Capital boost for MES Cranes

By Alex Dahm27 September 2019

MES directors, from left to right, Ferdi van Niekerk, Hermann Fender, Walter Baur, Glen Dowie

MES directors, from left to right, Ferdi van Niekerk, Hermann Fender, Walter Baur, Glen Dowie

A partnership has been agreed between tower crane specialist MES Cranes and venture capital company Open Window Growth Partners in South Africa.

In supplying tower cranes, MES said it offers an end-to-end solution tailor-made for each client’s unique project. It includes erection and dismantling, servicing, transporting, storing and maintaining cranes. A complete refurbishment service is also offered, which is extended to client’s own fleets. It is an outsourcing model offering benefits to clients that include saving time and money otherwise spent on overheads.

Commenting on the move, Ferdi van Niekerk, MES director, said, “This is an incredibly exciting happening. Development in Africa is poised to take off, with rapid urbanisation and industrialisation sparking the need for high density development and improved infrastructure.”

Fellow MES director Walter Baur, agrees, “These industries will receive a massive boost, and the partnership ensures that MES is ready to supply the relevant resources to clients throughout sub-Saharan Africa.”

MES has a fleet of 146 tower and mobile cranes and a new 40,000 square metre premises in Kempton Park. It is a central location and has space for storing and servicing a large fleet of cranes. There is 8,000 square metres of workshop space for crane servicing, repair, modification and reconditioning. The remaining 32,000 square metres is used to store the fleet of heavy equipment trucks.

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