Dutch crane structural repair company Avezaat Cranes and UK based crane service and repair company Crowland Cranes have teamed up, having agreed joint ‘Service Partner’ agreements at Bauma last month.
Bert Avezaat of Avezaat Cranes said: “We are happy to have finalised a joint Service Partner agreement with Crowland Cranes at Bauma. We have been working with Crowland Cranes for many years and completed a lot of projects and we learned to know them as a professional company with a wide range of services and a good reputation. We are very happy to have them as our service partner and we are looking forward to expanding our working relationship in the future.”
Pete Issitt of Crowland Cranes added: “We have worked with Bert and his team for some time now, their professional approach and commitment to their clients is second to none. Avezaat Cranes are one of the most respected, structural, crane repairers in the industry, with increasing skill and experience required to complete structural repairs today on modern cranes. Having Avezaat as our service partner will provide the team at Crowland, our clients and UK insurers with even greater confidence when completing major crane repairs.”
Based in Schiedam, Avezaat Cranes was founded in 1939 to repair and manufacture lattice booms and jibs as well as telescopic booms, while also supplying new and used lattice boom sections and jibs in some cases from stock. It also repairs and overhauls crawler cranes, telescopic cranes, aerial work platforms, forklift trucks and spreader beams. The company is certified by DNV-GL for the fabrication, repair and overhaul of all lifting equipment and works for companies throughout Europe along with Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East, where Avezaat Cranes Middle East operates from a facility in Dubai. It also has distribution agreements in other countries, including A-Maskin in Norway and HCM Cranes in Turkey.
Crowland Cranes is based in Peterborough and can trace its roots back to 1973. Today it provides a full range of major crane repair, service, overhaul and rebuilds, while also offering more routine maintenance and repair services along with providing replacement parts. In recent years it has carried out some stunning rebuilds see: Saving a bit of crane history.
This is an interesting move for both companies, with Avezaat gaining a UK feeder operation for its major structural repair operation, along with the possibility to carry out work in the UK in partnership with Crowland. Crowland will benefit from gaining further experience in major structural repairs, while becoming a sort of agent for the highly respected Dutch specialist.
In summary a very interesting and potentially mutually rewarding development.