Japanese company Sankyu have purchased two new Liebherr cranes for their Saudi Arabian branch.
Already taking delivery of the LTM 1050-3.1 and the LTM 1160-5.2, Sankyu intend to put the cranes to work in refineries and other industries, where they’ll predominantly be used for maintenance.
“To grow our business in Saudi Arabia and live up to our vision and mission of being number one in mechanical industry maintenance, we need to rely on strong customer service and products with a high level of safety,” said Branch Manager of Sankyu Saudi Arabia, Mahdi Al Salem.
“The new cranes from Liebherr are a perfect fit for our support team.”
Citing the cost-effectiveness and reliability of the new cranes as the imperatives in its choice to purchase Liebherr’s cranes, the two cranes synergistically meet the requirements of Sankyu’s Saudi clients.
The LTM 1050-3.1 holds a maximum lifting capacity of 50 tonnes, a maximum hoist height of 54 metres, and a telescopic boom capable of extending to 38 metres, thereby offering a much more economical and roadable option.
Its counterpart, the LTM 1160-5.2, however, boasts a maximum load capacity of 180 tonnes, and its telescopic boom reaches all the way up to 62 metres. Delivering “efficiency without compromising on performance” according to Liebherr, the mobile crane also holds a maximum hoist height of 99 metres and a radius of 78 metres.
Working in refineries and other adjacent industries, Sankyu stressed the need for the highest quality when it came to safety and fast, reliable service – something Liebherr excel at, according to Al Salem.
“With Liebherr, we can rely on competent and fast service should the cranes ever break down,” he said. “Crane operations in refineries and other sensitive industries are very challenging.”
Since its inception in Japan in 1918, Sankyu have expanded globally focusing on the two main segments of logistics and construction.