Goldhofer: developments and innovations

Specialised transport equipment manufacturer Goldhofer will present an overview of its current range including the TU 4, a four-axle trailer for the transport of construction machinery weighing up to 31.8 t, which is equipped with a brand new drawbar and improved ramp operation. Visitors will also be able to see the versatile Allrounder with its flexible loading concept for construction site operations as well as the new STZ-PK 8 and MPA RM low-loader semitrailer and the new Faktor 5.5 (a lighter version of Faktor 5). The « Ventum », a fivefold extendible flatbed semitrailer with a maximum length of 72 meters, which in combination with the « Bladex » blade tip lifting device constitutes a complete solution for transporting wind turbine blades over 70m will also be featured .
Finally, after the MPA technology in 2013 and the Addrive system in 2016, Goldhofer will unveil a new technical innovation on its stand on April 8, 2019.

Goldhofer relocates its Airport Technology production facility to Nürtingen

The German trailer manufacturer Goldhofer has just acquired a 30,000 m2 site in Nürtingen to relocate its Airport Technology production facility in Ostfildern. Construction of the new plant is scheduled to begin in 2020 for delivery in 2022.
“ As part of our global growth strategy in the Airport Technology division, we continue to focus on bundling our production capacities in Germany with our twin locations in Memmingen and Ostfildern or, in future, Nürtingen. That is the key to maintaining the consistently high quality of our ground support vehicles and creating the capacities needed to achieve our targets for future growth,” says Lothar Holder, Member of the Board at Goldhofer AG with responsibility for Airport Technology.

Goldhofer partners with ALS Logisitic Solutions for the Middle East and Africa

Faced with a recent increase in demand for internal airport logistics in the Middle East and Africa region, the manufacturer of heavy-duty and special transport vehicles Goldhofer has opened a new sales and service center for its Airport Technology division in collaboration with ALS Logistic Solutions on 11 December 2018 in Dubai.

In addition to its sales and service activities of its Airport Technology division, the new location also provides various services for the Transport Technology division in the region. This new sales and service center will be located in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai City.

Sarens orders 92 new Goldhofer axle lines

This outstanding order consists of 68 THP/SL and 24 PST/SL axle lines as well as four 280 PS PowerPacks. It is destined for one of the largest oil projects in the world, in Kazakhstan. Sarens is responsible for the entire logistics from 2017 until 2020 for over € 450 million, the largest contract in the history of the Belgian group.

With a modular design, the THP/SL modules can be configured in all required combinations, while the variable wheelbases and a wide range of accessories enable them to handle loads of varying shapes and sizes. They are also distinguished by their robustness. The PST/SL modules have a tractive force of 160 kN per axle line and are particularly suitable for use in combination with the THP/SL.

The four PowerPacks from Goldhofer provide the necessary propulsion for particularly bulky and heavy plant components.

“Goldhofer was the only heavy-duty module manufacturer who could guarantee punctual delivery of high-grade axle lines in a such a quantity within such a short time. As a result we were able to meet our contractual obligations towards our client, and Goldhofer was able to consolidate its position as a long-serving transport technology partner of the Sarens Group,” said Jan Sarens, Equipment Trade Officer of the Sarens Group.

This order increases the size of its Goldhofer fleet to a total of more than 300 axle lines.

Al Faris lifts 426t precast girders for Dubai’s Route 2020 project

Following previous operations on the Dubai Metro Lines, the heavy lifting and transport specialist Al Faris, based in Dubai, handled the loading, transporting and lifting of precast girders weighing 426 t.

After careful calculations and precise analysis, it was decided to use a gantry system for lifting the girders due to problems caused by the confined space restrictions. At first the precast girders were loaded using a SBL900 gantry system on its 19-axle Goldhofer THP / SL trailer connected to a 680 horsepower heavy duty prime mover. The gantry was set up with a Liebherr 100t all terrain crane and forklift. The precast girders were then lifted and erected on the metro column by a 650t crawler crane with SSL2 configuration and 42m main boom. All the operations were performed at night to avoid road traffic and other obstacles.

In Dubai, Al Faris transports world’s biggest buoy on 16 axle lines of Goldhofer SPMT

The heavy lifting and transport specialist Al Faris has recently completed the loading and transportation of a turret type buoy, one of the biggest and heaviest buoy in the world to be carried on road, from Dubai to Jebel Ali Port. The load, weighing 455t with a 18.3m diameter and 16m height, was transported using 4 files of 16 axles Goldhofer SPMT (self-propelled modular transporter) and was loaded by the self-jacking system of the trailer. The biggest challenge during the transportation was maneuvering the SPMT with the load in narrow routes, bottles necks and sharp turns as well as significant diversions and managing temporary traffic routes.