and has a very strong and long-standing brand name. Its product portfolio is the perfect addition to the Palfinger products. The company’s good market position allows us in particular to open up the Ural region”, said Herbert Ortner, CEO of Palfinger AG, on the strategic rationale behind the acquisition. INMAN will continue to exist as a separate brand within the Group. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the Supervisory Boards of both parties and the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS).
Terex Cranes has signed an order for nine all terrain cranes with Netherlands-based Hovago B.V. Among the models ordered were Terex AC 50-1, AC 100, AC 200-1 and AC 350/6 all terrain cranes. Most of the machines on order are to be delivered as soon as possible for projects in Europe and South America.
“We have a great relationship with Hovago, which has grown stronger over the past 30 years. Hovago’s confidence in our team and the quality of our machines has been illustrated by the purchase of 29 of our cranes in the past four years,” says Thomas Hartmann, Director Sales, Terex Cranes, Zweibrücken.
Terex Cranes and Florida based, A1A Software, have signed an agreement to provide customers worldwide with a 3D lift planning application for the entire range of Terex crane models.
Effective immediately, this new agreement provides Terex Cranes customers the service of instant and efficient access to 3D lift planning simulation for their business, in addition to the existing Cranimation program.
WOLFFKRAN is to launch a pilot project for delivering service processes via cloud computing.
From the first of March, all service calls from the SAP system are now able to be transferred directly to the iPhone of WOLFFKRAN’s installers and electrical engineers. This transfer of data will occur by means of a cloud connector from the company Proaxia.
A specially developed iPhone app allows service calls to be opened, managed and closed again. The transfer of data from the SAP system will occur asynchronously via the cloud, i.e. the program can continue to be used when the Internet connection is lost, and data transfer will resume automatically as soon as the connection is restored. This saves time when ordering replacement parts or scheduling servicing work, as well as during deployments on the construction site.