Eric Salvi left and Alexandre Vernazza

Eric Salvi, left, and Alexandre Vernazza

Crane rental group SE Levage has been acquired by Mediaco, the largest crane rental business in France.

SE Levage, based in Haute-Savoie in the Rhône-Alpes region of France, has a turnover of €22 million and a fleet of 45 mobile cranes in capacities up to 1,200 tonnes. These and another 100 or so machines, including specialized transport equipment, hydraulic loader cranes and overhead cable protection gantries, work from five depots. They are in Frangy, Annecy, Chambéry, Lyon and Orléans.

The five cranes from the SE Levage heavy lift division, from 500 to 1,200 tonnes capacity, will become part of the Mediaco Maxiliftheavy lifting subsidiary. With these new additions, Mediaco now has 15 heavy lift cranes (3 at 450 tonnes, 2 at 500, 2 x 700 tonners, 3 x 750s, 4 x Liebherr LG 1750s and one Liebherr LR 1600 lattice boom crawler crane).

Add to this Mediaco’s 13 units of 400 tonnes capacity at its regional depots gives a total of 28 cranes with 400 tonnes and higher capacity. Mediaco now has 80 depots, more than 15 of which are in the Rhône-Alpes region. As a first move into Switzerland, Mediaco will rename SE Levage Swiss as Mediaco Swiss.

Mediaco said it welcomes the 115 SE Levage employees who join the 2,000-strong Mediaco group. SE Levage founder Eric Salvi, will help with the integration until April 2021. His children Marion and Florian will join SE Levage - Groupe Mediaco.

mediaco lg1750

Mediaco Liebherr LG 1750

A Liebherr LG 1750 from the SE Levage fleet in France erecting a wind turbine

A Liebherr LG 1750 from the SE Levage fleet in France

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