Andreas Köhler to speak at CATT

13 February 2014

Andreas Köhler

Andreas Köhler

The latest speaker confirmed for this year’s International Cranes and Transport Turkey conference is Andreas Köhler, Köhler Kran-Service chief executive officer.

Köhler Kran-Service is a family-owned and run company based in Germany that specialises in repairing mobile cranes. Since it started in 1970 Köhler Kran-Service has grown to now have 50 employees. Andreas Köhler gained experience at crane manufacturers and graduated from university as a mechanical engineer before joining the company in 1995. Part of his job is to inspect cranes after accidents. Köhler is nominated as a crane expert by the German health and safety authority. In his presentation he will talk about the importance of maintaining the highest standards in crane repair and refurbishment. Counterfeit parts is another topic on his agenda.

International Cranes and Transport Turkey brings together international experts and top level speakers with major players in the region to focus on key issues facing the crane and specialized transport industry. Sharing and comparing experience among leading industry peers in the unique environment created at this event can bring real reward in operating a safer and more efficient business.

CATT has a unique audience of senior executives and leading professionals from the crane and heavy lift sector and includes the buoyant energy sector. Be involved at the cutting edge of industry development by attending, sponsoring, speaking at or otherwise contributing to this event. The conference will be supported and sponsored by leading crane and specialized transport equipment manufacturers as well as the suppliers of equipment and services to the industry. It follows the very successful crane and transport events held previously in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Istanbul, Turkey; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China.

Turkey is the bridge between Europe and Asia. Its geographical location provides a unique gateway to Asia with close economic ties to the Middle East, North Africa and South Eastern Europe. The Turkish economy has shown remarkable and steady growth over the last eight years. This impressive performance has encouraged experts and international financial institutions to make confident forecasts about the economic future. Huge investment is coming in infrastructure and energy sector development in the country and the surrounding region. With the consequential boost in demand for cranes and specialized transport equipment, skills and services, there is an increasing need for experienced operators and higher standards of safety in the region. Equipment operators, contractors and others need to ensure that they are working to world class standards of best practice using the best equipment.

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