The German company Könning Autokrane, based in North Rhine-Westphalian land, just expanded its fleet with a new Demag AC 160-5 all terrain crane. The machine has a maximum boom length of 68m and a 160t capacity. The IC-1 Plus control system was one of the crucial factors in Marcel Könning’s purchase decision. The company owner also explained its predominantly Demag machines fleet will be a benefit for them. “A lot of popular spare parts and components, such as runners, are the same for a lot of models, meaning that we need to invest much less in inventory,” explained Marcel Könning.
The French manufacturer of material lifting equipment Haulotte announced the acquisition of all shares of the Turkish distributor Acarlar Makine. This company, created in 2003 and located in Istanbul, has 34 employees in four agencies, throughout the country. “This acquisition is in line with the participation taken in 2014 in a market that has now confirmed its potential of growth. Despite recent variations of the Turkish lira, we believe that the long-term perspectives in Turkey remain attractive for Haulotte Group,” stated Alexandre Saubot, Deputy CEO of Haulotte Group.