Founder of MSG Alfred Jatz and wife Marion Jatz were on hand at the Manitowoc plant in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, to receive the new crane. Also in attendance were the Wilhelmshaven facility’s leadership and representatives from local dealer KranAgentur Werner, with CEO Andreas Werner praising the “long history of collaboration and partnership” between the three companies over the last two decades.
“MSG continues to expand and evolve, and we are delighted to support the business,” he said. “It’s great to celebrate this latest purchase with Alfred and Marion and we look forward to continuing our relationship long into the future.”
Custom-painted in MSG Krandienst’s trademark blue colours, the new Grove GMK3600L-1 acquired by the German crane hire company possesses 80m of main boom and up to 37m of jib, creating a maximum tip height of 120m. Utilising just its main boom, the crane can lift up to 14t at its full height within a 14-28m working radius.
The carrier for the six-axle, 300-tonne capacity all-terrain crane is powered by a 430kW Mercedes Benz engine that complies with Euromot 5/Tier 4 restrictions, with the machine also featuring Allison transmission, Manitowoc’s patented MegaTrak suspension, and all-wheel steering.
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News of MSG Krandienst’s latest acquisition comes after the German company took delivery of a GMK6400-1 all-terrain crane back in late July this year. The crane becomes the 40th Grove in MSG Krandienst’s, emblematic of the high regard the crane hire, logistics, and heavy transport company holds the Grove brand.
Founded in 1994, MSG Krandienst began its operations in Freiburg, Kehl, and Strasbourg, moving into the large mobile crane industry in 2002.