GIS in pictures

Italian crane and aerial lift exhibition GIS was held last week in Piacenza. The show has grown beyond all expectations since 2019 and was well attended, with the organisers claiming as many as 18,000 visitors, with 432 exhibitors covering more than 70,000 square metres. However, the event is now becoming too large for the Piacenza exhibition centre, in terms of good exhibition space, parking and hotels.
The show had a great skyline which always makes a good first impression

The show attracted around 400 exhibitors, including aerial lift, cranes, heavy transport, telehandler, port handling and component manufacturers as well as rental companies.

The exhibits included dozens of new products and a good few new manufacturers, especially when it comes to mast climber and hoists, new small to mid-range truck mounted lifts, bigger spider lifts, and new pick & carry cranes. There was far too much to cover in one review - even with more than 100 photographs.

We hope here to simply provide a basic overview and impression of the event, and will follow up with coverage of the new products and producers in future stories and in our magazines.
Simone Scalabrini on the Cela/BG Lift stand

The 40 tonne BGLift M4000 tracked crane

The 25m BGLift M250 with three section jib and gravity basket attachment

The Airo stand

GSR truck mounts on display

The 22m GSR B220PXR Comfort XEV on 3.5t Iveco chassis

Galizia pick & carry cranes - a busy stand

Fabio Vercelli and Martina Previato of Galizia

Aliant Battery with its custom built lithium cells

Almac/AlmaCrawler platforms and new crane

New spider and tracked lift company aLift with 11M H110 A dynamic auto level tracked boom

Walter Aldini (L) and Angelo Arovere of aLift - looking for good dealers

Alimak Tractel

The new four wheel version of AxoLift’s Manulift 200 - the 200-4

The Axolift team (L-R) Eleonora Bernardi, Ernst van Hek and Massimo Grossele

Carl Cooper of UK Valla dealer Hird on the Valla stand with 'sold to Hird' sign on half the cranes

The CMC spider lift stand

CTE’s new 24m Zeta 24 J truck mounted lift

The Zeta 24 J’s long jib

CTE’s new 18m Traccess 180 spider lift

CTE’s Sara Bassetti and Roberto Berritta

The Haulotte stand

The Hinowa stand opposite the JLG stand

Hinowa’s Davide Fracca at the controls

The Electroelsa stand

Electroelsa’s Marco Bernardi (L) and Said Shabana

The Faraone stand

Faresin’s new 17m all electric telehandler

The Fronteq stand with tracked scissor lifts

New mastclimber company Gamma’s 'Mod Golden Bridge' single or double mast climber with Frederico Mastrogiacomo and Michele Tota

Genie GS3369RT manufactured in Italy

The Imer stand

The busy IPAF stand

The black and yellow buffet

The usually busy Easylift stand

On the Easy Lift stand (L-R) Gianluca Pez and Emanuele Sorianini of Easy Lift with Fritz Collé of Collé, Manuela Vender and Sofia Lucchini of Easy Lift

The JMG stand…

..packed with pick & carry cranes

The Klaas stand with truck mounted crane and platform

LGMG had a large spread

The Maber stand

The Magni Telehandlers

Magni booms and scissor lifts from Dingli

The Merlo stand

Moba electronics

The well stocked Valla stand - with mostly new models

On the Valla stand Michael Coffey and Paolo Bulugani

A new transport cover for Valla cranes

The Mouvers stand

Next Hydraulics electric truck and crane

Multitel’s new all-electric 16m MT162 Axon truck mount

A 35m Multitel MX350 Hybrid in the blazing colours of rental company Ottone Noleggi

The Ormig stand

On the Oxley stand the new TB22-9 underbridge inspection platform on a 3.5t chassis

The first production unit of the 58m Palazzani spider lift sold to Tecman

Platform Basket’s all new 54m 54T spider lift

The 54T has an eight section boom and four section jib

Maeda spider cranes and Easy Lift spider lifts

RB Componentes model boom with electronic controls

A presentation featured leading rental companies discussing the current market

The SAEclimber mastclimber stand

Salerno Ponteggi mast climber and hoists

Spierings - first time in Italy with new recruit Ralph Disveld

The Sunward stand with mini crawler cranes and plenty of platforms

The Terex FC 6.24H quick erect tower crane

The TVH parts stand

The Levo stand with Unic spider cranes...

....And Levo's Orion glazing robots

A vintage Ormig pick & carry crane on the Vernazza stand

A new underbridge platform manufacturer Weico and its new Hercules 2.0

It has up to 18.5m horizontal reach at up 10m below deck, up 4.5m barrier clearance at a distance of up to 3m from truck edge

Solid wheels are lowered for stability and drive while working

Zoomlion showed both cranes and aerial work platforms

The Jekko stand with the GIS skyline behind

(L-R)Wim Le Roy of Heli, Jurgen Vater of Kranlyft and Carl Copper of Hird

The Vertimac stand (L-R) Paul Geanta, Ine Wille and Lorenzo Iacopucci

XCMG has a range of platforms alongside its European All Terrains and Rough Terrain cranes

Show organiser Fabio Potesta introduces the annual GIS awards

The winners of the Access awards

The winners of the crane and lifting awards

Some of the massive Cormach articulated cranes

...and a Cormach 50000 E6ASC Plus crane with JMG all electric chassis and running gear

The well stocked Fassi stand

PM cranes has several new models

Another new mastclimber manufacturer Altek its founders are from the tower crane industry

Altek’s father and son team Geremia (L) and Giuseppe Nappo who founded the company 18 months ago with Rossano Ricciardi

Another rapidly growing pick& carry crane maker Delta with the DK 100

(Palfinger had cranes and platforms on display including the
Soltec’s unique four metre/2,000kg telehandler with elevating cab, almost zero turning radius and pressurised cab

Oil & Steel’s new truck mounted lifts

...and spider lift

The Manitou stand

The innovative HiCrane stand

Klubb had two stands, one for its range of Klubb van mounted lifts and one for Isoli

The Isoli truck mounts with senior Klubb management on hand

The Sinoboom stand

with new booms and 10m mast boom

The two of the four new Elma spider cranes and tracked carrier cranes, part of Platform Basket

(ladder hoist alley

The 75m truck mounted Horyong furniture lift on the CEM stand

Socage’s 100m Barbie pink FortSte 100TJJ….

with fancy graphics

70m Bronto S70XR

For the first time Versalift, Movex, France Elevateur....

....Ruthmann and Bluelift were on one long stand

Geda hoists on the Nolves stand

The Hoeflon stand

The Raptors including the new 35m telescopic 35S with three section jib and small articulating jib

The new 21m Raptor 21S with crane attachment on purpose built trailer

The Jekko spider crane range

Locatelli - doing OK

The 25t Marchetti Sherpina telescopic crawler crane

The Grove/Manitowoc stand

The model shop

Including trucks

Terex and Liebherr cranes

The Liebherr stand