A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist rope, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally. It is mainly used for lifting heavy things and transporting them to other places.
Construction Review Online looks at the top 20 biggest crane companies in the world as published by KHL:
20. Buckner Heavylift Cranes
With over 65 years of providing reliable, quality, and safe services to the commercial and industrial markets, Buckner has earned their place as a nationally recognized leader in the steel/precast erection industry and HeavyLift Crane services. Their goal is to create long term relationships based upon confidence, trust and integrity.
19. Uchimiya Transportation & Engineering
Through the constant pursuit for improvement of the method of transportation and handling of heavy and extraordinarily bulky goods, Uchimiya have also been working out the integration with transport, heavy lifting and engineering works for about 60 years
18. ABG Infralogistics
In India, ABG Cranes had its genesis in supplying and marketing cranes from international sources, selling more than 350 cranes in a short span. They specialize in indigenously-designed cranes on par with international standards. They are the first to build 80 metric tonnes (MT) hydraulic crawler cranes in India. They now manufacture 40MT, 80MT, 100MT, 160MT hydraulic crawler cranes. They have also taken up design & development of 275MT Hydraulic Crawler crane and shall take up ‘Tower cranes & port cranes’ in the near future.
17. Deep South Crane & Rigging Company
Being family-owned and operating since 1968 is just one of the things that sets Deep South Crane & Rigging apart from the majority of its competitors. They have the best tools and talent to serve their customers’ needs including a comprehensive fleet of cranes, transporters, and specialty equipment capable of completing any size project. They can supply bare crane rentals or complete turnkey solutions that includes transportation/delivery, haul in and set-in-place using our cranes. In addition, because they build their own cranes, they have a unique ability to create custom solutions and fabricate them onsite offering customers a much quicker solution to costly down-time.
16. MIC Corporation
MIC Corporation is an established leading Japan Service Co., Ltd for 64 years
15. Sarilar Heavy Lift & Transport
As a pioneer in its sector, SARILAR Group is serving every corner of Turkey and all over the World by the help of its headquarters in Gebze and branch offices in İzmir and Mersin. The company provides its valuable customers with heavy lifting solutions with more than 250 units of its own telescopic, lattice boom and truck mounted mobile cranes; and telescopic and lattice boom crawler cranes.
SARILAR Group is providing solutions in terms of project transportation and heavy transportation with its hydraulic platforms which are capable of lifting 1224 ton and with its telescopic, low-bed, jumbo-bed, flat bed trailers.
14. Tiong Woon Crane & Transport
Listed in 1999, Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (Tiong Woon or the Group) is a leading one stop integrated services specialist provider of mainly the oil & gas, petrochemical, infrastructure and construction sectors.
The Group manages turnkey projects for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors and project owners from planning and design of heavy lifting and haulage requirements to the execution stage in which the heavy equipment are transported, lifted and installed in clients’ facilities. Tiong Woon also possesses its own heavy lift and haulage equipment, tugboats and barges which enable the Group to widen its integrated services offered to the clients.
Weldex was established in 1979 by the McGilvray family to supply cranes to construction companies across Scotland. Now their activities extend far beyond Scotland and across global markets. They have become known not only for the quality of their machinery, but also for the ability to deliver safe, successful contract lift services in every environment.
12. Mediaco Lifting
MEDIACO Group, a leader in France in the field of lifting, has a unique network of 70 agencies to provide its customers with quality and performance unmatched service; with over 700 cranes from 30 to 1200 tons capacity.
Years of experience using modern technology, highly qualified staff and a great level of consulting competence have made Prangl a leading company in the lifting company. With nearly 50 years of existence the company has been able to bundle industry and client-specific competences to deliver the required expertise for each sector.
10. Essex Rental Corp
Essex Crane Rental Corp a specialist in crane rental, used crane sales and crane service and has grown steadily over 40 years into one of the world’s largest provider of lattice-boom crawler cranes and tower, max-er and ringer attachments. With an inventory of over 350 cranes and attachments in its fleet, Essex has the heavy lifting equipment you need for construction projects related to power generation, petro-chemical, refineries, water treatment & purification, bridges, highways, hospitals, shipbuilding, and commercial construction.
9. Al Jaber Heavy Lift & Transport
Al Jaber Heavy Lift, a member of the Al Jaber Group, specializes in a full range of lifting and transportation services onshore and offshore from hire and trip basis to the execution of totally engineered and managed “factory to foundation” projects comprising marine transportation, overland transportation and erection of cargo at site.
8. Sanghvi Movers
Sanghvi Movers Limited is the largest crane rental company in India, and the 8th largest in the world according to Cranes International (June 2013 Issue). Its fleet includes 398 medium to large sized heavy duty hydraulic telescopic and crawler cranes with capacities ranging from 20 MT to 750 MT. Their scope of work includes implementation of turnkey projects, providing of well-maintained equipment, expert technical services and skilled manpower.
7. Tat Hong Holdings
Tat Hong was established in Singapore in the 1970s as a supplier of cranes and heavy equipment and has been listed on the main-board of the Singapore Stock Exchange since 2000.With a fleet size of more than 1,500 crawler, mobile and tower cranes ranging in size from under 50 tonnes to 1,600 tonnes, they are ranked, in terms of aggregate tonnage, the largest crane company in the Asia-Pacific region and seventh worldwide. They also own the largest fleet of crawler cranes worldwide.
6. All Erection & Crane Rental
What started in 1964 with a single crane, and an unwavering commitment to quality and service by three brothers; has grown to become the largest privately held crane rental and sales operation in North America.
5. Maxim Crane Works
Maxim Crane Works specializes in the rental and sales of lift equipment including hydraulic truck cranes, rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, tower cranes, conventional truck cranes and boom trucks. With their expansive resources, each branch has the capability to provide management, rigging, engineering, transportation and outsourcing; making Maxim Crane Works’ services the most comprehensive in the industry.
Founded in 1983, ALE is now one of the world’s leading international heavy transport and installation contractors with a global network of operating centres and a large fleet of heavy cranes, specialist transport and installation equipment. Providing engineering, heavy lifting, transportation, installation, ballasting, jacking, skidding and weighing services across the world, they are best known for their exceptional project management and engineering intelligence.
3. Lampson International
Lampson International has been a world leader in the Heavy Lift and Transport industry for over 65 years. Initially started as a small drayage company, they have quickly grown into one of the most innovative and respected providers of equipment and full-service rigging services in the United States and abroad.
Sarens Group is a recognized worldwide leader in heavy lifting and engineered transport. With state of the art equipment and value engineering, Sarens offers its customers creative solutions to today’s heavy lift activities and transport challenges.
For over 200 years, Mammoet has been known for the unique capability of their state-of-the-art equipment. Their confidence inspires 5,000 Mammoet professionals to give it their all each day and truly make a difference in projects all over the world.