Further expansion with Roll Group partnership in Africa

By Alex Dahm07 June 2023

Red and white Cranes 'R' Us truck and transporter Cranes ‘R’ Us at work in Nigeria. Photo: Roll Group

Nigerian heavy transport and lifting company Cranes ‘R’ Us (CRU) is the latest partner for Roll Group in Africa. Netherlands-headquartered lifting and transport specialist Roll Group has announced what it said will be a long term partnership with the Nigerian company.

Sunil Suchdev, Cranes ‘R’ Us chief executive officer, explained, “Nigeria is developing rapidly in many segments. As a leading local operator it is great for us to team up with an international company like Roll, who have a large asset base, including a fleet of ships highly suitable for Nigeria.

“This partnership enables us to offer more services and even better value to our clients, who can rely on our constant presence and experience in Nigeria and Roll’s equipment and expertise, high quality engineering and a good understanding of working in Africa,” Suchdev continued.

Blue Roll Lift SPMT offloading from a barge Roll Lift at work. Parent company Roll Group is further expanding its activity in Africa. Photo: Roll Group

Joining forces

Patrick van der Meide and Harmen Tiddens, Roll Africa directors, are keen to work with Sunil and the CRU team. Van der Meide commented, “It is part of Roll Group’s strategy for Africa to team up with local players, to offer even more reliable factory to foundation solutions to clients. Combining the forces of Cranes ‘R’ Us and Roll Group enables us to provide the highest quality equipment and safely execute engineered solutions, also in Nigeria. We are committed to this long term partnership and look forward to working together with CRU and our clients in Nigeria.”

Cranes ‘R’ Us Nigeria Limited provides heavy transport and lifting services in Nigeria. The equipment fleet includes cranes from 20 to 500 tonnes capacity and, among others, six prime movers with 28 axle lines of hydraulic modular trailers. CRU has more than 25 years’ experience of supporting the development of Nigeria.

In addition to its crawler cranes, heavy lift gantries and specialized transport equipment, Roll Group owns and operates five semi-submersible, self-geared (2x 350 tonne) ro-ro cargo ships, plus three (DP2) flat deck carriers.

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