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A step forward in the German market with Jekko Deutschland
Jekko is glad to announce the establishment of a new subsidiary in Germany: the company will be named Jekko Deutschland and will allow a more widespread presence in the German speaking areas. 15 years have already passed since the first Jekko mini crane landed in Germany. From that moment on, the German market has become increasingly important and now Jekko mini cranes are widely appreciated, also thanks to the precious work of NordKran, Jekko’s official dealer for Germany and Austria in the past five years. The strategic importance gained by the market and the wish of having a more direct supervision of the German speaking areas led Jekko to the decision of establishing a subsidiary in Germany, named Jekko Deutschland and headquartered in Witten. Besides Jekko, the new company has two other shareholders: Mr. Carsten Bielefeld, formerly Sales Agent at NordKran, and Mr. Andreas Krome of Lift Service Krome, which manages Jekko after sales services in Germany. NordKran will keep on supporting Jekko as a dealer in Northern Germany.
Jekko merchandising is online!
We are proud to announce that the new e-commerce section with the complete merchandising line is now available on our website: on “Merchandising” a rich proposal ranging from apparel, accessories and gadgets up to a crane scale model is ready to be discovered and bought comfortably from home. This merchandising line addresses our vast network of operators, dealers and fans all over the world and aims at bringing Jekko in their everyday life, fostering brand awareness and sense of belonging to Jekko world. We selected comfortable, practical and fresh style clothing, both for adults and for children, together with useful accessories and gadgets, all marked with the unique and unmistakable “KK” logo and company colours. All these characteristics perfectly match with the spirit and values of Jekko, always committed in offering high quality and cutting edge solutions to its customers. To promote the launch of the online shop, a special 20% discount is available with the promo code LAUNCH20 at check-out.   Don’t miss the chance of entering the Jekko world: from today on, it is even easier to “feel the Jekko mood”!
JF545 V-Max: Maximum versatility, endless possibilities
With the new V-Max, Jekko paves the way to new applications for its bestselling JF545 model. V for versatility, Max for maximum. Not a pun but the latest proposal by Jekko: the new version of the JF545 articulated crawler crane – flagship of the Treviso-based company – raises the bar of versatile and multitasking machines to the very top with the optional installation of even more tools than the standard version. Discover JF545 VMAX Read the case history   NEW DEDICATED HYDRAULIC LINES MEAN MORE TOOLS The trump card of the new JF545 V-Max is a jib fitting a wide range of tools whose operation require elevated quantity and pressure of oil such as an auger, a grapple saw or a clamshell bucket. An additional and independent hydraulic circuit with cooling radiator prevents oil overheating during operation and keeps a constant temperature even during intensive hydraulic use. This innovative and unequalled solution ensures a more effective and professional exploitation of the tools.   ALL THE ADVANTAGES OF THE JF545 MODEL The V-Max version features all the characteristics of the JF545 standard model, highly appreciated by the sector insiders: endless stabilization configurations, compact size for maximum accessibility in confined spaces, great lifting capacity (15.5 t) combined with outstanding reach (28 m), elevated maximum operating height (30 m), triple articulated boom (when jib is installed), removable counterweight, precise and smooth operation for the most delicate tasks. The use of all the options available for the JF545 is still possible: the work platform and the man basket, the vacuum manipulator for glazed panes and the winch, among many others.   COMPETITIVE EDGE The operator of a JF545 V-Max can choose from a wide range of applications. The standard model is already strongly versatile and it easily adapts to manifold operational environments but the V-Max version allows for even more vast and varied applications: from its traditional use in constructions, industry, logistics and handling or laying in confined spaces to more innovative uses with the grapple saw such as in green areas maintenance. “The JF545 V-Max has a huge potential and we believe it will be a very catchy solution for both our established customers and new buyers. We’re already receiving many requests – remarks Alberto Franceschini, Jekko’s Export Manager. – While developing this version, we’ve been inspired by the concept of multi-tool machine, extremely versatile, professional and suitable to be used with many different tools still being user-friendly. In short, a perfect mate for no matter what daily challenge!”
Jekko and the 2000th crane: many happy returns!
In  2020, a difficult year under many aspects, Jekko has reached a double milestone: at JDL exhibition in France the company delivered to French dealer ATN Platforms its 2000th crane, exactly 20 years after its first mini crane prototype. It has been 20 years since Jekko developed the first model of a mini crane in 2000. From that moment on, the Treviso-based company has always been betting and investing in new models and new lifting solutions, supported and rewarded by a growing interest coming from the market, gaining an important place among the most relevant mini crane producers worldwide. It is worth to mention that the 2000th unit is new SPX650 model, the latest machine launched last July during a live streaming presentation. This mini crane embodies cutting-edge technical solutions and innovations and has already drawn the attention of the experts, promising to become a flagship model of Jekko range. The 2000th crane was delivered to ATN Platforms, which recently took the place of Fassi France and is new Jekko dealer in the French market. JDL exhibition was therefore the perfect setting for a symbolic delivery of the machine, sealing a new relationship which has already started in the best way possible. “We are so glad of having reached this important milestone and delivering our 2000th crane to our French distributor ATN Platforms makes us very proud – comments Mr. Alberto Franceschini, Jekko Export Manager – France is one of the most important markets for us and we have been operating there for 13 years, at first together with Miltra, then with Fassi France and now with ATN Platforms. We would like to thank Mr. Roger Boutonnet, ATN Platforms President, and his son Benoit, who first started the cooperation between Miltra and Jekko in 2007, and also Mr. Gilles Cheval and Mr. Frédéric Leclerc. Without their precious support we wouldn’t be where we are today”.
ATN Platforms and Jekko at JDL exhibition
The long wait is over: JDL exhibition, the annual trade fair dedicated to handling, lifting, transporting and elevation of people, is confirmed and will take place from 9th to 11th September in Beaune, France. ATN Platforms, who was recently designated Jekko’s official importer in France, will also take part in the event and at its stand (#A6) will showcase two of the most important models of Jekko range: the already known and appreciated SPX532 and the new SPX650, the latter on display for the first time after the official streaming presentation last July. Lights will be pointed on SPX650, the new 5 ton mini crane with a maximum reachable height of 23.5 m (with jib) which embodies many state-of-the-art innovations and the most advanced technical solutions already successfully applied in the SPX532 and SPX1280 models: cutting edge stabilisation and hydraulic systems, new hydraulic jib and runner jib, a lithium battery power supply and a handy radio remote control. The crane features also other important functionalities such as the possibility of working either with hook or winch, the extendable tracks, the availability of pick & carry mode and the telemetry system J-Connect. The SPX650 model on display is particularly important for Jekko, since it will actually be the 2000th crane produced by the company, exactly 20 years after the very first unit. The crane will be delivered to ATN Platforms, to seal a relationship which has already started on the right foot.
SPX650: all the cranes you need
The new multifaceted mini crane by Jekko has finally arrived and was officially presented on 30th July with a live streaming event. Jekko has welcomed the latest addition to its range, SPX650, the 5 ton mini crane with a maximum reachable height of 23.5 m (with jib) which embodies many state-of-the-art innovations and promises to become a flagship model of the Treviso-based company. Thanks to the experience gained over the last two years with SPX532 and SPX1280, Jekko could concentrate in one machine the best features and the most advanced technical solutions already successfully applied in the two best-selling models. Discover SPX650   SPX650 boasts cutting edge stabilisation and hydraulic systems, new hydraulic jib and runner jib (with plug & play attachment), a lithium battery power supply and a handy radio remote control. Besides that, the crane features other important functionalities such as the possibility of working either with hook or winch, the extendable tracks, the availability of pick & carry mode and the telemetry system J-Connect. And all this without neglecting the design and quality materials, with a close attention to detail. “The idea behind new SPX650 comes from the market needs. – explains Mr. Alberto Franceschini, Jekko Export Sales Manager – Our customers were looking for medium size mini crane, with a length of the boom over 20 m and a very good lifting capacity. Operators were asking for a crane that can work both indoor and outdoor, suitable in many job sites: glazing, curtain walls  installation, steel erection, industrial maintenance. So we analysed both what the competition was offering and our own range, and the result is SPX650”.  
Jekko is the new partner of Benetton Rugby
In view of 2020/2021 sport season, Benetton Rugby is glad to welcome Jekko as a new commercial partner. Jekko logo will be placed on the side of the shorts of the match uniform worn by the Lions in the international events. Not only that: Jekko brand will appear on sidelines led, on the big screen, on Benetton Rugby website and mobile app and many other occasions. “Both Benetton Rugby and Jekko come from the hard-working and dynamic province of Treviso, and both compete internationally. – Says Mr. Diego Tomasella, Jekko CEO – To face the many daily challenges, team spirit, clear and shared goals, commitment and mutual support are needed. Jekko has always based on these values and we could find them also in the Lions of Treviso. We are proud of becoming sponsor of such an important reality”.   “We are extremely pleased of starting a new partnership with Jekko, a major company standing at our side, with which we share values and goals each one in their own sector, wishing that next season will be rich of satisfaction for both of us” comments Mr. Amerino Zanatta, President of the green-and-white club.
SPX650, the new Jekko 5-ton crane is coming soon
Jekko is welcoming a new addition to the family of mini cranes with the SPX650. The long-awaited new model has a maximum lifting capacity of 5 tons and embodies all the latest major innovations engineered by the Treviso-based company. The new SPX650 implements many state-of-the-art technical solutions successfully applied to the recent and highly appreciated SPX532 and SPX1280. Having set aside the original idea of presenting machine officially at the Apex trade fair in Maastricht, which has been postponed from June this year to June 2021 due to the Covid-19 health emergency, Jekko will be introducing the new SPX650 to the world during a live streaming event next July. We can take a sneak peek of some of the main features and functions of the machine ahead of the event.  
MPK06, a new minipicker for new building yard requirements
The growing family of Jekko minipickers welcomes model MPK06, the new self-propelled electric crane that operates with either hook or manipulator A small machine is a great help while working. This is the promise by the newborn to the Jekko family: the MPK06 minipicker has compact size and limited weight yet it lifts up to 600 kg (1.322 lb) and serves the craft and the industrial sectors. “Model MPK06 is going to set the pace in the world of work – maintains Alessio Forcolin, Italian sales agent at Jekko – The requirements of building yards are evolving: skilled labour isn’t always available in the quantity needed but in the meanwhile loads to be hoisted increase, no matter the sector, be it glazing laying, craft or industry in general. The market was waiting for this new concept of minipickers: compact, lightweight and deploying elevated lifting capacity, and Jekko has met the challenge”. Go to product page   DESIGNED TO OPERATE WITH EITHER HOOK OR MANIPULATOR The MPK06 is the one and only minipicker that – in compliance with the EN13000 standards – has a dual operating mode, with a hook or a vacuum manipulator for glazing laying. Other unique features of this crane are the 360° continuous rotation of the manipulator and the 10° right-and-left electrical rotation of the turret, which moves the load to the sides still having quite a reduced overall size and enabling access to the most confined places. The machine is 100% electrically powered, both during travel and arm operation. It is fitted with a 3kW motor powered by 2 x 12V-155Ah traction batteries for constant performance during use. The electric motor is silent and emission-free for indoor operation; the new electric actuators, whose performance compares that of regular hydraulic cylinders, deliver up to three fast and smooth movements at a time without performance loss. The MPK06 has no hydraulic parts: this means lower maintenance costs and makes the crane ideal for work in the most sensitive contexts since oil leaks are prevented. The manipulator electric rotation and the electric extension of the second boom are available as an option.     EASY TO DRIVE AND OPERATE Easy to use, the MPK06 doesn’t require any specific training to be operated. The convenient drawbar on board the machine makes it easy to drive it; a user-friendly wired remote control is also available, which allows to travel on wheels in a straight line in combination with the mechanical block on the drawbar, making work easier and more accurate for the operator during installation.   The MPK06 is fitted with a simple system of modular and removable counterweights accounting for a total of 200 kg (441 lb). They can be removed whenever the machine has to be hoisted with a crane or moved in a lift so its weight it brought down to as little as 720 kg (1.587 lb).       COMPETITIVE EDGE The unique features of this new minipicker by Jekko make it fit for several sectors. It is ideal not only for glazing laying and for the installation of windows and doors but also for the craft sector, for industrial maintenance and for the hiring business in general. Equipped with sturdy metal sheet housings and off-road run-flat tyres, the MPK06 faces the most challenging yard conditions. For indoor operations white no-marking tyres are available as an option. Compact in size and reduced in weight, this minipicker is ideal to be transported inside a regular van.