Jan van Seumeren Jr returns
By Alex Dahm10 September 2012
Well known industry figure, Jan van Seumeren Junior, is returning to the heavy lift and specialized transport industry with a new independent leasing and consulting company.
CEO of the new Netherlands-based venture is van Seumeren, who left his position as chief technical officer at Mammoet in July 2011. Re-Move offers leasing for heavy lift cranes and transport equipment, including shipping. Van Seumeren established the company with three former Mammoet managers, Bert Timmer, Peter Bon and John Casteleijn. They are responsbile for operations, finance and legal matters, and buying, selling and marketing, respectively.
The independent company will build up its own fleet for bare rental, focusing on crane rental companies and traders in the heavy lift and transport market worldwide. Consultancy services will be offered in the field of inspections, certified valuations of cranes, trucks and trailers, and company valuations. It will also buy and sell new and used cranes, heavy transport equipment and alternative lifting equipment. Re-Move is positioned between crane rental companies, the equipment manufacturers, banks and leasing companies.
The company's offer will be to meet demand for flexible capacity and independent advice in the sector. Project lead times are often short so companies need to respond quickly to openings in the market, increasingly without having to make capital-intensive investments. Banks are still reluctant to provide finance so Re-Move offers flexible capacity and independent advice.
Van Seumeren explains, "We can see that it is difficult for many companies at present to invest in expensive cranes, yet there is a great deal of demand for capacity. With our leasing concepts we can offer companies very flexible capacity when and where they want it, all over the world without tying up their capital. We know the market through and through. That's also a source of our added value: we can provide personalised services. Thanks to our long-standing contacts with manufacturers, we can deliver state of the art equipment flexibly and quickly. Our worldwide network enables us to bring supply and demand together. Our knowledge and experience also makes us an interesting party for leasing companies and banks."