Emergency specialist

19 March 2008

Truck mounted crane producer Cormach, based in Montichiari, specialises in supplying telescopic boom trucks to the emergency services and others, including the Italian national fire service and the French army.

Cormach positions itself in the top five truck mounted crane suppliers in the country, despite the fact that its exports account for 60 to 70% of its €22 million (US$29 million) annual turnover. And, unlike many of its competitors, Cormach says, it sells cranes directly to the end user, rather through a distributor.

Claudio Comensoli, Cormach managing director, says it is difficult to forecast where the Italian market is heading but says the trend is good from his point of view. He attributes this to the double support mast that features on all his cranes, which, he claims, is unique to Cormach.

Under development is the Cormach 225 with a 50 m maximum boom length and 35.9 tonne lifting capacity at a 5 m radius. The first prototype is expected in September, featuring a nine-sided boom and will be aimed mainly at transport companies. “We are becoming more focused on big cranes and will develop that further in new products.”

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