Oss, 02. March 2023
Osse crane manufacturer opts for all-electric hoisting
Spierings Mobile Cranes discontinues conventional diesel cranes
Spierings Mobile Cranes has decided to stop building and selling conventional diesel cranes. From now on, the Osse crane manufacturer will only produce sustainable hybrid models. This makes Spierings the first company in the world to exclusively build cranes that hoist entirely electrically. In addition, the latest model the SK487-AT3 City Boy can also run fully electric, this allows a complete reduction of local emissions. This electric crane enables emission-free work in any city.
The reason for the choice is the strong growth in hybrid cranes and the drive to do the most for people, nature and the environment. ‘The electrification of the construction site can only succeed if the manufacturer leads the way,’ says CEO Koos Spierings. ‘Our domestic customers already realise that this is the future. For our foreign customers, it will take some adjustment, but we are sure they will soon see the benefits of this decision as well. Eventually, conventional diesel cranes will die out.’
Spierings Mobile Cranes’ hybrid tower cranes are equipped with lithium-ion batteries. This makes them suitable for emission-free operation at any construction site. For emergencies, the crane is equipped with a small 3-cylinder Stage V diesel engine. To date, Spierings Mobile Cranes has already delivered more than 150 electric cranes, better known as eLift.
Innovation and sustainability
The benefits of emission-free operation are obvious, Spierings states. ‘No CO2 emissions, no noise pollution, but undiminished power. And if the operator nevertheless needs to make use of the small diesel engine? Then fuel consumption is still very low. This demonstrates that good entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability go hand in hand.’
Spierings Mobile Cranes continues to develop the hybrid technology. Thus, all current cranes can operate emission-free, powered by a 16 A construction site power connection. Spierings is also the only manufacturer to supply cranes with a 33 kWh lithium-ion battery pack straight from the factory.
About Spierings Mobile Cranes
Spierings Mobile Cranes is the market leader in mobile tower cranes. The Osse-based company’s cranes are used in more than 30 countries, mainly by crane rental and construction companies. The cranes are developed and manufactured entirely in the Netherlands. Spierings Mobile Cranes will achieve a turnover of around 100 million euros in 2022.
Do you have questions in connection with this press release? If so, please contact Imke Michiels (Manager Office & Sales Support at Spierings Mobile Cranes): +31 412 69 77 77 / +31 6 15 08 69 12.
OSS – Spierings Mobile Cranes has welcomed two new colleagues to its sales team, Mark Oudshoorn and Ralph Disveld.
Mark Oudshoorn is responsible as a Sales Engineer for a part of the Dutch market and the United Kingdom since mid-January. Mark represents North Brabant, Limburg, North Holland and part of Gelderland in the Netherlands.
He was previously an Area Manager at Jean Heybroek for the past 4.5 years, responsible for the sales of cleaning machines. Before Jean Heybroek he worked in the sales team at ITS Hendrion.
As of February 1st, Ralph Disveld has joined the Spierings sales team, responsible for the provinces of Zeeland, South Holland, Utrecht, and part of Gelderland in the Netherlands, as well as Ireland and Italy. Ralph speaks Italian and will do his best to put Spierings on the map in Italy. Ralph has worked at Nooteboom Trailers for the past 6 years, starting as Export Sales Manager and later working as Area Sales Manager North Netherlands and Italy.
Business Development Engineer Mathieu Braamhaar has been responsible for North-east Netherlands since the summer of 2021. Mathieu has been working at Spierings for a long time and has been responsible for North Germany, Switzerland and new areas for the past 9 years.
The first Spierings cranes have also found their way to Spain since 2021, Sales Engineer Rafael Morales is responsible for sales in Spain since October 2021.
Spierings is pleased with this expansion to its team. The entire electric product range of Spierings is ready for the future along with the 8 Sales Engineers in its sales team. They are responsible for the entire sales scope both domestically and internationally.
We wish our new colleagues much success! Lift to the max.