German heavy lifting and haulage company Klema has added five Grove All Terrain cranes to its fleet.
The orders, placed last year, consists of an 80 tonne GMK4080-1, two 100 tonne GMK4100Ls, a 100 tonne GMK5095 and one of the company’s latest 400 tonne GMK6400. Grove said the order for the GMK4080-1 was its most memorable purchase to date due to the fact it was agreed and signed for at a dinner meeting using a beer mat.
Klema chief executive Wolfgang Klenner said: “During a recent dinner meeting it became clear that the GMK4080-1 would be ideal for our expanding fleet – so we decided on it right there and then. We have found the perfect partner in Manitowoc that allows us to be flexible and do real business with friends. The company reacts to our suggestions and consistently meets our requirements, giving our business the flexibility to grow.”
Klaus Kroeppel, Manitowoc vice president sales central and eastern Europe, added:
“This transaction may have taken place on a beer mat, but it symbolises the mutual trust we share with our customers.”
Established in 1965, Klema started its business with a six tonne truck crane. It has gradually expanded its offering and currently has a fleet of cranes ranging from 30 to 500 tonnes. The company also provides its services in access rental, heavy transportation, industrial assembly and planning services.