Joseph Patton has been appointed as Sales Manager of tower and luffing-jib cranes for Comansa’s branch in North America. He will be based in Charlotte, NC, and will work with Bill Carbeau, VP of Business Development. Prior to joining Comansa in January 2019, Joseph worked as a Lifting Specialist for Mazzella Lifting Technologies, a supplier of overhead cranes, hoists and engineered lifting devices.
Irish Crane & Lifting, official agent of Raimondi Cranes for Ireland, has received three MRT189 topless tower cranes. The MRT189 has a jib lengths of 65m and height under hook of 42m for a maximum load capacity of 10t. This machine is equipped with the newly launched 45 kW and offers improved usability thanks to its unique hook block. The first of three cranes, sold to KPH Construction Ltd (KPH), has already been erected on the Cherrywood jobsite in Dublin. The other two will enrich the fleet of Irish Crane.
At Bauma several new products will be unveiled by PM Oil & Steel SpA, including new models of the light crane range from 8 to 12 t / m and a new crane in its Heavy range, the PM 50.5, with a capacity of 50 t / m. The manufacturer will also unveil two new radio control systems. Oil & Steel will offer various new platforms that can be mounted on Isuzu and Iveco trucks, as well a new model on Ford pick-ups. The new “green economy” battery-powered Octopus spider lift is also planned. Finally, Valla will feature its range of mini-cranes, offering the possibility of being controlled remotely.
The Italian PM Oil & Steel SpA Group brings together the manufacturer of hydraulic truck cranes PM, Oil & Steel for aerial platforms and Manitex Valla, who designs industrial cranes.
By Roberta Simkovicova
Terex Corporation announced the sell of its Demag Mobile Cranes business to Tadano Ltd for a value of approximately $215 million. Included in the transaction are the manufacturing facilities in Zweibrucken, Germany and multiple sales and service locations.
Commenting on the rationale of the deal, Koichi Tadano, Tadano Ltd. Representative Director, President and CEO said: “This is a strategic acquisition that offers Tadano considerable scope for growth. The addition of the well-respected Demag brand of all terrain cranes and large crawler cranes range extends our product lines and options for customers. The addition of the Demag branded mobile crane product lines will enhance our global position in this segment. We believe that the Zweibrucken facilities and its global team members, as well as the current distribution partners, are valuable to the future success of the business.”
John L. Garrison, Terex Chairman and CEO added: “In addition to selling the Demag Mobile Cranes business, Terex will exit the North American mobile crane product lines manufactured in our Oklahoma City facility. These changes will simplify our Oklahoma City operation, which will continue to produce telehendlers and re-manufactured units for our Aerial Work Platforms segment and various products for our Materials Processing segment.”
Terex will continue to manufacture rough terrain cranes in Crespellano, Italy, tower cranes in Fontanafredda, Italy, pick and carry cranes in Brisbane, Australia and Terex Utilities products at its Watertown, South Dakota facilities.
The sale, subject to government regulatory approvals and there customary closing conditions, is expected to close in mid-2019.
The Kuwait-based equipment rental and logistics service provider Jassim Transport & Stevedoring Co. K.S.C.C. (JTC) has just acquired a new Demag CC 3800-1. This lattice boom crawler crane has a load capacity of 650t for a boom length of 144m.
“The CC 3800-1 enhances JTC’s lifting capabilities over our Demag CC 2200, and this will put us in a position to meet the needs of our customers in the oil and gas industries even better in the future. The CC 3800-1 was put to work immediately after delivery and passed its first test with flying colors involved in successful lift operation of a heat exchanger as part of a large-scale oil and gas project,” says Adel Kohari, Chief Executive Officer of JTC.
The crane was handed over by Terex Cranes Senior Sales Manager Joerg Mueller.
On December 3rd, 2018, Ulrich Strieder started his duties as the new Operations Director for the two Terex Cranes plants in Zweibrücken – Dinglerstraße and Wallerscheid. He will report directly to Terex Cranes Germany’s Managing Director, Thomas Schramm.
“I am confident that with Ulrich Strieder at the helm, we’ll be able not just to continue the positive streak we’ve had at our plants, but to boost it even further. Mr. Strieder will be using his decades of experience to drive us forward in new ways, and accordingly will be an enormous asset to our company. I’am tremendously happy that we were able to get a new team member who not only has ample experience, but has also had a storied and impressive history of success throughout his career,” commented Thomas Schramm.
Italian manufacturer Raimondi Cranes has announced the appointment of Cristian Badin as Sales Director reporting directly to Eng. Mauro Masetti, Chief Commercial Officer.
Prior to his appointment at Raimondi Cranes, Cristian Badin had an extensive experience in the tower cranes business.
“Cristian, with more than a decade of sales and business development experience in the tower cranes segment, is a hands-on, solution oriented heavy lifting professional,” said Mauro Masetti. “I have worked closely with him for a number of years, and throughout that time I have noted his ability to carefully address client needs with practical and effective machine solutions.”
AMCS technologies installed its DCS 60 anti-collision and zoning system on a new model of Comansa crane, the 21LC1050 with a maximum load capacity of 50 tonnes. The tower crane is currently working at Högdalens värmeverk, an existing Combined Heat and Power plant located south of Stockholm and it will help to replace one of the boiler of the plant for newer technology. In addition to mobile cranes, a Liebherr 280 EC-H crane with 35m of jib and 56m hook height will assist the Comansa crane with 65m of jib and 73.3 m hook height.
Nurol Construction Co., part of the Nurol Group of Companies uses two Raimondi luffers on the Corniche Tower jobsite in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. The two machines are the Raimondi LR165, part of Nurol’s existing fleet, with a 55m jib length and a HUH (Height Under Hook) of 45m that will be climbed to 172m and the recently purchased luffer LR213 with a 55m jib length and a HUH of 45m that will be climbed to 187m.
“Raimondi Middle East supported Nurol with the sale of the LR213 equipped with the Deluxe R16 Crane Cabin. As part of the contractor’s fleet upgrade, the luffing LR213 was chosen for its maximum lifting capacity of 14t and its versatility in areas with difficult to obtain fly-over permissions. This jobsite has multiple security restrictions together with an extremely congested set of high rise developments, so much of our team’s support focused on site planning ahead of the installations,” explained Wael Hasan, Middle East Commercial Director, Raimondi Cranes.
Raimondi has provided Nurol with a three day crane operator training sessions and the jobsite is also subscribed to the monthly maintenance program offered by Raimondi Middle East.
Comansa has launched two new models of luffing-jib cranes at Bauma China Trade Show in Shanghai. The new luffers are the models CML280 and CML310, developed to cover the increasing demand for 18 and 24-tonne luffing jib cranes in Asia and the Middle East. The machines will also be available in Africa and South America. The cranes feature a counter jib of only 7.3 metres, that is an important advantage in congested sites.
In addition to the new luffing-jib cranes, Comansa has also announced the upgrade of its two flat-top cranes. The models 21CM335 and 21CM550 have been both upgraded from maximum load capacity of 18 tonnes to 20 tonnes.