MYCRANE expands in Asia

The Dubai-based digital disruptor for the cranes and construction sector, MYCRANE, is to roll out the world’s first online crane rental platform in three key Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets, following the signing of a franchise agreement covering Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. 

MYCRANE’s best-known tool is its free-to-use crane rental service, which allows users to save valuable time and money by entering details of their lifting requirements on a carefully-designed web portal. Registered crane rental companies then respond with their commercial offer, allowing users to select the most attractive proposal and award the job directly on MYCRANE’s website. 

The platform also offers a suite of other services including support for engineering, a free-to-use Selector tool, which enables users to identify the right crane for their lift, and a Marketplace where equipment, rigging equipment, spare parts, auxiliaries and industry vacancies can be posted. 

The franchise for Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia has been taken by Singapore-based Allan Taylor, an experienced executive who was previously employed at Mammoet and has extensive experience in the petroleum industry. 

APAC countries are expected to generate considerable activity for crane operators in the coming years. The construction industry in Indonesia, for example, is likely to record growth of 7.2% in real terms in 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic output levels, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. It also noted that the Indonesian government has allocated $27.1bn for infrastructure development including six new airports, 6,624km of railway and 205km of new road. 

MYCRANE CEO and founder Andrei Geikalo, said: “As the world rebuilds following protracted pandemic disruption, countries in APAC are expected to continue their ambitious infrastructure plans in the coming years. MYCRANE will be well-placed to serve the local cranes and construction industries when we shortly begin operations in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. In the meantime we continue to explore ways to roll out our services in other key Asian markets such as China, Malaysia and Vietnam.”