Wilbert makes 200

By Alex Dahm14 September 2010

Wilbert has celebrated construction of its 200th tower crane and 2009 as its best financial year to

Wilbert has celebrated construction of its 200th tower crane and 2009 as its best financial year to date

Tower crane manufacturer Wilbert has celebrated construction of its 200th unit and a strong 2009 financial year.

The German company, which has been around for more than 75 years, has posted sales of Euro 44 million - its best year ever. "Production at Wilbert Turmkrane is running at full capacity right up to the end of the year," explained Franz-Rudolf Wilbert, managing director.

The 200th unit presented on 31 August was the range-topping 128 tonne capacity WT 2405L e.tronic luffing jib crane for a power station project in Mannheim, Germany. It will work there for two years, reaching a final height of 130 m. Working radius will be 42 m and it will be one of several Wilbert towers on the project.

Despite being a long-established company, tower crane production started relatively recently in 2004. It began with the WT 200 e.tronic and now the range includes seven saddle jib cranes to 650 tonne-metres and six luffers to 2,405 tonne-metres.

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