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10/06/2024
Valentina Chiarotto as New Jekko Marketing Manager
Jekko is pleased to announce the appointment of Valentina Chiarotto as the new Marketing Manager, effective May 22, 2024. Valentina brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in strategic marketing and brand management, making her an invaluable addition to the Jekko team as the company continues to grow and innovate within the crane industry. With 20 years of experience in product marketing, product management, pricing strategy, brand strategy, and communication in international companies operating in diverse B2B and B2C industrial sectors, Valentina is well-equipped to lead Jekko’s marketing department. Her extensive experience in the crane industry and her strategic vision will be crucial as she oversees all of Jekko’s marketing activities. This includes the development and execution of marketing strategies, brand positioning, and market expansion initiatives. Her leadership is expected to significantly contribute to Jekko’s growth and reinforce its position as a market leader. “We are excited to welcome Valentina to the Jekko family,” said Alberto Franceschini, Sales Manager at Jekko. “Her innovative ideas and extensive industry experience will be instrumental in driving our marketing efforts forward.” Valentina Chiarotto commented on her new role: “I am excited to join such a young and dynamic company. The passion that fuels the team is evident in all business functions. This motivated team has driven the exceptional growth the company has seen in recent years and helped Jekko achieve its significant market position.” Valentina Chiarotto
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17/05/2024
SkyJacks Appointed as Jekko Dealer for South Africa
Jekko is pleased to announce its partnership with SkyJacks, a premier supplier of powered access and material handling solutions based in Johannesburg, South Africa. SkyJacks has been appointed as the exclusive dealer for Jekko products in South Africa, further expanding Jekko’s global presence and providing customers in the region with access to cutting-edge lifting technology. With over 45 years of experience, SkyJacks has established itself as a trusted provider of innovative solutions for working at height and material handling challenges in Southern Africa. The company’s extensive portfolio includes suspended access platforms, aerial work platforms, telehandlers, and construction hoists, backed by a commitment to excellence in product quality and customer service. The partnership between Jekko and SkyJacks signifies a shared dedication to delivering reliable and efficient lifting solutions to customers across various industries, including construction, mining, and industrial maintenance. By joining forces, Jekko and SkyJacks aim to meet the evolving needs of the South African market and enhance productivity and safety in challenging working environments. “With Alistair and his team, we have known each other for many years.” said Alberto Franceschini, Sales & Marketing Director at Jekko. “They visited us already 7 years ago, but at that time Jekko’s size, organization, machinery, and quality were not up to the level of a major player like SkyJacks in South Africa. It is personally satisfying to see that, after all this time, SkyJacks has witnessed the incredible growth of Jekko on the international markets, in its organization, in products, and in quality, which is why it was finally easy to choose to distribute for us. Furthermore, it’s impressive to witness that more and more dealers are combining in their catalogs a brand of telehandlers and a brand of mini cranes. The two products are remarkably complementary, not in competition, providing the dealer with an extremely versatile, innovative, and comprehensive product package. I am greatly satisfied with this trend.” SkyJacks Managing Director Alistair Bennett commented, “Over the last 45 years, SkyJacks has been trusted to provide working at height and material handling solutions in some of Southern Africa’s most challenging working environments. Initially, our focus was on suspended access platforms and aerial work platforms. As the company evolved, our offerings grew to include telehandlers and construction hoists. Continuing to innovate, we believe that adding Jekko mini cranes to our offering is a natural progression that will allow us to meet the changing demands of the construction, mining, and industrial maintenance sectors in Southern Africa. We are proud to be a Jekko dealer and look forward to our shared success.” Keith Freel, Business Development Manager at SkyJacks, added, “The growth of SkyJacks has been led by our customers’ need for robust products and service excellence. With the backing of carefully selected OEMs, we pride ourselves on creating an environment where our customers trust our product offerings, excellent service delivery, and 24/7 technical support. The addition of the Jekko mini cranes into the SkyJacks offering brings to our customers lifting solutions across the market spectrum. We are excited and proud to be part of the Jekko network.” As part of the partnership, SkyJacks will offer sales, rental, and after-sales support for Jekko products, ensuring customers have access to the full range of services needed to maximize the performance and reliability of their lifting equipment. SkyJacks headquarters in Boksburg, South Africa
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22/04/2024
Correct Maskin AS as new Jekko’s official dealer in Norway
Jekko is thrilled to announce the addition of Correct Maskin AS to its sales network as the official dealer for Norway. This partnership marks a significant milestone in expanding Jekko’s presence in Scandinavia and reaffirms its commitment to providing innovative lifting solutions to customers worldwide. Correct Maskin AS, renowned as the Norwegian importer and official dealer of Magni telescopic handlers since 2013, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, with a strong focus on delivering high-quality products and exceptional service. “We are proud of what we have achieved with Magni since 2013 and the organization we have built up,” said Ørjan Jahren Olsen, CEO of Correct Maskin AS. “We feel humble for the chance to be the official dealer of Jekko in Norway. In my opinion, Jekko will be a perfect product to add to our company and will fit perfectly with Magni products. We will have more to offer to existing and new customers. I want to thank Jekko for having faith in us and giving us the opportunity to be their official dealer in Norway.” Alberto Franceschini, Jekko Sales & Marketing Director, highlighted the synergies between the two companies, stating, “In addition to expressing my satisfaction for this agreement, I emphasize how in recent years the majority of our retailers come from the telehandler world, a much more mature sector than that of mini cranes, but with many common and complementary areas, never in competition. It is a symbiotic business model, which allows the distributor to specialize in the lifting sector, with a wide range of products for a vast offering in the market. The agreement with Correct Maskin focuses on this aspect, and I am happy that Ørjan has understood it.” Nils Ivar Reiten, Sales Manager of Correct Maskin AS, expressed confidence in the collaboration, commenting, “We are the market leader in Norway for roto telehandlers with Magni and have built our market shares with great products from Magni, our expert service and our technical team that supports our customers and the end user with technical expertise and great knowledge of the products. The Jekko mini cranes will be a great solution for our existing customers. With the innovative solutions, product quality, and support from the Jekko team, we are confident that we will capture the mini crane market in Norway together.” Marco Piccin, Jekko Export Area Manager for the Norwegian market, added, “We are pleased to start this collaboration with Correct Maskin in Norway, a market that has always been particularly important for Jekko. We are confident that with this new partnership, we can further increase the presence of our mini cranes in the territory, thanks to the help of a strong team focused on customer satisfaction and an experienced sales department with a customer network from the telehandler world.” To kick off this exciting collaboration, Jekko attended the “VEI OG ANLEGG” fair from April 24th to 27th 2024 in Oslo, showcasing its models SPX328, MPK10, and SPX650. Ørjan Jahren Olsen, CEO of Correct Maskin AS, with Jekko SPX328 and MPK10
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26/03/2024
Young Mood Enterprise is Jekko’s new dealer in Taiwan
Jekko Cranes goes on expanding its sales network eastward and announces that Young Mood Enterprise has been chosen as its new official dealer for Taiwan. Young Mood Enterprise is a company that specializes in internal logistics, material handling and lifting. As the supplier of a wide range of solutions, equipment and professional advice services to customers all over Taiwan, the company provides highly-qualified technicians to support operations and has now added the entire range of Jekko minicranes to its product offer. Since 2003, Young Mood Enterprise has been the exclusive dealer of several world-renowned brands in the lifting sector, supplying the best solutions to customers specializing in different fields such as logistics, retail, food and beverages, technology, petrochemistry, energy, general manufacturing, building and constructions, and many others. Michael Chen, CEO of Young Mood Enterprise, comment on the new partnership as follows: “We’re delighted to work with Jekko and we’re confident that this partnership will generate concrete benefits to our customers, giving them access to a vast range of cutting-edge solutions in the lifting and material handling sector.” Alberto Franceschini, Sales & Marketing Director of Jekko, remarks his enthusiasm as well as Jekko’s intention to broaden its trading horizons eastwards: “There’s no doubt that the economic centre of gravity is shifting eastward. Having a very dynamic economy, a natural bent for innovation and a disposition for high-quality advanced-technology products, Taiwan is to us the ideal springboard to dive into the Asian market. Moreover, Young Mood has been working for many years with European brands such as Fassi therefore the cultural passage will be easier than in other markets. I end off by saying that Micheal Chen’s trading strength and positivity are the added value that makes us trust on Jekko’s success in Taiwan.” The first Jekko minicranes have already been successfully delivered to the premises of Young Mood, where they’re ready for work and demos.
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20/03/2024
Jekko appoints Simeri Oy as its dealer for Finland and Estonia
Jekko is glad to announce another new entry in its sales network: with a recently-finalized agreement, Simeri Oy has been appointed as the company’s official dealer for Finland and Estonia. The choice of Simeri Oy has been made easier for its consolidated reputation in the aerial work platform sector and its excellence in customer-oriented service. Jekko relies on this experience and competence to significantly contribute to the success and growth of the company’s presence on the Finnish market. Established in 1995, Simeri Oy started as a company specializing in the maintenance of aerial work platforms in Finland. Building up its know-how over time, the company has rapidly become the Finnish reference point in this sector. Simeri Oy mainly focuses on challenging high-altitude projects and offers several solutions with the most recent addition of Jekko minicranes. Tommi Kolehmainen, COO of Simeri, explains how they had already received several enquiries for minicranes: “At the time we still weren’t ready in terms of assistance. We wanted to be sure that the after-sales support would work faultlessly also in the minicrane sector.” “We already assisted minicrane customers in the past, dealing with the maintenance of different brands. So, during assistance interventions and sales sessions we’ve become familiar with the technical features of minicranes. Now we’ve decided to expand our range of products to include them and have the chance to start a partnership with Jekko, a world leading producer.” “The Finnish and Baltic market has a huge potential for the sales of minicranes. We’re now able to offer a consolidated and reliable know-how on minicranes, strengthened by our timely after-sales service activities. Jekko’s customers are never alone”, says Tommi Kolehmainen. Antti Alatalo, Sales Director at Simeri, confirms the positive attitude of the newly-established relationship with Jekko: “This partnership is a great opportunity for both companies. The reputation of our businesses is consolidated and the manufacturer fully supports the dealer. Our customer- and service-oriented corporate culture is a simple yet tried and tested combination.” Marco Piccin, Sales Area Manager of Jekko, explains how Finland, and Scandinavia as a whole, is part of a market that has scored sales records for Jekko over the last few years: “We’re pretty sure the partnership with Simeri will be a great one. The choice of Simeri was suggested by their professionalism and their focus on the after-sales service, which is crucial in these markets. Their experience and widespread presence will be essential to further expand the minicrane market. We count the days to the launch of new products in Finland and Estonia such as the SPX328, the ideal model for the Finnish market, where large rental companies operate. The JF235 will also touch ground soon in Finland, supplementing the offer of the articulated crawler crane range, very appreciated on the Scandinavian market over time.” Jekko shares this enthusiasm, and Alberto Franceschini, Sales & Marketing Director at Jekko, stresses the importance to acknowledge those who first believed in Jekko in Finland: “I want to personally thank the company Kurko Crane, our friends Juha Koponen and Kari Paarnio, and then their sons Tuomas and Kimmo, for supporting us up to the last moment, for the excellent work carried out and for the fairness in supporting us while spotting and choosing Simeri.”
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Marco Piccin e Andrew Foster (Foster Crane & Equipment Ltd.) presso la sede Jekko
12/03/2024
Marco Piccin: new Sales Area Manager for the UK and Irish market
Jekko is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Piccin as the new Sales Area Manager for the British market. Marco, the latest talent to join the sales team, has quickly demonstrated his ability to manage different markets and countries, combining it with a strong technical expertise. Already responsible for Scandinavia, the USA, Canada, and Mexico, Piccin has stood out for his calmness, precision, and reliability, becoming a reference point for dealers in the mentioned countries and quickly gaining their trust. The established partnership with Kevin Keogh Crane Services, which provides solid support in business development in Ireland, and the recent entry of Foster Crane & Equipment Ltd as an official Jekko dealer in the UK, where it has a strong and recognized presence, are tangible signs of the enthusiasm and competence surrounding the brand from the Veneto region in the English market. Marco Piccin comments: “Accepting the assignment to manage the British market for Jekko was straightforward, especially considering the possibility of collaborating with two prominent companies like Foster Crane & Equipment Ltd and Kevin Keogh Crane Services. I look forward to working closely with both, leveraging my experience in markets that share knowledge and expertise in mini crane technology. Certainly, there will be significant challenges, but with the support of the Jekko team, we will strive to assist Foster Crane & Equipment Ltd and Kevin Keogh Crane Services in consolidating and expanding Jekko’s market in the UK and Ireland.” Alberto Franceschini, Commercial & Marketing Director of Jekko, adds: “As part of the reorganization and division of market responsibilities, we have decided, in collaboration with Marco Piccin, currently responsible for strategic markets such as North America and Scandinavia, to extend his responsibility to the UK and Ireland markets. This choice is not only dictated by the need to standardize the markets followed by Piccin in terms of language, time zones, and customer type, but also by the desire to support our dealers Foster Crane & Equipment Ltd and Kevin Keogh Crane Services with a capable, precise, and punctual professional, able to provide the vision and support expected by each dealer. Piccin, with his experiences in similar markets, will stand out and be appreciated in these new territories as well, thanks to his commercial skills oriented toward the Anglo-Saxon mentality.” Marco Piccin and Andrew Foster (Foster Crane & Equipment Ltd.) at Jekko Headquarters
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20/02/2024
Bagant Ecuatoriana is Jekko’s new dealer in Ecuador
Jekko unveils its most recent collaboration with Bagant Ecuatoriana: the company has undersigned a dealership agreement for Ecuador via the broker Fa.Ro. Italian Technology, that supported both firms in finalizing this deal promising to bring innovation and excellence to the South American country. The decision to start this collaboration comes from a careful research on the Ecuadorian territory aimed to spot consolidated firms enjoying a strong market positioning, a widespread network and a professionally skilled expert team. Bagant Ecuatoriana stood out in this scenario as the ideal partner to Jekko. Boasting two well-managed rental and sales lines, and offering world-renowned brands in the building, mining and special project sectors, Bagant has been a reference provider for the Ecuadorian market for over 40 years now. Fernando De Sucre, Sales Manager of Bagant, thinks that Bagant, Fa.Ro. and Jekko share the same founding values and a customer-oriented vision. “Our concurrence of ideas focuses on improving efficiency and on the ongoing upgrade of our customers’ processes, supplying them with the ideal tools to reach these targets. Bragant has seized the opportunity to grow as a cutting-edge and visionary player on the lifting market in Ecuador. This collaboration is a blend of synergies that will promote business growth and will effectively improve our customers’ experience during their operations.” Alberto Franceschini, Sales & Marketing Director of Jekko, remarks the fundamentals of this collaboration and underlines that it is a further step forward in the process of Jekko’s internationalization. “Despite the internal security issues that have recently affected a seemingly small market, we strongly believe that people make a difference. We’ve joined the leading local business in the lifting sector without hesitation since we’re attracted by the managerial and organizational approach of Fernando De Sucre and his team.” “We’re sure we’ve chosen the ideal partner for the Ecuadorian market, a constantly-growing company boasting a 40-year experience and having a product-oriented vision to develop cutting-edge machinery. Our technician and sales team will back Bagant in training their staff and develop the product on their market, aiming at an exponential growth in Ecuador in the years to come,” says Fabio Roscini, CEO of Fa.Ro. Italian Technology.
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06/02/2024
Foster Cranes is Jekko’s new exclusive dealer in the UK
The English company selected as exclusive dealer for the UK   Jekko’s trade partnership network keeps expanding all over the worldwide markets. On February 6th, 2024 the company from the Veneto region has officially announced that Foster Cranes has become its exclusive dealer for the United Kingdom, which confirms the corporate commitment to be present worldwide with a country-after-country conquering strategy. This choice is in the wake of what Jekko has done over the last year: a significant growth towards the foreign markets and a technological proposal that amazes both dealers and professionals in the load lifting sector.   Jekko has chosen Foster Cranes as its exclusive dealer for the UK market because this company is a strategic, consolidated and well-known presence, boasting expertise in technological evolution and undergoing a refurbishment process to higher standards of machinery. All this is confirmed by Alberto Franceschini, Jekko’s Sales and Marketing Director: “Year 2024 is going to bring great changes for Jekko, mainly in terms of products and of dealer network organisation. We’re penetrating several new markets and reorganising others where we’ve been operating for several years now. Our products – in the past years dedicated to advanced operators – have been completely renewed to become extremely user-friendly and to offer a more accessible experience to a larger number of operators. As an example, the SPX328, the entire SPX range as well as the MPK and the JF product families have undergone an innovation phase inspired by this philosophy. As a consequence, the market approach has also been upgraded: the UK plays for Jekko a strategic role therefore we strongly believe that the choice of Foster Cranes will bring about excellent results.”   Andrew Foster, MD of Foster Cranes, responds to the new partnership with the following remark: “This is an exciting moment for Foster Cranes, for our customers and, in our opinion, for the UK’s crane rental sector due to our new partnership as exclusive dealer of Jekko in the UK. Having worked side by side with our customers in the compact crane market over the last 5 years, we’ve witnessed a revolution in the way these cranes can be used. Now we look forward to working with our present customers and with the UK’s entire crane market to show what Jekko’s incredibly innovative products can do. Not only does Jekko produce machines unrivalled on the market, but the company also offers a top-quality technical service: the versatile philosophy with which Jekko has built its activity confirms it as an outstanding crane maker all over the world. We’re looking forward to demonstrating how good the Jekko product range is and just how we can support our customers moving forward.”   Who are Foster Cranes? With the largest stock of used mobile cranes in the UK, Foster Cranes has the people and products to ensure your company invest in the right crane for your business. Foster Cranes specialises in the sales, service and support of your crane fleet with a team of ever-present experts that are an integral extension of your business to suggest you the best choice of Jekko products.
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26/01/2024
Jekko unveils JF235: the mini crane featuring a revolutionary potential
Jekko confirms its pioneering spirit in the world of lifting equipment by launching on the market what promises to be a real technological revolution, the JF235. The chain link between truck cranes and minicranes, the JF235 adds to the prestigious series of Jekko’s articulated crawler cranes JF365, JF990 and JF545 (of which it is an evolution) but it’s the smallest model of the range, yet the richest in new features.   The quintessence of power and versatility Despite her compact size (4.74 m in length, 1.6 m in width and 2.6 m in height), the JF235 is a force of nature. Fitted with a 4-extension main boom and a 4-extension jib, it lifts up to 6,150 kg and reaches a maximum height of 15 m with the main boom and 25 m with its jib. The JF235 exceeds the expectations with a performance that compares the one of larger cranes and is the ideal ally for industrial maintenance, installation of glazed windows and doors, building applications as well as new applications such as in the forest sector.   Innovative features: here’s what’s new   1. Improved design The JF235 sets the bar higher in comparison with the JF545. The counterweight, previously located externally on the rear of the crane, is now built in the frame in order to eliminate the space occupied by the rotating turret at the back of the machine. This model is fitted with 4 independent stabilizers directly controlled from the remote. Each stabilizer is equipped with a double extension and can rotate by 0° to 45°. The stability level is calculated automatically and displayed both on the remote control and on the onboard screen. Result? Maximum stability and total safety at all times.   2. Bi-energy power The JF235 features a Euro 5 1.5-l Diesel engine with an intelligent electronic system that adapts the revolutions to the requirements of the hydraulic system: this ensures very low consumption while the 52-l tank allows for long operation times. Moreover, the cable-powered 13.5-kW electric power pack will let you operate in full electrical mode in indoor locations – such as industrial facilities – and public places.   3. A new user interface The user interface of the JF235 is designed to render the machine’s operational and technical information in a simple and user-friendly way. For this reason, the data concerning stability, crane, engine and diagnostics are displayed on a 7-inch water- and dust-proof touch screen where everything can be managed at the touch of a finger.   4. The electro-hydraulic system This cutting-edge model introduces a concept of technology that paves new ways in the lifting sector. The modular hydraulic pump, for example, has an optimized control of both oil pressure and capacity, which ensures maximum precision combined with utmost speed. In pair with this latter is the independent cooling system, an electric cooler that keeps the oil operating temperature at approx. 40°, thus extending the machine performance and duty cycle. The entire system is designed and developed 100% by Jekko with the aim to set a new and unmatched quality standard.   5. The accessories The JF235 can be used with a wide variety of accessories and this makes it an extremely versatile crane. In addition to the hook, the 1.5-ton rope winch and the 2-ton hydraulic jib, several mechanical extensions, lattice jibs and manipulators such as the JVM800 can be installed. You can also use external hydraulic accessories – powered by two dedicated lines – such as rotors, clamps, chain saws and many others. Last but not least, the machine is certified for the use of man baskets, available in different models depending on the capacity and movements required.   A small technological revolution is under way Jekko has enhanced and optimized compact truck cranes in one go, proving that size doesn’t jeopardize power and versatility: quite the opposite, they exalt it! The innovative managing system of the JF235 is already paving the way to the production of new compact cranes and its use will be extended to the next JF models in order to revolutionize the sector standard. Signed by Jekko!
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