European equipment rental specialist Collè Rental & Sales has ordered 30 cranes, worth US$2.5 million, from industrial crane manufacturer Manitex Valla in Italy.
It is one of the largest single Valla orders in the company’s 75 year history and deliveries will start before the end of 2020.
The order consists of Valla all-electric, zero-emissions models, including the Valla 25, V36R, V80R (V90R in the USA), V120R and the V200R, with an additional option to spend another $1.9 million on cranes in 2021 for a potential total order value of $4.4 million.
“The Valla crane platform offers an exceptional rental product with a full range of industrial cranes from 2 to 90 tons, in electric, diesel, hybrid, wheeled and tracked, with fixed or swing boom configurations,” said Steve Filipov, Manitex International CEO.
”The zero-emissions feature is becoming increasingly important in the global marketplace for industrial equipment, and we are very glad to see customers taking notice of our unique Manitex Valla offerings. We believe Manitex Valla has the potential to be a high growth area for us going forward, and we look forward to a long-term relationship with Collè,” Filipov continued.
For more than 120 years Collè has served its global base of customers. Its fleet is more than 15,000 machines used in the construction, excavation, cleaning, internal transport, gardens and parks and events end-markets. Collè has more than 10 European locations, including the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
“We believe that market demand for industrial electric pick and carry cranes will remain strong in the years to come, and our partnership with Manitex Valla will enable us to provide a product line that is well-known throughout our customer base as a name of quality and reliability in the zero-emission crane market,” said Frits Collè, general manager at Collè Rental and Sales B.V. “We are very close to our customers’ needs and to the increasing demand of electric equipment. Manitex Valla represents one of the several investments we are making to offer our customer lifting solutions which are productive, safe and simultaneously help them reduce their carbon footprints and achieve their environmental and sustainability objectives.”