The manufacturer and supplier of wire rope- and chain accessories with branches Van Beest has moved to a new office and distribution center in Houston to support the industry availability, quality and introducing new products to the North American markets. “The new office and distribution center allows Van Beest to stock five times the amount of inventory than the previous location which translates to an even better service and availability level than ever before.’’ said Chris Keffer, President of Van Beest USA.
Liebherr has won two major reach stacker tender in Central and South America. Firstly, EMPORNAC Guatemala has awarded Liebherr a contract to supply and service 20 Toplift Reachstackers as the winner of an international tender, taking into account the fuel consumption and driving comfort. The first units for EMPORNAC were handed over and commissioned in August 2019. SAAM, one of the most important Latin American Terminal Operator has also awarded the international tender of 28 units of reachstackers for their Terminals in Chile, Ecuador and USA for the years 2019/2020, to Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock.
The Liebherr LRS 545 was introduced in 2016 and has an ability to safe up to 30-40% fuel, even without applying any hybrid technologies.
Maxim Crane Works has placed another large order for the new Alimak Scando 650 construction hoists to strengthen its USA based hoist business. The new order will allow Maxim to increase its offering of turnkey lifting solutions to their existing customers as well as expanding into new markets.
“We are pleased that Maxim Crane Works has chosen Alimak, once again, as the brand to drive their market strategy. We look forward to working with Maxim as they continue to invest in the hoisting sector,” said Henrik Teiwik, Global Business Area Manager Construction at Alimak Group.
“Maxim and our customers have been extremely satisfied with Alimak and the reliability of the product. We have outstanding up-time and product support and feel that the relationship has allowed us to successfully promote our ‘One Stop Shop’ equipment and service offerings in every state in the country,” stated Frank Bardonaro, Chief Operating Officer for Maxim.
The Norwegian-US based shipping company Royal Caribbean International, specializing in cruising fleets, has just ordered a new Oasis-class cruise ship from the French constructor Chantiers de l’Atlantique. The new ship, 362m long and capable of accommodating 2857 cabins, belongs to the category of the largest cruise ships ever built. It will normally be completed and delivered by fall 2023. The contract between the two parties is worth about 1.2 billion €.
In order to cope with an increase in its activity on the North American continent, manufacturer of industrial tyres Magna Tyres (Netherlands) will open a new office in Canada. This agency will be under the responsibility of Mr. Alex Vitale recently appointed General Manager of the new Magna Tyres regional office for the USA and Canada.
“We took a great deal of care in choosing this location for our new office. It will further strengthen our commitment to all customers in the region and is an opportunity for close daily cooperation,” said Michael de Ruijter, CEO of Magna Tyres Group.