66 RTs for Tecno Gru

Italian crane company Tecno Gru has placed an order for 66 Terex Rough Terrain cranes.

The order includes models from across the Terex range including the 35 tonne RT 35-1 up to the 90 tonne TRT 90 with the new TEOS operating system. Deliveries will begin in April with completion expected by the autumn. Tecno Gru is the Terex RT dealer for most of Italy and the Balkans.

Tecno Gru sales manager Andrea Pavoni said: “Historically we have ordered stock machines towards the end of a year, but this year for obvious reasons we preferred to wait and fully assess the market demand. With this exercise now complete, we are delighted to place this significant order with Terex. We believe this investment, just as things are starting to improve, will give us a distinct advantage over our competitors. We continue to invest in ‘state of the art’ cranes to ensure our existing and new customers have the best experience possible when purchasing new equipment.”

Terex Rough Terrain sales manager Stefania Dapoli, added: “We are absolutely delighted to secure this new and significant order. Our partnership with Tecno Gru continues to go from strength to strength and really is a huge success story.”

A little background on Tecno Gru

Tecno Gru was set up in 1995 but evolved out of Tecnomacchine, which was established in 1981 in Castiglione delle Stiviere (MN) to assemble cranes. Today two of the four founding members remain with the business. In the 1980s the company began building the Hyco Rough Terrain cranes with Icoma and had delivered around 750 units of them before ceasing production.

In the early 1990s Tecnomacchine collaborated with Bendini, assembling around 400 units, mostly from Delta cab down Rough Terrains from 16 to 25 tonnes, and later the 25 and 35 tonne Beta models. Tecno Gru was set up in 1995 as a distributor for cranes along with aerial work platforms from Genie and JLG and telehandlers, initially from Italmacchine, which was acquired by Terex and now comes under the Genie brand. 1995 was also the year that Bendini and PPM were acquired by Terex to become Bendini PPM. Tecno Gru became the distributor and ended its crane manufacturing - or rather assembly - activity the following year.

Since then it has focused largely on buying and selling new and used machines from Italian producers, including Rigo, Corradini, Locatelli, Bendini, Ormig, Belotti and Marchetti to name a few. It has been an official Bendini/Terex dealer since 1998. In its best years the company sold as many as 160 mobile cranes - 85 new and 75 used from a wide number of manufacturers. The company operates from Desenzano and Castiglione - between Brescia and Verona - plus Armento in the far south of Italy.


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