Jekko s.r.l., Italian manufacturer of minicranes and accessories for hoisting and handling operations, will be an exhibitor at the 33rd Bauma show.
After the great success gathered in 2019, Jekko won’t miss out on Bauma 2022, which will take place in Munich on October 24th through 30th.
For this show, Jekko focuses on innovation and progress, two crucial values for the challenges the company has decided to tackle in the current years in order to strengthen its position as sector leading player.
As a matter of fact, innovation has always been in Jekko’s DNA, a dynamic reality offering the quality and the performance that only Made-in-Italy products can give.
This is the reason why the Treviso-based company has decided to take part again in this international show: to officially unveil its new products and its green initiatives. In fact, the visitors at Bauma will have the chance to see Jekko’s new entries on display and much more.
Our exhibition space (outdoor area FS, booth 903/6) will spread out on a 512-sqm surface that will be set up with 5 containers in line to result into a two-floor structure housing offices for meetings, a hospitality zone and a reception-living area where customers and dealers will be greeted. The containers that will be used have been salvaged and refurbished on purpose for this show and will be later installed in our headquarters in Italy and destined to become a new customer training area thus sticking to our corporate sustainability scheme, developed in 2021 and implemented since January 2022.
“Consolidation is this year’s keyword”, says Alberto Franceschini, Sales Director of Jekko. “We’ve built up such a know-how and have now reached the corporate maturity to put on display all of our complete ranges in the 3×4 format, that is all of our product lines – SPX, JF and MPK – each standardised in 4 models each”.
User-friendly, electric and bi-energy models
Jekko’s machines on display at Bauma are designed and developed to be user-friendly, that is easy to use and to understand, suitable to be used by both beginner and skilled operators.
The entire Jekko range can always be operated in electric mode as all the machines on display at Bauma will show: the SPX minicrane line is powered by lithium-ion batteries, the MPK minipicker range has acid-lead batteries while the JF articulated crawler cranes are bi-energy machines combining a diesel engine with an electric motor.
MINICRANES – SPX
After years of study and design, the Treviso-based company is ready to unveil its flagship model for the 2022 show, the SPX328.
This crawler minicrane stands in the category that can easily drive through standard doorways, having a width, when closed, lower than 80 cm. Weighing 2,300kg, featuring a maximum load capacity of 2,800kg, maximum working height with main boom of 10.5 m, maximum height with jib of 12.8 m, with dimensions of 2.95 m, this machine is 2.95-m long, 1.61-m high and 73-cm wide. It is powered by lithium-ion batteries and it’s a model easy to configure and operate for its user-friendly radio control and its interactive display featuring a revolutionary user interface new to the minicrane sector.
3 electric SPX328 cranes with different configurations will be on display at Bauma.
This crane is designed in such a way that all tools and parts needed for operation are available on board, in a position that allows the operators to install and remove them with no need of help. It’s a complete range of tools: outriggers mats, hook, single-line hook block, four-line hook block, runner jib, all can be easily transported along with the machine and available for the operator anywhere.
ARTICULATED CRAWLER CRANES – JF
The JF articulated crawler crane series includes the JF365, JF545, and JF990 models and welcomes the JF235 new entry.
It’s the smallest bi-energy powered model of the range: 4.74-m long, 1.6-m wide and 2.6-m high. It features a main boom and a jib, each with 4 extensions, and delivers the same performance of the larger JF models, lifting up to 6.150 kg and reaching as far as 15 m high.
The new JF235 has a radio control and an interactive control panle that make it very similar to the SPX328 to handle and operate. The user-friendly concept is extended to this model, which is equipped with the same Graphic User Interface of the SPX328. This interface makes it easy to configure the crane parameters before starting operation while the radio control creates a smooth working experience for the operator.
MINIPICKERS – MPK
On the wave of the sales success the MPK06 model had after being unveiled at Bauma 2019, Jekko now presents the new MPK10 solution, a minipicker measuring 2.280 x 955 x 1.500 mm, weighing 1045 kg, having a maximum capacity of 990 kg, a maximum height of 4.5 m and a 3.5-m reach. This machine is fitted with a radio control and a glass pane manipulator, and features the hallmark of the MPK06, the sole pick&carry crane with a rotating main column. The MPK10 has a +/-9° rotation and a 990-kg lifting capacity.
The MPK10 has 4 24V-155Ah lead-acid rechargeable batteries that power the electrohydraulic unit controlling the crane handling, the electrical actuators for the manipulator and the electric rotation motors for travel.
The user-friendly radio control has coloured icons that associate the single control to the machine function it operates. This minipicker is also fitted with a JVM10 vacuum manipulator for glass panes delivering a maximum capacity of 990 kg, and having a 360° continuous rotation, +/-40° swinging and -45°/+90° tilting. This model can also be equipped with a second 600-kg load capacity manipulator (JVM06).
During Bauma, the MPK10 will be sided by the MPK20R.
The MPK20 model is part of Jekko’s history, mainly for the sector of glass pane installation. Produced since 2005 and a bestseller for over 10 years, now it gives way to the MPK20R.
1,955 kg in weight, 2-ton maximum capacity, 6.5-m maximum reach in height, 2,390 x 1,510 x 880-mm in size and powered by 2 lead-acid batteries, this new minipicker shares nothing with the MPK20.
The design has been modified and standardized with models MPK06 and MPK10. From a technological point of view, the improvements are outstanding: the major innovations are the turret rotating +/-6° on both sides and the possible installation of the 600-kg JVM06 and 990-kg JVM10 glass manipulators. The front drive has 2 independent motors. It is equipped with a front twin wheel for increased stability on off-road grounds. Last but not least, the main boom features a manual extension in addition to two hydraulic extensions in order to hoist as much as 500 kg at a maximum reachable height of almost 7 m.
VACUUMS AND TOOLS
Jekko has always paid special attention to the tools complementing its machines in order to reach as many application fields and sectors as possible.
The tools on display at Bauma will be the following:
JVL450 and JLV600 vacuum lifters
Battery suction cups delivering a maximum lifting capacity of 450 and 600 kg, respectively. Operated by an independent radio control, they can be used with any machine fitted with a hook lifting system.
JVM800 universal manipulator
This independent glass pane manipulator with an 800-kg maximum lifting capacity performs 3 movements: -/+45° swinging, -45°/+91° tilting and 360° rotation. It comes with batteries and radio control, and it adapts to any machines of the Jekko range as well as to any other crane model.
JIB500GR Beam Manipulator
This hydraulic manipulator for IPE has a 500-kg lifting capacity, -57°/+65 tilting and 360° rotation. It can be used on models SPX532 and SPX650.
JLB 5/10/20 Lifting Beams
The Jekko lifting beam range includes 5-, 10- and 20-ton capacity models with side telescopic extension for increased versatility of operation. Fitted with several lifting points and ideal to even out the weights loaded on the crane.
GREEN INITIATIVES AND CORPORATE WELFARE
We’re as focused on developing new products as we are on improving our company’s organization and management.
In fact, Jekko has decided not only to evolve for what concerns its product range but also in terms of initiatives on sustainability and environment.
The first target Jekko has set is to become a plastic free company, reducing as much as possible, if not totally eliminating, disposable plastic from any corporate application.
The second target is to be as paper free as possible, reducing printing while promoting digital files, using tablets to streamline production operation management and reusing waste paper.
The company’s environmental project consists in adopting approx. 20,000 bees that have found their home in the vast corporate green area. This decision aimed at protecting these insects crucial for the ecosystem and at taking the first step towards the compensation of the greenhouse gases produced.
The corporate welfare initiatives implemented by Jekko for its employees are oriented to improve the quality of their private and working life.
The welfare programme of the Treviso-based company promotes the gradual inclusion of the new human resources into the corporate environment. Each new employee will be paired with a tutor who, in the first period, will show them the company structure and the people who are part of it in order to draw a detailed picture of the working environment the new colleague will be part of.
The company also meets the needs of its employees by defining new working modes. This is the reason why smart working is available for those who ask for it: they will have the right to a certain number of work-from-home days to self-manage according to the corporate needs.
For long absences from work, the company has organized reintegration days allowing the person who was absent for a long time to catch up with the past and ongoing activities without any disadvantage.
Another major service the company gives its employees is the canteen. Jekko has two lunch rooms where a catering service always offers quality meals including a first course, a second course, vegetables and a dessert. These dishes are made up of fresh and in-season produce mainly cooked on the spot (only some pre-cooked) that promote healthy eating. The canteen is a very good option for Jekko’s employees, who reduce commuting and lunch time having their meal in the company’s headquarters.
Jekko also makes use of the Welfare platform that offers its employees several benefits such as purchase, food and fuel vouchers, reductions on medical expenses, education fees and travels, and much more thus promoting the individual wellness even outside the working environment.
As for social awareness initiatives, Jekko has joined projects such as the collection of plastic bottle tops for the charity Associazione Via di Natale, that provides facilities and hospitality to the patients of the (Oncology Reference Centre) in Aviano and their families.
Jekko also is a sponsor to the Benetton Rugby Treviso team with the aim at supporting and promoting local sports and the importance of physical exercise as good habits.
Jekko is a young, ever-evolving company whose daily commitment is devoted to the development of new ideas and projects. The initiatives undertaken this year are just some of all those the company will carry out over time keeping pace with the corporate growth.
JEKKO S.R.L. – COMPANY PROFILE
Jekko s.r.l. is the leading Italian manufacturer of minicranes and the third global producer in the lifting and handling sector. The company is headquartered in the province of Treviso, at the foothills of the Venetian Prealps, on an industrial estate of over 27,300 sqm – 10,700 of which are indoors – and has approx. 140 employees. The entire range of Jekko products is exported and traded across the five continents by a network of over 35 official dealers worldwide.
The Jekko product range was developed in the late 1990s as a response to orders for special machines and at a time when the company was starting producing the first minicranes. In 2007 the Jekko Minicrane brand was registered and a dedicated production site was opened. The company Jekko s.r.l. was established in 2016.
Designing, Research and development
Jekko’s technical department consists of a team of engineers using state-of-the-art designing and simulation tools to develop machines, systems and control solutions certified according to ISO9001:2015 quality procedures. The designing process of our machines also focuses on the production phase, on modularity, interchangeable parts and interchangeable subassemblies to reduce assembly time and improve flexibility.
The production flow depends on a very accurate planning process supported by a Material Requirement Planning software system. Jekko’s activity is carried out in 2 plants: one where structural metalwork is made and welded, and another for assembly. In this latter, 5 production lines manufacture cranes depending on their dimensions and type, and according to the lean production concept with the aim of eliminating waste, creating a non-stop flow and reducing non-compliant products as much as possible to achieve ongoing improvement.
Safety and Regulations
The designing and manufacturing of Jekko machines adopt criteria and measures that comply with the essential safety requirements set out in the standards indicated on the CE certificate and in particular in the EN 13000 standard. The machines are supplied CE-marked when required by the market. This marking ensures the machines meet the EU’s requirements applicable to this category of machinery. For extra-EU markets Jekko products comply with all regulations in force. In compliance with these safety rules in force the machines are provided with emergency devices. These must be operated to reduce stopping time when the usual stop procedure would not enable actual or impending danger to the operator or to people in the danger area to be alerted.
The leading driver of a cutting-edge machinery manufacturer is no doubt Service, which often plays a crucial role in the choice of a machine. From maintenance to on-site assistance, from the online spares management to updated manuals and, above all, to the specialized technical training of our dealers, the after-sales service is JEKKO’s greatest strength.