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Tadano announces closure of German facility

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Global crane manufacturer, Tadano, has announced the closure of its Wallerscheid production facility in Zweibrücken, Germany.

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Announcing the news via a press release on February 15, 2024, the manufacturer said the closure was the result of an effort to “streamline production capacity” in Germany, and were aimed at establishing a framework that “maximises the strength” of the company’s combined German and Japanese manufacturing capabilities. The management of Tadano’s subsidiary, Tadano Demag, will begin consultations with the works council to move Demag manufacturing to the Dinglerstrasse factory, the Tadano Faun Lauf factory, and a Tadano factory in Japan.

“The envisaged changes in production are designed to enable the company to even better respond to the needs of the customers and to ensure that its products and services remain market-leading in the longer term,” the press release stated. “They will also serve to improve the speed of delivery in the production of cranes as well as repair and service work.”

With both the Tadano Demag and Tadano Faun products continuing to operate across the Dinglerstrasse factory and the Lauf factory, the global manufacturer has said its operations will continue to serve the global crane and heavy machinery markets.

“Tadano Ltd. and its subsidiaries will continue to be a reliable partner for all customers, suppliers, and business partners,” the press release stated. “Regardless of whether cranes are produced in Germany or Japan, customers can expect a consistent experience and high product quality, also during the transitioning period.”

The Tadano plant closure comes after the manufacturer acquired the Wallerscheid plant after it purchased the Demag mobile crane business from Terex in 2019.


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