GIS 2019: great interest from renovation, craftsmanship and “green” worlds
At the 7th edition of GIS we showcased some new models, among which there were the new mini cranes SPX532 and SPX1280 and the new minipicker MPK06, together with well known and appreciated models such as JF545, SPX424 and SPX312.
Among the machinery on display, JF545 crawler crane keeps on raising a lot of interest in those working in the industry. The perfect combination of compact dimensions (5,4 x 1,8 x 2,8 m) and high lifting capacity (15,5 tons) together with a 30 m main boom and the possibility of using man-baskets makes this model one of the most requested by crane operators and rental companies.
“During GIS we received a lot of requests regarding small but at the same time powerful cranes. The introduction of regulations in order to limit land consumption and the following increase of renovation works of existing buildings implicate the necessity of working in narrow and hard to reach spaces. Jekko range represents the ideal solution for all those who operate in this type of construction site” highlights Alessio Forcolin, Jekko Sales Manager for Italy.
According to a report recently released by Sogeea Study Centre about urban regeneration in Italy, renovation works are worth approximately 17% of Italian GDP. This data emphasises the increasingly central role of this sector compared to the one of new constructions. “When talking about maintenance and renovation works, especially in urban areas, JF545 is second to none” Alessio Forcolin concludes.
Lithium battery-powered cranes also stood out among the other models displayed, including the new SPX532. “Jekko was the first mini crane manufacturer to invest in eco-friendly technology of lithium batteries, which allow longer work cycles with consistent performance” Alessio Forcolin explains. Compared to the traditional ones, lithium batteries have a longer charge duration (up to 10 hours) with fast charging time and a service life up to 10 years.
A lot of interest, especially in the craftsmanship world, was generated by minipicker MPK06 thanks to the possibility of working whether in pick & carry mode with hook or glass manipulator. The machinery, full electric, is the only minipicker with rotation of the main column (+/- 15°), has a maximum capacity of 600 kg and performs up to 3 movements simultaneously.
Being part of the Made In Italy excellences at GIS makes us once again proud of the growth path done in these years and pays back the constant investment in the research of cutting-edge solutions. All of this wouldn’t be possible without the precious discussions with those who daily work on site in any condition and want to win all challenges.