Windhoist UK, one of the world’s leading wind turbine erection company put into service two brand new Demag AC 220-5 all terrain cranes. The two machines were delivered from the plant in Zweibrücken to a large site in Sweden, where the company is currently erecting a wind farm. The total order consists of four machines with the delivery of the two other cranes, one Demag AC 300-6 and one Demag AC 160-5, scheduled at the beginning of 2020.
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.
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.
The heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet has taken delivery of its first Demag AC 55-3 all terrain crane. “The main reason why we chose the Demag AC 55-3 is its outstanding lifting capacity. In addition, the AC 55-3 is an extraordinarily robust and reliable crane, as our Dutch colleagues have confirmed,” explained Vitor de Costa, part of Mammoet’s Fleet Maintenance staff, who picked up the crane in Zweibrücken together with crane operator Alexander Morasch and was handed over by Terex Cranes Key Account Senior Sales Manager Uwe Schlicher.
The Demag AC 55-3 will be used at the BASF factory premises in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Photo: From left to right: Vitor da Costa (Fleet maintenance and Repair Manager, Mammoet), Alexander Morasch (Crane Operator, Mammoet), Uwe Schlicher (Key Account Senior Sales Manager, Terex Cranes) and Beatrix Bader (Commercial Operation Coordinator, Terex Cranes).